New Years Eve 2005, Sydney
By jmcp-Oracle on Jan 01, 2006
The downside of course was that since the <a href="http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au">local council</a> had road closures we had to be there before midday.
It was a loooong day!
Still, we had a good time, were there with friends (both local and international), and I also learnt something about my <a href="http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Nikon/nikon_cp5400.asp">Nikon Coolpix 5400</a> so after the 9pm fireworks my pictures improved dramatically. (Thankyou Nathan!)
Here are some of the photos I took:
That girl in the last photo ..... we politely asked her to sit down when the midnight fireworks started (there was also a 9pm set but she was canoodling for those)...all her friends asked her to sit down as well but she insisted that it was her right to stand up. I think she assumed that everybody was going to stand up as well --- a completely nuts idea actually, because everybody around us had been there for at least 9 hours (if not longer) by that time and we couldn't be bothered! There's also the wobbly camera shot issue to take into account.
Oh well, image cropping with <a href="http://www.gimp.org">The Gimp</a> will save my photos.
We had a great night. Our friends from the USA thought it was most definitely worth the 13.5 hour flight from San Francisco.
NYE 2005/06 rocked.
Hippy Moo Ear to everybody!