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2011: My year in photos

Vibrant reds and autumn berries on the hillsides surrounding Soller

It’s the last day of 2011, and for my second review of the year that’s almost behind us, I’ve looked back on all the photos I’ve taken this year and selected a few of my favourites. In this way, I can share with you my year. It’s been a pretty good year for me in some ways – trips to Paris, Mallorca, Madrid and Marbella as well as Liverpool and Cornwall in England. All made for some inspirational scenes which begged to be captured on my camera. But so to does home continue to inspire, the autumnal glow of nearby Clapham Common and Richmond Park offering stimulating riches with which the lens so easily engages. So please enjoy the photos I have set out and in the meantime I trust that all the readers of The Daily Norm will enjoy a superb New Year’s Eve and have a very prosperous 2012. My little online paper has only been running a short while, but I am truly appreciative of all the support garnered so far. Please continue to drop in on my Norm-world in 2012 and help to spread all things artistic, aesthetic and beautiful around the globe. Happy New Year!

© Nicholas de Lacy-Brown and The Daily Norm, 2005-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of the material, whether written work, photography or artwork, included within The Daily Norm without express and written permission from The Daily Norm’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicholas de Lacy-Brown and The Daily Norm with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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  1. millie #

    Beautiful pics! :)

    January 2, 2012
    • raghavendra #

      beautiful pictures
      i wonder how u made the layout for pictures in beautiful way
      what code it is??

      http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.com/

      January 4, 2012
      • delacybrown #

        Hey it comes automatically with my theme which is Linen. Many thanks for the compliment!

        January 4, 2012
    • Jackie Paulson #

      such a lovely blog of photo’s and a year of 2011in review Display. Congrats!

      January 5, 2012
  2. Your photos look great! I posted my year in photos too!

    January 3, 2012
  3. 2011 looked to be a lovely, adventurous year for you! thank you for sharing, and best wishes to you in 2012.

    January 3, 2012
  4. Excellent photos. Thank you for sharing.

    January 3, 2012
  5. Wow, you are really beautiful shots there. I can’t list my favorites because it would take too long. What kind of camera do you use? I think that my pictures are not just awful because of my camera, it’s also because I don’t go sightseeing or visiting all these gorgeous places. Nice job in 2011. Hope 2012 is even better. Congrats on FP!

    January 3, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Thanks!! I used a NIKON digital SLR for a few of them, but surprisingly the majority are taken on a standard Sony Cybershot… just a small pocket camera, but I’ve always found Cybershots to be excellent, especially with close up stuff. But yes, it certainly does help to see some great places… Hopefully 2012 will bear fruit too!

      January 3, 2012
      • i work with exactly the same combination: Nikon D90 and a great little Cybershot as my back-up/quick grab. Have to say I liked my first Sony better, though, because my newer one seems to struggle with close up quality you were talking about. Anyway, your site is fun; I’m just building mine to show my photos and hope it’s as fun to peruse as yours. :)

        January 4, 2012
      • delacybrown #

        Many thanks! Yeah, I know what you mean with the Cybershot… sometimes I find that you have to be fully zoomed out for a good close up, but that means that you have to hold the camera so close to the object that it can be a problem with shadows. Also if you hold it TOO close it blurs. Still, nothing’s perfect and my Nikon currently has a big piece of fluff somewhere on the lens I can’t get off! Grrr. Thanks a lot for your comments and for dropping by… look forward to seeing your blog as it gets established!

        January 4, 2012
  6. Wow — what incredible memories you have from the year — all well documented!

    My fave is the Christmas photo … so beautiful…

    Thank you for sharing!
    :)

    January 3, 2012
    • “Autumn descends on the streets of Palma de Mallorca” is my favorite! Great photography skills.

      January 4, 2012
      • delacybrown #

        Mine too! Many thanks!!

        January 4, 2012
  7. Awesome! Love the fly picture and the building under the fly picture.

    January 3, 2012
  8. Nice photos. I just did my photo year in review for the blog yesterday. It’s a great way to look back.

    January 3, 2012
  9. Constance V. Walden #

    Beautiful and bright photography. Thanks so much for sharing. Connie
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

    January 3, 2012
  10. swicth #

    Wonderful pictures!!!

    January 3, 2012
  11. Really like ur pictures :)

    January 3, 2012
  12. Nice Photo Collection

    January 3, 2012
  13. Kim #

    Great Post!! Love the photos!!! =)

    January 3, 2012
  14. Gorg! Looks like you’ve had an amazing year!

    January 3, 2012
  15. some wonderful frames you got there, my friend :)

    January 3, 2012
  16. awesome pics!!

    January 3, 2012
  17. Wow you have some amazing photos! I love the fall ones, you really captured the colors, hopefully 2012 brings you amazing travels and even more amazing photos from those places!

    January 3, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Many thanks! So many people dislike autumn but I find it a truly inspirational season… especially when it’s sunny. Thanks so much for dropping by!

      January 3, 2012
  18. your pictures are amazing!! wooww!! and seems like you had a great year.. :-D

    January 3, 2012
  19. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed. I’m both jealous of your travels and impressed by these photos. I particularly like the nature pics but I do have a bias there. Nicely done!

    Mel
    massachusetts-is-wicked-awesome.com

    January 3, 2012
  20. I’m traveling to Andalucia later this year. You’ve given me more reasons to celebrate that decision!

    January 3, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Andalucia is a truly stunning region of Spain… try to catch Seville, Granada and Cordoba if you can!

      January 3, 2012
  21. Great collection of photographs. Each photograph is so beautiful. Great post.

    January 3, 2012
  22. Lovely photos. My favorites…the marsh and the mushroom!

    January 3, 2012
  23. Solo #

    Great pics, I’m miring

    January 3, 2012
  24. Really loving some of your shots! The town of Ojen, the coast of Mallorca, the fishing at Soller, and the Mushroom in Richmond Pk. Also, very wise choice to photograph Magaluf from afar, some of the wildlife are a serious health risk…

    January 3, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Haha wise indeed… we drove within a few metres of Magaluf… it was a dangerous choice of road. Many thanks for the comment!

      January 3, 2012
  25. I love the pictures! I definitely miss the grear outdoors!!

    January 3, 2012
  26. wonderful photos love the blog

    January 3, 2012
  27. Great photos!

    January 3, 2012
  28. This is wonderful and it covers every season AND makes me hungry. Thanks for sharing with the blogosphere.

    January 3, 2012
  29. Good pics :)

    January 3, 2012
  30. Eva McCane #

    i love this! you’ve inspired me. i want to make it a point to select 1 photograph for each month of 2012. something representative of that month to share with everybody. a little documentation of my year through pictures. thanks for sharing and great shots!
    http://www.icouldntmakethisshitup.wordpress.com

    January 3, 2012
  31. Thank you for such stunning fotos! Remarkable…I know I need to travel more with my cameras!

    January 3, 2012
  32. I really like your photos!

    January 3, 2012
  33. Lovely!

    January 3, 2012
  34. Amazing picture. I’ve definately found that the best way to record a year is through pictures…they tell such an amzing story! I’m hoping to better utlize this over the next year on my blog as well. I have a couple tabs on my blog regarding music but also want to get some more pictures up on it. We’ll see what happens! Thanks for sharing yours.

    January 3, 2012
  35. Exquisite photographs of so many fab places. I wish I had the time, money, and freedom to travel.

    January 3, 2012
  36. Joe #

    Very nice work. My favorite is the autumn leaf in the pool of water. I hope my own photoblog turns out this well someday.

    January 3, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      That’s my favourite picture too! Thanks a lot for the comment and support and good luck with your blog! I’ll keep an eye out!

      January 3, 2012
  37. beautiful

    January 3, 2012
  38. Love the Notre Dame photo!

    January 3, 2012
  39. Nice :)

    January 3, 2012
  40. ananc #

    nice pics!

    January 3, 2012
  41. Gorgeous pictures! I love the picture in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the background, classic.

    January 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Thanks! Just had a look at your blog… your photos put mine to shame!!

      January 4, 2012
  42. Domino Arts Photography #

    What a wonderful idea! Love the recap of your year in photos. Beautiful work! Hope your 2012 continues to be full of travels as well!!

    January 4, 2012
  43. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    January 4, 2012
  44. Very good eye! It takes a good eye to make the interesting out of the normal.

    January 4, 2012
  45. love your photography!

    January 4, 2012
  46. wow, you have many of amazing photos and great activities ^_^

    January 4, 2012
  47. Nice pictures! It makes me want to travel!

    January 4, 2012
  48. Great job! Love the deer and the stag. Keep up the good work.

    January 4, 2012
  49. atozcomp #

    this is the fine art style for pictures! buildings, edges, nature & textures.

    January 4, 2012
  50. Jae #

    Beautiful. I wish I could go to such places.

    January 4, 2012
  51. Nice! Great shots!

    January 4, 2012
  52. Like your post and photos! :D

    January 4, 2012
  53. These photos are beautiful. It looks like you had a wonderful year! :)

    January 4, 2012
  54. Sounds like you had a great year. I enjoyed looking through all of the pictures.

    January 4, 2012
  55. love the pics!

    January 4, 2012
  56. Omg!! Love them. I absolutely love photography. What camera do you use?

    January 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Thanks! Mostly just a pocket Sony Cybershot… it’s a great little camera, very reliable, although I also use a Nikon SLR (and, I ought to admit that there are three photos on there taken with a very old iPhone camera!!) Many thanks for your comment, and many many thanks for the comments of everyone below!

      January 4, 2012
  57. Wonderful pictures! What a great way to commemorate the year

    January 4, 2012
  58. Your all photos are meaningful and show your personal experience indirectly. Love to see them. :)

    January 4, 2012
  59. bravooo….!! nice shots…

    January 4, 2012
  60. Thanks interesting and beautiful pictures !

    January 4, 2012
  61. 3 #

    Nice site! Lovely photos (love your use or repetition amd reflection), nice artwork and good choice of font for your header! :D

    January 4, 2012
  62. stunning and it says so much about you as a person. your photos express the love of life. that’s how I see it. Thank you for sharing

    val
    http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

    January 4, 2012
  63. Jackie Paulson #

    http://postadaychallenge2011.com/2012/01/04/add-your-url-to-meme-for-project-365/ add your URL to the MEME for Project 365 You will get more followers and I will update all the links so we can all add them. It benefits everyone. ♥ Jackie

    January 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Done… I think!

      January 4, 2012
  64. a very nice series … great pictures … a nice idea

    Greetings from Germany
    anipics :)

    January 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Thanks! Germany is another place I need to visit in 2012 for inspiration! Have a great 2012 and thanks for stopping by!

      January 4, 2012
  65. Absolutely stunning photographs! Thank you for sharing :)

    January 4, 2012
  66. hoope #

    Nice photos :)

    January 4, 2012
  67. Amazing photo’s love the water ones :)

    January 4, 2012
  68. amazing/////
    http://www.omnibazar.com/

    January 4, 2012
  69. Love the photos, my fav has to be Notre Dame……I tried to shoot that years ago with a compact digital camera but the iso settings were all wrong and it ended up looking like I had a bad case of the shakes!

    January 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Lol. I know, night time shots are a bit of a nightmare which is a shame, because cities look so beautiful at night, especially at Christmas. Thanks a lot for dropping by!!

      January 4, 2012
  70. Beautiful photographs….you capture all the natural things which we see but never shoot. i love your photography….it awesome !!

    January 4, 2012
  71. good pictures!! keep rocking!!

    January 4, 2012
  72. Love your photography and you are were so blessed to be able to visit such beautiful places.

    Blessings to you in 2012!

    Tammy

    January 4, 2012
  73. clockinlove #

    really nice shots right there, i love the beauty of the other wise annoying creature more, can’t imagine just how pretty in a paradoxical kind of way the piece of art looks like… you should look up more of those pictures, will certainly be on the look out. and then there is the design of the Burmingham self ridges. exquisite to say the least… surely lots of images to awe at.

    January 4, 2012
  74. Beautiful photos!

    Thanks for sharing.

    January 4, 2012
  75. I love the first picture of berries :)

    January 4, 2012
  76. bmplefour #

    Nice Photo

    January 4, 2012
  77. I love the picture of the tour effiel! very good!

    January 4, 2012
  78. Gorgeous Photos … Thanks for putting them up :)

    January 4, 2012
  79. Beautiful! The churros picture made me hungry. :)

    January 4, 2012
  80. pic-tastic!

    January 4, 2012
  81. churos! yum! I loved the old tram too. Great shots.

    January 4, 2012
  82. Hi yea great shots, I love your close ups, i find my olympus basic camera just as good as my SLR sometimes. I get a lot of compliments of my own.

    January 4, 2012
  83. Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing, and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

    January 4, 2012
  84. These are stunning photos! it looks like you had a great year.

    January 4, 2012
  85. ICA #

    Lots of very nice pics. When you’ve got a great eye, you can see things that many others can’t, and it shows.

    http://midnightwatcher.wordpress.com/

    January 4, 2012
  86. What an eventful year you’ve had! Superb photos! . . . Thank you for sharing!

    http://arabianmusings.wordpress.com/

    January 4, 2012
  87. Congratulations on being freshly pressed. Nice work.

    January 4, 2012
  88. Great photo´s! greetings from Aguascalientes, México & happy new year.

    January 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Muchas gracias y besitos a México!

      January 4, 2012
  89. hndbff1999 #

    Great/Beautiful shots! Luhv it!
    -Haleigh <3 :)

    January 4, 2012
  90. congrats on making freshly pressed!

    January 4, 2012
  91. cool!!

    January 4, 2012
  92. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage? My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my visitors would definitely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks a lot!

    January 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Please do! I’d be very honoured to appear on your blog. Thanks!

      January 4, 2012
  93. Gorgeous pictures…You have amazing range as a photographer.

    January 4, 2012
  94. Great photos! I noticed that you captured the word – cappuccino – a couple times. Interesting!

    January 4, 2012
  95. Your photos are so beautiful. I especially like the Afternoon tea and The Lambanana :)

    January 4, 2012
  96. Some really good photographs, I love the Liverpool ones, but I would as I live very close to the City.

    January 4, 2012
  97. Le blog de LouYsa Carabine #

    thanx for so gorgeous pictures! i’m waiting “2012: another year in photos”…

    January 4, 2012
  98. Fabulous visuals through a year’s journey. I love how you take the rest of us with you to share in the experience. Thanks for making the world a smaller, happier place.

    January 4, 2012
  99. Looks like you have had a great year. Excellent images and I love the coloured foliage and the autumn hues in some of the images..

    January 4, 2012
  100. Your pictures are amazing! I love the idea of a year in pictures.

    http://candkstudios.wordpress.com/
    Christina Ciaramella

    January 4, 2012
  101. Thanks for sharing! Particularly like the lone leaf in the rain.

    January 4, 2012
  102. Wonderful! :) Looking forward to reading more in 2012!

    January 4, 2012
  103. Douglas Barkey #

    You have a pretty good sense of composition, although on occasion you center your subject in the frame (Tram and Autumn Leaf to be specific). In general, you use color and shape to create some outstanding compositions (El Escorial palace and the Madrid streetlamps are very nicely designed).

    It is really a great opportunity to travel and make photographs as a way of interpreting and understanding the place, people, and culture you are visiting. How does your experience abroad impact your photography when you return home? Do you look at your own environment differently?

    January 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Many thanks! To be honest I don’t really see myself as a photographer and certainly don’t compose my photos from any kind of professional basis – it’s just my artistic eye which guides me. My time abroad always makes me feel slightly down when I get home, like most people, but having a photographic, artistic and written record of my time away gives so much more value to the experience. Having said all that, we are all surrounded by inspirational sights, even on our own home turf. It’s the way light changes, weather effects, the seasons that interests me the most, and those changes occur everywhere. Thanks for stopping by and please keep in touch with the Daily Norm!

      January 5, 2012
  104. You have a great eye, my friend! You have revived the traveling itch that can only be cured with a foreign language phrase book and backpack!

    January 5, 2012
  105. lovealwaysmandy #

    How lucky you are to have seen such beauty! Remarkable photos and, I hope, even more remarkable stories to accompany them. Best to you in 2012!

    January 5, 2012
  106. Beautiful is the eye that sees beauty in the ordinary and the one-time-special. Thanks!

    January 5, 2012
  107. Very natural and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing..

    January 5, 2012
  108. Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing :)

    January 5, 2012
  109. keyindiagraphics #

    Beautiful Collection, Christmas pics are awesome !!

    January 5, 2012
  110. boblewis02 #

    Thanx from Texas for beautiful pictures!

    January 5, 2012
  111. Theresa #

    Great pictures! I really love your pictures and the composition. Amazing work and keep up!

    January 5, 2012
  112. Hammad #

    Adorable it is ! :D

    January 5, 2012
  113. deer in richmond park…..astounding!!!

    January 5, 2012
  114. unapologeticmoxie #

    Love your pics, especially the ones of Paris, which are so haunting and beautiful. I’ve been living in Europe for over two years now and have so many pictures that it seems a waste to just keep them on my computer. Your photos are so fantastic…you should consider selling prints!

    January 5, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      I agree, and sharing my favourite photos online has made taking and collecting photos so rewarding. You should definitely do the same!

      January 5, 2012
  115. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing!

    January 5, 2012
  116. Beautiful work. Maybe the kick start I need to get the ball rolling in 2012 for my own blog.

    Sarah

    January 5, 2012
  117. Great pics! The food is making me incredibly hungry! :-)

    January 5, 2012
  118. Wish my 2011 could be displayed so beautifully. I had to make do with a facebook created collage :-/ Great pics, look forward tomore this year

    January 5, 2012
  119. Excellent pictures!

    Suggestion: When you cook with your mother, put her in the pic. Someday you’ll be glad you did. Thank you! :)

    January 5, 2012
  120. Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures. It made my day to see them, and I hope I can see such things with my own eyes someday. Until then, I am happy to see through yours. :)

    January 5, 2012
  121. You got really intense and good collection! Each has a story of its own. Amazing work :)

    January 5, 2012
  122. 2011 seems like a great year for you! hope it is gonna be the same in 2012

    January 6, 2012
  123. clayer #

    Love it! Hope you follow my year in photos at http://aphotoaday2012.com/

    ~ Much love to you!

    January 8, 2012
  124. amazing views) beautiful)

    January 8, 2012
  125. Katt #

    you had a wonderful 2011. hoping for a better 2012. looking forward to more of your photos.

    January 8, 2012
  126. Stunning…. Beautiful

    January 9, 2012
  127. Very nice looking blog, great job

    January 13, 2012
  128. Love the classic Metro picture, has great depth to it. I’m a big fan of Paris, and I find it is one of the most photogenic cities I’ve ever visited – used 2 rolls of 36 films when I was there for a weekend in December.
    Love your pictures

    February 4, 2012
    • delacybrown #

      Many thanks. Paris is stunning – I’ve been there a lot and every time I feel my fingers itching to photograph at every corner! Thanks for stopping by.

      February 4, 2012

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