It's the morning after the NYE party the night before, and yet again Sydney showed the world how to welcome in another shiny new year.

This (or is it last?) year I finally had a chance to take proper photos of the spectacular Sydney fireworks. We were partying at a friend's place in North Bondi - a huge old house with a pool, four bbqs, three outdoor decks all with clear views of Sydney Harbour and the CBD skyline, and crucially a great spot to set up my tripod!

The 9pm family fireworks show provided a great chance to fine tune my settings ahead of the main event. So come midnight, with shutter release in one hand, beer in the other, and friends showering me with hugs and kisses, I was able to capture the world's finest light show.

I hope you also had a great New Year's Eve and I wish you a very happy and prosperous 2011!