Natural landscapes: the Great Lakes sunrise

WINTER DAWN ON LAKE ONTARIO, WHITBY, ONTARIO

I dipped into the archives to find this beauty from nearly a decade ago. Almost ten more years of experience with Photoshop enabled me to do another round of processing and bring out the best in this glorious scene, captured east of Toronto.
Nikon D50, tripod.

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Urban landscapes: the silence of prayer

ST. DUNSTAN’S BASILICA, CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

I was gobsmacked to find a stunning cathedral like this in a town of just 35,000. Thankfully, no one stopped me from making all the long exposure photos I wanted. I especially like the green ‘spine’ along the ceiling. (Here’s another view of the basilica, highlighting the altar area: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-10b).
Nikon D7100, tripod

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Rural landscapes: the winter fenceline

WINTER AT GLENBOW RANCH PROVINCIAL PARK, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA

This 3,300-acre park opened in 2011, making it one of the newest parks in this western Canadian province. It has more than 25 kilometres of trails that lead to outstanding views of the Bow River Valley.
There’s lots of iconic Canadian stuff here, from a railway to distant views of the Rocky Mountains to roaming deer. Parts of the park continue to function as a working ranch. The long-abandoned building you see here is known as the Glenbow Store; it dates back to when a brick plant operated in the area.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Natural landscapes: when the ice cometh

ICE-ENCASED WEEDS, GREENWOOD CONSERVATION AREA, AJAX, ONTARIO

Freezing rain is a common winter occurence in southern Ontario. It creates havoc for people who have to chip the ice off their windshields, but look what it does to simple weeds! I think the one on the right is shriveled Queen Anne’s Lace. I went for a shallow depth of field, which made the background — and its subtle shades of beige and off-white — quite complementary.
Nikon D50, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: where the creek flows

DUFFINS CREEK, GREENWOOD CONSERVATION AREA, AJAX, ONTARIO

A high vantage point enabled me to capture the creek as it flowed south out of Greenwood Conservation Area east of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. I did a lot of manoeuvring to keep the distracting grey sky out of the photo.
Nikon D50, tripod, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: beneath the glorious peaks

BOW RIVER, NEAR LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA

I was on my way home from a full day of making pictures in the Canadian Rocky Mountains when I crossed a bridge and glimpsed this scene out the side window. Stopped the van, backed up and clambered up on a snowbank on the bridge to capture this glorious vista. I was fortunate to make a half-dozen exposures, since passing vehicles caused just enough vibrations to render several versions useless.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the peaks and sky.

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Natural landscapes: the pooling creek

WINTER CREEK, PETER LOUGHEED PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

I fished way back into the archives to resurrect this scene, photographed in the 1990s with a tripod, Pentax 6×7 medium format camera and Velvia slide film. Water pooling on top of the icy mountain creek created an amazing blue. Combine that with ideal winter conditions (i.e. snow on the trees) and you have an iconic Canadian Rockies scene.

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Urban landscapes: marking 150 years

2017 ART INSTALLATION, CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

During a business trip to Canada’s smallest province, I had time to wander down to the waterfront and discover this giant red 2017 art installation. Created to mark our nation’s 150th birthday — and Charlottetown’s pivotal role in that anniversary (it was an 1864 conference in this city that led to Confederation), I was intrigued by the abstract art possibilities and spent a half-hour exploring the shapes and light gradations.
Nikon D7100, tripod

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Urban landscapes: the trees of Christmas

CHRISTMAS AT EIGHTH AVENUE PLACE, CALGARY, ALBERTA

This beautiful arrangement of trees, flanked by the glittering towers of Eighth Avenue Place, stopped me in my tracks for more than a half hour of trying out various compositions. This is one of my favourites.
From Frank’s Cottage, my other website: “At its heart, Christmas is not about us doing. It’s about God doing. Basic Christianity (which I believe) tells us Christmas is about our creator seeing our broken condition and reaching out to us — coming to earth as a helpless baby born in an obscure Middle Eastern village.”
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Urban landscapes: Christmas on Stephen Avenue

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALBERTA

Every December I have a project: find and photograph something Christmasy that can only come from the Canadian province where I live. This year it was downtown Calgary, a pedestrian mall surrounded by office towers. The street looks empty, but that’s only because I made a very loooong exposure that turned most of the fast-moving pedestrians into barely discernable blurs.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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