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the last second of 2011... and the blossom of the new year

my last photo of 2011 or my first photo of 2012? - this photo was taken at the end of the final countdown in London, when the first shot of fireworks was rising but the "1" is still on the display on the left.

 

I like so much this pic because it depicts a sort of the quiet before the storm, the spark that started the London Fireworks 2012 explosion. Moreover all the relevant elements are present in the composition: the large display with the final countdown on the left, the Parliament on the right, the London Eye and the very first "seed" of the Fireworks in the center, representing the birth of the new year. Moreover the people in the foreground rising their hands toward the sky and holding their cameras make the atmosphere extraordinarily evocative... almost biblical.

 

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Taken on January 1, 2012