In anticipation of this very special Canada Day, the country’s 150th birthday, why not celebrate by learning about 10 great things Canada gave to the world?1. Basketball James Naismith, who was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada, was working at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, invented basketball in 1891 as a way to keep his students active during the winter. He is also credited with designing the first football... continue reading
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It's that special day when we celebrate the woman who brought us into the world and we can make it even more special with small gestures that carry our love across.Here are 10 simple yet sweet ideas for a Mother's Day to remember:1. Take her to the beachShe might not have been to one in a while, or maybe she never takes time for herself. Find a more secluded spot and take her for a beach walk, prepare a couple sandwiches and spend a few hours together enjoying each other's company,... continue reading
We had 3 of our Grandchildren for the weekend.I had decided to make Hot chocolate.I threw in small colored Marshmellows , So I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of the yumminess.My Grandaughter came into the kitchen and says " You are not taking a picture of our hot chocolate". I stated yes I was.She said that is just creepy.I got a good laugh out of that. LOL! continue reading
I was lucky enough to have a day off from work a few days ago, (as this is not yet a full time job for me yet) and decide to go somewhere local with my camera and see what i could find.I went to a park in Solihull, which i had been to many times before, but never with my camera.There i discovered in the woods down a little road a beautiful little church.Yes i had seen the signs for it before but had never bothered to walk down there.However after having my first sale, i tend to take my camera... continue reading
I think it's safe to say that the long lure frogfish, Antennarius multiocellatus, is not classically beautiful. However, they have loads of character and are, I would argue, so comical in form and behaviour as to make them, well, cute.Although highly camouflaged ambush predators and very hard to spot, they are often surprisingly brightly coloured and chose oddly contrasting backgrounds on which sit and wait for their prey. They also can't swim very well, as their pectoral and ventral fins are... continue reading
When I first handled a digital camera, I did not know to surf the internet for information on camera operations, nor how to look for information on understanding the concepts and relations between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The internet wasn't saturated with such information back then. It was 10 years and more long time ago.Even when I got my first DSLR, making full use of the camera's setting was alien to me too. I had joined group outings to shoot photos of people but that wasn't fruitful... continue reading
. . .Sometimes somebody told me that I can see beauty where others do not notice it...In me have artistic talent ?I dont know...there was a time people told me that I had a good draw.Perhaps that was the...I no longer picked up a brush and paint.I gave my preference to digit... These are my illustrations.and what are yours?Looking for... continue reading
It was a cold morning; colder than I’ve ever experienced before. I was standing, waiting in line with a few members of my family (my parents and my brother-in-law) all of us ready, dressed for cold and with special footwear that goes over our boots to help us walk better up where we where headed. Today would be a day for new experiences, new adventures and new memories.The helicopter lands and we go in; the pilot runs his pre-flight check while telling us the safety instructions and... continue reading
Having become an exclusive contributor for Dreamstime recently, I would earn 20 cents for every photograph uploaded. I have been asking myself what this amount means to me.For most of us, I suppose, 20 cents isn’t much.It isn’t enough to get us a set lunch, for example. 20 cents isn't enough for us to take public transport, such as a bus or a subway train. 20 cents can’t buy us some nice clothes. ... continue reading
Weddings are an important occasion. If you have been chosen to photograph a wedding, you have a huge responsibility on your shoulders. You have to be alert and quick to capture all emotions and special moments. You also have to make sure that all images you click are of the best quality. After all, these will be treasured by the newly-weds for years to come.Wedding photographs obviously include images of the whole ceremony from start to finish. Everything from the bride and the groom getting ready,... continue reading
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