In the US of A and Europe we still have hours to go until we ring in 2015 with much revelry, merriment and perhaps a midnight smooch. But in Australia, the New Year has already arrived.

Two hours and two minutes ago (as of the very moment I write this sentence) Sydney celebrated the New Year, and already photos are rolling in from 500px photographers down under.

Chances are good many more photos of the spectacular fireworks display in Sydney harbor will go live over the next several hours and days, but we thought we’d reward the first to the game by posting the images newswire style as they go up.

So, from our 500px friends who spent the last several hours setting up their shots in Sydney, Happy New Year!

If you don’t see your shot here, or you find one that we should have posted and missed, drop us a line in the comments! We’ll try to stay on top of the comments and update the post as the day wears on.

And don’t forget to visit the 500px ISO Group and let us know what your 2015 photography resolution is. The best 15 will be posted on ISO!