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Woot!

December 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Very cool!

Appears that my Canada Day 2012 photograph was chosen for this weeks Photography Week Cover!

Photography Week Cover

Photography Week Cover

They hold contests to be the cover photo via their Facebook page. For this round they were looking for firework photos so I entered and WON! I know I am not a professional photographer, and this is my hobby and not a business, but it is still very cool to get chosen; especially using my Canon SX40 Bridge Camera. I guess that makes me a published photographer now…crazy eh? The magazine is for iPad and iPhone and can be found on iTunes at: Photography Week.

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…

D.

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Yes, I am still alive…

August 9, 2013 2 comments

If anyone is still following this blog I just have to say once again, sorry,  a daily blogger I am not…

I tend to find that life gets in the way of posting more often than not. That and I tend to not have much to say, at least not much that won’t get me in trouble… I have been posting a few photos over on my Flickr page instead of on here as of late. So if you want to see some of the new pictures head on over there for a peek:

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Other than that it has been all work and some play. Big car show tomorrow in town so I am hoping to fill up the memory card(s) on the camera. Don’t know if the 37 Celsius weather will be all that fun on the blacktop, but you gotta do it now and then. Considering I work outside most of the time now I think I’m getting use to it.

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Still trying to get into better shape for my Spartan Race in September. I’m doing better than I thought I would so far, but… I see many Burpees in my future…

Doing some push-ups here at the house and all I can hear is my elbows crackling as I work out…I’m getting old and those dang Glucosamine / Chondroitin supplements that I am taking are not doing a damn thing. Sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies® in the morning when I stretch…SNAP! CRACKLE! POP!

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

An Evening Drive…

Was out of town for a quick visit with family this weekend and took a few pictures from around a town I lived in for years. The odd part is I never really took many pictures while living there, so here are a few of them. I also went out and about tonight to see what I could find locally and had some success I think. But it is late and it is a busy Canada Day tomorrow so I am off to bed…

Brower Hatcher - The Bear

Brower Hatcher – The Bear

Local Brownstone

Local Brownstone

Robert Dow Reid - Spirit of Sail

Robert Dow Reid – Spirit of Sail

Mariposa Lily #1

Mariposa Lily #1

I kind of like #2 better, which one do you all prefer?

Mariposa Lily #2

Mariposa Lily #2

Mariposa Lily #3

Mariposa Lily #3

Paramount Tilt-shift

Paramount Tilt-shift

Pine Branch

Pine Branch

Off the Ramp

Off the Ramp

Off the Ramp #2

Off the Ramp #2

Three Bridges - Redux

Three Bridges – Redux

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

Snake!…but not on a plane…

Well, we have been breaking some records on the weather front locally today, so with the heat still radiating from the ground I headed out for some sunset photos. As I was heading to the car I noticed that I was losing the light faster than I thought I would be so instead of driving somewhere I headed out in the park behind my house again. After taking a wrong trail that meant a bit of a slide down a hill I was able to get to a somewhat decent point for some photos.

Branches in the sunset

Branches in the sunset

Sunset between Dead Pines

Sunset between Dead Pines

Dead pine in the fading light

Dead pine in the fading light

Sunset City Panorama

Sunset City Panorama

After a few shots I decided to try for more of a city view and headed on down the trail. I originally was not planning on doing any bush whacking so I was not properly attired. I was going along nicely until I got a chunk of cactus stuck in my sock and once the needles hit home I jerked my leg up and scored my other leg with the bugger. Setting down my tripod I proceeded to pull the thorns from my legs; while doing that I look over and see the tail end of a snake. So I forgot about my cactus issue and got the camera ready. Unfortunately not the best photos of the Gopher snake but it was dark and it was not like he was going to stop and pose for me. It was one of those rare encounters for the area so I had to take what pictures I could. Been in the town for many years now and this is the first snake I have come across so I am happy with the find.

Gopher snake #1

Gopher snake #1

Gopher snake #2

Gopher snake #2

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

A Fair night…

Went out for some night photo shooting since the fair has come to town, had a bit of a wait in the car due to a heavy rain shower. After that I was able to get out and take a few photos, unfortunately by the time the rain stopped it was almost time for the fair to close for the night. The long-exposures were at max 4sec, with the wind from the storm I didn’t want to try anything much longer tripod or not.

Rain Delay

Took this one through the rain soaked car window, kind of looks like a Bokeh photo.

Fair Ground Panorama

Fair Ground Panorama

The Zipper
The Zipper
Zipper

Zipper

The Colours #1

The Colours #1

Vertigo

Vertigo

The Colours #2

The Colours #2

Mmmm...Mini Donuts...

Mmmm…Mini Donuts…

Should have bought some of those mini-donuts…

Round & Round

Round & Round

All that flash

All that flash

Might try and remove the zap strap digitally later…

Dizzy

Dizzy

Get in my Belly

Get in my Belly

Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

Some quick photos…

I was driving home when I spotted this pair on one of the lampposts on the side of the road. So after going inside to grab my camera I walked back down the road in the hope that they were still there; and lucky for me they were. I have seen them flying around but never had a clear or long enough look to identify them, I was surprised to find that they were a pair of American Kestrel.

American Kestrel #1

American Kestrel #1

American Kestrel #2

American Kestrel #2

American Kestrel #3

American Kestrel #3

On the walk back home I noticed a splash of colour in the dirt, has spring finally sprung?

Spring? Finally?

Spring? Finally?

And a quick moon picture from last night…yes another moon photo…

Moon...

Moon…

 

 

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

Some new photographs…

January 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Went out the other night to try some other things again…some success and some failure. I was also able to get out and about a bit today as well. Thoughts? I think the biggest issue for me today was the lack luster grey day.

Moon Jan 25th

Moon Jan 25th

steelwooltest

Steel Wool Test – FOCUS!

BrotherEaglesmall

Brother Eagles #1

BrotherEagle2small

Brother Eagles #2

BrotherEagle3small

Brother Eagles #3

BrotherEagle4small

Brother Eagles #4

Buoy on the River

Eagle Alone

Eagle Alone 2

Smoke Stack

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

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