16 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Oh wow! I forgot about the time change. We are still waiting for 2008 here in Chicago.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Gong xi fa cai!

  2. Happy New Year Todd! A toast to you and a daily dose of Bubble Tea. It was terrific meeting you last year. I hope we have many more opportunities this year. Where did you go last night and how did you ring in 2008?

    Those photos are fantastic —- I thought I’d decided on a camera (a Canon) and then I saw your pictures and now I’m humming and hawing again!

  3. Thank you everyone!

    Carrie, I was on Xinyi Road, quite a long walk from the action [I shot these using the 55-200vr lens, handheld, 1/15 second, f5.6, ISO 400]. Other than the first five shots, the rest were pretty lousy on account of all the smoke. My New Years Eve was pretty uneventful, I got out of work around 8:30 then went to the SYS Memorial Hall. I was tired of standing around so I walked to where I took these pics at one of the bus stops that sits in the middle of the road. I went alone so I spent most of the time waiting on my phone with friends, I really wasn’t in a party mood as I have had a cold for almost two weeks now. After the fireworks I walked to CKS Hall Station and took the MRT home.

  4. The pics are looking good!
    I’m still processing mine. I was camped out at the Sunworld Dynasty at the Last Minute party. It was good.

    How’s the new lens? I have a 18-200VR and I’m really happy with it.

  5. Thanks everyone!

    Range – I’m happy with it thus far. Sure it would have been nice to not have to switch lenses, but the cost difference kept me from buying the 18-200vr. Plus, after having the 55-200vr on for awhile it’s kind of a relief to put the lightweight 18-55 kit lens back on. I really can’t picture myself walking around with the 18-200vr monster all the time.

  6. Thanks Craig and Brian, I personally like the second shot best. After the first six shots or so they all didn’t come out so hot on account of all the smoke around the building.

    Brian – at least there were no crowds where you were.

  7. You shoulda told me you were alone. I was with a buddy and we had a fairly non-crowded, yet close view. We should do lunch again soon.

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