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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

Dec 31

In Rambling at 3:25pm

At the risk of repeating myself….

On New Year’s Eve day, late in the afternoon, quite a number of years ago, I stopped for gas. An elderly gentleman was tending the pumps, and we struck up a conversation. Innocuously, I alluded to the fact that I had “made it through another year.” He snorted and looked at his watch. “Few hours left. Don’t get cocky!”

To all, many thanks for reading the blog, and stop by on Monday. I’ll be confessing my photographic sins from 2009. More tk….

77 Responses to “HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!”

jumpthesnark says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I needed that laugh. Thanks, Joe. And I hope 2010 is a happy and healthy one for you and your family.

alviseni says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

haha, for sure. that seems a wise comeback.
i will not get cocky then.
happy new year.

J. Kiely Jr. says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

It’s already 2010 in Australia. For some strange reason I hardly consider you a “sinner” with a camera.
The fact that you share so much of yourself overrides pretty much everything else.

Thanks for all the inspiration via your perspiration!

peace,
-j.

Dustin Diaz says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Yep. Just a few more hours to go. It’s so not over :) HNY!

Jim Frazier says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:29 pm

HYN to you too. It’s been an enjoyable year reading your stuff.

Filipe M. says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Happy New Year, Mr. Numnuts! :)

Stephen says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Happy New Year to you too Joe. Discovered you and your work this year and hope to see more in Twenty Ten. Have a good one ;-)

– Steve

Wayne Hutchinson says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Happy New Year to you too Joe, Your tutorials have been an inspiration for me, time to work on my own dream instead working for others, 2010 I’m going for it full on.

Teymur Madjderey (icedsoul photography) says:

on December 31, 2009 at 3:40 pm

all the best for you joe!!! enjoyed all you posts and the workshop and cant wait for more in 2010!!! happy new year!!!

teymur.

Robert Byron says:

on December 31, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Few hours left but happy new year anyways.

Raul Lamoso says:

on December 31, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Happy New year for you, my friend.
I wish that 2010 brings to you all you wish.
Best Regards

Gary Muth says:

on December 31, 2009 at 4:17 pm

” Happy New Year’s ! ” …thanks, Joe

Chris Roberts says:

on December 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Happy New Year to you too! and a big thanks for these very entertaining pages.

Fortunatas says:

on December 31, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Happy New Year, Joe! You’ve been an ispiration for me in 2009. Thanks a lot!

Dave McLane says:

on December 31, 2009 at 5:09 pm

All the best for 2010, the Year of the Tiger!

Moh'd Marhoon says:

on December 31, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I wish to take the opportunity of wishing you all a very very happy and prosperous 2010. Hope this new year brings lots of happiness, joy and satisfaction to you and all your family members.

Jim White says:

on December 31, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Happy New Year Joe! I’m hoping that this year I’ll be able to attend one of your workshops . . Looking forward to more great work from you in 2010!

Sam says:

on December 31, 2009 at 5:45 pm

That’s a great story.

Nathaniel Rosa says:

on December 31, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Happy new year to you too Joe,

Keep inspiring :)

Nathaniel

John A. says:

on December 31, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Happy New Year Joe!

aparmley says:

on December 31, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I discovered you and your work via DH over at Strobist.com early last year, bought your book, TMIC, and met you on your book tour when you stopped over in St. Louis. Here’s to a happy/healthy 2010! Cheers!

Sid and Michelle Monroe says:

on December 31, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Best wishes for 2010, and we look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe!

paly says:

on December 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Happy New Year!

nir pengas says:

on December 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm

happy new year to our small community. wishing you all a healthy and happy year.

hugs from snowy nyc.

~nir.

Brian Burke says:

on December 31, 2009 at 7:08 pm

That sounds like something my father would have said.

I have learned a lot from your books and blog this year. Thanks for sharing, showing and teaching. All the best to you in 2010.

Charles Carstensen says:

on December 31, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Thanks, and looking forward to 2010.

Roar Lochar Ramberg says:

on December 31, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Happy New Year! Have a great celebration and I’ll see you in a few months at the NAPP Photo Safari! :D

Jerry Courvoisier says:

on December 31, 2009 at 8:15 pm

All the best to you and ann in the new year!
Any new year’s resolutions?

Pedro Cunha says:

on December 31, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Joe,

Thanks for all the lessons (on photography and lufe), laughs and inspiration in 2009 ! I wish an incredible 2010 for you and your loved ones.

Mark R says:

on December 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Thanks for feeding this blog with goodies in 2009.

Happy New Year Joe! a Happy, Healthy and Healthy year!

M

Ricaro Alaniz says:

on December 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Feliz Año Nuevo!!! thanks for all Joe! i had learned so many things form you :P looking foward to see more of your work and learning more form it ! cheers from Mexico

Mark Holloway says:

on December 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Joe,

Thanks for your books, your blog, your insights, and the laughs. You have made a positive impact in my life. I wish you and family a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.

Best regards,

Mark

Richard Cave says:

on December 31, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Happy New Year Mungo,

Look forward to meeting up with you,

Rich

John Leonard says:

on December 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Happy New Years!

Jon Bierma says:

on December 31, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Happy New Year!
Next year will bring more great pic for all of us.

Thanks Joe

Bill McCarroll says:

on December 31, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Thanks for your humor and willingness to share Joe. Looking forward to following you in 2010!

john fowler says:

on December 31, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Still a few hours left here as well – but time to offer a sincere thank you for the most generous help over the past year. My mantra remains: “what would Joe do in this situation?” It works most every time.

Very best wishes for a successful and very happy New Year to you, Annie and all you family.

Jon T says:

on December 31, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Happy New Year Joe, and all fellow followers of your enjoyable, and generous, scribbling.

Brian Struble says:

on December 31, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Happy New Year, Joe:

Keep it coming…

Brian

Ihor says:

on December 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm

..and God said “Let there be Joe!”….and there was Light!

SKJ says:

on January 1, 2010 at 12:05 am

Dude!
I am going to donate some of my karma because you already share so much!

Abhijit Bhatlekar says:

on January 1, 2010 at 3:15 am

Wish you a very Happy New Year, dear Joe.

Eduardo Mena -COSTA RICA says:

on January 1, 2010 at 3:22 am

Thanks Joe. I fuiste engreído o no?. Siempre disfruto sus ocurrencias. Estoy ansioso por conocer tus pecados!!!

Gabriel Bonino says:

on January 1, 2010 at 5:52 am

Best wishes to you Joe, and keep on running taken and producing your best.

from spain.

Jason Kaye says:

on January 1, 2010 at 6:50 am

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

At the heart of the image says:

on January 1, 2010 at 8:03 am

Happy new year from Amsterdam. I ordered the “Hot shoe diaries” which is expected to arrive tomorrow. Not a bad way to start the new year i guess. Happy shooting in 2010!

Michal Pstrucha says:

on January 1, 2010 at 9:14 am

Dear Joe, I bought the Diaries on 31st Dec
and spent the whole night reading it…
Almost forgot to celebrate New Year’s!

All the best in 2010!
Mike

Louis Pang says:

on January 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

LOL! Don’t get too cocky!

Arefel says:

on January 1, 2010 at 9:37 am

Happy New Year, Joe! You continue to be an inspiration! Thanks for all the great stuff you shared with us in 2009.

Bob DeChiara says:

on January 1, 2010 at 9:43 am

And a happy New Year to you too! Thanks for all the wonderful posts. Looking foward to man more in 2010!

-Bob
(Boston)

Robert says:

on January 1, 2010 at 10:13 am

Happy New Year to you and your family Joe.

Ken says:

on January 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

Good morning Joe,

Man, that Catholic and Jewish guilt really has you by the ba…..

Ken in KY

Dick says:

on January 1, 2010 at 10:47 am

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the numerous inspirations in 2009. May all your F- stops be little ones in the new year. Cheers !

Kenny Smith says:

on January 1, 2010 at 11:01 am

Thanks, Joe, for sharing all the great information.

Glyn Dewis says:

on January 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

Happy New Year to you Joe and thanks for sharing during 2009.

Best wishes to you and yours,
Glyn

Bob Noeth says:

on January 1, 2010 at 11:16 am

All the best to you and your family for the new year Joe!
Thanks for sharing you wisdom. Waiting for Dobbs Ferry 2010! -Bob

flounderman says:

on January 1, 2010 at 11:37 am

You so crazy. Hmm photographic sins sounds interesting. Mine is Nikon gluttony.

Chris Gray says:

on January 1, 2010 at 11:44 am

Happy New Years to you and yours. Thanks for giving us a great and inspirational 2009.

Look forward to what you will serve up in 2010.

Billy Mitchell says:

on January 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm

What new year???

Tomasz says:

on January 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm

WÅ‚aÅ›nie skoÅ„czyÅ‚em czytac “Uchwycic moment” i biorÄ™ siÄ™ teraz drugÄ… Pana książkÄ™. Podziwiam zdjÄ™cia i życzÄ™ Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku 2010! Książki też sÄ… cool! ;-)

George DeLoache says:

on January 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Happy New Year Joe,
Your style and artistry is an inspiration. As I looked at your 1979 calendar I remembered my daughter, born in 1979. As a photographers daughter she has been subject to the lens for her entire life and takes it in stride. She’s thirty now and I just stuck her in front of the lens to model for a project I was shooting for FJ Westcott. All the best in this coming year.
George
http://www.the-portraitist.com

Mike Neale says:

on January 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Another day closer to death,…let’s make it count!…..;-)

Happy New Year!

R.PADARO says:

on January 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Happy new year to you and wish you beautiful pics

Bruce Philpott says:

on January 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Thanks for freeing me from the studio, Joe! My background is studio photography. Now with a DSLR in hand and your location lighting techniques, I can control (modify) the light nearly anywhere with a minimum of gear. All the best in 2010. I hope our paths cross again this year!

Rory says:

on January 1, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Hi Joe. Thank you for the inspiration, advice and support that your blog has offered through the year. I am sure there are a ton of us faceless names who are immensely grateful to you for the ways you’ve improved our photography.

Hope 2010 is full of good things and amazing surprises for yourself and your loved ones.

Keep the posts and the wit flowing freely.

Lewis Coward says:

on January 1, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Have a brilliant 2010 … your blogs, comments and books have been great … look forward to more! Thanks

Karen B says:

on January 1, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Joe,

Many thanks go back to you, Joe, for sharing your work along with your wit. Looking forward to many more blogisms to come in 2010. Always a pleasure to view your posts.

Happy New Year to you and your family,

Karen

ric woods says:

on January 2, 2010 at 12:59 am

I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for a great read. ric

Jay Rodriguez says:

on January 2, 2010 at 3:30 am

Happy New Year Joe… many blessings to you and yours!
BTW, Tell Nigel that Timmy & Basura send their meows also..lol!

Kevin Blackburn says:

on January 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Happy New Year Joe I can’t wait to read this coming sins of 09 post I am working on mine now..The list just keeps getting longer and longer and longer!!!! Many Bleassings to you and yours. Kevin and Crew

Simon says:

on January 3, 2010 at 1:32 am

Happy New Year to you & yours too Joe. Thanks for your blog – it always contains something to make you think, something to make you laugh and more often than not something inspirational.

Thanks Joe.

Chris @ Brighton Photographic says:

on January 3, 2010 at 11:02 am

Happy new year Joe, I appreciate all the informative blogs you’ve done this year. Happy 2010!

Chris @ Brighton Photographic

Joe Arthur says:

on January 3, 2010 at 11:31 am

Happy new year Joe!

Adam says:

on January 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Joe – you been the greatest inspiration over this year and I’m realy greatfull for this!
Have a fruitful new year.

Adam

Evan Spellman says:

on January 3, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Happy New Year, thanks for sharing your insights and expertise.
all the best in 2010

Alex Rodriguez says:

on January 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Happy New Year!

Many blessings for 2010!

Elizabeth Gower says:

on January 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Thanks, as always.

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