Happy New Year to everyone!
It’s still cold today, but all the fog and frost and ice have gone, so it’s not so pretty to photograph. I stayed up to welcome the New Year in and to hear the ‘bongs’ from Big Ben on the television, and watch the fireworks from the London Eye. Some fireworks went off here at about 7.00pm.
I went out to try and see them, but by the time I’d put on some shoes and a coat and unlocked the door, they’d finished! How frustrating that was. Just after midnight there were some more fireworks. I couldn’t see them, but they were so close and so loud, they sounded like bombs going off and they even rattled the windows. They were quite frightening. They seem to get bigger and louder every year.
I’ve really enjoyed the six months or so that I’ve been using the photo sharing website Flickr. I love seeing other people’s photos which I find very inspiring, and it’s good to have other people enjoy seeing mine and make comments on them. I enjoy seeing photos from all around the world. I can see places that I’m never likely to visit, and I can see what the weather is like in other countries, like the deep snow they’ve been having in Canada and America lately and the lovely sunshine they’re having in Australia and New Zealand. And I’ve loved chatting to people all over the world via comments and Flickrmail. I’ve made quite a few friends that way.
Every day Flickr choose their top 500 photos out of the several million that are uploaded. They make the choice by what that call interestingness. They call this group Explore. I’ve been lucky enough to have had 19 of my photos go into Explore in the last six months.
This is a poster of my Explore entries which was created by Scout, one of fd’s Flickr Toys. All the photos as well as the poster are in my photostream on Flickr.