Rural landscapes: follow the fences

FARMLAND SOUTH OF CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

White fences often make for compelling images, so as soon as I find one, I try to make it work in a photo. In this case, I was blessed with bucolic farmland and rolling hills. The fence shadows really help to make this scene memorable.  Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Spring farmland Canada Alberta

Rural landscapes: the splash of light

SUNRISE LIGHT WEST OF COCHRANE, ALBERTA, CANADA

It was the ideal sunrise – light bursting through openings in the clouds. That meant lots of Hollywood-style lighting with a dark, dramatic sky. I’m blessed to live in a place where scenes like this are commonplace. I try never to take it for granted. Nikon D7100, tripod, 70-300 mm. lens, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: a walk through the flowers

BUTCHART GARDENS, NEAR VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

This 55-acre National Historic Site, on Canada’s west coast, attracts visitors from around the world. It’s truly an incredible place — and this comes from someone who’s not a huge flower fan. It’s easy to spend an entire day checking out all the gardens here. Nikon D90, polarizing filter.

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Butchart Gardens Canada Victoria flowers

 

Natural landscapes: a view of sunset

EVENING AT TONQUIN PARK BEACH, TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

How would you like to live here, on the glorious west coast of Vancouver Island? Adjectives like “stunning” barely begin to describe the experience — as long as you’re willing to live in a tiny community almost two hours’ drive from decent shopping, a movie theatre, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s. And you better like rain. Lots and lots of rain. :-) Not a bad trade-off, eh? Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: clouds & prairie sunshine

SUMMER SKY SOUTH OF LONGVIEW, ALBERTA, CANADA

The road south from Longview is known as the “Cowboy Trail” because of all the true-blue ranching in the region. I love all the vista, rolling hills and epic skies in this area. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Urban landscapes: reflecting the streetlights

POND AT DUSK, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

While driving along Stoney Trail (a ‘ring road’ highway that goes around most of this city), I noticed how the streetlights were reflected in the still pond at one of the highway exits. So I returned to this spot and made several long exposure pictures, always waiting for cars to go past on the road (or the exit) to capture light trails. Kinda different, eh?
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: morning in the mountains

MT. RUNDLE AND TWO JACK LAKE, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

One of the most photographed mountains in the Canadian Rockies still has a starring role in this scene, even though I put it out of focus. Love the light on this morning and after capturing several standard scenes, I went looking for a something different. How did I do?  Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter. Click on the picture for a larger view. Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com). Check out my coffeetable book, “Frank King’s Southern Alberta“: http://bit.ly/1oUzd4A Canadian rockies, lake, summer

Natural landscapes: picture perfect

MORNING REFLECTIONS, CANMORE, ALBERTA, CANADA

A pedestrian bridge over this section of Policeman’s Creek is the perfect place to capture glorious reflections of Mt. Rundle. Canmore is a booming town just outside Banff National Park. Lots of stunning vistas throughout the town. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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mountains summer reflections

Natural landscapes: spring-fed beauty

SUMMER GLORY AT BIG HILL SPRINGS PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

Just a half-hour’s drive from my home in Calgary, this wonderful little park protects a spring that tumbles over about a dozen waterfalls. It’s quite busy on weekend afternoons, so it’s great to show up at or near sunrise, find photographic gems like this, and be gone before the crowds arrive. (Here’s another photogenic Big Hill Springs waterfall: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-rg). Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: new day’s light

SUNRISE AT CHESTERMAN BEACH, TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

This tiny town, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is home to surfers, eco-tour companies and glorious beaches like this. Using a graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky is key to making this photo work; it increases drama and forces your eyes down into the rest of the amazing scene. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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