January 1, 2007

New Beginnings: Happy New Year!

It's 2007! A new day, a new year. Lots to look forward to. And it's DP Theme Day and the theme is 'The Best Picture of 2006.' It was a tough decision. I asked friends to give me their favourites. I also had my own list of about 50+ pictures. This picture of my cousin Rena's wedding wasn't even in the running (originally posted June 25). However, as I was narrowing down my choices, I thought I'd look through the entire KLDP archive to see if I missed any. Then this smiled at me and immediately I knew this was the perfect shot to introduce the new year.

Rena and Hadi on their wedding day. A day of new beginnings. Cheesy and clich├ęd I know but I'm looking forward to 2007. It's going to be a busy year and it'll completely exhaust me but I'm hoping to end the year with a big cheesy smile on my face.

Here are the other DP cities and their choices of the best memories last year offered.
1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10 -11 -12 -13 -14 -15 -16 -17 -18 -19 -20 -21 -22 -23 -24 -25 -26 -27 -28 -29 -30 -31 -32 -33 -34 -35 -36 -37 -38 -39 -40 -41 -42 -43 -44 -45 -46 -47 -48 -49 -50 -51 -52

It's gonna be great. I can feel it in my aching bones. Let's have laughs and fun and a s**t-load of memories and stories to tell. There'll be some crying I'm sure but that's part of the process, innit? Take it away maestro! Selamat Tahun Baru!


Anonymous denton said...

Your cousin's smile will start 2007 off on a very positive note for all of your reader. Please tell her thank you ... I found the best part of this theme day was reviewing all of my photos posted in 2006. The memories were great. The chance to share them is even better.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

Happy New Year and look forward to many great shots in 2007. Great choice of photo, too; she looks absolutely wonderful!

12:37 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

I remember that beautiful smile, the lovely tiara and the tradition about her fingers :-)

healthy 2007 to you Ed!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Paprika said...


Lets Du-it!! Selamat Tahun Baru!

2:10 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Selamat Tahun Baru 2007 Edwin!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Your cousin's smile definitely deserves the best photo of the year.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Helen said...

Lovely photo and I like your reason for choosing it!
Happy New Year from Albuquerque Daily Photo!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Lavender Lady said...

The perfect choice! what a beautiful cousin you have...thank you for choosinig this photo. It is wonderful to see two such happy people.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Happy New Year, Edwin.
Very good start for 2007 already, wonderful smile.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

They look so happy together. What a wonderful choice Edwin. Have happy, so busy it exhausts you new year!

6:14 PM  
Blogger Zsolt72 said...

its a wonderful photo Edwin. I like your theater scene because you posted about a lot of people. I am looking forward to see your wonderful city and its people trhough your lens in 2007, too.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Ham said...

Real joy there, thanks for choosing it. Happy new year from London

6:23 PM  
Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

A smily greeting for the 2007!! Enjoy this year, the best for you!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Hi Edwin. Have agreat , healthy, happy 2007. Maybe we can meet up in Sydney?

8:21 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

tres beau portrait, ou il y a du bonheur et de la joie.

very beautiful portrait, or there are happiness and joy.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

Hi Ed! I know you're closer to Jan 2nd than 1/1, but what the heck? Half the day always disappears getting over the night before on New Year's Day. Thanks for your greetings chez moi.
Now, re the pic of Rena & Hadi, you know what? After all those 2006 shots, I honestly feel you hit the perfect note with this one. It is such a great shot. And Rena's green - somehow that is THE colour of the season here. It's in sweaters & cardigans all over the place!
You're aiming high. Take off & fly! But make sure your parachute's in place, just in case (all rhymes entirely fortuitous & not intended).

9:21 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Definitely one of your best, Ed and also a favourite of mine ..so, win-win !

Cheers to 2007!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Matthieu said...

Nice choice Edwin (I though the towers would be part of your first post of the new year). I hope 2007 will be full of smiles. Happy new year and I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful shots.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous ruth said...

Full of hope, beauty, joy and love, and that's a great new year's intention!

Happy New Year, Edwin!

10:54 PM  
Anonymous karine said...

Happy New Year from Buenos Aires daily :)

11:12 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

That is so nicely done, Edwin. Thank you for this visual to start off my new year.

Happy Day and days-to-come to you, too. Annie

11:34 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks so much for popping by and I'm very happy I chose this shot. It says so much about beginnings and happiness. A mindset I need to be in. It'll be a tough year but like I said, a challenge that will eventually put a smile on my face.

Move forward and enjoy!

12:28 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

The endings can be bittersweet as well as nostalgic, and the beginnings can be a bit scary yet challenging. This beautiful woman obviously looked forward to her new beginnings with a life partner. Love the smile; it lights up the photo!

1:50 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Ah, a personal choice. . .I was wondering what I might see and how you would narrow down to one out of all your wonderful shots this year. I aspire to be you when I grow up as a photographer :^) Your cousin and her husband's smiles are a great way to usher us into the New Year. Wishing you a lovely new year with lots of moments for reflection and rest and fun, Edwin.

3:08 AM  
Blogger kaa said...

Happy New Year! A cheery welcome to the new year. I like her choice of green for her outfit.

4:39 AM  
Anonymous susan said...

The perfect shot to start off a brand new year. Your cousin looks radiant!

Happy 2007

5:45 AM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

Beautiful choice! I've really enjoyed your work, and look forward to more exceptional photos from you in 2007!
Happy New Year from Minneapolis!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Oh, I love this shot - what a fresh, joyful scene! Happy New Year - here's to more wonderful photos and more new friends in 2007.

11:47 AM  
Blogger annulla said...

Exellent choice. She is so beautiful and looks so happy. What a wonderful way to welcome a new year, with that beaming, hopeful visage.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

My neighbour in my hometown, her name's also Rena!

I think of the whole road closed to traffic and a kenduri the whole day!

3:02 PM  

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