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Thursday, 1 January 2009

Photo of the year 2008 "A Touch of White"

January's theme day is "Best Photo of 2008". I asked for suggestions (here and by email) for the best photo to appear on this blog during 2008 and had a wide range of suggestions. Some of the snow scenes proved to be the most popular and this photo, "A Touch of White", from February just edged ahead of others. Ironically, it wasn't actually taken in 2008 and is in next-door Mossley, rather than Ashton itself, but don't let that spoil your enjoyment!

The photo shows the frozen Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Woodend, in Mossley, just over the hill from Ashton. (Click on photo to see larger version.) It was actually snowing on that day in February 2008, but the snow melted before I could attack it with a camera, so I published this earlier photo to illustrate the day's weather.

See Google Aerial View of this location.

The runners-up were these other snow scenes:

"Ashton under Snow" on Easter Sunday, and

"Now where did I leave my lunch?" in December.

Thank you to all who sent suggestions. Please click here to view thumbnails for all participants in the January theme day.

Happy New Year  to you all! I hope you realise that it is exactly a year since I started this photo blog!


  1. happy blogoversary and happy new year the fog has lifted and I can see the fireworks all around.

  2. An excellent choice for the best photo of the year!

    Have a good and safe new year

    Bicheno Daily
    Hobart Daily

  3. Thankyou for a year full of lovely and often thought provoking photographs Martin. I have really enjoyed them all.
    Best wishes for 2009,

  4. I am a serious sucker for snow shots - they all win in my book!

    I hope you have a fantastic 2009!

    Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

  5. Happy New Year and anniversary. I can see why it's such a popular choice the swoop the wataer against he white blanket.

  6. Lovely photo as ever and thanks for all the great photo's over the year.

  7. Somehow, I think your snow is more lovely than mine. Kudos, excellent choice!

  8. hi it just shows what a bit ofd snow can do . great photographs everyone of them


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