Water under the Bridge

Here we are, ready to bid farewell to yet another year. Around the same time last December, I remember reminiscing back at 2013 and being horribly disappointed about how the year had turned out – both economy-wise and at a personal level. It certainly was an all-time low but the eternal optimist in me always knew that once you hit rock bottom, things can only get better.

Thankfully they did. For me, 2014 was certainly a much better year. It was a year of self reflection and new beginnings – both personally and professionally. I’ve managed to fulfill one of my life long dreams by driving across the US and I’ve made an important career move, which will present me with new challenges and opportunities in the new year. Most important of all, both my family and I are in good health. That’s certainly all one can ask for.

So let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, full of happiness and health for you and your loved ones. If 2014 didn’t treat you as well, then cheer up, aim high and let this year’s bad memories flow away, like water under the bridge. See you all in 2015!

Water under the bridge - 1920c

Shot with my tripod mounted Canon 60D and my Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC HSM lens, at ISO 100, F13, at 2.5 secs using my B+W ND 3.0 filter.

Autumn in Prague

From a photographer’s perspective, Autumn is undoubtedly the best season of the year, with the vibrant colours of the falling leaves, and the bold cloudy skies ever so abundant. One of the things I truly miss about living in Canada was being able to distinctly experience each and every season of the year (and Fall in particular). A testament to this is the 30C weather we had yesterday in Nicosia, and my plans for going to the beach this weekend (no complaints there!).

Last weekend I found myself in Prague for a short 4-day visit. With my camera in hand, I decided to take a long walk to experience this truly beautiful city. This is my second visit to the Mother of Cities (as it is often called), the first being in the middle of a harsh Winter almost 18 years ago. Luckily the weather this time around was excellent, allowing me to enjoy the various sites this city has to offer.

The picture below was taken from a small park just to the west of the famous Charles Bridge.

Prague fall - 1920c

Shot handheld with my Canon 60D and Canon 24-70 F2.8L lens at ISO 400, F11 @ 1/200 sec.