Rural landscapes: the plant and the sky

CEMENT PLANT, EXSHAW, ALBERTA

I’ve been wanting to photograph this well-lit plant, in the front range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, for a long time. It was always a question of getting there at the right time – just before sunrise, when it was still mostly dark, but with a glowing sky – and that time finally arrived this month.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Natural landscapes: encounter with sunrise

FISHING ON MALIGNE LAKE, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

It was, as you can see, a stunning September sunrise. When I spotted this dude heading out to do battle with the fish, I watching his route, then started plotting compositions that included his silouetted figure. He made a good picture much, much better.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Natural landscapes: the smoky layers of mountains

FOREST AND MOUNTAINS, CANMORE, ALBERTA

The summer of 2018 has been very bad for forest fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Smoke from more than 300 fires has often drifted east into Alberta and made normally blues skies murky and dull. I made the best of this situation, finding a good viewpoint to photograph seven layers (count ’em!) of sky, mountain and forest.
Nikon D7100, tripod, 70-300 mm. lens, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Rural landscapes: are the fish ready for you?

SETTING OFF FOR SUNRISE FISHING, PETAWAWA, ONTARIO

I was at the yacht club of this eastern Ontario town to photograph sunrise when these dudes showed up and set off for a morning of fishing. Understanding that I could make some pretty sweet silhouette pictures, I scrambled to find a position that put the colourful sky behind them, then made many pictures as they got their gear together. This is one of the best of the bunch.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Urban landscapes: the resort view

EL BALSAMAR RESORT AND PACIFIC OCEAN, EL SALVADOR

During a Samaritan’s Purse Canada trip to this Central American country, the group I was with was blessed to spend the morning on the ocean. I didn’t get into the water, but I did wander around and make many photos, including this one just minutes before we got on the bus back to San Salvador.
Nikon D7100, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: the rainforest path

PATH THROUGH THE RAINFOREST, COSTA RICA

During a Samaritan’s Purse Canada trip to this Central American nation, the group I was with stopped to enjoy a charming picnic area. I wandered around and used my Nikon D7100 to photograph this combination of rainforest leaves and a wide, relaxing pathway.

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Rural landscapes: pause to take this in

FLOWERS AND YELLOW WALL, EL SALVADOR

During a Samaritan’s Purse Canada trip to this Central American nation, the group I was with stayed for one night at an absolutely charming hotel and restaurant. It was loaded with colour, so I grabbed my Nikon D7100 and wandered around, finding delightful little scenes like this.

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Natural landscapes: the rainforest undergrowth

GLOWING GREEN LEAVES, COSTA RICA

During a Samaritan’s Purse Canada trip to this Central American nation, the group I was with took a day off from our work to visit this rainforest zipline and gondola tourist attraction. While waiting for the action to begin, I found this pair of gigantic leaves and came up with what I hope is a decent composition. I carefully darkened the surrounding leaves to keep your focus on the beautiful round shapes.

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Natural landscapes: the afternoon clouds

SUMMER SKY AND RAINFOREST, EL SALVADOR

This was the view from the church our group visited during a Samaritan’s Purse Canada trip to this Central American country. Did a fair bit of work in Photoshop to darken the sky and lighten the forest, thereby bringing a better balance to the entire scene.
Nikon D7100, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: the finery of undergrowth

FOXTAIL AND GRASSES, NEAR DELACOUR, ALBERTA

After photographing a gorgeous summer prairie pond, I turned my attention to the whispy Foxtail growing all around me. The trick was to find an arrangement that wasn’t just a confusing mess of growth. How did I do?
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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