January 1, 2017

Theme Day: Photo of the Year

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

My goodness...where did 2016 go?!  On this first day of 2017, I'm pleased to report the entire staff at Sarasota Daily Photo is healthy, whole and ready to contribute to the city daily photo blogosphere! 

It's always difficult to root through one's archives and select the best photo of the year. So, the SDP editorial board added a requirement:  the best photo of the year in the Sarasota area that hasn't been published yet. This shot of the Sunshine Sky Bridge was taken at dusk last February -- one of the best times of year for sunsets in Florida.  The Skyway connects Pinellas County and Manatee County and spans over Tampa Bay.  Great views when you're driving across! And, when conditions are right, you can capture a nice panoramic from Ft. DeSoto Park, which is where this was taken. 

Wishing everyone in the CDP community a healthy and prosperous 2017 filled with many awesome photo opps!  Happy New Year!  To see other theme day submissions click here.

15 comments:

Nancy J said...

And many Good Wishes to all the team for 2017. Your photo is so serene, and if the huge bridge wasn't there, you would think no man was anywhere nearby. Peaceful, nature showing such beauty in the water, sky and the one lone bird to wonder at it all. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful scenes throughout 2017. Greetings from Jean

Michelle said...

Happy New Year! You have picked a good one!

FFP said...

Very nice and a tribute to man co-operating with nature. All the best to you!
--FFP from Austin, Texas Daily Photo

Tanya Breese said...

Great choice! Happy New Year!

Lowell said...

I loved this shot the first time I saw it and I love it now! Great job! And a very Happy New Year to you!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shot with the added element of the Heron. (?)
MB

Andy said...

The heron fits perfectly into the scene and enhances the photo.

Brian King said...

That's a beautiful photo! Happy New Year!

Jack said...

Nice one, Jan. Happy New Year.

bill burke said...

Excellent choice! I've always liked this photo on the blog, it so peaceful looking just ask the heron.

Happy New Year to you!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent choice.. a rhapsody in blue, tres joli 😊 Happy to hear all is well with you SRQ, here's wishing you health and happiness in 2017!

Kay said...

Lovely! A beautiful way to start 2017. Happy new year! Hope to see more of you in 2017.

Bob Crowe said...

The bird looks back at us, not ready for the wide expanse of water. Stay serene and Happy New Year.

Barbara Radisavljevic said...

This is a beautiful choice. I like the perspective of the bridge, but it's the bird that really makes the shot special.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shot! Happy New Year!