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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 1 January 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Time moves faster than I can handle. It seems to accelerate as the years go by. Happy New Year everyone. Continue to pray for peace for our fragile world.

My New Year's resolution for myself on Am3 for the coming year is not so much to become a better photographer as to become a better person, a person who is kinder and more supportive of each of you. (Although, as I said on an earlier post, I still hope to become a better photographer :)) )

NIKON D700 1/20 second F/32.0 ISO 200 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very cool.

1 Jan 2010 5:03am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2010! You are a great photographer and a kind person! You have it all! :)

1 Jan 2010 5:25am

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Love this, Jack! The colors and the motion are wonderful. Happy New Year to you, too. Thanks for stopping by and offering kind words and encouragement to me here on Am3 (except when you called me sexist. ;) Keep clicking!

1 Jan 2010 5:28am

@Claudia: Actually the female Cardinal is a beautiful bird; just couldn't resist being a smart ass :))

Barbara from Florida, United States

Here we are.... 2010!
Your image says it all, things are moving so fast one can hardly keep up.
Those with a creative passion such as photography usually are already a kind person.
Enjoy this new year and continue to capture your beautiful images.

1 Jan 2010 5:39am

jim from sebastopol, United States

love the movement, if frozen for just a moment.. the slash of color really brings some contrast!

1 Jan 2010 5:54am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous shot to start the NEW YEAR...

1 Jan 2010 6:49am

Glenn from New Orleans, United States

Wonderful image. The colors.

1 Jan 2010 6:50am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool motion shot. This is how fast the past year seemed to go by. Happy 2010.

1 Jan 2010 6:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good metaphor of the speed of time :)
Carpe diem!!

1 Jan 2010 7:21am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

le passage rapide de 2009 à 2010 sans doute ? Bonne et belle année à toi Jack et à toute ta famille.

1 Jan 2010 7:21am

masoud from Iran

happy new year to you jack
have a good time

1 Jan 2010 7:29am

PAPOU from paris, France

Une bonne et heureuse année et pleind de belles photos PAPOU

1 Jan 2010 7:34am

PATRICK from miramas, France

Happy New Year to you Jack

1 Jan 2010 7:58am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~` great picture~` swish ~` happy new year and a great 2010..

1 Jan 2010 8:03am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Fly! A great way to take off! I've always said you were a master of the noble art of photography and I confirm it today! We are 365 pictures to enjoy from the present day! Besos teacher!

1 Jan 2010 8:54am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Superbe photo. L'année commence sur les chapeaux de roues !!!! Bonne année 2010.

1 Jan 2010 10:53am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That's lovely Jack, photo and wish, and mine is to stop my dramaqueen whines...;) Happy New Year x

1 Jan 2010 11:11am

@Lorraine: You know the drama queen pose - the back of your hand to your forehead :))

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Best wishes and Happy New Year to you and all yours, that the year is bright and full of happiness. That the world gets better! The peace moves in the hearts and runs the world. Time flies and leaves us to face ourselves and sometimes we want to make a U-turn. Have no fear, Jack, you are a very good photographer !. Friendly thoughts for you.

1 Jan 2010 11:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice thoughts for a new decade, Happy New Year.

1 Jan 2010 1:55pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Happy new year... pleine de photos haute en couleur
Bises Sof

1 Jan 2010 2:08pm

[email protected] from Paris, France

Like in a road movie rushing in Joy - [email protected] 2°1° with many superb sharing on Am3 and a lot of tenderness in your life ♫

1 Jan 2010 2:25pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I love the blur and the colours in this shot Jack...superb!
I wish you and your family a beautiful and peaceful new year...amazing, it's 2010!

1 Jan 2010 2:44pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Rushing right on into the new year, ey???? Cool shot !!! And I'm sure that along with becoming a better person, you're bound to become a better photographer too!! I'm learning, that practice may not make perfect, but it sure does make improvements!! Happy 2010 !!!

1 Jan 2010 3:19pm

@Susan: As they say, it's amazing how much our luck improves as we work harder :))

don from spokane, United States

This speeding car is even better than the last one! I'm truly amazed at how quickly I've turned into the oldest member of our morning coffee group! How did that happen! :-) I wish you success in your quest for personal improvement and I'm confident your success as a photographer will accompany that effort. May 2010 be your best year yet!

1 Jan 2010 4:07pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!!zO-O-Om!!
where we are ? in 2010 :))) zO-O-Om!!zO-O-Om!!zO-O-Om!!
LOVE this image and you can see I love your TITLE too ;)))
zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!!zO-O-Om!!
I just love to play with this zO-O-Om!! :)) ha ha no, I am not drunk :))

1 Jan 2010 4:24pm

@MARIANA: Maybe not drunk, but definitely on a high :))

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

zO-O-Om!! zO-O-Om!!

1 Jan 2010 4:28pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A wonderful documentation for the speed in our lives ... is (or was) this a rescue truck?

I will aim, as we begin this new year (and decade) to live life as simply as possible. Good plan ... now to see if I can do it. ♥

1 Jan 2010 4:32pm

@Judy: One of the great things about moving a year ago was getting rid of an unbelievable amount of stuff. I find that as I clear out and simplify the external trappings of my life, there seems to be much more interior space. Japanese homes and Japanese gardens have long been a primary metaphor for me. And when it comes to clearing out space, I purposely leave significant blank spaces on my calendar. Too much agenda is as demonic as too much stuff. Part of the appeal of the desert Southwest is its simplicity. Simplicity - such a worthy goal for our photography as well as our lives.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wish you the best for 2010 and see you with pleasure all along this new year to share our passion for photography with the great A3 communauty... :-) Thanks for your faithfulness since 2 years and your kind words. Have a nice day Jack.

1 Jan 2010 4:49pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Jay Maisel, the great photographer and teacher, said, "If you want to become a better photographer, become a better person." No-one embodies that more than you do!

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Happy New Year, John... and kisses for Beau.
I like your Zooom pic... As our life which runs too fast, indeed.

1 Jan 2010 5:15pm

Michael Rawluk from Canada

Very cool shot to symbolize time.
My theory about time is one of relativity. We look at a year in relation to how long we have been alive. If you are one year old, one year is a life time. If you are 50, one year is 2% of a life time.

1 Jan 2010 5:19pm

@Michael Rawluk: Excellent approach.

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A terrific image, Jack. I never worry about how fast the years go by, I just try to enjoy every moment on this beautiful planet and hope that I treat people as I would like to be treated myself. Age is just a number and my wife seems to grow more beautiful with every year that we spend together. Have a great New year and thanks for your amazing photographs and wonderful words.

1 Jan 2010 6:36pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Love does indeed increase beauty!!

Manel from Girona, Spain

Nice movement efect

1 Jan 2010 6:38pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

You had found a great spot for photography and kept shooting amazing photos! Loved this one and the one before!

1 Jan 2010 6:44pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Happy new year Jack. Your pictures remember me of the times I stayed in Portland and Beaverton.

1 Jan 2010 6:56pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

Wonderful picture and statement. The fact that you want to be a better person is proof that you are already on that road

1 Jan 2010 7:27pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

You've opened 2010 with a wonderful burst of color! I well agree that the older we get the faster time seems to be accelerating although.. my 17 year old has said it as well. According to the Mayans.. time is accelerating. Someone needs to let me off this ride for some r&r! Anyway.. your goals are sound and as long as you enjoy your photography.. it's all good. :)

1 Jan 2010 8:14pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Happy New Year Jack! Thanks for sharing such inspiring photos. This one captures exactly how I feel!

1 Jan 2010 8:22pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

This is a great way to welcome the New Year Jack...You were very kind to everyone here and you deserve our positive thoughts for the new photographic year. All the best...
(btw f/32 wow...this is really small...;-))

1 Jan 2010 8:39pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Cool! I love it!

1 Jan 2010 8:45pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

Happy new year for your and your family.

1 Jan 2010 8:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great colorful and lively shot. Have a wonderful 2010!

1 Jan 2010 9:15pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful colors and speed for this first photo 2010 ! I wish you a Happy New year !

1 Jan 2010 10:14pm

Marianne Be. from bientôt ailleurs, France

I whish you a very happy new year, John, love the speed from 2009 to 2010 ...

1 Jan 2010 10:34pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent rendu des couleurs.

1 Jan 2010 10:34pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Your 'signature image' huh? Ok, slow down - and have a great 2010! Love the colors!

2 Jan 2010 12:40am

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Great start to the new wishes. And I already feel the year speeding up...cheers!

2 Jan 2010 2:25am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A perfect capture to describe your observation of time. Have a Happy New Year!

2 Jan 2010 3:08am

kerfendal from Paris, France

the time running, good pic for the new year !!

2 Jan 2010 3:51am

Ajay from Pune, India

Seriously, Jack!!! Time runs faster than the speed of light. A day ago it is was 2009 and now it is 2010. And the list the pending stuff haven't changed a bit. :-)

2 Jan 2010 4:50am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A super shot, but it gives me heart palpatations...;-)
life, like your train, is just going WAAAAY too fast....

2 Jan 2010 7:21am

@Dulcie: That speed lies behind my top three resolutions for 2010. Resolution No. 1 - simplify. Resolution No. 2 - simplify. Resolution No. 3 - simplify.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Happy New Year to you, Jack. A lovely colourful start to the year!

2 Jan 2010 9:44am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Very - very good shot ! Happy new year to you and those you love... L&R

2 Jan 2010 11:37am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

ecxellent and very fresh. Happy new year, all the best from Athens Greece, Dimitrios.

2 Jan 2010 7:01pm

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

Beautiful colours and movement ! Wish you the best for 2010 !

3 Jan 2010 12:53pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Happy New Year !
Nice moving shot.

3 Jan 2010 2:27pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

That,s fast...nicely captured...have a great 2010 year...

4 Jan 2010 5:09pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice shot - Happy new year

5 Jan 2010 5:57am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

I share your wishes for peace and your new year's resolution!! I also like the image.

6 Jan 2010 5:32pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Nice shot!

6 Jan 2010 9:38pm