By woolybill1
Fire buckets at the parcels office of Rowley Station, now part of Beamish Museum.
So how did the New Year creep in for you, then? I'm afraid I fell asleep over my book not long after 11 p.m.: can't take the excitement any longer Wink

Thanks to SUE118 , Joline and Peter jaktis for their generous U.A.s yesterday.

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stuart1963 6 272 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 8:59AM
My wife and i didn't even make it to 10 o clockGrin

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Jan 2013 9:03AM
This is a great image ! I love the red buckets and stone wall combination !! Well seen and taken Smile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Jan 2013 9:07AM
Stayed up for the Hootenanny (which is recorded anyway!!!) but some great `live' music GrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 9:08AM
Two seizures and a cracking headache...

Hey ho that is life Bill

A great image again the Lensbaby and your wonderful eye working as one.

Regards Nathan GrinGrin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
2 Jan 2013 9:28AM
So eye catching Bill...When is New years Eve?
Herge88 11 40 4 England
2 Jan 2013 10:01AM
Good use of the lensbaby here, works well with the vibrant colour of the buckets.

Best Matt
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
2 Jan 2013 10:55AM
Wonderfully dynamic bokeh Bill. (how's that for a nickname; Bokeh Bill Wink ) To me it suggests heat coming out of that window; maybe it is time to actually use those buckets Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Jan 2013 11:09AM
A fine way to see the New Year 'IN', Bill. Managed a 20hr stint to see midnight and watch the fireworks on TV. I keep promising myself to get down to the Thames on New Year's Eve but the crowds just put me off.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 11:46AM
Rende's nickname may catch on Bokeh Bill! Smile I love your composition here with those lovely spikey circles just edging in on the right and the lensbaby magic!
Sezz 13 617 15 England
2 Jan 2013 11:55AM
Effective use of the lensbaby Bill and I like the colour combination too!

Sarah *
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
2 Jan 2013 12:42PM
The red does it for me. I would also like to see this shot with a normal lens, it has strong compositional possibilities.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
2 Jan 2013 1:31PM
That red just pops Bill!

I have some colour lensbaby images coming up in the near future. A day in the park downtown in glorious winter sun rendered some amazing colour - I think the LB slightly exaggerates colour.

How did we ring in the New Year? With some good Riesling (champagne just gives us a headache!) and watching a Christmas special of Call the Midwife that I had taped earlier. So, we made it past midnight Smile

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Jan 2013 1:50PM
Well, after eating and drinking my home-made wine with the family and a friend, I was called by my friends sharing the same block and I went upstairs for another course which lasted until four in the morning. I drank raki this time with specially made hot balls made with bulgur, raw meat and lots of red chilly pepper. However, I was up at 8.30 with no headache. I was lucky, wasn't I? Otherwise, I'd have to pour buckets of water in to appease the bad effect of hot pepper and booze.Wink So, your inquiry and the photograph made me think of all that, Bill.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Jan 2013 4:40PM
Buckets of water this way .........

I beat ya Bill. I was tucked up with me book by 10.30pm, then the blighters with fireworks kept me awake anyway. Grin
2 Jan 2013 4:48PM
Nicely composition. The blur adds something special to your image
2 Jan 2013 5:25PM
That shade of Red really brings this image to life Bill, smashing!

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Jan 2013 5:31PM
I managed to stay awake until I left our local club about 1:00 a.m. yesterday morning! A good night was had by all, with some good entertainment Wink
Nice colourful capture here, Bill Smile
Trev Smile
2 Jan 2013 5:41PM
......and OUT, OUT and.......TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
P.S. Getting older getting wiser??SmileTongue
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 6:05PM
I managed to stay awake until 1 am! First time we've been in on new years eve for years.

Played Trivial pursuit and after several long drinks nobody can remember who won!SmileSmile

More excellent work here Bill.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 6:21PM
Wonderfully captured and played with, also pleased to be your 30th vote.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 9:43PM
Wonderful affect on those red buckets Bill SmileSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Jan 2013 4:04AM
Love your red pails and the pull towards them. Hey, I get up at 4:00am so you can guess what time I stayed up to........Sandy
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
15 Jan 2013 6:41PM
fantastic color and perfect placement of the sweet-spot


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