Natural landscapes: remnants of winter

AIRPLANE VIEW OF CANADIAN ROCKIES, ALBERTA

My wife, bless her heart, always lets me have the window seat when we fly anywhere. I’m particularly grateful when we’re flying over the glorious Canadian Rocky Mountains. The view you’re seeing is in Alberta; further west, there was a lot more May snow still hangin’ around.
Nikon D90, 28-85 mm. zoom lens

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Mountains Alberta Rockies

 

Natural landscapes: path through the valley

RED DEER RIVER, NEAR DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA, CANADA

This region, about 90 minutes’ drive northeast of Calgary, is a treasure trove of history (especially coal mining) and glorious photo opportunities. This lookout provides a great view of the river, especially at sunrise. I augmented the lighting by using the flash on my camera to illuminate the nearby vegetation.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Drumheller Red Deer River Canada

Natural landscapes: the beauty of spring snow

ELBOW RIVER, KANANASKIS COUNTRY, ALBERTA, CANADA

Where I live is 1,000 metres above sea level. That means unpredictable weather, like snow in May, is not a big surprise. Personally, I love it — a transformed world that I know will only last a few days before spring returns. The Elbow River starts in the Canadian Rockies and flows east into Calgary, where it joins with the Bow River.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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snow Kananaskis Alberta Canada

Urban landscapes: caught in dawn light

MILLSTONE RIVER BRIDGE, NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

This city of 85,000, on Vancouver Island, has a beautiful harbourfront walkway stretching several kilometres. I happened to be at this spot on the walkway shortly after sunrise. As I admired the warm light on this compelling bridge, I happened to see my silhouette and knew it would make an interesting photo. Was I right?
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky and top of bridge.

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Nanaimo bridge Canada sunrise

Natural landscapes: found in the sand

SAND DOLLAR, COX BAY, TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

One of my favourite places on this planet is Canada’s Vancouver Island. The island’s west side is a world of beaches, endless surf, bald eagles, misty sunrises, rainforest, whales and more.
I was walking along Cox Bay shortly after sunrise when I found this exquisite creation. Look at the artistic symmetry of that pattern…can it really be random?
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, 70-300 mm. zoom lens.
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Sand dollar Tofino Canada

Urban landscapes: from the border north

GREATER VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Photographed on a Nanaimo-to-Calgary flight, this view north includes much of the Fraser River Delta, Tsawwassen in the peninsula and Point Roberts in the United States. This photo required a ton of Photoshopping to bring out what I saw in the scene.
Nikon D7100.

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Vancouver Canada airplane

Natural landscapes: life at low tide

SCHOONER COVE, PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

The west coast of Vancouver Island is a stunning place, with temperate rain forests, glorious beaches, waves fit for surfers, whales, black bears, bald eagles, sea lions and more. It’s an extraordinary environment that often leaves me praising the Creator for what He’s done.
I used a graduated density (darkening) filter to balance the harsh lighting difference between the shadowy foreground and the the sunny distance. Nikon d7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Canada, British Columbia, Pacific Rim

 

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

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