Wishing you all a wonderful, healthy, prosperous, creative, joyful, loving 2021. Wrap your arms around the new year, and I wish we all can wrap our arms around loved ones and friends a lot more than in 2020!
Traditionally in The Netherlands the new year starts with private fireworks (this year people spent 77 million euro). Over the years this party has turned from pleasure over to concern. There is an increasing flow of illegal fireworks (like avalanche bombs), more damage to public and private goods, and increasing aggression towards services. And on top of that an increase in injuries and at times loss of life. The public and political debate at the moment is about a ban of private fireworks. One alternative could be to replace them by formal local firework events and/or a big national event..
The burst function on an iPhone works well shooting this ‘popping’ scenes. However, the quality and control of light is less than with a system camera or dslr.
For 2020: May your road, at times it seems to be dark, be brightly covered in light. And may chasms be bridged between people.
2019 is well on its way, but here is looking back at the earliest minutes of the new year.
2019 just arrived around the corner. I wish you a happy, prosperous, inspirational, peaceful 2019 in good health.