Natural landscapes: shivering in the cold

STEAMY KANANASKIS RIVER, BOW VALLEY PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

The temperature must be very VERY cold to produce steam on a river in the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. And so it was that morning. I was out of the van just long enough to set up the tripod and make this exposure before returning to the warmth. But it was worth the shivering, wasn’t it?
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the mountain and sky.

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Natural landscapes: the path of winter water

WINTER AT BIG HILL SPRINGS PROVINCIAL PARK, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA

I’m trying of a time when a visit to this charming little park (a half-hour’s drive from my home in Calgary) didn’t produce at least a few memorable photos. And I can’t think of one. This is a place of all kinds of waterfalls and spring-fed water that flows open even on the coldest days.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, neutral density (darkening) filter to ensure a long exposure that turned the water silky.

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Natural landscapes: the play of positive & negative

FROSTY TREE, PETER LOUGHEED PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

The fact that this little tree was all by its lonesome attracted me to the scene. Then the wonderful dark, snowy background excited me. Finally, the diagonal line of bright snow at the bottom made the composition complete.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: the winter valley

ROAD THROUGH THE VALLEY, NEAR MILK RIVER, ALBERTA

The southern end of this western Canadian province is positively pregnant with photo possibilities. I drove through this valley on my way to a provincial park. On the way back, I knew I had to stop and see if there was a useful composition. I think this is it; do you agree?
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: the abstractness of bubbles

ICE BUBBLES AND CRACKS, ABRAHAM LAKE, ALBERTA, CANADA

In winter, this lake, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, is one of the most fascinating photo locales in Alberta. Spending an entire day here would be easy. These bubbles are formed by methane getting trapped as the ice continues to form downward. Pretty cool, eh?
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: prairie coulees

FROZEN RIVERS AND COULEES, SOMEWHERE IN THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES

During a flight from my hometown of Calgary, Alberta to Ottawa, Ontario, I looked out the window and saw this amazing scene below. Is it in Alberta? Saskatchewan? No idea; but I had time to pull the Nikon D7100 out of the bag and make some pictures.

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Rural landscapes: road to the mountains

HIGHWAY 1A WEST OF COCHRANE, ALBERTA, CANADA

This picture is a story of missed opportunities. First, I was looking for a great view of the moon setting over the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It disappeared before I could make a picture.
Then I passed a field of horses; thought I had time to go a little further on the road before returning to make the photo. By the time I returned, the horses were so far away that the picture was lost. *sigh*. Well, I like this scene. :-)
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: moments of peace

OTTAWA RIVER, PETAWAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA

Once I found this snowy houseboat dock, I spent nearly an hour trying out various vertical and horizontal compositions, with and without ME. Gotta love the effect of a red coat, eh?  :-)
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Natural landscapes: too snowy for a picnic

WINTER POND, PETAWAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA

I had to push through all kinds of knee-high snow to find this viewpoint. The open section is actually quite long, but my telephoto lens compressed it. Petawawa is home to one of Canada’s biggest military bases. The Petawawa River (which is the source of this pond) is very picturesque and brings me back to it whenever I visit the area. P.S. I went with black and white because there is very little colour in this scene.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Rural landscapes: under a winter sky

GRAIN SILOS NEAR CARMANGAY, ALBERTA, CANADA

These metal silos are a wonderful shape to work with, especially in a group with a strong sky and no other visual distractions. That’s what I found on a winter day south of the western Canadian city of Calgary. I have another photo where the silos are more prominent, but I like this silo/sky/field balance better.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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