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444 – From Auld Lang Syne

See, see, another year has gone by. Has the world become a better place? No, of course not. Have we learned our share? As individuals maybe, as the human race, no. At least I can see no progress towards humanity, peace and understanding. Let’s hope for next year, like every other year.

Today I spent most of my time surfing the internet, socializing at the Radiant Vista forums again after a long time, answering some comments, and then, when the light would have been best, I was tired and laid myself to bed for an afternoon nap.

I woke up when the sun was just down, grabbed my gear and drove to Klagenfurt, in the hope of getting some image there. What I got, these stairs, was shot with the Sigma 30/1.4 at f10 and 30s, obviously from the tripod.

At midnight finally, like any other year, I tried my best to capture some fireworks, this time with the Sigma 10-20. The result is not so abysmal as last year, but it is far from where I would want it to be. But, wait, give me some dozen years more practice, and I promise you, you’ll get a masterpiece. Hmm … or at least something decent 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Auld Lang Syne“, interpreted by the great Eddi Reader on her 2003 album “Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns“. See her perform it live at the Scottish Parliament on YouTube.

A Happy New Year to you all!