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14 pics from ’14: my own selection of photos from 2014

As 2014 goes through its final few hours, I selected 14 photos from my portfolio across the past twelve months. The featured images come from Canada, USA, England, France, the Netherlands and Brazil using three cameras: Canon Rebel T2i, Canon 5D Mark III and my iPhone. I hope you like them!

January: Hockey takes my family and I around many of the Calgary Arenas.

Skates for hire © J. Ashley Nixon
Skates for hire
© J. Ashley Nixon

February: On one of my two trips to Brazil this year, I spotted this frogman coming up for air while on an Urban Recce Run. You can read more on this venture along the coast in Barra da Tijuca, Rio here.

Frogman of Rio © J. Ashley Nixon
Frogman of Rio
© J. Ashley Nixon

March: I spend a lot of time in Houston. These lifts (elevators if you must) running in the Hyatt Hotel always captivate me and make me think about Star Wars….

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April: Two days of slow yet very purposeful racing by about 100 university and high school teams competing for full efficiency. More on this here on my blog about the Shell Eco-marathon.

Shell Eco-marathon, Houston © J. Ashley Nixon
Shell Eco-marathon, Houston
© J. Ashley Nixon

May: I made my first trip to Boston and learned about its history and future challenges dealing with rising sea levels associated with climate change. More on this in my blog about urban resilience.

One yellow wellie in Boston © J. Ashley Nixon
One yellow welly in Boston
© J. Ashley Nixon

This photo was taken along the beach at Scheveningen, near Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands. I posted a blog about the day running around here.

Dutch Vespa © J. Ashley Nixon
Dutch Vespa
© J. Ashley Nixon

June: One of my favourite portraits of the year -a work colleague of mine taken at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.

Portrait in the Rockies © J. Ashley Nixon
Portrait in the Rockies
© J. Ashley Nixon

July: Two selected from the Tour de France. The first shows a cycling fan getting ingenious with ways to open up a bottle of beer in Stage 2, Haworth, Yorkshire, England. The second shows the overall winner Vincenzo Nibali on one of the stages in the Pyrenees, France. More on this in my Tour Notes blog about Yorkshire and one about the Pyrenees.

Beer and bikes © J. Ashley Nixon
Beer and bikes
© J. Ashley Nixon
Tour de France © J. Ashley Nixon
Tour de France
© J. Ashley Nixon

August: A cryptic shot of a great singer from Cuba at the Expo Latino. Guess who or read more here….

Dancing, singing shoes © J. Ashley Nixon
Dancing, singing shoes
© J. Ashley Nixon

September: Calgary Flames Head Coach, Bob Hartley gave his time freely to help coach some young hockey players at the Honda Canada Camp.

Bob Hartley, Head Coach, Calgary Flames © J. Ashley Nixon
Bob Hartley, Head Coach, Calgary Flames
© J. Ashley Nixon

October: I made my first trip to Detroit and came across a couple of hockey fans waiting for the game later that evening. More on this in a future blog!

Penguins and Red Wings together © J. Ashley Nixon
Penguins and Red Wings together
© J. Ashley Nixon

November: My family joined me in New York City where we had an excellent morning walking along the High Line.

Walking the High Line, New York City © J. Ashley Nixon
Walking the High Line, New York City
© J. Ashley Nixon

December: Kaillie Humphries got herself into the bobsleigh record books by piloting four man bob down the COP track, Calgary. More on this story here.

Kaillie Humphries, Bobsleigh Olympic Gold Medallist © J. Ashley Nixon
Kaillie Humphries, Bobsleigh Olympic Gold Medallist
© J. Ashley Nixon

Thanks for coming to take a look. Let me know if you have a favourite?

For more images from 2014, please see:

J. Ashley Nixon Photography

1 comment on “14 pics from ’14: my own selection of photos from 2014

  1. Pingback: 16 pics from ’16: NixonsCan top #photos from 2016 | NixonsCan

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