Happy New Year, seriouscompacts!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Its just gone 2014 here in Newcastle, Australia. I was going to get an early night until I remembered the local louts like to get insanely drunk and set off tons of expensive fireworks. Theres a law here that says don't, but every year they do, and this year they out-bolded themselves. It was all very pretty, and all very dangerous at a time of high fire danger. Its a shame that I still havent managed to take any photographs, I was too busy trying to calm Tom who was really freaked out. I think next year we will go bush.

    Its all settled down now, so I can go to bed but not before wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014

    Good night!
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  2. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Happy New Year to you too, Sue. It really is a shame with the pyrotechnics and our pets. Our beagle goes absolutely crazy when the explosions start and it's really sad to watch. This year we decided to stay at home for New Year's just because there is no way he can be alone when the explosions start. Last year he stayed at the vet's, but we did not reserve on time.

    Happy New Year to everybody at Serious Compacts! Let's make 2014 a banner photographic year!


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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    if I make it to 2104, I'll be happy with just one of those 3. In the meantime, I'll settle for any two.

    But seriously, happy new, new to you you, too
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  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Happy New Year to all!

    My in-depth scholarly review of "America's Funniest Videos" has revealed two salient facts that may guide your celebrations:

    1. Dancing on the table never ends well.

    2. Shooting out the lights is a poor way to diminish the illumination.

    Cheers, Jock
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Happy New Year. May you grow as a photographer and may your compact become more serious.
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Happy new year to everyone and especially to you and your families. May many blessings of love, peace and joy be showered upon you in 2014 and all the years to come.

    And may we finally see a full frame 24 mp Fuji X with the hybrid VF, hybrid AF with CAF as good as the Canon 7D, weatherproof, touch and swivel screen, wifi remote, in a serious compact size not larger than the XE series, and priced under $1000 (paired with a pancake 35/2).
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Best wishes to all at SC for a wonderful 2014.
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Boy, Armando - you're "may we finally see" sound a bit like a Christmas wish list.:biggrin:

    Sue, thanks for starting us off! I'd been wondering who from Australia would carry the 2014 torch.

    Although I'm not quite ready to feel as though it's new years yet... I had better say it now to be on the safe side. All the best to my friends here on SC in this new year of 2014 and may 2014 bring peace and good health to you and yours! (And that camera Armando has described!):grouphug::drinks::th_salute:
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  9. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Wishing everyone a good time and good health for the New Year! Make it the best year ever!
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  10. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan Top Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    What can I add to that? Only a holiday card!
    Happy New Year, everyone!

    Happy New Year! by rubyj29, on Flickr
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  11. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Happy New Year all. I've had no real love for the last year so here is to a better next year, 2014-- for us all! Be happy, be prosperous, be healthy, all the good things already said and..

    don't sweat the little things, get out and shoot more and make the new year stand out-- all my best!

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  12. LOL! Luke I will correct that. It was late :)
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  13. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Happy New Year to all!
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  14. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf All-Pro

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Happy Happy Happy and a Healthy New Year to all of you here on Serious Compacts. Wishing all of you great photograph making in 2014!
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  15. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Happy New Year to all and happy shooting in the year ahead. And may we all learn to be content with the cameras we have.:smile:
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  16. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Happy New Year everybody!
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  17. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Happy new year everyone! Here's a picture from new years on the beach last year. This year was a quiet evening with friends.

    Wishing everyone lots of good cheer and health, and enough wealth to not let gas be anything more than a minor inconvenience!

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  18. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Happy New Year to All. Be safe!

    People here sometimes shoot guns into the air on New Year's eve, although it seems less prevalent after casualties a few years back. I had a bullet come through my roof a few years ago. I heard the whack on the roof, but didn't realize it had made it through until some time later, when we found it in one of the bedrooms -- and when the roof began to leak. Sometimes the wild west gets a little too wild.

    And may 2014 bring us a digital Bessa. Cause I can't afford a damned Leica M9.
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  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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  20. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Happy new year, everyone!
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