New Year Dawn - December 31 2016

New Year Dawn – Opportunities Before Us

Funny thing about plans – they are often affected by what you can not control. Take the simple concept of sharing the New Year Dawn as symbolic of the opportunities of 2017.

New Year Dawn - December 31 2016
New Year Dawn – December 31 2016

My plan of capturing the first sunrise of the year and sharing it as my first public photograph of 2017 was thwarted by Mother Nature giving us a New Year Day dawn of fog, clouds and rain. The sunrise was not even visible, much less photographic.

What to do? Simple – share the last dawn of 2016! The photograph above was taken on New Year’s Eve, not New Year’s Day.

And that is my simple plan for 2017. Whatever curve balls will be thrown (and there will be plenty), I want to find the opportunity presented and take advantage.

Happy New Year! Wishing you the best for 2017.

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  1. Jane on January 1, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Regardless it is still a gorgeous sun rises. I truly hope 2017 will be a much better year than 2016.

  2. Mary on January 1, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. Happy new year!!!

  3. Lori on January 6, 2017 at 7:58 am

    It’s beautiful! Happy 2017! May it be filled with amazing opportunities and possibilities!

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