William B. Tomanek

Tomanek Collection

CoCo View Resort, SCUBA Diving 2012

by on Mar.03, 2012, under CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection, Vacations, William B Tomanek Travels

CoCo View Resort, SCUBA Diving 2012

My trip to Roatan, Honduras began in the early morning of Feb.18, 2012. The Charlottesville Virginia group met at CHO airport, checked in the bags and headed through security. And that was when I noticed something was missing.

These trips to CoCo View Resort have three goals I try to achieve. Some rest and relaxation. SCUBA diving with my friends. And last but not least, taking great underwater pictures. If not great underwater pictures, then I settle for good underwater pictures. Witch brings me back to what I noticed was missing after I passed through security. My camera!
At 5:15 in the morning I am having a hard time figuring out where I left the camera. I know it was packed in the travel bag. I am sure I took it down stairs to the kitchen. But I can not recall putting it in the car with the rest of my bags. So I called home to see if I left it there. My wife could not find it. I then called my son who dropped me off at the airport. He pull the vehicle over and started looking for the camera bag. And there it was on the floor in the back seat.

Now the stress begins. Can the camera get from Pantop to the CHO airport before I have to board the plane? If not, how am I going to take pictures while on vacation?

I walk over to security and the line is really backed up. How am I going to get the camera if it does arrive on time? I got the attention of one of the security officers and explained that I have a camera being delivered. And asked how I can get it through security? He said no problem, let him know when it gets here and he will bring it through. That was good news.

Buy now the plane has been boarded by all the passengers, all the bags are loaded and I am the only one in the lobby. I asked the attendant how much longer before the last call? She said we will announce it. Then she picks up the mike and says “This is the last call for the flight to Atlanta”. I got on the phone to see how close to the airport was my son with the camera. He said he was headed in the lobby now. I told the attendant I will be right back and quickly headed to security. Got the security guards attention, and he put the camera through the security screening for me.

Wow, what a morning that was. We arrived in Roatan that afternoon, had a quick lunch at the CoCo View Resort then headed out to sea. No time wasted when it comes to diving with our group. As they say at CoCo View “Dive-Eat-Dive” But in reality it goes more like this. Wake up… “Eat, dive, dive, eat, nap, dive, dive, eat, and sleep.” and on the last day being a Friday with a late flight out on Sat. the dive day is altered just a little bit. “Eat, dive, dive, eat, nap, dive, eat, and sleep.” Note that was altered by one dive. We do not want to get the bends on the flight home. That would surely ruin the great week of “Rest and Relaxation.”

CoCo View Resort

My pictures will be posted on UnderwaterPicturesForSale.com

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NEW SALES web site.

by on Jul.21, 2011, under Buy Art Give Art, CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection

NEW Shopping Web Site

“Life Below Sea Level”
The
Fish, Sponges, Corals, Sea Anemone and MORE…

Prints – Showcase Prints – Canvas Wraps – Wall Clings-Calendar – Aprons – Sweatshirts – T-Shirts – Bags – Bookmarks – Buttons – Coasters – Cutting Boards – Key chains – Tags – Mugs – Magnets – Mouse pads – Greeting Cards – Postage Stamps – Fotoflots – Wall Mounts – Desk Stands

Large assortment of my new pictures can be viewed/purchased at:

Press here to ENTER Shopping Center

 

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Tomanek.us

by on Apr.11, 2011, under Tomanek Collection, William B Tomanek Travels

Currently trying to find a NEW look for www.tomanekcollection.com.

First look I am working with is made from Drupal. But I am having problems adding the add-ins. I was told this would be an easy task. But it is not as easy as wordpress.

The second plateform I am developing on is iWeb from Apple. This seems to be easy to use, but I have not figures out how to see and update the source code.

Http://www.Tomanek.us

Http://www.Tomanek.us/index.html

Please take a look and send me your comments.

Thanks, Will Tomanek

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Underwater Pictures For Sale

by on Feb.21, 2011, under Buy Art Give Art, Charlottesville Virginia, CoCo View resort, SCUBA Diving, Tomanek Collection, William B Tomanek Travels

The purple spong

The underwater pictures for sale web site was launched a little over a month ago. It really seams to me, that no one is interested in “Life Below Sea Level”.  This assortment of pictures has several species of corals and sponges that do LIVE below sea level. I have just recently started to ad fish.

This collection was put together to share with others what I have personally see with my own two eyes. A life in the underwater animal kingdom. A life trying to grow and survive. A life that may be there today, but gone tomorrow. A life underwater that is disrupted by weather changes, just like on land.

You can see from these pictures how scattered life is below sea level.

Please visit www.UnderWaterPicturesForSale.com and take home a piece of life is is slowly dying away.

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Buy Art Give Art

by on Dec.04, 2010, under Buy Art Give Art, Charlottesville Virginia, Tomanek Collection

Today was “First Fridays” in down town Charlottesville, Virginia. The night was cool with cloudy skies, but the folks of Charlottesville were out looking. But not only was it First Night, it was the kick off of Buy Art Give Art. (Video) I was at Skylight Studios tonight and met with lots of friendly local shoppers. I wonder how many shoppers tonight actually bought a piece of art.

What I found to be the greatest thing about Charlottesville is the people of this small college community. It is nothing like the other towns I have lived in. The Charlottesville community is what I consider “Alive“. There is always something going on.

Having said that, I did my part today as a community member. I did “Buy Art Give Art” tonight!

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Pictures For Sale

by on Jan.10, 2010, under Other items, Tomanek Collection

Pictures for sale by William B Tomanek

Pictures for sale by William B Tomanek

Want to buy an Under Water picture for your hallway or a nice set for your office? Finally my site is up for selling pictures. This was no fun task, and it was costly.

The site can be accessed by going to www.TomanekCollection.com and selecting the proper link. I hope the info is correct, this should be fun.

If you have any questions about special orders, give me a call.

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“The Tomanek Collection”

by on May.12, 2009, under Tomanek Collection

Wow, this is becoming more of an effort than I thought it would. I have decided to make it a limited print. I will only print 200 copies of each picture. That will be 200 of each size.

I have also decided to have a special collage that will be customized by the customer. They will be able to pick from the selection of pictures that we have available. I will frame it out for the customer.

Not sure how well this is going to go. Time will tell.

Be sure to visit: http://www.tomanekcollection.com

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“The Tomanek Collection”

by on Apr.22, 2009, under Tomanek Collection

The web site www.TomanekCollection.com has been launched. I will be selling my collection of prints, fully matted but not framed. Unless I receive a special order of setting up a gallery.
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Tomanek Collection

by on Apr.12, 2009, under Tomanek Collection

Tomanek Collection

The “Tomanek Collection” is going to be launched this month. It will consist of a collection of Under Water pictures. Each month two new pictures will be released for sale. The buyer will get to choose from a variety of sizes from 5 x 7 to 16 x 20. You can buy them matted or or without matting.

The pictures will be signed by the photographer, William B Tomaenk. You will also received a copy of the collection poem called “Down Under”. Again signed by the Poet.

Please take the time to stop by and visit the Tomanek Collection.

Thanks,
William B. Tomanek

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