Urban landscapes: the exact reflection

DAWN AT AGA KHAN MUSEUM, TORONTO, ONTARIO

The Aga Khan Museum is a museum of Islamic art, Iranian art and Muslim culture in the North York district of Canada’s largest city. The 10,000-square-metre museum was designed by Fumihiko Maki and is surrounded by gardens.
I was blessed to visit right around sunrise and had glorious warm light and a complete lack of wind to work with. Colour version here: http://bit.ly/AgaKhanColour.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “Light and Lines: An Urban Landscape Portfolio”: http://bit.ly/LIGHTandLINES

Natural landscapes: the waterfall wall

MALIGNE CANYON, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

As the Maligne River flows through this stunning Canadian Rockies canyon, up to a half-dozen other water sources join the river to boost the flow as it nears the bottom and enters the Athabasca River.
I couldn’t get close to this beautiful feature, but carefully composing with a telephoto zoom lens enabled me to create what I think is a pretty compelling photo. Agree?
Nikon D7100, 70-300 mm. lens, tripod, polarizing filter

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “MOMENTS OF LIGHT: Thirty Years of Photography”: http://bit.ly/JTNnMX

Rural landscapes: the ghost of the prairies

ANCIENT GRAIN ELEVATOR, DOROTHY, ALBERTA

Sadly, these icons of the Canadian prairies are mostly gone, replaced by massive concrete or steel grain storage/transportation facilities in far fewer locales. I was blessed to get low to the ground and photograph this beauty before part of the roof caved in.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “Frank King’s Southern Alberta“: http://bit.ly/1oUzd4A

Rural landscapes: the hard coast

THE MISTY DINGLE COAST, IRELAND

I fished back into the archives and landed this evocative picture from my 1993 trip to Ireland. This was photographed on slide film with my much-loved, long-gone Pentax medium-format film camera.
Years later, I had the slide scanned onto CD, then did a ton of work in Photoshop to make it clear why I set up my tripod and captured this scene, which hints at the terrible beauty of Ireland’s history.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “IRELAND: Visions of Light”: http://bit.ly/IrelandVisionsOfLight

Rural landscapes: the castle viewpoint

URQUHART CASTLE RUINS AND LOCH NESS, SCOTLAND

During our 2017 European vacation, my wife and I took an excursion into the Scottish Highlands to check out this glorious castle and the beauty of Loch Ness. The lake is famous for the mythical Loch Ness Monster.
NikonD7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “MOMENTS OF LIGHT: Thirty Years of Photography”: http://bit.ly/JTNnMX

Natural landscapes: where the mountain soars over the river

ATHABASCA FALLS AND MOUNT KERKESLIN, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

Anyone travelling along the glorious Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rocky Mountains has the opportunity to visit three waterfalls that absolutely qualify as spectacular. This one is closest to the town of Jasper and I captured it late on a summer afternoon.
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “MOMENTS OF LIGHT: Thirty Years of Photography”: http://bit.ly/JTNnMX

Natural landscapes: the epic mountain sunrise

DAWN AT LAKE ANNETTE, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

It turned out to be a cloudy morning, but I was rewarded for getting up at 4:30 a.m. and driving to this Canadian Rocky Mountain lake with a few minutes of sublime glory. Annette is one of eight lakes within easy driving and walking distance of the town of Jasper.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “MOMENTS OF LIGHT: Thirty Years of Photography”: http://bit.ly/JTNnMX

Natural landscapes: road through the highlands

ARGYLL FOREST PARK, SCOTLAND

Our tour bus stopped at the Rest and Be Thankful Commemorative Stone, giving me just enough time to hastily photograph stunning views of the Scottish Highlands and Loch Restil. Established in 1935, Argyll Forest Park is the oldest forest park in the United Kingdom.
Nikon D7100m tripod, polarizing filter

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “MOMENTS OF LIGHT: Thirty Years of Photography”: http://bit.ly/JTNnMX

Urban landscapes: the smoggy day

THAMES RIVER AND PARLIAMENT BUILDING, LONDON, ENGLAND

During our whirlwind three-day 2017 visit to London, my wife and I saw much of the historic downtown from the London Eye, a giant ferris wheel with 32 sealed and air-conditioned capsules. (Here’s another London Eye view, showing some epic bridges: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-V5.)
Unfortunately, the day was so smoggy that making good pictures with my Nikon D7100 was quite difficult; each jpeg required a lot of Photoshop processing to fully reveal the beauty of this ridiculously iconic city. How did I do on this one?

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “Light and Lines: An Urban Landscape Portfolio”: http://bit.ly/LIGHTandLINES

 

Rural landscapes: the canola trail

FARM PATH TO THE FIELDS, NEAR AIRDRIE, ALBERTA

I pulled the van off the road when I spotted this scene, attracted by the pathway leading into fields and guiding your eyes to the distant canola. I also liked the symmetry; the trail is flanked by canola and large bushes, the latter serving as a kind-of entryway to the distant fields.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

Check out my coffeetable book, “Frank King’s Southern Alberta“: http://bit.ly/1oUzd4A

%d bloggers like this: