Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Several years ago I started a project I called “Imagine”. The purpose of this project was to entice Canadians to see more of Canada by showing them images of some of the beautiful places in Canada and asking them to “Imagine” what it would be like if they were standing in that spot. I have always thought that so many Canadians tend to travel to the Caribbean, or to Mexico or the US instead of staying here in our incredibly beautiful county. There is so much to see and do in this country and yet so few Canadians actually “see” it.
 
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday I have put together a video of images I have taken across Canada. I hope you enjoy these images and that you can visit some of the stunning places that these images come from.
 
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!
 

Early Morning Sky

I went over to Binbrook Conservation Area early this morning in hopes of a nice sunrise. Mother Nature was not keen on giving me colours, but the sky was still pretty none the less.

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A Pretty Sunset

I spent the day out near St. Jacobs, Ontario driving around and photographing. On my way home, since it had been such a nice day, I decided to stop in at Cootes Bay and wait for sunset. As usual I was not disappointed! 

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Favourite Images of 2016

As 2016 approaches its end, I am taking a few minutes to reflect back on the year. From a personal perspective, it was a crazy busy year. 108 flights for business travel and 10 for personal. I was away from home more than 80% of the year. From a photography perspective, I did one amazing trip to the Yukon Territory in Canada’s north. I met up with some photography friends and I made some new ones as well. Other than that and a whirlwind tour to Austria, my photography took a back seat in 2016. I think I may have taken more images with my iPhone(s) than with any of my DSLR’s.
 
I have many reasons to be grateful and happy in life and one of them is my amazing and patient wife! She has always supported me in my endeavours and is always there for me.
 
There are 2 photographers I would like to say thank you too in 2016. These 2 guys have become not only friends, but guys that I am excited to see what amazing images they have have created every time they post! Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka are such amazing and talented photographers! I urge you to check out their work!
 
I am looking forward to an exciting 2017 as I have 2 major photography trips planned! One with the guys mentioned above and another with my lovely wife!
 
I have put together a short slideshow of my favourite images of 2016. Please feel free to share!
 
I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Be safe and enjoy life!

Lonely Tree

I went for a walk this morning to Bayfront Park in Hamilton. It was a reasonably nice morning. Lots of birds were flying about and collecting food. During my walk I came across this lonely tree by itself and as I was snapping the shots, a couple of birds flew into the frame.

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Lightroom Course – 2017

Hello everyone,

I am teaching my beginner Lightroom course on January 7, 2017 out of my home in Hamilton. If you would like to attend please follow the link below.

https://photobycraig.wordpress.com/photography-courses/lightroom-course/

 

Moody Sky

Yesterday at Sam Lawrence Park, Hamilton. I purposely Post Processed this low key in order to enhance the moodiness of the sky. 
 
Canon 5D MK III
17-40mm Lens
ISO 100
f16
121 Second Shutter
Lee Big Stopper
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