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Offline GrumpyGhostOwl

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Happy New Year
« on: December 31, 2017, 17:28:37 CST »
It's 2018 on this side of the International Date Line, so I'll get in early and say...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Offline katblu42

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Re: Happy New Year
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 20:09:14 CST »
Best wishes to all for 2018.

Here's a sneaky pic from my "office" last night.

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Re: Happy New Year
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 22:38:56 CST »
Awesome photo. At least you got a pretty decent view! Perth will have its big fireworks display on Australia Day. When we lived in the city we could watch the Skyworks from the upstairs balcony. I think I prefer the peace and quiet down here where I can see the stars instead... and live in hope that one day one of the Aurora alerts from the Space Weather Service (yes, there is such a t hing) will bear fruit.
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Offline Adriana

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Re: Happy New Year
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 22:49:21 CST »
Hola everyone!

Thank you for the wishes and from my side of the world, wish you all the best for 2018! 🎉🎉🎉😊

Offline ElectricWhite

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Re: Happy New Year
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 08:52:20 CST »
Awesome photo. At least you got a pretty decent view!

Pretty decent?!? In my neck of the woods, that would count as PRETTY FREAKIN' AWESOME!

Anyway, I hope you all have a great 2018!
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Offline GrumpyGhostOwl

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Re: Happy New Year
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 16:45:25 CST »
Awesome photo. At least you got a pretty decent view!

Pretty decent?!? In my neck of the woods, that would count as PRETTY FREAKIN' AWESOME!

Anyway, I hope you all have a great 2018!

In the interests of clarity, the following translations from Australian English are offered for your edification:

"Yeah, it was all right" = Good
"Not bad" = Really good
"Coulda bin worse" = Excellent
"Pretty decent" = AWESOME
"Awesome" = Truly excellent
"OMFG that was SO F*CKING AWESOME!!!!!" = I am on drugs
"Bleeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!" = I am hung over and would like a glass of water, please.

"All right, I suppose" = Just on the disappointing side of average
"Nothing to write home about" = Just on the okay side of average
"A bit average" = Not particularly good
"Coulda bin better" = Horrible
"A bit ordinary" = Truly horrible
"Completely f*cked" = I lack the words to describe just how bad it was.
"Bleeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!" = I am hung over and would like a glass of water, please.





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Offline ElectricWhite

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Re: Happy New Year
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 17:11:56 CST »
Thanks, GGO! I've got several good Brit-Yank/Yank-Brit dictionaries on my shelf, but I'm sadly lacking in any reference materials that would allow me to communicate better with the folks Down Under!
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Offline katblu42

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Re: Happy New Year
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 04:12:46 CST »
Now that I've had the chance to look through the pics from the camera (which was next to me, on the tripod) as opposed to the few taken with the phone, I thought I'd share a few more photos from work on New Year's Eve.

Bear in mind that I was not able to look at the view finder - I was just pressing the button at regular intervals!

My view of the fireworks/lighting effects on the Harbour Bridge coulda bin worse, but with a fireworks barge right in front of my location in the RBG (Royal Botanic Gardens) we had an awesome view of the 8 minute display at 9pm.  (After that we had to pack up and be out of the RBG by 11pm - our gig was for kids with special needs who all had to go home to bed!)

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Re: Happy New Year
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 05:55:30 CST »
Nice pics. A remote control is very handy if you're going to make a habit of that sort of thing, along with the 'Mirror Up' command to reduce any camera shake, especially if you're going to try long exposures.
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