2019 : let's break free !

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 31 December 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

What a year we experienced in 2018. A pall has been cast over too many nations by corrupted so-called "leaders". The poor became poorer. The mass media devoted far too much attention to negative stories. Politics reached new lows. Fear mongering and division. Cowardly acts of terrorism. Continued willful ignorance and addiction to devices that exacerbate our collective apathy. Yet with all of that said, billions of people were happy in their lives. Let's have a renewed focus on happiness for 2019, shall we? Let's be kind to each other and give no undue time to the haters and dividers. The saying "Happy New Year" is for each and every one of us to make real.

Canon EOS REBEL T2i 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 160 75 mm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Perfect composed streetart pic!

31 Dec 2018 5:18am

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks, Ralf. All the best for you and your loved ones in the new year.

Morris David Taub from Montpellier, France

We can try ! Fun image...

31 Dec 2018 6:07am

@Morris David Taub: Trying is vital. Thanks !

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & textures!
Lovely street art.

31 Dec 2018 7:18am

@omid: Thank you, Omid. All the best to you for 2019 and thank you for another year of fantastic photography !

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, I'll give it a try !

31 Dec 2018 7:57am

@Ronnie 2¢: Ronnie; you and Lilly more than do your part with the good humour and energy that you spread around our photo community. Thank you and Happy New Year to you both and your collective loved ones. (yeah, even Arlo)

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Beautiful text and title with your cheerful photo. Just like in the picture we jump over setbacks and try to make the best of it.

31 Dec 2018 8:43am

@Marjolein: Well said and thank you very much for reading my thoughts as well. Happy 2019 wishes to you and your camera and loved ones.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Well, we are not just standing, we will jump to the New Year !

31 Dec 2018 9:11am

@Hiro: That's the spirit, Hiro ! Happy 2019 and many more fine images for your lens.

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très bien vu

31 Dec 2018 10:28am

@Libouton Martine: Merci, Martine. Happy New Year.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a great juxtaposition :) Well seen

31 Dec 2018 10:50am

@grouser: Thanks, mister g. Walking around any city is akin to continual opportunities to see things well :) Happy 2019 wishes for you and Mrs. G.

marije from ardèche, France

la joie explose sur cette photo, avec toutes ces bulles santé ! ;)

31 Dec 2018 11:11am

@marije: Merci !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WHat an expressive image! I agree, let us put off hate and take hold of kindness

31 Dec 2018 11:55am

@Ruthiebear: All of the collective power for peace and happiness lies within the hands of each individual. My thanks, Ruthie, and wishes that you and your loved ones have a wonderful 2019.

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

Bravissimo Rick: happy freedom :-)

31 Dec 2018 12:27pm

@Jaya: Thank you very much and the same to you.

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image Rick. Your words today are right. After all my working life in the military, I can say that no one ever wins a war, they never will. After all what has gone on in the world in the past year it is now time to find another way to live in peace. It can be done if we try to find it.

31 Dec 2018 12:30pm

@Shaun: Wonderful perspective from one who knows it from the inside, so to speak. Thank you and sincere wishes for you and your loved ones to enjoy a peaceful and happy new year, Shaun.

Gérard from Allauch, France

Many people are like her, world dont work like this !
Let's hope better for 2019

31 Dec 2018 12:37pm

@Gérard: Yes sir !! Happy 2019 to you. I very much enjoy your photography.

Susy from Allentown, PA, United States


31 Dec 2018 12:41pm

@Susy: Thanks very much; happy new year to you and yours.

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I agree with you, Rick. And may everyone's New Year be that that energetic young lady. (Love the juxtaposition of sign and painting. So perfect!)

31 Dec 2018 1:48pm

@beach: Thanks a lot. Happy 2019 !

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A find so full of energy and elation! Hopefully that's a sign for 2019!
May you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

31 Dec 2018 3:52pm

@Steven: We need the positive energy more than ever, brother. My thanks and sincere best wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful 2019. As always I look forward to more of your consistently fine photography.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


31 Dec 2018 5:38pm

@Existence Artistique: Happy New Year to you.

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

WORD!!! Every thing you stated! You have such an accurate and elegant insight into the acts of theft and deceit practiced by monsters such as the one(s) we face these days...I am so grateful for your passion and willingness to expose what is terrible and to extol the acts made by these monsters....Many in my (?) country do not seem able to understand the insidiousness of these things and the people (?) who perpetrate them! Many others seem confused and unwilling to see the reality that is right in front of us....
If we do not take action, I regret the country now known as United States, will become a thing of the past!!!
Thank you, sir for always presenting what we need to see!

31 Dec 2018 10:23pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Well done! I like it!

31 Dec 2018 11:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super image and wise words.

1 Jan 2019 12:08am

k@ from Paris, France

I jump with you and her, Rick ! To your words too, I can relate too SOOOOOOO much ! Be thanked for sharing this. I hope 2019 will be safe even if I'm quite vigilant and will stay in that spirit. Peace & Joy & vigilance. I'm with you, wholly.

1 Jan 2019 1:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT! Have a blessed New Year

1 Jan 2019 4:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

& Congratulations! :)

1 Jan 2019 5:31pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Very good idea and very good photo ! Annietrita

1 Jan 2019 5:35pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful image of joy and great message !
Congratulations on the Spotlight and happy New Year once again ;-)

1 Jan 2019 5:39pm

ceteceva from Angers, France

Une image joyeuse et dynamique pour bien commencer l'année !

1 Jan 2019 6:26pm

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Congratulations with your Spotlicht of the jumping Lady.

1 Jan 2019 7:00pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Rick.

1 Jan 2019 7:58pm

Gérard from Allauch, France

Congrats Rick, a year wich finish in beauty, a n ew one wich began with a Spolight !

1 Jan 2019 8:55pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Congratulations Rick... and happy New Year!

1 Jan 2019 10:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A fabulous image! It was certainly time to break free from 2018! Congratulations on the Spotlight and Happy New Year Rick!

2 Jan 2019 12:15am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Spotlight, too - Well done !

2 Jan 2019 8:36am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

happy frame, all the best for a bright smiling year.

2 Jan 2019 8:54am

@Dimitrios: THANK YOU very much to every commenter ! We have a wonderful photographic community here in which our HUMANITY shines through every frame that we post. All the best to everyone for this new year.

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

I go for it!!!! Congratulations :-)

2 Jan 2019 10:24pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Excellent !
Very well captured!
Congratulations for the spot and happy new year to you.

2 Jan 2019 10:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

3 Jan 2019 3:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congratulations on the Spotlight. too - good to see !

3 Jan 2019 8:07pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on the spotlight! I love the dynamic image you chose! Happy new year!

4 Jan 2019 1:55pm

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Makes me feel goood ! by Jaya