Natural landscapes: the road through autumn

HIGHWAY 532, KANANASKIS COUNTRY, ALBERTA, CANADA

This amazing dirt road winds high into the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. From a pulloff, I could get out of my van and see way down into the valley where I was just 15 minutes before. The autumn colours were fluorescent in the morning light, so I used a long telephoto lens to isolate this scene.
Nikon D7100, tripod, 70-300 mm. lens, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: from the far shore

MORNING MIST ON PYRAMID LAKE, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

I really like the strange effect of using a long telephoto lens to photograph through the mist to the opposite shore of this lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It was, as you can imagine, a glorious morning where I couldn’t help but praise the Creator for His creation. 🙂
Nikon D90, 70-300 mm. lens, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Jasper lake Canada

Natural landscapes: encroaching autumn

AFTERNOON SKY AT SIBBALD LAKE, KANANASKIS COUNTRY, ALBERTA

I discovered this little lake in the foothills of the majestic Canadian Rockies. Ended up spending about two hours circling it and making pictures along the way. Definitely blessed with a wonderful sky and peak autumn colours (they peak early in southern Alberta, which is about 1,000 metres above sea level).
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Kananaskis Sibbald Lake Alberta

Urban landscapes: morning glow

RYERSON UNIVERSITY STUDENT LEARNING CENTRE, TORONTO, ONTARIO

This extraordinary example of modern architecture replaced a truly iconic piece of Toronto. Those of a certain age (like me) spent many hours in “Sam The Record Man” browsing the records and, later, CDs. It was wonderful. Sam and his stores are long gone, but I sure loved capturing this new structure as dawn approached. That condo tower on the left, complete with head-scratching lines of light, made a nice counterpoint.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Ryerson Toronto

Natural landscapes: making the best of sunrise

SUNRISE SKY, WEASELHEAD FLATS, CALGARY, ALBERTA

OK, the sunrise really wasn’t this spectacular. But I knew I had the genesis of a pretty good photo if I did my best to capture what was before me. Then it was up to my processing ability to show you why I was there at that time. I darkened the sky, darkened the water, increased the saturation, then lightened the entire jpeg so it would show up on the web as best as possible.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, enhancing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Sunrise Calgary Canada

 

Natural landscapes: flowing toward the waterfall

NIGEL CREEK, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

Barely a hundred metres before it plunges into a valley as spectacular Panther Falls, this Rocky Mountain creek swirls around and through centuries-worn rocks. This creates many photo opportunities and I spent an hour exploring them all.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Nigel Creek Canadian Rockies

Natural landscapes: the light of dusk

NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

I was hoping for clearer skies, but thanks to using a graduated density (darkening) filter on the top half, I was able to make this Canadian Rockies scene suitably dramatic. This is one result from an overnight mountain photography outing, where I was up at 1 a.m. making photos, then sleeping in my car.
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Urban landscapes: a place of faith

THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JAMES, TORONTO

Constructed between 1850 and 1874, this cathedral (in Canada’s largest city) has been visited by prime ministers, British royalty, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many more. This is my second turn at making photographs here; the first was with a large-format film camera about 20 years ago. In both instances, I was doing loooong exposures to compensate for the intimate lighting.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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St. James Cathedral Toronto

Natural landscapes: the sky of sunrise

ELBOW RIVER, WEASELHEAD FLATS, CALGARY, ALBERTA

Weaselhead Flats is a 240-hectare natural area in the southwest part of this western Canadian city. It’s a special, wild area that opens up into Glenmore Reservoir, one of Calgary’s main water sources. I went to the Weaselhead to capture a sunrise, but the sun came up further north than the angle I wanted. Still, I was able to find and photograph scenes like this, using a graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Weaselhead Calgary Canada

 

Urban landscapes: gazing up

SKYLON TOWER, NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO

What attracted me to this scene was all the converging lines – the flag poles pointing up at the tower and the tower angling into the scene. This looong exposure was timed to capture the yellow elevator whisking tourists to the top, where they have bodacious views of the falls.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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