Hiking For A Cause 2015

Pledge Your Support And You Could Win A Signed Print!

Sunrise On The Boott Spur Trail

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.

Donate for a chance to win!

Tuckerman Ravine From Harvard Rock

For each $10USD donation you make HERE, you could win a signed 16″x24″ print of the image of your choice from the galleries on my website.

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. ;-)White Mountain Poems

Please consider making your tax deductible donation today!

Thanks!

See you at the summit!

Seek The Peak 2014

The Rock Pile.

Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

“The Rock Pile.”

“Home of the worlds worst weather.”

“World record wind.”

Those of you who’ve followed along with me for any length of time know I have an affinity for New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. For those new to these pages I’ve included some of my favorite memories of its perilous beauty and extreme weather. Favorite images including Mount Washington, and many captured on its slopes, showing both the natural beauty, and extreme weather.

The tallest peak in the northeast, affectionately known as “The Rock Pile,” Mount Washington is also known as “Home of the worlds worst weather.” The highest surface wind speed ever recorded by man, at 231 mph(372 kph), was recorded on its summit in 1934.

Mount Washington looms large above the landscape in northern New Hampshire.

The Mount Washington Observatory is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to weather research and education.

Again this year I’ll be participating in Seek The Peak, one of the Observatory’s premier fundraising events. Like last year, I’ll again be raffling off 2 prints as part of my fundraising efforts. Unlike last year, where I chose the photo, this years winner will get to choose their winning print from among the many I have offered at www.jeffsinon.com.

The first of the two prints in the raffle is a signed 16″ x 24″ print. For each $10 (U.S.) pledge made HERE, your name is entered into the drawing. Winner will be chosen at random from all entries received.

The 20″ x 30″ canvas gallery wrap will go to the person who makes the largest single pledge. Nothing random about it, make the largest donation and the canvas is yours! (Please read the fine print!)*

Fine Print *  ~ The 16″ x 24″ print raffle is open to anyone world-wide. Sadly the canvas is only available to U.S. and Canada residents.

100% of all proceeds go to the Observatory. None of your donations are used to fund the print or the canvas. Those costs are covered completely by me.

The drawing for the print will be held during the week following the July 19, 2014 event and the winners will be notified via the email used when they make their donation. Winners will also be posted here on my blog as well as on my Fan Page.

Please consider making your donation by clicking HERE today!

Thank You!

I hope you enjoy the images I’ve included below, several of them captured during last years Seek The Peak event.

Climbing For A Cause.

I’m climbing again.

Summit In The Clouds

On July 19th I’ll be participating in the 14th Annual Seek The Peak , the premier hiking event in the country. Seek the Peak is a hike-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS).

Now in its fourteenth year, Seek the Peak is one of MWOBS’ largest fundraising events, and a great way to get out and experience the White Mountains while helping a great cause.

Like last year, I also plan to be on the trail no later than 2:30 a.m. to be somewhere above tree line for sunrise. There’s something special about knowing that I’m likely one of, if not the only person on the mountain at such an early hour.

On behalf of MWOBS, I’m seeking your help.

Seek The Peak is one of the major fundraisers the nonprofit Observatory holds every year, and in a effort to solicit your donations I’m again raffling off 2 prints. This year I’m doing it a little differently. For last years hike, I chose the image to raffle off. This year, since your tastes very likely differ from mine, the lucky winner, selected at random from among all the generous people who make a donation through my fundraising page, will get to choose their own winning image.

This way, not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping one of the worlds premier weather research facilities, you get to choose the image YOU want.

How it works.

When you visit my Seek The Peak fundraising page and make your tax-deductible pledge, each $10 (US) is good for one entry into the drawing. ($20 = 2 entries, $50 = 5), you get the idea. After the event in July, I will then randomly select one winner from all who’ve offered their generous support. That person* then gets to choose a signed, 16″ x 24″ print, from among any of the images on www.jeffsinon.com, or from any of the images shared here on my blog, or on my Fan Page.

(Images are regularly shared on my blog and fan page before they are uploaded to my website. All the more reason to subscribe, or become a Fan if you’d like to be among the first to see my latest photographs).

Didn’t he say he was giving away 2 prints?

Right you are! If you’re not one to take your chances, you REALLY want your own image from Jeff Sinon Photography, then this is for you!

The person* making the largest pledge in support of my hike, automatically wins a signed, 20″ x 30″ canvas gallery wrap of the image of their choice.

Last year, Stephanie from Love in the Spaces received a beautiful canvas of this photo of Mt. Washington. Her generous pledge of $40 earned her the top spot, so she automatically won the 20″ x 30″ canvas, valued at $200.

Cindy over at photos from the looney bin was the lucky winner of the 16″ x 24″ print of the same image.

Thank you all for your support!

Below is a slide show of the images I captured on last years hike.. 

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* The Fine Print.

- Your support is all you need to enter. Click HERE, any of the Seek The Peak links in the text above, or the Support MWOBS and WIN! banner in the sidebar, and make your tax deductible pledge.

- The winner of the print will be chosen at random at some time during the week following the event, but no later than July 26, 2014.

- The winners name will then be announced here on my blog, on my Fan Page, and via the email they provide when making their pledge.

- To be eligible to win the 16″ x 24″ print, you must live somewhere on this planet. Sadly, eligibility for the highest donor prize, the 20″ x 30″ canvas is limited to those living in the continental US and Canada.

- Other than your pledge, their is no cost to you. In fact, the cost of the print, the canvas, and the shipping, is coming out of my pocket, not any of the funds raised.

Subscriber Favorites And A Winner!

The Top 9?

Who in the world does a top 9? Well as it turns out, you do.

Back on December 13th I challenged the subscribers to my blog to Tell Me Your Favorite Image From 2012, and one lucky person was going to win an 8″ x 12,” signed print of their favorite. The rules were simple, post a link in the comments section to your favorite Jeff Sinon Photography image that appeared on the blog during 2012. Once the votes were tallied, one lucky winner would be chosen at random.

I have to admit, with 660 followers at last count, I was hoping for a bit more participation, however, I’m not complaining. That there were only 9 votes cast by only 6 people* made less work for me, and the odds of winning went up considerably for those who did take part. That’s a win-win in my book :-)

So here they are, the 9 images chosen as favorites from the images shared during 2012.

 

And The Winner Is…

Jessica from This One Time At Band Camp…, and the image she chose as her favorite,

Wavy Green

Abstract close-up of the false hellebore plant.

 

Jessica, contact me with your mailing address at your earliest convenience, and an 8″ x 12″ print of “Wavy Green” will be on it’s way!

 

*For anyone wondering, though a few people voted for more than one image, their names were only placed in the drawing once. Based on the number of individual voters, the odds of winning were 1 in 6.

Thank you all so much, I look forward to another year of making photographs for you all to enjoy!

Tell Me Your Favorite Image From 2012…

…And You Could Win It!

One of the brick paths, with a white bench on the left, leads deeper into the Prescott Park garden. A bright red, leafy plant dominates the right foreground, with the garden seen deeper into the frame on a misty morning in Portsmouth, NH

It’s almost that time of year again, time to recap 2012 with my 12, give or take, favorite images made over the past year. This year I plan to do something a little different as well. Not only am I going to be sharing my “Top 12 Of 2012,”  but with your help I would also like to share the top 12 “Fan Favorite” Jeff Sinon Photography images.

Now here is where the “And You Could Win It” part comes in. As incentive to get you to take part, one lucky person, drawn at random from those who cast a vote, starting today, 12/13/12 and ending 1/5/13,  will receive a signed 8″x12″ print of their favorite image, FREE.

Since not all the images I’ve made this year end up on my blog, you are not restricted to only photos I’ve shared here. You may also visit the Jeff Sinon Photography Fan Page, where my most recent photos are often shared first (“Liking” my page, though appreciated, is not required to view photos), or my website, www.jeffsinon.com.

Rules, Gotta Have The RulesPlease read carefully.

1) Any image from any post on the Jeff Sinon Photography blog, written between January 1 and December 31, 2012, is eligible.

Important: Since I almost always share more than one image per blog post, please click on the image you are voting for first, then copy that link to put in your comment. Thank you!

2) Any image shared from my fan page must have come from a post dated between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012.

3) Any image shared from my website must have been taken between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. (Shooting date can be obtained by clicking on an image, then clicking on “Photo Information.” Hint: photos appear on my website most recently taken first.

4) All votes/links must be entered in the comments section of this post no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5 Hours) Jan. 5th, 2013.

5) The top 12 “Fan Favorite” images along with the lucky winner will be posted no later than 11:59 p.m. on January 12, 2013. The winner will also be posted on my Fan Page. Good reason to become a fan on facebook, or subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the announcement. ;-) At least for the duration of the contest. (You may unfollow/unlike at any time).

6) The winner will have 30 days to contact me with shipping information. Which will only be used to mail their print and then promptly discarded. You’ll never have to worry about unsolicited mail from Jeff Sinon Photography.

Thank you! 

I look forward to seeing how your Top 12 compares to mine. Happy voting!

And The Winner Is…

The New England Photography Guild’s Free Print Give-Away Contest.

Each month at the New England Photography Guild we randomly select one lucky person to receive a free matted 5″ x 7″ print, donated by the artist of the month. For the month of August, that artist was yours truly :-)

And the lucky winner is:

Elaine Somers of Rockport Massachusetts.

Here is the image Elaine chose as her prize,

common loon adult with chick on it's back

Congratulations Elaine!

Planning Your Shot With The iPhone.

My latest article for the New England Photography Guild (NEPG), and a reminder on how you can win a free print from one of the very talented photographers of the NEPG.

Click for article > Plan Your Shot With These iPhone Apps.

Billowy pink and purple clouds fill the sky of the silhouette of a lone apple tree. The rising sun peaking over the distant tree line, it's rays bursting forth at the base of the apple tree

And now for the good stuff!

Free print of a beautiful New England scene? Who wouldn’t like that?

How would you like a matted, 5″ x 7″ print of a beautiful New England scene, for free? Just a few clicks of your mouse is all it takes to be entered in our monthly drawing. Each month, one lucky winner, drawn at random, will receive a matted 5″ x 7″* print from that months featured photographer. This months featured photographer is Jane Ogilvie, and as luck would have it, September’s featured photographer is ME!

All you need to do to get your name in the drawing is subscribe to the NEPG blog.

No purchase necessary, contest rules can be found here.

Restrictions apply, see rules for details.