This shore scene of a wading willet at sunset was taken a few weeks ago on North Carolina’s Bogue Banks Island, by far the most well-received image I snapped last month. It’s also a personal favorite for October, providing an apropos combination for a photo with which to restart a monthly ‘Best of’ photo review.
Back in the early days of Piran Café, some seven+ years ago, I published an almost monthly look back at what I considered to be the best photos I shot during the previous month. (As an example here’s a summary for 2008.)
This is a restart of that, but with a twist, pushing my personal preferences aside, and compiling instead the top 10 most talked about, faved, viewed, and shared photos via this site, and my Facebook, Google+ and Twitter accounts. And since I’m changing the rules, here’s another: for this review, I’ll also consider photos that were first published or posted over the previous month, but not necessarily shot during that period.
Filling out the rest of Top 10 and presented in no particular order are shots snapped recently in Venice, Marrakech and Piran, Slovenia, among other locales. Enjoy!
— This was featured in the post entitled Turning Over a New Leaf, the Pic du Jour used to celebrate Piran Café’s latest theme and layout. It was taken at the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, the first ‘fall’ photo I took this year. Thoughts on the new layout?
— Next up this portrait, snapped as I was approaching a bridge on the Ngô Đồng River near the city of Nihn Binh in northern Vietnam, which was the primary reason for the rule change mentioned above. It was taken in October 2010, and I’m finally getting around to further organizing a big batch from that trip.
— This is another taken on Bogue Banks near sunset, this time facing inwards. Towards the Bogue Sound, that is, facing the mainland.
— I stopped to inhale and enjoy this misty morning scene a few days before heading to the US for the winter. This is near the village of Javorje, in Slovenia’s south central Brkini Hills. Taken on 28-Sep-2014, it was published on the last day of September, but picked up steam in Google Plus and Facebook after the first of the month, so I decided to include it here.
— This is a street scene in Piran, Slovenia, the town that lent this blog its name, during a quick early month visit to say goodbye for a while.
— The laundry theme continued the next day with this shot from Venice, taken during a three hour stroll.
— Next up from a trip in mid-September, is this shot of one of my favorite street vendors in Marrakech.
— Another sunset, this one over Panama’s San Blas Islands, also made the cut. This was taken from Elephant Island in Panama’s San Blas islands in June 2013.
— And finally, another from Bogue Banks, the crescent moon rising over the Atlantic just after sunset.
And by the way, this lead willet image also serves as today’s Pic du Jour, the 295th straight. Thanks for visiting!
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