Sunshine Award

Thank you very much to my friend Silviaavigo for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! This is the first time i have ever been nominated! Thank you for your support of my blog Silvia! I feel very honoured! Please check out her wonderful blog at the link below!

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http://silviaavigo.wordpress.com/

Ten Questions About Me

1) Favorite color? Blue

2) Favorite animal? Cats and dogs and all the beautiful animals of the world

3) Favorite number? Number 7

4) Favorite drink? Beer and red wine 🙂

5) Facebook or Twitter? Definitely Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PhotographyByCraig

6) Good movie or good book? Both but I prefer a good Robert Ludlum or Stephen Hunter book

7) My passion? My passion is photography without a doubt!

8) Favorite time of day? The morning. I am alive then…lol

9) Favorite vacation? Action and adventure vacations! No beaches for me!

10) Favorite flowers? Carnations

And finally, 10 blogs that I would like to nominate for the “Sunshine Award” because they let me know about other places, they inspire and entertain me.

http://silviaavigo.wordpress.com/

bonniegunkel.wordpress.com

chantalereve.wordpress.com

greenlightlady.wordpress.com

robyngrahamphotography.wordpress.com

timenexus.wordpress.com

wineandhistory.wordpress.com

lifelivet.wordpress.com

friendlyfairytales.wordpress.com

talkingexperience.wordpress.com

Shameless Plug!

Hello fellow bloggers!

I am asking (begging) you to click on the link below and vote for this image on the Fine Art America site. I need 250 votes to make it to the next round. I will pass out zillions of dollars (okay I won’t but I almost had you right?) to everyone! 🙂

http://fineartamerica.com/contests/national-tv-photo-contest-2.html?tab=vote&artworkid=7128549

Thank you for being your wonderful selves! Have a great day!

 

 

Life Through The Lens – Part II – March 15 Image

I went for a short walk along the Hamilton waterfront this afternoon down at Confederation Park. It was a bit chilly and lots of darker clouds were over the lake. I happened across this lonely tree near a jumble of rocks. Seems to me to be a testament of the mood of Mother Nature.

Tree By The Lake

Life Through The Lens – Part II – February 5 Image

This morning I walked down to the shore walk once again and captured a very pretty sunrise to the North East of Reykjavik. The rest of the day I wandered around the city and enjoyed the beautiful weather. For dinner I met up with the other folks from the tour and our guide. We had a very authentic Icelandic dinner and talked about the rest of our week. We are all looking forward to getting out of the city and exploring!

Sunrise Reykjavik

Life Through The Lens – Part II – January 20 Image

This morning I headed to Sam Lawrence Park in Hamilton to capture sunrise.  It was a spectacular sunrise, but my planning did not work out so well. I was facing more north than east. In addition the wind was blowing extremely hard so no matter how sturdy a tripod is, long exposures are tough to do. A valuable lesson that I know but failed to follow this morning..always know your location!

Hamilton Sunrise

 

Life Through The Lens – Part II – January 9 Image

I am in Calgary for a couple of days and after work I headed downtown. I walked along the river walk for a bit but the wind had picked up and it was blisteringly cold. I glanced across the river and noticed a park on the hillside. I drove up to the park and took this shot just as some light hail was starting. Now there is a major blizzard out there!

City of Calgary

Life Through The Lens – Part II – January 5

I am in Willingboro, New Jersey for a couple of days and today while driving around I dropped by a park along the edge of the Delaware River. I saw these gulls lined up along a fence although I think the last guy did not get the memo about which way to face! I have also decided to post a 2nd image today. I happened to see the Beverly National Cemetery and I stopped by. This is a beautiful cemetery with literally thousands of monuments dedicated to veterans of WWII and other wars. I stopped for a moment to give thanks to these fallen hero’s who gave their lives for our freedom. 

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Beverly National Cemetary

Upside-Down in a Biplane!

Late this afternoon I went flying with a work colleague, Lester in his biplane. This plane was designed for aerobatic maneuvers and I can tell you it does them! Lester is a fantastic pilot and he certainly proved it! We did barrel rolls, loops and other aerobatic feats that make you wonder just why you got in the plane to begin with! I have to admit that it was a lot of fun though!