Natural landscapes: almost frozen

AWAITING SUNRISE, BOW RIVER, CANMORE, ALBERTA, CANADA

It was a bitterly cold winter morning in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Thus the steam coming off the river as it crossed under the Trans Canada Highway. I saw a potential photo, so I pulled off the road, walked to the bridge and made this picture before running back to the van to warm up. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the top half.

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Canmore Bow River winter mist Rockies

Urban landscapes: the splash of red

INSIDE PALLISER SQUARE, CALGARY, ALBERTA

I’ve been trying this processing technique lately, taking compositions with a strong section of colour and processing the rest of the photo in black and white. This quiet holiday morning spot was perfect for this; it’s a rare place where the security guards let photographers set up their tripods and make pictures, but this is one of ‘em. Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Palliser Square Calgary red

Rural landscapes: the lonesome barn

RURAL SCENE NEAR MILK RIVER, ALBERTA, CANADA

I’m a sucker for old buildings on the prairies, so this lonesome barn grabbed an hour of my time as I wandered around it, making a variety of exposures. You might notice that while the barn is the primary visual site, I’ve made sure it was flanked by equally prominent secondary visual stops – the fence posts on the right and the grain sClick on the picture for a larger view.

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Alberta barn winter snow

Natural landscapes: on the edge of dawn

WINTER POND, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

In the midst of the cold, this mountain pond remained unfrozen. I pulled off the road to investigate and found very good reflections and a glorious spot all to myself.  Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter, hard-edge graduated density (darkening) filter on the top half.

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Jasper Rocky Mountains winter

Natural landscapes: the cold winter shore

WINTER WAVES, AJAX, ONTARIO, CANADA

The winter afternoon I spent photographing at this spot, in the Greater Toronto Area, was cold and I think this photo shows that. I was attracted to these ancient wood pilings and the beautiful reflection when a wave was receeding. So it was a matter of timing and an exposure speed that froze the waves. Nikon D50, tripod.

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Ajax waves winter shoreline water

 

Urban landscapes: the exploding sign

TELUS SPARK, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

Telus Spark is the name of Calgary’s science centre. It opened in 2011 and attracts more than 380,000 visitors annually. From the moment it opened, I was attracted to the artistry of the sign and its photographic possibilities. This interpretation was made before dawn by twisting the camera and zooming in during a looong exposure. Kinda cool, eh?  :-)  Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Telus Spark Calgary

Rural landscapes: entry to the valley

RANCH GATEWAY, NEAR DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA, CANADA

This scene had everything I wanted – strong winter lighting, compelling scenery and a rustic focal point. After several tries, this is the exposure that I found most pleasing. It’s quite wide-angle and photographed from close to the ground. This combination pushed it as far into the sky as possible, beyond the white clouds and breaking up the blue. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Ranch prairies Alberta Drumheller

Urban landscapes: First light of a winter day

LAKE ONTARIO SUNRISE, OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA

I put every darkening filter I had on the camera lens to slow down the exposure enough to make the morning waves fuzzy and almost surrealistic. Nikon D50, tripod.

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Oshawa sunrise Ontario

Urban landscapes: the black and white city

BANKERS HALL, TD CENTRE AND MORE, CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA

The colour version is nice, but I like the drama of black and white. Bankers Hall shows up in a lot of my Calgary photos (http://wp.me/p2ccTX-sD, http://wp.me/p2ccTX-fT). Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: winter in the Milk River Valley

HOODOOS AT WRITING ON STONE PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

It’s a looooong 3.5-drive from my home in Calgary to this park, near the U.S. border. But as you can see, the drive was definitely worth it. It’s quite the experience to go from relatively dull and flat prairie to the stunning visual of hundreds upon hundreds of snow-covered hoodoos. Definitely a place I plan to visit in summer.  Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Hoodoos winter Canada snow

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