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!

30 Comments:

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...

HAPPY NEW YEAR DWEEN!!!

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.
-Kim

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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