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Entering 2010 with a bang!

Posted in Family, General, Photography with tags , , , , , , on Friday, 1 January 2010 by Deems

While we spent new year’s eve with family quietly at home, others, around the world, celebrated the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. And in typical Boston.com Big Picture fashion they’ve put together another great collection of photos from around the world – enjoy!

People all around the world gathered in groups large and small last night to usher out the previous year, and welcome the arrival of 2010. Under a rare New Year’s Eve Blue Moon, crowds watched fireworks, cheered, made resolutions, and counted down to midnight. 2010 is the year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac, signifying a year of bravery and courage. Collected here are some photographs of people across the earth as they welcomed the new year in many different ways. (38 photos total) – source Boston.com

Fireworks from the Space Needle light up downtown Seattle, Washington to bring in the new year, as seen from Kerry Park, Friday, Jan. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Cliff DesPeaux)

Big Picture: 2009 in pictures

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , on Thursday, 17 December 2009 by Deems

As another year draws to a close – I can’t believe there’s a little over two weeks left of 2009 – Boston.com brings us a three-part post of their choice of photographs representing the year that was, 2009.

Even though there have been some amazing moments, around the world, during 2009 looking back at the three pages worth of pictures from 2009, one can’t help wonder – what will 2010 hold – will we see a similar array of photos next year, or will they be happier ones?

On that note – please be warned that some of the photos in the three Big Picture posts contain images which may offend sensitive viewers/readers.

The year 2009 is now coming to a close, and it’s time to take a look back over the past 12 months through photographs. Historic elections were held in Iran, India and the United States, some wars wound down while others escalated, China turned 60, and the Berlin Wall was remembered 20 years after it came down. Each photo tells its own tale, weaving together into the larger story of 2009. This is a multi-entry story, 120 photographs over three days. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. – source Boston.com

Fireworks illuminate the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin November 9, 2009, during celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

VOTD: A wildlife photographer’s dream

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 by Deems

This has definitely got to be every wildlife photographer’s dream to not only be able to get these amazing shots but to also be a part of the wildlife, just like Paul Nicklen, photographer for National Geographic, has experienced. Take a look below as he describes his most amazing experience coming face-to-face with one of Antarctica’s most vicious predators, the leopard seal.

POTD: Angry Island

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 by Deems

No, it’s not a new reality TV show, just an island having a bad day. [via Funtasticus]

Little Miss Christmas

Posted in Family, General, Photography with tags , , , , , on Monday, 26 October 2009 by Deems

This was taken recently at Rebecca’s creche.

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Big Picture: Armageddon in Australia

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 by Deems

It seems Armageddon has hit Australia today – well not exactly but if you look at the photos it does seem that way. Sydney seems to have taken the brunt of a severe sand storm across Australia. And as usual Boston.com‘s Big Picture has some great photographs of today’s event.

A huge outback dust storm – 500 km (310 mi) wide by 1,000 km (620 mi) long – swept across eastern Australia and blanketed Sydney on Wednesday, September 23rd, disrupting flights and ground transportation and forcing people indoors for shelter from the hazardous air, gale-force winds, and in some places hailstorms. Those few who ventured outside, especially at dawn, were greeted by a Martian sky, familiar landmarks blotted out by the heavy red dust blowing by. Collected here are a few photos of the worst dust storm Sydney has seen in 70 years, three of which you can click to see a before/after fade effect. (26 photos total)

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is seen on September 23, 2009. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Big Picture: Remembering September 11th

Posted in General, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on Saturday, 12 September 2009 by Deems

Yesterday was Friday, September the 11th. Prior to 2001, this was just another day. Some people celebrated their birthdays on this day. Just like a good friend of ours with whom we shared a great evening and dinner last night to celebrate his birthday, on September the 11th.

As I said, before 2001 this was, for most, just another day of the 365 days we go through from one year to the next. But on that fateful day of September the 11th back in 2001 the world changed. Not just the world but the world of many people’s lives and those of the families they left behind.

It was a day I won’t forget, as many others, even though I didn’t lose anyone close to me or someone I knew. It’s amazing how a traumatic experience can go either one of two ways. You either build up a mental block about the event and never conciously recall the event or any details thereof, or you remember the details vividly, like it just happened.

I still remember I was working at home, in London, and I happened to have Sky News on  and there was a sudden panic in the news room with breaking news and it turned to footage of one of the World Trade centre towers billowing with smoke. Then there was replayed footage of a passenger airliner crashing right into one of the towers.

Without skipping a beat Boston.com’s Big Picture reminds us with striking photographs of that fateful day. Take a look and remember with me.

Eight years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, we remember and here, take a look back, and a look at the present. This year’s remembrance is emphasizing volunteerism and service, honoring the private citizens that volunteered after the attacks and encouraging the observance of the anniversary to be a day of service. Construction at Ground Zero, the site of the former twin towers, is years behind because of construction delays, design disputes and litigation involving developers, state and local officials and insurance companies. At this point, One World Trade Center (formerly the Freedom Tower), the 120-story anchor building on the site, is scheduled for a 2013 completion. (38 photos total) - source Boston.com Big Picture

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The south tower of New York's World Trade Center collapses Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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