Posts tagged “Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

From our family to yours, we wish you joy and love throughout the year.

New Year Fireworks - © Christopher Martin-8787

I’m excited about new opportunities, new encounters and new photographs in 2016.  I hope this year brings more of what is important to you and yours.

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

On the hunt - 2013 © Christopher Martin

From my family to yours, we hope the new year sees you realize what you want, need and wish for.  May you enjoy the journey throughout the year and beyond.  Thank you for visiting my website and I hope you have enjoyed the photographs over the past year.  I am looking forward to sharing more in 2015.


Happy New Year’s

Standing tall amid winter on the prairie - 2013 © Christopher Martin

The first day of the year was a bright, sunny one in the Foothills.  I took a little drive through the backroads near my home in the afternoon and found this resolute young tree to be the right subject for the first photograph of 2014.

We sent 2013 packing in style and had fun welcoming in 2014.  The kids didn’t make it to midnight but we did a countdown for them when my daughter woke up in the night.  It was great to spend the night with our good friends and hope everyone was able to enjoy their New Year’s Eve in the way that works for them.

From my family to yours, we wish you a year of happiness, health, good surprises and the opportunities to make it a great year.  Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

New Year's Fireworks - © Christopher Martin-0278

It was a quiet passage into 2013 at our house this year.  We enjoyed the Redwood Meadows community fireworks (thank you to the team that put on the show – it was fantastic!) at 8 and then celebrated New Year’s with the East Coast of North America so that our kids could take part.  At four and six years old, staying up until midnight in our own time zone seemed unlikely.  We said goodbye to 2012 and wished each other and our family the very best in the new year.  I would like to extend the same warm wishes to you and yours.  Happy New Year!

New Year's Chaos - © Christopher Martin-0249

 

For those interested, both of these photographs were taken with the camera on tripod using mirror lock up with the lens focused to infinity (works well with smaller apertures).  When the firework missile streaked skyward, I triggered the shutter and used longer exposures to capture the explosion and the cascading streaks that followed.  For the first image, I had the camera set on manual with a shutter speed of 13 seconds at f/11 on ISO 500 while the second image was 8 seconds at f/11 on ISO 800.  As always, you can click on each image to open a page with a higher resolution version.