Rural landscapes: before the clouds ended the spectacle

SUNRISE AT TROUT LAKE, NEAR NORTH BAY, ONTARIO

My wife and I were staying at a bed-and-breakfast on the shore of this lake so, naturally, I was up early to see what could be accomplished photographically. As you can see, I was supremely rewarded. 🙂 (P.S. That is a silhouetted rock in the bottom foreground.)
Nikon D50, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: the river of autumn

DUCHESNAY CREEK, NORTH BAY, ONTARIO

One of my stepdaughters, who was attending university in this central Ontario city at the time, took my wife and me to see this creek (though it looks more like a river) back in 2006. The water level was high from recent rain, so I had a great time finding scenes like this (and like this: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-sg) to make long exposures and turn the water silky.
Nikon D50, tripod, polarizing filter

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Rural landscapes: autumn along the fenceline

EVENING LIGHT AND SHADOWS, CALGARY, ALBERTA

The Springbank area, on the western edge of this western Canadian city, is a mix of acreages and charming rural scenes like this. I got down low to push the fence higher into the photo and reduce the space occupied by the grass along the bottom right.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: the colours of Muleshoe

AUTUMN AT MULESHOE PICNIC AREA, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

The western Canadian province of Alberta doesn’t get the brilliant reds of the maple trees in central and eastern Canada, but we do pretty well with eye-popping yellows and oranges of poplars and aspens (seen here), along with larches that grow at higher altitudes. Besides the colour, what attracted me to this scene was the light-dark contrast between the trees and mountains.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: sentinels in the autumn forest

AUTUMN FOREST, KANANASKIS COUNTRY, ALBERTA

Kananaskis is a large mix of mountains and foothills in this western Canada province; it’s so large that I can’t remember exactly where I was in it when I found these coniferous trees surrounded by glorious autumn colour. That’s the great thing about making pictures in Alberta; as long as I have a vague idea where Calgary is, then I can just wander wherever I like to find scenes like this.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizer.

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Natural landscapes: encounter with colour

AUTUMN COLOURS, DEEP RIVER, ONTARIO

I was walking along a pathway at the marina in this charming little town when I spotted the grouping of leaves. Viewing it through a telephoto lens, I really liked the out-of-focus splash of colour on the bottom left; it seemed to serve as a soft counterpoint to the tack-sharp leaves. So I went with it.  🙂
Nikon D7100, tripod, 70-300 mm. lens, enhancing filter.

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Rural landscape: the silence of sunrise

DAWN AT PINE VALLEY RESORT, NEAR ROLPHTON, ONTARIO

The sign said all visitors should check in with the resort operator, but at 6:45 a.m. there’s no one available for that, so I enjoyed the silence along the shores of the Ottawa River and made pictures like this as the sun rose. I was finished and gone before a single person awoke.  🙂
Nikon D7100, tripod, enhancing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Natural landscapes: the artistry of decay

FERNS, NEAR ROLPHTON, ONTARIO

The country road in eastern Ontario was flanked with endless ferns in various states of summer glory or autumn decay. I spent a wonderful hour looking for compelling contrasts between those two states and this is one result.
Nikon D7100, tripod, 70-300 mm. lens.

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Urban landscapes: standing tall

URBAN ART AND THE THE BOW, CALGARY, ALBERTA

The “Family of Man” art installation (essentially, giant people in a circle) is just east of The Bow, Calgary’s second tallest skyscraper.
I was fascinated by the contrast between the dark, elongated human shapes and the dramatic lines of the tower, so I spent a fun hour working various photographic juxtapositions. This is one of the better ones, IMHO.  🙂
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter

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Urban landscapes: the wharfs of dawn

SOUTH GLENMORE PARK, CALGARY, ALBERTA

As the dawn slowly approached, I knew I had the makings of a compelling photo here at Glenmore Reservoir, which is the largest water source for the western Canadian city of Calgary. I carefully positioned the tripod to put the wharfs at good relationship to each other and a looooong exposure smoothed out the rippling waters.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, enhancing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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