Natural landscapes: reflecting the autumn light

PART OF BUTTERMILK FALLS, HALIBURTON COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA

This isn’t one of those spectacular waterfalls; it’s a tumbling waterway, northeast of Toronto, that was once used to transport fallen logs. Now it’s a place for restful walks and enjoying the autumn colours reflected in the water. Nikon D50, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Buttermilk Falls Ontario

Natural landscapes: the burst of sunlight

MALIGNE CANYON, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

The first sunrise light to hit this glorious natural wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountains created spectacular shadows. Including mine. At first I tried to find a way to keep me out of the scene, then realized my shadow actually added something to it. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Maligne Canyon Jasper

Wildlife: waiting for winter

GOLDEN-MANTLED GROUND SQUIRREL, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

My wife and I were hiking up the steep slopes to the top of Whistlers mountain when we spotted this guy. He (she?) stayed quite still while I slipped the 70-300 mm. telephoto lens onto the Nikon D7100 and started making pictures. This is one of the best. I went for the shallowest depth of field possible to make sure the background was far out of focus.

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Urban landscapes: the view from Tower Centre

BANKERS HALL AT DUSK, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

I photographed this view of downtown Calgary (Canada’s third-largest city) from the top of Tower Centre, a revolving restaurant and observation deck built in the late 1960s. This was a much tougher photo to make than I thought it would be, simply because of how the lights inside the observation deck reflected off the windows. I had to stand in a crazy position, with arms at equally crazy angles, to try and block all the reflections. Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Bankers Hall Calgary

Urban landscapes: the battle of old & new

COMMERCE COURT, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

Commerce Court is four buildings at the corner of King and Bay Streets, which is the heart of downtown Toronto (Canada’s largest city). Amazingly, the original 34-storey Commerce Court building (built in 1930) was once the tallest structure in the British Empire. The other buildings were completed in the early 1970s. From 1972 to ’76, the 57-storey west tower was the tallest in Canada. I liked putting the old and new architecture together in morning light. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Commerce Court Toronto

Natural landscapes: autumn among the leaves

TREE TRUNK AND LEAVES, GREENWOOD CONSERVATION AREA, AJAX, ONTARIO

This hollowed out tree trunk is a decent photo on its own; add a multitude of autumn and leaves and it becomes truly memorable. I tossed a few extra leaves into the scene to make sure none of the ground would show. Greenwood is a quiet gem of an area on the east side of the Greater Toronto Area. When we lived nearby, my wife and I loved to walk and pray there. Nikon D50. tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: evening glory

AUTUMN AT GLENBOW RANCH PROVINCIAL PARK, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA, CANADA

In the western Canadian province of Alberta, aspens turn to astonishing shades of yellow and orange in the fall. I loved this hillside and the fence made for a perfect foreground. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: A touch of humanity

ROCK CAIRN, ABRAHAM LAKE, ALBERTA, CANADA

This lake, in the glorious Canadian Rocky Mountains, is  probably best known for the millions of ice bubbles that form on its icy surface every winter (you can see an example here: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-gT). I wanted to see the lake in summer, so my wife and I camped nearby and while she slept, I was up early for my usual sunrise photo trip. Found this cairn on the shoreline and got down low to find a pleasing composition. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Abraham Lake Alberta

Natural landscapes: watching in wonder

SUNWAPTA FALLS, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

This is definitely one of the most photogenic waterfalls in the glorious Canadian Rocky Mountains. I had the ideal viewpoint, from a pedestrian bridge, but wanted a person to ‘complete’ the photo. My wife, Lori, stepped in and stood still for a loooong exposure. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter

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Sunwapta Falls Jasper

Natural landscapes: flowing through the forest

DUCHESNAY CREEK, NORTH BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA

In 2006, my wife and I were visiting our daughter, who was attending Nipissing University in North Bay. She took us to see Duchesnay Falls, a wonderful natural spot. Ironically, the best picture from that trip didn’t include the falls, but showed the creek rounding a corner with gorgeous autumn colours. Nikon D50, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Duchesnay Creek

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