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This image was taken during my recent trip to the Jabal Shams canyon in Oman and kind of summarises my hopes for 2011: I want a simple year – where I can earn enough money, find time to take plenty of photographs and create good images, and spend lots of quality time with my wife and family. Simple aims, but not always easy to achieve, so fingers crossed for 2011.

Happy New Year everyone.

Oh, and if you missed my last entry, take a look: I posted my favourite 12 shots from 2010.

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comment by Carlos Garcia at 02:58 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

Sounds like a good plan for a wonderful year David. Really cool first Chromasia post for 2011. Cheers.

comment by photine at 04:00 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

Beautiful image to start the new year. Clean and fresh just like 2011. Happy New Year to you and yours!

comment by chiara at 04:12 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

clean and simple. almost looks like a drawing. nice.

comment by CSJ @ID7 at 05:16 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

I'm with you there my friend, I'd love to fulfil the same dream... anyway lets see how it all pans out. And as for this shot, it certainly sets the mood for a calm start to the New Year Year in its simplicity. Very Nice...and Happy New Year.

comment by Doug Hickok at 05:30 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

Your image has a beautiful, almost paper cut-out simplicity to it. And your wishes for the New Year are universal. Thank you.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 06:12 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

ditto ! here's hoping everyone's new year goes to 11 !!

comment by DedicatedRR at 06:43 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

Very neat, I had the same thought as Doug, 'paper cut-out simplicity'. A nice way to start off the year. :)

comment by Lynette at 06:47 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

Lovely. So peaceful. Hope your 2011 goes very well.

At Portland Oregon Daily Photo my theme day post is up, too!

comment by Olivier Jules at 08:08 PM (GMT) on 1 January, 2011

very nice shot! Happy 2011

comment by Evil Cliffie at 02:44 AM (GMT) on 2 January, 2011

Nice, simple image. Looks almost like a painting.

comment by kendall at 01:34 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2011

Doug Hickok said what I was thinking -- this feels like a paper cut-out. As for simplicity? Brilliant work (as usual). Best of luck with the new year goals!

comment by Jouna at 01:39 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2011

Almost like Twitters background :)

comment by Tom at 07:33 PM (GMT) on 2 January, 2011

Best wishes for the new year, Dave. :-)

comment by mooch at 02:29 AM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

I really love the simplicity of this shot Davenport. It is lime a watercolour painting with just three simple washes forming a rather lovely image.

PS sorry for not responding to your kind offer of help, I'll reply tomorrow. Again, apologies, this time of year is always up in the air.

comment by Fabio at 01:28 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

It seems my comment will be a bit countercurrent, but I find this picture poor and boring.
Had I taken it, it's an image I would usually discard at the very first selection of editing. If not posted on Chromasia, I would have never thought it's made by David.

comment by jpkarner at 01:37 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

Beautiful image to start 2011. WELL DONE!!

comment by djn1 at 01:53 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

Thanks everyone :)

mooch: no worries.

Fabio: your comment is at odds with the rest, but valid nonetheless :)

comment by Mat at 03:02 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

A beautifully simple image, almost not photographic but that's what makes it stand out. Looking forward to more of your images in 2011.

comment by Pau Blasi at 07:03 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2011

simple and beautiful lines, like a painting.

comment by djib at 01:43 PM (GMT) on 6 January, 2011

That picture does look like a painting or a SVG background. Lovely catch.