Urban landscapes: in the quiet of morning

LIBRARY SQUARE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

This nine-story structure is the largest construction project ever undertaken by the city of Vancouver (on Canada’s west coast). The $107 million project, designed by Moshe Safdie and DA Architects, opened in 1995.
It was nice to be in the main atrium before the library opened. Had the place pretty much to myself, so I could set up the tripod and make long exposures with nothing and no one to get in the way. Nikon D7100, polarizing filter.

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Vancouver Library

Rural landscapes: in the sea of yellow

FARM BUILDINGS AND CANOLA FIELD, NEAR DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA, CANADA

July is canola time in the southern half of the western Canadian province of Alberta and I always go a bit crazy trying to capture all the amazing rural scenes made that much better by a carpet of glorious yellow. I tried this scene horizontally as well, but I think I prefer the vertical format. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Canola field

 

Urban landscapes: the lights of blue hour

HIGHWAY 401 AT DON MILLS ROAD, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

The Don Mills Road overpass is a well-known spot to make long-exposure photos of one of the busiest highways in Canada. I ventured here about 45 minutes before sunrise to try my luck with a 30-second exposure. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Highway 401

Rural landscapes: the welcoming entrance

ROAD TO THE RANCH, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA, CANADA

These wagon wheel installations flanked the entry to a picturesque farming operation in the Rocky Mountain foothills. I intentionally went for a shallow depth of field so the background would complement, rather than compete with the installation. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, hard-edge graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Cochrane ranch

Natural landscapes: the glory of a Jasper sunrise

MT. EDITH CAVELL, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

A classic view of one of the most photographed mountains in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Such an amazing morning….I could only pray thanks to God for this part of His cathedral. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter, hard-edge graduated density (darkening) filter on the top half.

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Urban landscapes: the glory of Vancouver

STANLEY PARK AND LIONS GATE BRIDGE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

This city, on Canada’s west coast, hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. It’s an amazing place and huge beacon for people, which explains why real estate prices are the highest in Canada. I made this photograph high up on Cypress Mountain, where a few scenes in the 2013 movie Godzilla were filmed. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Vancouver Skyline

Natural landscapes: the blue landscape

ATHABASCA RIVER, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

I stood on a bridge and made this looooong exposure using my Nikon D90 and a tripod. Jasper is in the heart of the Canadian Rockies; it’s much less crowded than its better-known sister park to the south (Banff) and you have a better chance of encountering wildlife there.

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Athabasca River Jasper

Rural landscapes: Abandoned to the elements

LA GRANDE HERMINE, NEAR ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO, CANADA

This is a burned-out replica of  the ship used to bring French explorer Jacques Cartier to Eastern Canada in 1535, where he founded present-day Quebec City. According to Wikipedia, this replica, which served as a restaurant, was bought by a businessman “with the intention of moving it to Ontario and re-opening the restaurant.
“Unfortunately, he didn’t have the funds to realize his dream, and the ship sat in Jordan Harbour, near St. Catharines for years, unused. In 2003, the ship was destroyed by what police called a suspicious fire, most likely the work of arsonists. The burned-out hull still sits in the harbour.”
The derelict is easily visibly from the busy, nearby Queen Elizabeth Way highway and I’d seen it for years without doing anything to photograph it. Finally, on a recent trip to Ontario, I got up at 4 a.m. and drove to the site. As you can see, it was well worth the effort. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, enhancing filter. You can see a horizontal view of this scene here: http://bit.ly/UEpEvH

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Le Grande Hermine

 

Urban landscapes: overpowered by the tower

CN TOWER AND RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

For many years, the iconic CN Tower was the tallest (at 1,815 feet) freestanding structure on earth. Completed in 1976, it’s still holds that record for the western hemisphere and attracts more than two million visitors annually. Naturally, it’s been photographed a billion times, so when I was nearby, I looked for some unique way to portray it. A wall of the new Ripley’s aquarium served perfectly. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: epic emptiness

ROAD TO ANYWHERE, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA, CANADA

Even if I don’t come up with any useful compositions, wandering country roads in the western Canadian province of Alberta is always a pleasure. Not sure I could even find this spot again, but the glorious feeling of space is compelling, eh? Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Alberta road

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