Urban landscapes: Wonderland

URBAN ART AT THE BOW, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

‘Wonderland’ is the unexpected name of this giant art installation in front of The Bow, the newest skyscraper in Calgary and the tallest building in Canada (west of Toronto).
You can walk through this three-storey sculpture, designed by Jaume Plensa. And just in case you’re wondering, it is a human face and you’re pretty much looking up the nostrils. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter

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Wonderland Calgary YYC Canada

Natural landscapes: when the sand catches the light

SUNSET LIGHT ON TONQUIN PARK BEACH, TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

I love photographing natural abstract patterns. So when I saw how the evening light was catching the pattern made by water flowing through the beach to the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of Vancouver Island, I immediately went to work to capture it.
These little scenes are simply amazing, to my eyes. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Tofino beach sand evening gold light Canada

 

Natural landscapes: the clouds of evening

APPROACHING SUNSET AT WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

Just before entering the mountain environment of this park in western Canada, you can tour through gorgeous rolling prairies where buffalo roam. I found this spot to capture evening clouds; wish the water was still, but that’s a rarity in what must be one of the windiest national parks in Canada.  Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, possibly a graduated density filter on the sky.

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summer clouds evening Waterton Canada

Natural landscapes: God’s marble game

RED ROCK COULEE, SOUTH OF MEDICINE HAT ALBERTA, CANADA

This is an amazing place. Giant red boulders are scattered everywhere, some mostly whole but many in various states of breakdown. It’s as if God played a game of marbles here a thousands years ago, then left the marbles behind.
What I like about this spot (besides the extraordinary photo opportunities, of course) is there’s pretty much no development — no gift shop and not even a washroom. It’s just you and the breathtaking Alberta prairies. And a whole bunch of amazing boulders.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Red Rock Coulee prairies Alberta Canada

Natural landscapes: sunrise footprints

SAND PATTERNS, DEEP RIVER, ONTARIO, CANADA

I wandered along the shores of the Ottawa River (which serves as the border between the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec) during a glorious summer sunrise, finding all sorts of compositions in less than a half-kilometre of beach.
The footprints just add a human element to this artistic mix of gentle waves and a still pool. Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Canada beach sunrise

Rural landscapes: bathed in sunrise light

ANTIQUE WESTERN WAGON, COCHRANE, ALBERTA, CANADA

I’ve driven past this wagon (about a half-hour from my home in Calgary) a dozen times, but it always seemed too close to a fence to make a decent photo. I finally stopped and gave it a try recently, blessed with gloriously warm sunrise light.
It was a tricky little project because suburban housing is just a few hundred feet away. This necessitated a lot of close-ups, but thanks to the light and the low perspective (about 18 inches above the ground), I think that restriction was not a problem. Agree?  Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: the waves of sunrise

MORNING LIGHT, OTTAWA RIVER, PETAWAWA, ONTARIO

The warm sunrise light provided strong colour, but the wind whipped up the water enough to persuade me to go with a shallow depth of field in order to ‘stop’ the motion of the waves. This river serves as the border between the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. I’ve found great photo opportunities along its shores pretty much year-round.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: big sky country

BIRD HOUSE AND PRAIRIES, SOUTH OF MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA

The day was stinking hot and dry, but the empty prairies were truly epic, especially with the distant thunderheads. The key was making sure the fence and clouds were perfectly aligned. How did I do? Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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birdhouse Canada prairies summer

Natural landscapes: a west coast sunset

MACKENZIE BEACH, TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

During a recent week-long stay on the west coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island, we were just a five-minute walk from our cabin to sunsets like this. Yes, it was truly incredible. Nikon D7100, tripod, enhancing filter.

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Ocean sunset Canada Pacific

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

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