Fireworks to ring in the new year

What better way to welcome the new year than with photos of fireworks? These are my favorites from the bunch of photos I took, although I think my photos last year were better.

Fireworks in paradise
Fireworks in paradise
Fireworks over the pantalan
Fireworks over the pantalan
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

And some words of wisdom from my favorite captain:



Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

That fleeting moment

I’m hard-pressed to find something as ephemeral as fireworks. Most of the time, I don’t bother with shooting them and opt to just relax and enjoy the view. Last January 1st was different because I finally had a tripod with me and set up my camera ahead of time. This is my favorite photo from that night. Taken with a Canon S95.

Welcoming the new year, island-style

Working in the tourism industry, you eventually accept that you’ll never be able to spend the holidays with your family and friends and learn to make the best of it by celebrating with your co-workers and guests. From a certain point of view, your co-workers and guests become your “family” of sorts.

Some photos from our New Year’s celebration on the island. May you all have an exciting and meaningful 2012 🙂

Stars of Miniloc
December 31, 2011, just before the fireworks
Fireworks 1
The pretty lights reflecting off the water.

The rest of the photos are over here 🙂 Happy New Year!