I wish to all my friends a happy and healthy New Year Lunar Year of the Goat!
Head image: Nubian Ibex, a close cousin of the goat, image created at the Singapore Zoo on March 4th, 2012. Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS at 400mm. ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/250, Evaluative metering +0ev but underexposed by 1 1/3 stop.
The year of the goat is particular for me, it is my year and after nearly 9 years living in Asia, Chinese New Year has become nearly as, if not more, important as Christmas. We won’t celebrate this year as lavishly as my Chinese friends but we surely have made changes to our home and decorated it appropriately for the occasion.