Urban landscapes: blue hour at the bridge

LANGEVIN BRIDGE, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

This was just an ordinary bridge over the Bow River, until the city of Calgary installed lights that changed colour regularly. Now, especially when covered in frost and snow, it’s a fabulous photo subject that I’ve returned to regularly.
Nikon D90, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: under the snowy canopy

OPEN STREAM, KANANASKIS COUNTRY, ALBERTA

I was on a trail in the Canadian Rockies that would eventually take me to Troll Falls when I encountered this stream. Besides not being covered over with ice and snow, what attracted me was the canopy of snowy trees, expecially the angled trunks.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: the frost and the tire

BITTER MORNING ON THE PRAIRIES, NEAR CALGARY, ALBERTA

It was at least -15 when I stepped out of the van to make this picture. Definitely worth the discomfort, especially when I converted it to black-and-white. (The scene was already close to monochrome.). A key part to making the picture successful was to put as much space as possible between the top of the tire and the distant horizon. I was definitely on tippy-toes when I pressed the shutter button.
Nikon D90, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: the flow of the Bow

BOW RIVER, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

By the time it reaches Calgary, about 250 kilometres to the east, it’s a wide, significant river. But near Lake Louise (where this pictures was made), the Bow River is just 50 kilometres from its source. That means the it has yet to add water from assorted streams, creeks and rivers, so it’s a much more human-sized river.
NikonD7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Rural landscapes: Alpen glory

ALPEN GLOW ON THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, NEAR LONGVIEW, ALBERTA

Wind, wind and more wind. That’s what I remember from making this picture. The howling wind was so strong, I had trouble concentrating enough to make simple photographic decisions. But I had enough of my faculties together to make this exposure; the angled cloud at the top is a sign of a chinook, a weather phenom that raises temperatures and – surprise, surprise – brings high wind.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: rocks and snow

DUFFINS CREEK, GREENWOOD CONSERVATION AREA, AJAX, ONTARIO

Dug around in the archives to unearth this picture from almost 10 years ago. Photographed on my first digital camera with a tripod and a polarizing filter to reduce reflections on the water.
(Here’s another take of the same spot, photographed on the same: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-fg. The difference between the two photos shows you how processing a picture in Photoshop can radically change what you look at.)
Greenwood Conservation Area is a quietly delightful natural area in the Greater Toronto Area, the most populated urban region in Canada

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Urban landscapes: the contrast of styles

NEXEN BUILDING, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

The clean lines and sharp angles of the Nexen building make it one of my favourite photo subjects amongst Calgary’s skyscrapers. In this case, I liked the contast in light and architectural styles with an older office building nearby.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: the fenced-in view

FARMLAND AND MOUNTAIN, NEAR RADIUM, BRITISH COLUMBIA

I went on a drive through nameless roads, going wherever the spirit led in this western Canadian province. This is one of the views I was blessed to find. Happy new year, folks.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density filter on the top half.

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Natural landscapes: the unfathomable view

BOW RIVER VALLEY AT LAKE LOUISE, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

I took the gondola to the top of the Lake Louise ski area and, amidst quite pleasant -21 temperatures (but no wind!), I spent an hour photographing incredible scenes like this. Even as I made pictures, I breathed prayers of thanks to the One who created it all.  🙂
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: the Christmas tour

CHRISTMAS AT SPRUCE MEADOWS, CALGARY, ALBERTA

Part of the Christmas light tour through this 360-acre equestrian facility is this charming little barn. Not sure what it’s used for, but it certainly makes for a pleasing photo subject. I was careful to make sure the two lit trees behind the barn were perfectly centred in the opening.
Nikon D7100, tripod (this was a looooong exposure).

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