Canadian National Judo Championships

8 07 2013

Canadian National Judo Championships from the Richmond Olympic Oval in Beautiful British Columbia – 4 days of Great Judo!

 

Full set of pics here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157634477242810/

 

1. Getting a bit woozy.

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CNJC – Day 1 U18 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

 

2. Uchimata!

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CNJC – Day 1 U18 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

 

3. Handstand.

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CNJC 2013 Day 2 – Senior Men and Women by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

 

4. A Huge Throw!

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CNJC 2013 Day 2 – Senior Men and Women by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

 

5. Champion!

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CNJC 2013 Day 2 – Senior Men and Women by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

 

6. Masters action.

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CNJC 2013 Day 3 – u15 and Masters by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

 

7. Every match has a winner and a loser…

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CNJC 2013 Day 3 – u15 and Masters by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

 

8. Going down?

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CNJC 2013 Day 4 – U21 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Reminiscing… The Aurora Borealis

7 04 2013

I was just revisiting some of our Aurora pictures… Funny, but this one keeps sticking with me. It looks like a cloudy night, but every bit of "texture" you see in the sky is created by the Aurora Borealis. The actual night sky is clear (as can be seen from the visible stars) It really felt like it was "storm clouds of Aurora" coming over from the North. You can’t really put it fully into words…


Aurora Borealis – The Northern Lights by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

God’s wonder never ceases to amaze!  I can see myself planning a trip again…





More Yukon Landscapes

4 04 2013

We took a trip down to Skagway from Whitehorse while visiting. The drive was nice, and the part through "White Pass" was appropriately named.. crazy! Here are some of the shots from the outing.

1. Along the shores of Tagish Lake
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Heading down to Skagway by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Lonely Border post
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Border Outpost by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. On the flats of Dyea, Alaska
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On the flats in Dyea, AK by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. The ice planet "Hoth"?
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Hoth? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Spectacular sun on the mountains, near the border
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Sun on the mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Welcome to the Yukon (with a little photoshop help)
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Welcome to the Yukon! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed this little winter visit… more available at my flickr set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633081420715/with/8619057091/





Redpolls

4 04 2013

When up in Whitehorse, I had the chance to shoot a couple of Redpolls. It was my first time seeing this lovely little bird. I’m glad I could get a decent shot! Turns out that the first is a Common Redpoll, and the second a Hoary Redpoll! 

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Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Hoary Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr





Landscapes near Whitehorse

25 03 2013

My wife and I were up in Whitehorse to shoot the aurora two weeks ago  We spent some time driving around the area when the weather was nice… Here are some shots we took from a day outing around town:

1. Snowbound

Around Whitehorse by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Frozen

Around Whitehorse by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Signs of Spring

Around Whitehorse by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Frozen Beauty

Around Whitehorse by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Tagish Lake Pano

Panorama of a lake near Carcross, YT by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The day’s pictures can all be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633081420715/with/8587573995/

I hope you enjoy the cold from the warmth of your home Winking smile





Sunny but Cold Canmore…

14 01 2013

I spent three days visiting my cousin Sarah in Canmore.  The first two days were cloudy and socked in, with some snow falling. The third day, when the sun came out and the air was clear, the mountains were spectacular:

Some shots from a short visit to Canmore, Alberta last week:


Canadian Rocky Mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Canadian Rocky Mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Canadian Rocky Mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Canadian Rocky Mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Canadian Rocky Mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


Canadian Rocky Mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Stay warm!

The whole set of mountain shots can be found at:
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8379030762/





Victoria Day weekend – camping at Manning park – birds and animals.

22 05 2012
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)Mount Frosty, E.C. Manning Provinical ParkTownsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
Columbian ground squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus)American black bear (Ursus americanus)Female Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)

2012-05-24-Manning, a set on Flickr.

A quick smattering of pictures from camping this past weekend in Manning Park. We actually got to WATCH ice-off. There was only about a 10 foot stretch of visible water when we got there, and by the time we left most of lone duck bay was ice free.








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