Natural landscapes: what the water reflects

SPRING FLOW ON THE MOIRA RIVER, BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO

While visiting my brother who lives in this city of 50,000, I was up before dawn to see what could be photographed along the Lake Ontario waterfront. I saw how streetlights were reflecting in the fast-flowing river and thought some fun abstract compositions might be possible. Was I right?  (Here’s another view of the same river as it passes under a bridge: http://bit.ly/BellevilleRiver.)
Nikon D7100, 70-300 mm. zoom lens, tripod

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Rural landscapes: the fields of spring

RURAL COUNTRYSIDE NEAR INVERGORDON, SCOTLAND

Our cruise ship docked at the deep-water port at this town of 4,000, giving us access to a glorious day trip into the Scottish highlands. When the visit ended, I spent time photographing the spectacular yellow rapeseed fields as the  ship left the area. Here’s another photo, showing Invergordon in its beautiful highland setting: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-X
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscapes: the park and the lake

MORNING AT GULL LAKE, ASPEN BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

My wife and I camped at this park and I was up early to capture a spectacular sunrise along the lake shore. The clouds added wonderful drama to the scene and made it worth leaving significant space in the composition for the sky.
Nikon D50, tripod, polarizing filter

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Urban landscapes: the soaring lines of worship

ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, DUBLIN, IRELAND

During our European cruise ship vacation, I had most of a day to myself to roam through downtown Dublin and make pictures. Finding the city’s cathedrals was at the top of my list and one look at this photo tells you why.
I was truly blessed to be permitted to use my tripod, since a long exposure was required to capture this dimly lit scene. There wasn’t a lot of colour here, so I processed the jpeg in black-and-white.
Here’s another scene, in colour, from the same cathedral: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-ZK.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Urban landscapes: the drying nets

HOWTH HARBOUR, IRELAND

During our European cruise vacation, my wife and I did an excursion out of Dublin. We had a brief stop in the charming town of Howth, which is a Dublin suburb but also a working fishing village. I was intrigued by all the drying nets and the view of the distant shore, so I moved around until finding this composition.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Urban landscapes: a perfect sailing day

BOATS IN THE HARBOUR, ST. PETER PORT, CHANNEL ISLANDS

During our May, 2017 cruise ship vacation, I had one glorious day of sunshine to photograph this charming little city, which is the capital of Guernsey Island. Guernsey is in the English Channel, off the coast of France. It’s part of a group called the Channel Islands. Guernsey is a British crown dependency, but not part of the United Kingdom.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Urban landscapes: morning on the ocean

MORNING SUNSHINE ON THE CARIBBEAN PRINCESS, GUERNSEY ISLAND

After our first night aboard this cruise ship, I was up before sunrise to capture the new day as we entered St. Peter Port, capital of Guernsey Island off the coast of France. This is a very contrasty scene, so I did a lot of work in Photoshop to darken the sky & sun, while also making the cruise ship lighter.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: the flowers of May

SPRING TRILLIUM, PRESQUILE PROVINCIAL PARK, ONTARIO

The trillium, in all its colours (including purple and pink) is the official flower of this Canadian province. It flourishes all over the southern half of the province, including this park on the shore of Lake Ontario east of Toronto.
Nikon D50, tripod.

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Rural landscapes: the kingdom of turbines

ROAD TO THE TURBINES, NEAR FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA

The windy prairie landscape of southern Alberta is home to many hundreds of turbines. Lots of people don’t care for them, but I find them to be a fascinating photo subject (here’s another picture of turbines from the same general region: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-qE). In this scene, they play a supporting role to the dramatic light and shadows of a spring evening.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, possibly a graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Urban landscapes: the emerging light of dawn

ST. PATRICK’S ISLAND BRIDGE AND BOW RIVER, CALGARY, ALBERTA

This pedestrian bridge, just east of Calgary’s downtown, is beautifully lit and a source of many interesting photos. This pre-dawn view required a very long exposure, which was ideal to smooth out the water and highlight the reflections. The giant art installation on the left side of the bridge is called “Bloom”.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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