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2011, I’ll remember you as the year of fireworks! // @ankitagaba @shadez @lester @ashwinsid @captain_speakin

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Fireworks! That’s the most apt way to summarize and visualize the year that 2011 meant to me.

The fireworks I’m talking about are what we know as “rockets”, they leave a trail of light as they go higher and higher and then burst into a million little sparkling pieces to light up the sky with bang!

The beginning of this year was slow and steady, the fuse taking it’s own merry time to reach the gunpowder. All the way up to mid-year! Everything was moving slowly, I was depending fully on photography as my primary source of income and staying in the small town of Ahmednagar, I wasn’t doing too good with it. A few decent assignments here and there. Nothing great.

The fuse transferred it’s charge to the explosives when a few big assignments landed into my schedule. Twitter, as always helped me with work and finding new friends. And during this same time, I found someone special.

The fire was too much to contain, up went the rocket with a screech; sparks flying out. I moved to Bombay, and was able to meet some fantastic people over Tweetups, FreedomDP event and photography workshops. Reconnected with some old friends. It went higher and higher, I thought photography would finally catch up here.

Then came the big blast! I met two more brilliant people – we shared some ideas, mulled over them and decided that we’ll get together to start something new. And with a flash of light, I turned from a full-time photographer to a full-time software developer. Of course, I’ve been pursuing both fields in parallel, just that the ratio software:photography changed from 49:51 to 70:30. Yeah, photography took a hit, and it will take further hits. But it’s okay, I’m working on something that’ll eventually give me the freedom to pursue my gearlust for photography, the passion does not die – I still make photos every day, even if with my cellphone.

As the millions of bright particles burn out… the year has come to an end. The last few months have brought smoke and leftover carbon particles from the fireworks. It didn’t look as brilliant, but the feeling of excitement hasn’t yet waned. Now there’s much less drama, just like the beginning. Only that now I know where I’m headed, what I’m doing and will quietly pursue it.

Dear 2012, here I am, be good to me :)

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December 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

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Let’s start something new today! #photo

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December 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

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On sharing life publicly on social networking sites

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December 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

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Clear blue skies today.

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December 27, 2011 at 8:24 am

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What keeps me awake… #geek

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December 27, 2011 at 7:57 am

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I need some sunshine :) #photo

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December 26, 2011 at 7:25 am

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Merry Christmas! Wishing you abundance of life!

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December 25, 2011 at 12:50 am

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