Each year since 2006 I've gathered together a number of photographs throughout the year and asked people to vote for their favourites.
The 2012 runner up is Double Rainbow over Hyde posted on September 21st.
View the winner on Hyde Daily Photo.
See all the 12 contenders for 2012 at Best of Hyde 2012.
Other members of the City Daily Photo Bloggers community are also highlighting their Photo of the Year and you can view links to all participents on CDPB Photo of the year 2012.
Voting this year was very close between the top two photographs and between the photos from fourth to sixth and seventh to ninth places.
1st (176 votes) Do I have to walk through water? Jun 24th: - Great shot of the English traditional countryside - Like the greenery - too cute! - The many gradations of green are what appeal here, also the humorous caption! The viewer is drawn along the path. - I like the setting of the photo with the subject and story right in the center, very well focus.Many thanks to all who voted and commented.
2nd (163 votes) Double rainbow over Hyde Sep 21st: - Very natural - The magical effect of a double rainbow over fairly ordinary trees and roofs is what makes this photo special. - like the double rainbow saw one the other day before visiting my sister in hospital so feel it is a symbol of hope. - Lovely tribute to 2 fallen policewomen.
3rd (106 votes) Adamson Wharf Mar 31st: - I used to run along the footpath shown in the photo of Adamson's wharf to work at Providence Mill. - lovely nautical reflections.
4th (85 votes) Looking up Joel Lane Aug 11th: - like the black and white.
5th (83 votes) Garden of Tranquility Apr 10th:- The garden of Tranquility looks just that. Although I live in the town I very rarely go to the park. - reminds me of a similar view in London.
6th (82 votes) Town Hall from Central Station Nov 16th: - The tops of those buildings are something you can see by standing and looking round from most places in the town. The Town Hall is an especially nice building. - I just love the sky in this one.
7th (72 votes) Civil War Cannon May 13th: - people, quirky, endearing.
8th (71 votes) The top of a tree Feb 17th:- love tree skeletons in winter. - simple celebration of trees: patterns, lines, shapes.
9th (70 votes) Arnold Avenue Jul 31st: - Beautiful, this is England on it's best. Brings back nice memories of holidays in the UK.
10th (57 votes) George and Dragon Aug 29th:
11th (43 votes) Looking past the Crown Pole Jan 20th: - The crown is quirky and the wonderful dusky light gives an almost surreal air to this photo.
12th (30 votes) Fancy Dress and Fish & Chips Oct 23rd:- life of an "ordinary" place.