This weekend was Brimfest at Brimacombe, Home of the Oshawa Ski Club. With Brimfest comes the Crack the Vault slope style contest, bringing out the best skiers and boarders on the hill. With the park crew working at 110%, conditions were premium for this event. From kickers to tubes, the riders had the freedom to link up spins and slides on their runs. Here are just a couple of pictures from this event.
A while back in the fall, I had 2 friends who were looking to do something for their 1 year anniversary. Not having much experience in the field of couple photography, I thought it would be a great opportunity to gain some knowledge. I learn best from just going out and trying something and then looking back at the results, and this is one experience that was very beneficial. I definitely want to try my hand at some couple or lifestyle photography again.
My trip to South Africa was really an eye opening experience to the different culture, landscapes and animals that are out in the world, It’s a trip i’d be willing to do again. Here are just a few of the pictures and moments I captured while on this trip.
When’s our next flight?
Typical birds nest
A statue in the great leaders honour
A town that can be seen from the highway
I never got tired of the roads and the scenery
If it’s a Kudu, then it’s a Kudu
The creepy crawlies of Africa
Our house for a couple days
Did someone call the Braai master?
I think so….
Our residential Zebra
Why did the elephant cross the road?
I think the leopard is saving that for later
My Favourite Animal
Just showing a little love
Who are you looking at?
As slow as they get
Are you going to eat the rest of that Banana?
Just one of the many beautiful scenes
Security is tight within the cities
A wild Michael was spotted
Should I be scared?
I hope they didn’t see me
An African Christmas (No Animals were injured in the Process)
I got this!
Looks like he didn’t win his last fight
After being in South Africa for a week so far, I can finally sit down and do a bit of writing. It’s been an eventful week and really opened my eyes to this beautiful country. Driving down roads with mountains boarding both sides leaves me speechless, as the vegetation is plentiful and only adds to the beauty this country offers. First day here we spent no time recovering from the jet lag but got out and about right away. We were staying in Pretoria for the night, and knew that the recently erected Mandela statue was nearby, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pay our respect to this great leader. The next couple days were driving days, but driving in Africa is never boring with endless vista’s out both windows. We spend 2 nights in Marloth park, a park that borders Kruger park, one of the largest nature reserves in South Africa that hosts “THE BIG FIVE”,The big five refers to Lion, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and Buffalo. You could look out your bedroom window at this park and see Zebra’s, Kudos, Impala or even Warthogs just grazing in your backyard. Following these 2 days here, we made a trip through Kruger park, driving for almost 10.5 hours in Kruger park we definitely saw more than the average visiter. Ranging from seeing 3 of the big 5, Elephant Rhino and Buffalo as well as many other animals. After the long drive through Kruger we stayed at a house nearby and then made the drive out to my Uncle’s nature reserve which has Zebra, Giraffe and many other animals. Internet is limited so I’ll post just a couple of pictures of my trip Enjoy
Nelson Mandela’s Statue
Monkey and it’s baby
Logging road and amazing view
Turkey, Stuffing, Family, just a couple of the words that come to mind for most people around the time of the thanksgiving weekend. For me the word fair comes to mind, the Rockton World Fair to be exact. I’ve been going to the fair ever since I moved to the small town of Rockton, and even though I go to school 2 hours away, I still make the car ride out to keep up the tradition. Food, friends, games, ride, animals, just a couple of the things to see at the fair and every year its never a let down.
Can’t go home without visiting the peak
Something about this picture caught my eye
Deserted Ferris Wheel in the early morning fog
The foot traffic was just as busy as the traffic on the streets
Driving to school this morning, there was a beautiful fog lingering over all the fields. I couldn’t pass up the chance to pull over and get some shots of this. Due to this little opportunity, I was a bit late for class today