Natural landscapes: when the winter wind blows

BLOWING SNOW AT ABRAHAM LAKE, ALBERTA

It’s windy and unbelievably slippery. But Abraham Lake, a man-made creation in the Canadian Rockies, is a mecca for photographers because of the amazing ice and the even more amazing methane-caused ice bubbles (here’s what those ice bubbles look like: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-tY). The only way to get around on the ice is to wear crampons; otherwise, you’re falling flat on your butt more times than you care to admit. Yes, that was me before I got crampons.  🙂

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natural landscapes: the snow and the creek

NOVEMBER AT BIG HILL SPRINGS PROVINCIAL PARK, NEAR COCHRANE, ALBERTA

When it’s overcast and I still want to make pictures, I go to places like this where the water is at least partially open year-round and I can keep the bland, distracting, grey sky out of my compositions.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: the last leaves of autumn

LATE AUTUMN IN VICTORIA PARK, CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

While on an early November business trip, I had a few hours to check out the charming woods in this park in eastern Canada. Lucked into finding a few scenes like this, where there were still enough leaves to make a good autumn photo. The key was keeping the dull, grey sky out of the picture. It would have sucked your eyes away from the rest of the scene.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Urban landscapes: the chapel in the cathedral

THE LADY CHAPEL, ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, DUBLIN

Tucked behind the choir aisles in this 800-year-old church is the Lady Chapel. It was constructed in 1270 and used by the Huguenots from 1666 to 1816. Restored in 2013, the Lady Chapel is primarily an area for quiet reflection. I was blessed to be allowed to use a tripod to make a long exposure and show off the architecture in the best possible light.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: the curve of the creek

SILVERTON CREEK, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

One of my favourite photo locales pretty much any time of year, thank to the clear, rapid water and colourful boulders. On this occasion, I included the tree trunk because of the autumn snow. Adds an interesting touch, doncha think?  🙂

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Natural landscapes: the leaf frame

YELLOW AND BROWN LEAVES, PETAWAWA, ONTARIO

I came across this random scattering of autumn leaves and immediately noticed how the yellow leaf was beautifully framed by the brown beech (I think…) leaves. This is on the Emerald Necklace Trail which takes you through a beautiful forest and along the glorious Petawawa River.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: on the edge of winter

AUTUMN AT CAVELL LAKE, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

There was so little colour in this Canadian Rockies scene that I opted for black-and-white. Absolute silence; just me and the moody, shifting clouds and fog.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density filter on the peak and sky.

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Natural landscapes: the tributary

GRINDSTONE CREEK TRIBUTARY, NEAR HAMILTON, ONTARIO

After following this beautiful creek through the autumn ravine, I followed a little tributary that brought me to a scene of quiet beauty.
Nikon D50, tripod, polarizing filter

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Rural landscapes: Sheltered by the tree

AUTUMN TREE AND ABANDONED HOMESTEAD, NEAR VULCAN, ALBERTA

What attracted me to this scene, in the glorious prairies of western Canada, is the emptiness. Just one building, one giant tree and nothing else. You may notice I darkened the road in the bottom right corner so it wouldn’t intrude on the mood of the scene.

Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: before the lake freezes

MORAINE LAKE, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

This autumn scene in the Canadian Rocky Mountains had little colour besides the stunning turquoise of the lake, so I converted the rest of the photo into black-and-white to make the final photo more dramatic. (You can see a full-colour version here: http://bit.ly/SnowyLake).
NikonD90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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