Fireworks, Food, Dragons, & Indecisiveness: [Photographing 2015] My First Week of 2015 in Photos!

Hello 2015!  The commencement of [Photographing 2015]
Hello 2015! The commencement of [Photographing 2015]
Clearly, I am a very indecisive person. I always have been and forever will be. Really, it’s true – and there is no ifs, ands, or buts about it!

I have gone back and forth and up and down and all around on how I would share [Photographing 2015] on my blog – my 365 day photo project. First, I thought I would share the photos I took every day but that sounded too exhausting – finding the time every day could prove to be difficult. Then, I considered sharing them every month but that sounded to time-consuming – watermarking and editing 31 pictures at one time would indeed prove to be a lot of work. So….after much debate….I decided to….can I have a drum roll, please….to share them every week, on Wednesday.

And why Wednesday you might ask? Well, 2015 started on a Thursday and every week in 2015 will end on a Wednesday so it seemed like the perfect choice. Plus, it fits right into my blogging schedule as I usually blog on Monday and Friday.

And yes, I know today is Thursday, not Wednesday. But, in all honesty, my procrastination got the better of me and I only finalized my decision today. Sometimes, wandering minds have no regard for punctuality.

So, here is a collection of pictures from week one, dating Thursday, January 1st to Wednesday, January 7th. And once again my indecisiveness and ineffective decision-making shines through as some dates will have more than one photo – one actual photo and one ‘runner-up’ sometimes!

Hope you enjoy! 

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Ringing in the New Year at E-Da in Kaohsiung!  My favorite picture that day!!
Ringing in the New Year at E-Da in Kaohsiung! My favorite picture that day!!
Ringing in the New Year at E-Da in Kaohsiung!!  2015 is off to an amazing start!!
Ringing in the New Year at E-Da in Kaohsiung!! 2015 is off to an amazing start!!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

First Meal of the Year - At a 'Hole in the Wall' Thai Restaurant!!  One of many dishes shared among great friends!
First Meal of the Year – At a ‘Hole in the Wall’ Thai Restaurant!! One of many dishes shared among great friends!
Game at the Night Market - and no, I didn't win! :(
Game at the Night Market – and no, I didn’t win! 😦

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Incense sticks drying in the late afternoon
Incense sticks drying in the late afternoon

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

The flowers that lived for days!
The flowers that lived for days!

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The most beautiful stray cat I have ever seen in Taiwan - look at those eyes!
The most beautiful stray cat I have ever seen in Taiwan – look at those eyes!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

This is what US$10 at the morning market can buy you in Taiwan!
This is what US$10 at the morning market can buy you in Taiwan! (Oh, and my husband just said there should be some sweet potatoes in this pile as well)

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Dragon on the Temple Rooftop 1
Of course, dragons had to make an appearance in week 1! Dragon on Temple Rooftop 1
Dragon on Temple Rooftop 2
Dragon on Temple Rooftop 2

What are your favorites among the bunch?

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39 thoughts on “Fireworks, Food, Dragons, & Indecisiveness: [Photographing 2015] My First Week of 2015 in Photos!

  1. Nice! Was there music that went along with the fireworks at E-Da?
    I also sometimes pictures of my haul from the market, I shall post some too, hehe.

    1. Yes, there was and I know it was an English song but I can’t remember which one. However, they played ‘Rock around the Clock’ by Elvis the previous year.

      I love going to the morning markets and will do more so more now. You definitely get a lot of ‘bang for your buck’ there!

      You should post some photos!!

  2. I don’t think you are indecisive. I think you are so creative and just want to put the best you have out for your followers to see. 🙂
    I like the market veggies best.

  3. The fireworks are amazing!! We didn’t have fireworks for New Year in here, they must be saving everything for Chinese New Year.

    That cat was totally posing for you!

    1. Oh, usually the fire crackers are out in full force during CNY (however, I think some of the cities ban them in Taiwan – they were not that popular in Taipei when I lived there). Look forward to seeing your photos of the fireworks!

      Yes, that cat is totally posing. 🙂

    1. Thanks!! Launching rockets? That sounds like fun!! A couple of years ago I played with sparklers with my husband’s nieces and I accidentally hit my the side of my face with one that had just went out. I had a huge line down one cheek for a couple a weeks where it burned (luckily it didn’t scare). My husband called me ‘Happy Potter’ the entire time.

  4. It’s hard to capture fireworks on film. You did great and I love the ferris wheel in the photo as well. I love pics of somewhat ordinary things that vary across countries. For example, the game you photographed. I couldn’t figure out what it was until I read the caption.

  5. FIREWORKS! I love fireworks! And you always take so professional night shots. How do you do that? 😀 I just cannot seem to capture things at night… especially fireworks. My camera is very slow if there is not enough light. Maybe I have to change the settings?
    Anyhow, I am actually really excited about the 365 day photo project 🙂 Can anyone take part in it? I might share some photos as well.

    1. Thanks! My husband seems to think that is it because he taught me well but I beg to differ. 🙂 Honestly, a lot of fail attempts and practice and a tripod (or holding your breath and a steady hand works well, too)! Changing the settings will definitely help as well which comes with practice.

      As for the 365 day project, anyone can do it. There is a website just for this but I decided that my blog would be the perfect platform to share them.

      Oh, and I remember you are planning to get a cat this year!! Too bad you don’t live in Taiwan because that could be the perfect cat for you!

      1. I think I will take part in the 365 day photo project 😀 I think it’s so great! I love looking at your photos! Very professional.

        I still haven’t found a cat! They just don’t have them here. There was one at the dog market last weekend, but she was already two years old and has been living on the streets, as I want a house cat I think I will need to get a baby cat. I grown up cat who already enjoyed the joy of running through the streets will be very unhappy if caged in an appartment. But a baby cat who doesn’t know better will be fine. We have a big appartment, but I don’t want the cat to run outside freely… it’s just to dangerous, plus we live in the tenth floor -.-
        Still don’t know when I finally get a cat 😦 They are telling me that winter is too cold, so they don’t sell them… I don’t understand the logic, because apparently it is not to cold to sell little puppies Oo

  6. Actually I thought the cat’s eyes looked murderous 😀 !
    Love the fireworks, we haven’t have much of it this year, everywhere canceled their New Year celebration out of respect for the flood victims.

  7. How can I choose between the fireworks and the dragons? (I tried to take photos of fireworks on July 4th and failed, so I bow down to your skill.)

    I’m so looking forward to your Wednesday posts. You made the perfect choice. I love seeing a week’s worth of pictures. It gives some perspective on your life in Taiwan.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed the first week of photos!

      I have more free time now to get out and about now so I am really enjoying [Photographing 2015]. My only problem is picking one picture as I take too many photos.

  8. Dragons, and fireworks and and and! So many great photos! I love seeing them on Facebook too, but I like how you curate them into one post as well. It’s also an interesting insight into your week! (And now I’m hungry for thai food…)

    1. Yes, that Thai restaurant is amazing. We eat there every New Year’s – it has become a tradition (we actually ate there two times in two days with our friends that we were visiting).

      I feel that putting the pics into a post gives the pictures more substance and order, as I can give a longer explanation as well.

      Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to reading what the new year has in store for you as well! 🙂

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