Natural landscapes: the tree in the midst of glory

WINTER AT UPPER WATERFOWL LAKE, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

You can’t see much of the lake – it’s the bit of white behind the tree – but the setting, along the Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies, is among the most ridiculously sublime in the world.
I was traveling the parkway when sections were covered with new snow. Each section simply forced me to find a stopping place to record God’s glory in full winter splendour.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Urban landscapes: my snowprints complete the scene

DECKCHAIRS IN THE SNOW, CALGARY, ALBERTA

This western Canadian city has done a lot of work to make its riverfront as useable and attractive as possible. This is one of the charming stops along the Bow River. I encountered it before sunrise, right after a satisfyingly large snowfall, and the snow made the scene even better.
P.S. My snowprints accomplish two things: (1) they break up the empty space in the bottom right section of the scene and (2) they echo the diagonal line of the lights.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: the park & the snow

PRINCE’S ISLAND PARK, CALGARY, ALBERTA

A Friday snowfall left this urban park in western Canada coated in snow and gave me a Saturday morning to capture it. This is a telephoto view, designed to isolate a portion of snowy trees on the edge of a lagoon. Just behind these trees, outside the right border of the photo, are condo townhouses and skyscrapers.
Nikon D7100, 70-300 mm. lens, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: after the snowfall

WINTER AT DINOSAUR PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

This photo goes back to 2009, but my visit to this stunning park in western Canada was so productive, I’m still finding gems to show you all these years later. Alberta’s badlands are amazing in any season, but to see them right after a snowfall is truly memorable.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Urban landscapes: the winter drive

MEMORIAL DRIVE, CALGARY, ALBERTA

This western Canadian city received almost a foot of snow on a Friday, which means I could get up early on Saturday and find compelling ways to photograph it. This vantage point is a pedestrian bridge over Memorial Drive, named in honour of Canada’s war dead. A long exposure ensured you don’t see any vehicles, just their long lines of light as they travelled the road before dawn.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: the magnificent winter morning

SUNNY MORNING AT LAKE LOUISE, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

Yes, this is one of the most photographed places on this planet. But winter views are a little less common and the winter sun, far to the south, creates wonderful photography conditions all day. (Here’s another view of the lake, made on the same glorious morning: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-105)
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Urban landscapes: the misty dawn

THE MAERSK DETECTOR, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND

This photo is a happy accident. I was photographing the ship (with its strange name) and didn’t realize the light mist had gotten onto the filter over my lens, causing these little circles as the water drops caught the ship’s lights.
Upon making this discovery, I was disappointed for about two seconds until I realized the light circles lifted the photo from merely good to pretty darn great (in my humble opinion 🙂 ). You can see this scene in colour here: http://bit.ly/MaerskDetector.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky and the top half of the boat.

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Urban landscapes: the silent place of worship

THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND

The Anglican parish was established in 1699 in one of the oldest cities in North America. Construction of this building began in 1847; the cathedral was among many structures extensively damaged by the Great Fire of 1892. By 1905, all the repairs were complete and in 1981, the cathedral was designated a National Historic Site.
I was blessed to spend an hour, all by myself, in the mystical silence of this atmosphere. In such a place, one’s heart cannot help but turn towards the glorious, mysterious Divine. (Here’s a vertical view of the cathedral, in colour: http://bit.ly/StJohnsCathedral).
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: the high and awesome view

CUCKOLD’S COVE, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND

This city, on Canada’s east coast, is set in one of the most ridiculously rugged and stunning landscapes I’ve ever been blessed to photograph. This Atlantic Ocean vista, featuring the last touches of autumn colours, is just a bit off a road that has mindblowing, wind-blown views in almost every direction.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, two graduated density (darkening) filters on the sky.

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Natural landscapes: where the ocean meets the rocks

SHORELINE CREVASSE, TORBAY, NEWFOUNDLAND

Roaming along the Atlantic ocean shore of this eastern Canadian province, I was amazed to find the sea pouring in and out of this opening in the giant, glistening rocky outcropping. I went with a long exposure to make the water silky and better contrast it with the wet, hard edges of rock surrounding it.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, neutral density (darkening) filter.

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