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New Year's Eve in Reykjavík

Reykjavík is famous around the world for it’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Take a group of 200,000 people, isolate them nearly completely from the rest of the world, hide the sun for four months, and eliminate even the most basic of regulation on fireworks, and apparently this is what you get.

Anyway, I was supposed to return from my Christmas holiday on the 28th, but the blizzard in the east coast of the US cancelled my flights, so I didn’t get back until the morning of the 31st. I was too tired and jet lagged to go out to the bars, but I did make sure I got out to see the fireworks as 2010 came to a close.

Unfortunately, it was really windy, so many of my attempts to take photos turned out a bit blurry due to the wind shaking the tripod. The handful that turned out the best are posted to a Flickr set. I also took some video both with my SLR on a tripod as well as my point and shoot handheld. You can find better video of the fireworks elsewhere, but I thought I’d post mine anyway.

Happy New Year to everyone!