Follow your own path.
Let the flowers be your guide.
As many of you may know I almost always decline these awards due to a lack of time. I’m so busy with my day job, my photography “job,” and my family, especially this time of year, that I simply do not have the time to fulfill the requirements involved with acceptance.
This time though I’ve decided to half accept the award and answer Swav’s 11 questions, giving some insight into the inner workings behind my lens. Not too scary, I promise.
So, here’s a little more about me than most of you ever wanted to know.
1. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Hiking and trail running. I’ve included both because I sometimes combine the two.
2. What is your best photo taken so far?
That’s easy, THIS one. It won’t ever win any awards. It’s not on my website for sale. It is the one photo nearest my heart.
What do you think is my best photo?
3. What is your current best song?
Right now it’s “Figure it out” by Royal Blood, a duo from the UK. (The video is a bit “out there”)
4. What is your favorite room in your house/apartment?
My wife would say it’s the computer room, since I spend so much time behind the computer, writing, editing photos, and generally doing what I can to promote all things Jeff Sinon Photography. Doing what I can to get my photos in front of as many eyes as possible.
I say it’s the living room, where I can relax, read, or watch T.V. And not be behind the computer!
5. What is your favorite holiday/special event to celebrate?
St. Patrick’s day. Though not because I’ve got plenty of Irish in me, but because it’s my daughters birthday. (I may rethink that once she reaches 21 though. That first night at legal drinking age has me hoping for a nice peaceful coma) :-P
6. Where would you like to go for the adventure of a lifetime?
I would LOVE to dive with great white sharks on the Great Barrier Reef.
7. What is your favorite season of the year?
Winter. Autumn is a close second, but being high in the mountains in the winter, especially around sunset, then the peaceful hike out in the dark afterwards, magical.
8. What is your favorite type of music, that makes you moving/dancing?
Rock. Hard Rock, though not that speed metal crap.
9. What is your favorite activity that you remember from your early days/childhood?
Goofing around in the woods with my friends. Our parents never knew exactly where we were. We would disappear in the morning, not to return home until dinner time most days in the summer. Remember the days when kids could do that without parents freaking out?
10. If your inner talent would speak out or play a song, what kind of song would it be?
I’m not sure, but it would be loud! Maybe a little strange when you consider the peaceful landscapes I photograph.
11. What is your favorite quote/motto, that gives you wings?
The mountains are calling and I must go. ~ John Muir
Featuring poems inspired by the White Mountains of New Hampshire written by local author Jeffrey Zygmont, and featuring images from myself(how about that cover shot!!) and three other of New Hampshire’s finest photographers.
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The day ~ July 18, 2015.
The place ~ Mount Washington, NH. Home of the Worlds Worst Weather!
The time ~ You have to ask? Of course I’ll be on the mountain long before sunrise so I can capture a shot like the one above from last years hike.
For the third year in a row I’ll be participating in Seek The Peak, a hike-a-thon fundraiser for the Mount Washington Observatory. The non profit MWOBS is a leading weather research facility located atop the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S.
For those of you feeling particularly generous, or you just don’t want to leave anything to chance, the person making the largest donation automatically receives a signed 20″x30″ canvas gallery wrap*. Also of the image of their choice.
*(Sorry, the canvas is only available to residents of the US and Canada. A 20″x30″ print will be substituted should the largest donation come from someone outside the US or Canada).
Winners will also receive a copy of “White Mountain Poems” signed by the author, myself, and hopefully all of the other photographers who’s images are included in the book. (I’m still working on that part). Coffee and toast not included. ;-)
Please consider making your tax deductible donation today!
See you at the summit!
Along with seasons first big snow storm came a desire to head to the mountains. A call to get out and explore I would not resist.
The sky at sunset was rather plain, yet the pastels on the horizon as the blue hour set in made for a wonderful evening high in a winter wonderland of snow and rime ice.
(By the way, click on the image to view this 7 shot pano large. You’ll almost feel the cold as if you were there).