Natural landscapes: spring sunset

MISTY RIVER SUNSET, DEEP RIVER, ONTARIO

There’s such an irony about the name of this charming little town northwest of Ottawa (Canada’s capital city). Deep River itself is just a small, barely noticed river. Instead, the town is geographically dominated by the much larger Ottawa River (which is what you’re looking at here). This scene is in the town itself.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Ottawa River, sunset, Canada

Natural landscapes: Grand River glory

PEACEFUL MORNING IN ELORA, ONTARIO

This charming village is probably best known for the nearby Elora Gorge, which (of course) I spent much time photographing. The Grand River flows through town and I found this viewpoint to capture the serenity of sunrise on the ancient Elora Mill. When you’ve seen all the scenery, there are lots of nice little restaurants and shops to spend your money.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter

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Elora Ontario Canada

Wildlife: don’t be such a goose!

MELTING SPRING SNOW, INGLEWOOD BIRD SANCTUARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA

This sanctuary was badly damaged during epic 2013 flooding that hit Calgary and many other southern Alberta communities. Three years later, some of the sanctuary is still closed while repairs continue. I made this photo before the flooding, capturing a serene moment of rest and reflection(s).
Nikon D90, tripod.

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Canada goose, Calgary, Canada, spring

Urban landscapes: under the overpass

URBAN LANDSCAPES: UNDER THE OVERPASS, CALGARY, ALBERTA

Actually, this is under an LRT track which crosses over the Bow River and heads into the downtown core of this western Canadian city. I was fortunate to have decent pre-dawn light and good clouds over the skyscrapers. This is a looong exposure, designed to smooth out the ripples in the river.
Tripod, polarizing filter, enhancing filter.

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Calgary skyscrapers downtown

 

Rural landscapes: where prairies and mountains meet

THE VIEW FROM SKYLINE ROAD, NEAR PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA

It’s just a dirt road, but it’s not hard to see where this north-south route got its name. This is one of the most stunning areas in the western Canadian province of Alberta. I used a big telephoto lens to isolate the shack and the Rocky Mountain front ranges. A graduated density (darkening) filter was another important accessory – it darkened the sky to increase the scene’s drama.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizer.

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Alberta Rockies spring snow

Rural landscapes: where wind & wildlife meet

WIND TURBINE AND RESTING DEER, NEAR PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA

I was initially attracted to this scene by the wiggly tractor trail and the single towering turbine. Then I noticed the deer in the field. Sweet!! Have you found them yet?
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Alberta prairies Canada wind turbine

Natural landscapes: the pools of April

SPRING PUDDLES, PRESQUILE PROVINCIAL PARK, ONTARIO

When I lived in the Canadian province of Ontario, this park (about 90 minutes’ drive east of Toronto, Canada’s largest city) was one of my favourite photo locales. Even in April, before spring growth has truly started, there are scenic little moments like this to capture. I did a lot of work in Photoshop to bring out the best in this scene.
Nikon D50 (long since retired), tripod.

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PresquilePoolWeb1

Natural landscapes: below the falls

ROCK FORMATIONS, CHAUDIERE RIVER, NEAR QUEBEC CITY, CANADA

Originally photographed in 2004 on slide film, I had it scanned into a jpeg. And it was a truly HORRIBLE scan. So I did a whole lot more work to fix the colour cast and darken the horribly overexposed (again, thanks to the awful scan) highlights. How did I do?
NIKON FM22, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Wildlife: en route to the north

FEEDING SNOW GEESE, CAP TOURMENTE, CANADA

I’ve made two spring trips to the Quebec City region and both times had opportunities to photograph thousands of snow geese, who regularly stopped along the shores of the St. Lawrence River east of the city to feed before continuing their migration north. This trip was likely in the late 1980s, when I was still using my long-retired Nikon FM2 film camera and negative film.
This was the scan I came up with. It’s not perfect, but I really like the grey-blue cast and how the afternoon sun made the white bodies stand out.

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Snow geese Canada spring Quebec

Rural landscapes: Spring fields

MAYSTAR RANCH, SOUTH OF LONGVIEW, ALBERTA

For some people, the endless brown fields of southern Alberta’s prairies and foothills are underwhelming. For me, they’re pregnant with possibility. That’s what this photo represents. I followed a little-known road deep into Kananaskis Country – but before I got there, I found this ranch entrance. The sky is crucial to making the scene memorable – not sure I would have made the photo with a plain blue sky.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Alberta Canada spring prairies brown

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