Natural landscapes: a swim at dawn

GRICE BAY, PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

This park, on the west coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island, is awash in glorious photo opportunities. This is one of the inland bays and a great spot to capture dawn. Especially when a pair of waterfowl glide through the scene. I just waited ’til they reached the most pleasing location in the scene, then made the photo.
Nikon D7100, tripod, enhancing filter.

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Pacific Rim Canada dawn

Natural landscapes: light in the forest

CATHEDRAL GROVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

This epic old-growth rainforest is a highlight for anyone driving across Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast. I usually prefer to make photos here when it’s overcast (soft, even light is ideal for forest photography), but this afternoon light made for some memorable compositions. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Canada rainforest British Columbia

Natural landscapes: dawn on the coast

SUNRISE, TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

The west coast of Vancouver Island is one of the most glorious places in Canada. My wife & I recently returned from an amazing week there. On several mornings, I was up before sunrise to look for scenes like this, found in the charming town of Tofino. The setting is incredible! Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Tofino Canada

Rural landscapes: spring at 3,000 feet

SPRING POND WEST OF CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

When you live more than 1,000 metres above sea level, spring scenes like this are common. While some may grumble, I like the photo possibilities, especially when using a graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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snowy pond prairies

Natural landscapes: May in the mountains

VIEW OUT THE PLANE WINDOW, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Photographed while flying from Calgary, Alberta to Nanaimo, British Columbia. Really thrilled at the sharpness of this composition, as well as the amazing lighting and just enough clouds. Nikon D7100.

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Snowy mountains Canada

Urban landscapes: waiting for the train

“C-TRAIN” LRT STATION, CALGARY, ALBERTA

The light rapid transit system in this western Canadian city is called the C-Train. I visited one of the newest stations, a three-story-structure with the tracks high above the ground. Initially, I was disappointed the train platform wasn’t better lit, but as you can see, it worked out very well with the circular bulkhead beams and the long exposure on the incoming train.
Who was that dude on the bench? He never lifted his head and skipped several trains.  Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Canada commuter train

 

Rural landscapes: A waterfall vista

SPRING AT CHAUDIERE FALLS, NEAR QUEBEC CITY, CANADA

I visited Quebec City in May of 2004 and found spring just begining to flourish. A high vista point provide a view of just part of this epic waterfall (the Quebec City region has many outstanding waterfalls) and the budding trees behind it. This was photographed on slide film and, during processing, I had the processor transfer everything to CD. Even then, I knew the future was digital.  :-)
Nikon FM2, ASA 50 slide film, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: spring in the bay

PRESQU’ILE BAY, NEAR BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

I made the most of a cloudy spring morning by tilting the camera up and letting the dramatic sky dominate the scene. This is a bay on Lake Ontario, east of Toronto (Canada’s largest city). Beside the bay is Presqu’ile Provincial Park, a wonderful place for camping and photography (here’s a photo I made in the park: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-iG)
Nikon D50, tripod.

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Presquile Bay Ontario scenery

Natural landscapes: spring waterfall

POTTS FALLS, MUSKOKA, ONTARIO

This wonderful waterfall, in this Canadian province’s cottaging mecca, presented so many useful perspectives that I ‘worked’ it for at least an hour (here’s a horizontal perspective: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-7A). I cut off the picture right at the top of the cascade in order to eliminate bland, distracting white sky. Nikon D50, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: sunrise at the pond

SPRING POND, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

Hard to believe there’s a four-lane highway just a kilometre north of this glorious prairie site, eh? The pond was actually rather messy, but in this light (and with so much silhouetted), all that disappeared in the glory of a new day.
My biggest challenge was stepping carefully on shoreline clumps of grass like the ones you see here. If I slipped off, the result would have been a nasty ‘soaker’. Nikon D7100, tripod, enhancing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Sunrise pond Canada

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