Natural landscapes: Alone with the ocean

AWAITING SUNRISE, LONG BEACH, PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Looks amazingly peaceful, doesn’t it? That’s the benefit of getting up at 4:30 a.m. and getting outside with the camera. While my wife blissfully slept in our Crystal Cove cabin, I was fiddling with a neutral density (darkening) filter to retain the colour in the sky while also capturing the foreground logs in this loooong exposure. Pacific Rim has four or five amazing beaches like this. Here’s another: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-Fo
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: breathless before sunrise

DAWN ON THE BOW RIVER, WEST OF COCHRANE, ALBERTA

The lack of any kind of clouds certainly changed the way I photographed this scene; lots of clouds (and the drama they bring) would have caused me to tilt the camera up and de-emphasize the fallen tree. But I like what I came up with here. Do you agree?
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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River sunrise Canada Alberta

Natural landscapes: the shadows of morning

SUNRISE LIGHT AT GLENBOW RANCH PROVINCIAL PARK, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA

The newest provincial park in the western Canadian province of Alberta, this beauty is just a half-hour drive from my home in Calgary. It’s simply glorious year-round, with a spectacular river valley, ranchlands, aspen groves, a railroad with frequent trains (that’s part of iconic western Canadian history) and lots of walkways.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Glenbow Ranch, Alberta

Natural landscapes: a grand river

SUMMER MORNING ON THE GRAND RIVER, NEAR CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO

My brother-in-law lives in nearby Kitchener, so while staying at his home I had the chance to get out early with my camera and explore this southwestern Ontario river. The foreground is a little busy, but I think it works pretty well. Do you agree?
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Grand River Canada

Natural landscapes: ‘trolling’ the falls

SUMMER AT TROLL FALLS, KANANASKIS COUNTRY, ALBERTA

A short walk through the forest brings one to this tranquil rocky waterfall in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I spent almost an hour here, trying different perspectives and viewpoints. It ices over fabulously during winter months.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter and, probably, a neutral density filter to achieve a looong exposure and make the water silky.

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Urban landscapes: the glorious derelict

LA GRANDE HERMINE, NEAR ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

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, spending several hours making pre and post-dawn photos. As you can see, it was well worth the effort.

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Niagara old boat

Urban landscapes: the art of treating water

R.C. HARRIS WATER TREATMENT PLANT, TORONTO, ONTARIO

According to Wikipedia, this beautiful example of art-deco architecture was started in 1932 and began operating in Nov. 1941. Despite its age, the plant is still fully functional, providing approximately 45 percent of the water supply for Toronto (Canada’s largest city) and nearby York Region.
NikonD7100, yripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: evening serenity

FENCE LINE, GLENBOW RANCH PROVINCIAL PARK, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA

Alberta’s newest provincial park is truly a wonder – amazing views of the Bow River valley, walking trails, interesting history, and views like THIS. I’m blessed to live just a half-hour drive away. Look carefully along the horizon and you’ll see the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Glenbow Ranch Alberta prairies summer

 

Natural landscapes: welcome to the lake

SUMMER AT LOWER KANANASKIS LAKE, ALBERTA

Kananaskis Country is Alberta’s secret. While hordes of tourists overwhelm Canada’s Rocky Mountain national park (like Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho), Albertans have this spectacular mountain wildnerness mostly to ourselves. 🙂
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Alberta Rockies Kananaskis summer mountains

Rural landscapes: Awash in the ocean of yellow

EPIC CANOLA, NEAR CALGARY, ALBERTA

In July, driving around this western Canadian province is a delight. You never know when you’re going to encounter a field of almost-florescent yellow. I’ve tried to get out as much as I could and find as many picturesque scenes as possible before the yellow fades. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that scenes like this are just 10 minutes’ drive from my house. 🙂
NikonD7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Canola Canada yellow summer Alberta

 

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