Peter Kraiker

Peter Kraiker

Author's details

Name: Peter Kraiker
Date registered: December 1, 2014
URL: http://kraiker.photography

Biography

have started my blog as a place to capture the next chapter in my life. After having worked at IBM for 30 years, I "retired" as of April 2011. Before considering what I will do next for "work" or "income", I decided to spend some time traveling North America in my VW Camper with the express purpose of capturing the places I explore in images. Take a look at the "About" page for more thoughts on what this next chapter is.

Latest posts

  1. A New Tool in the Camera Bag — July 25, 2017
  2. A Road Race and a Night of Camping — May 22, 2017
  3. The Victoria and Albert Museum — April 30, 2017
  4. Another Cover — February 1, 2017
  5. A Sonos sound system upgrade — December 31, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Westfalia Restoration Week 4 — 8 Comments
  2. Getting out and about – BoTC 2013 — 8 Comments
  3. October In Vermont. Again! — 5 Comments
  4. Westfalia Restoration – reassembly begins — 5 Comments
  5. The First Annual VCX — 4 Comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 25 2017

A New Tool in the Camera Bag

(WARNING: camera gear geek-out. You’ve been warned) I’ll skip over saying how long it’s been since I last wrote a blog entry! People who are able to do weekly updates amaze me. It’s a labour of love although not getting to a post doesn’t mean the love isn’t there. Anyhow… ‘nuf said. New Lens I’ve …

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May 22 2017

A Road Race and a Night of Camping

It’s funny. I’m done my IT contract now (it finished a week ago) and I’m still too busy to have time to write about the adventures on Sark and Normandy/Brittany. Hopefully I will find the time soon, there are lots of tales to tell. It was a good trip. Back on The Road Before we …

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Apr 30 2017

The Victoria and Albert Museum

A Facebook comment from a friend welcoming us back and playfully asking for more photos from the V&A prompted me to put a gallery together. I’m publishing it here rather than only on FB. I’ve been neglecting my blog lately and this is a good reminder that I should be paying a little more attention …

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Feb 01 2017

Another Cover

I’ve been working at this photographic next chapter for over 8 years now and I measure it by time invested and treasures uncovered. Getting a magazine cover is certainly something to be treasured. And with the latest issue of Pedal Magazine I now have my 4th cover. One was for a trade show magazine, the …

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Dec 31 2016

A Sonos sound system upgrade

In 1990 I bought a nice Denon stereo system with B&W speakers from Bay-Bloor Radio. It was my first serious investment in a sound system and I quite enjoyed it for many years.Some time in early 2001 the speakers told me they were getting tired and the amp was getting a little noisy. Plus it …

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Oct 31 2016

CXTO

Cyclocross racing in Toronto got a big boost with the recent CXTO event in Christie Pits Park this past Saturday. And it was a fun event to cover. Lots of people I know were there, a good turnout of racers and good crowds. I haven’t finished processing my photos yet, in part because there was …

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Oct 24 2016

Colorado wrap-up

Well! September 25th to October 15th was a home to Fruita Colorado and back trip. What a trip it was! Let me wrap this up in a summary entry. 4,149 miles (6677 km) for a 2016 total of 9,022 miles (14,520 km) 741 miles was the longest single day of driving according to my RoadTrip …

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Oct 17 2016

Three MTB rides around Fruita CO

I started this while Andrea & I were still in Colorado. I’m finishing it sitting at home a week later now that I have Internet & time not driving 🙂 After leaving Gunnison Andrea & I headed to Fruita with the intention of staying camped out in the 18 Road desert, riding the MTB trails …

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Oct 03 2016

A Colorado one day sampler

Here are four panoramic photos from our day in Gunnison & trip to Fruita. It was a beautiful place to be, fabulous spot to camp and great trails to ride. Big sky… I would have loved to stay up to take some photos but we were both totally wiped from the ride and were in …

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Oct 02 2016

Howdy from Colorado

After picking Andrea up in Denver, we headed south and now have a few nights of camping in Colorado behind us. I’m writing this from Gunnison after three days and nights up in Gothic campground (above Crested Butte). The first night was in a private campground below Colorado Springs we grabbed because the state park …

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