Monday, 4 January 2016

New Year's Day (but only just)

We spent New Years Eve in central Melbourne - dinner, new Star Wars movie and then a short walk to one of Melbourne's famous parks to watch the fireworks.  It was a first class evening.

I may have been a little too close to the pyrotechnics to get the best pictures - and research (after the fact) tells me I had my camera on all the wrong settings - but there are time when I simply could not give an stuff, and this was one of them.

So, here are a few pictures from my New Years's Eve / Day adventure.






For those of you that keep an eye on my comments, you will notice that I have included trees in the pictures - which is something I always like!

You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  Cheers SM

24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, pretty captures of the fireworks. Sounds like a nice evening. Happy New Year to you and your family. Have a great new week ahead!

Lea said...

I think these are great images!
Have a wonderful week!
Lea

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year to all of you ! Thanks for the fireworks! Beauty without the noise !

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Yeah. Let's not leave out the trees.

:)

Marilyn Kircus said...

I liked your pictures more than I would have liked being there. Thanks for the quiet pictures.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like the one with the people in it.

Marcia said...

Sounds like a great outing. We have yet to see that new movie.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Trees rock... &*> those are great shots of the moments - b***** the settings! YAM xx

Wally Jones said...

Settings, shmettings - it's the results that matter, and yours look spectacular to me! Sounds like you had a wonderful evening and started of the New Year right!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures to start the New Year, Stewart!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!! Have a great week and enjoy!!!

Linda W. said...

Great shots of the fireworks! I've tried to photograph them before so I know what a challenge it is. You did good!

Fun60 said...

It is much more exciting to watch the fireworks than to photograph them.

TheChieftess said...

Fun shots of a fun evening! I had trouble getting pics on our river cruise going into Budapest...all the lights against the dark black sky...and yep...I did all the wrong settings, and if I remember correctly...I even still had my polarizer filter on which I did remove as soon as I realized it!!!

Laura said...

Beautiful! Happy New Year Stewart!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful firework photos and what a delightful night you had ~ Happy New Year,

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Missy George said...

Different!! I don't think I've ever seen fireworks pictures that showed the smoke..Interesting pictures Stewart..Sounds like a fun evening..Happy New Year!!

mick said...

I like your photos and especially the perspective you captured in the last one.

Joyful said...

I think you shots are beautiful and agree with Mick about the last one. Happy New Year!

Felicia said...

Happy New Year.

Valerie said...

Looks like it was a fun evening Stewart - great that you and yours were able to enjoy it. All the best for 2016!

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Happy New Year and thanks for linking me in. I am nearly home now from my trip to Malawi and Zambia, just waiting at Heathrow for my flight this afternoon but thanks for leaving me all the comments when I was away.

Andrea Priebe said...

So post your trees on Monica's "Trees and Bushes" meme(http://nfmacro.blogspot.com/2016/01/nf-trees-n-bushes-41-winter-home.html) . They are beautiful and once you start it you will notice every unusual tree or bush you encounter. These are wonderful pictures and much like many we have around here with the fireworks ... Happy New Year to you Stewart. Once again, we start anew ... Hope this year brings you many joys to remember it by.

Andrea @ From the Sol

P.S. I took a self portrait to put on 52 weeks and it had moved on without me ... hmmm maybe next year :)

Marie C said...

The fireworks shots looked wonderful! What a great new year's celebration!

Lee said...

I hope 2016 treat you and your family kindly, Stewart...All the best for the coming year. :)