Natural landscapes: woodland waterway

SUMMER STREAM, BIG HILL SPRINGS PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

This delightful little park, about a half-hour drive from my home in Calgary, is a wonderland of waterfalls tumbling down a woody hillside. This makes it a perfect place for overcast photos, but only early in the morning. After that the crowds arrive and the place becomes a bit of a zoo. Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Forest stream Canada Alberta

Natural landscapes: the colours of sunset

SETTING SUN ON CHESTERMAN BEACH, TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

My wife and I spent a glorious week on the west coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island, taking in scenes like this. I used a graduated density (darkening) filter to accurately record the sky, which was much brighter than the water. Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: shadow on the boulder

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 thousand 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.
The sun was very low when I made this photo; I saw my shadow on the boulder and decided to play around with different poses.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Urban landscapes: the grand entrance, Pt. 2

FALLSVIEW CASINO, NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA

The entrance to this casino is truly, truly spectacular (you can see another example here: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-xK). I spent at least an hour working all the viewpoints and water features and was very glad to have a tripod to make these looooong exposures.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Wildlife: the grand pollinator

FIREWEED AND BUMBLEBEE, PETER LOUGHEED PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

Fireweed is always a good photo subject and it’s even better when a bumblebee shows up in the middle of the shoot. I used a flash on this scene to highlight the flower and keep the background darker. This park, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, is named after one of Alberta’s most popular politicians (yes, a politician can leave a positive legacy).  Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: walk through the rainforest

RAINFOREST WALK, PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

This amazing place, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is wet, green and deeply spiritual. I can’t help but praise God for His creation when I’m there. That’s my wife, Lori, serving as a model in the distance.  Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: that sunrise moment

NEW LIGHT, WRITING ON STONE PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

I arrived at this park about midnight and proceeded to work through most of the night, taking advantage of a strong full moon to make very interesting compositions amongst the extensive badlands flanking the winding Milk River. After snatching perhaps an hour of sleep in the van, I was up again to find fabulous viewpoints like this. Yes, that little circle is the setting moon.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Canada badlands sunrise

Natural landscapes: island amongst the peaks

MOUNT SARRAIL & UPPER KANANASKIS LAKE, PETER LOUGHEED PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

I’m amazed and grateful at how often I’ve visited this glorious spot, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and found the water glassy still. On this morning, it took some time for the water to still but, as you can tell, the wait was oh-so-worth it. Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the peaks and sky.

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Canadian Rockies Kananaskis

Urban landscapes: the grand entrance

FALLSVIEW CASINO, NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA

Gotta love these high-end tourist destination casinos. All kinds of money is put into water features and glorious architecture. I spent hours wandering around this casino making photos, starting with dusk and going well into the night.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: softly flowing

MALIGNE CANYON, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

I could spend an entire day exploring this amazing natural attraction in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. At some points, the canyon is 50 metres deep, which means there are lots of glorious waterfalls. You can walk from top to bottom, crossing four or five bridges along the way.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter (which was crucial to bring out the white water sections).

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