I found another wetlands nature park with boardwalks, this time in Tampa, Florida. I went for a walk for an hour or so this afternoon and managed to catch this Grey Heron with a Catfish.
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!
On my day off today, we headed to the city of Brugge, Belgium, near the west coast of the country. Although the sky was completely grey (have not seen the sun yet), our spirits were high as we had a historic city to explore! Our first stop was Loppem Castle on the outskirts of the city. Although access to the castle was closed for the winter months, we still had great views from the walking paths. We then headed into Brugge itself. A very pretty and quite old city. We walked around parks, through old streets and plazas and across historic bridges. We sampled Belgium’s famous waffles, the calorie free ones (not a chance!). We also made a stop or 3 at some of the many chocolate stores throughout the city. Oh the chocolate!
Below is a shot of Loppem Castle. The castle was built between 1859 and 1862 for Baron Charles van Caloen and his family. It is considered a masterpiece of civil Gothic Revival architecture.