Urban landscapes: the light of night

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC BASILICA, NEWFOUNDLAND

During a business trip to this eastern Canadian province I made sure to make two stops at this glorious church in St. John’s. The first, in daylight, captured the splendid interior. When I realized the exterior was lit at night, I came back to make pictures like this, knowing the illumination would be far more dramatic. I also went with black-and-white, since there was almost no colour to be had.
This basilica was constructed between 1839 and 1855; at the time, it was the largest Irish cathedral outside of Ireland. The basilica was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1983.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Rural landscapes: the pathways of light

LIGHT IN THE BEDROOM, NEAR BEISEKER, ALBERTA

Not long after encountering this abandoned farmstead on the Canadian prairies (here’s an outside view: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-Sm), I managed to get upstairs and find these amazing shafts of light. Pretty cool, eh?  🙂
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Natural landscapes: the waves of winter

BREAKING WAVE, CAPE SPEAR, NEWFOUNDLAND

I added an extra day to a business trip so I could photograph just a bit of this stunning province. I made a lot of pictures of breaking waves; many were over-exposed (I don’t have a lot of experience with this subject matter) but this one came out pretty good. Cape Spear is the most easternpoint in Canada, so it’s the very first spot to receive sunrise light.
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Rural landscapes: the shapes and shades of red

GRAIN ELEVATOR DETAIL, VULCAN, ALBERTA

Grain elevators, once so common across the Canadian prairies, are now so rare that every one I encounter is a reason to stop and make pictures. I spent almost an hour exploring everything in this location, finally trying this almost-abstract design of shapes and shades of red.
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Natural landscapes: winter light on the peaks

ALONG THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

Just one glance at this scene makes it clear why this road, through the Canadian Rockies, is considered one of the most scenic drives on the planet. I waited to included a vehicle to provide you a sense of the massive scale of the peaks and the forests.
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Rural landscapes: the winter farmstead

FARM IN THE FOOTHILLS, NEAR STAVELY, ALBERTA

Another one of those photo trips where I followed any old road that struck my fancy in the Rocky Mountain foothills of western Canada. The only significant colour in this telephoto scene was the blue sky and red barn, so I kept the barn in colour and converted the rest of the scene into black-and-white. Makes quite a visual impact, eh?  🙂
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Nikon D7100, 70-300 mm. zoom lens, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Natural landscapes: the frigid morning glory

MIST ALONG THE BOW RIVER, CANMORE, ALBERTA

The amaaaaaazing light caused by mist on an open section of the river was so inspiring that I had no trouble ignoring the -30 temperature for a half-hour of ecstatic photography. Later in the day, when the mist was gone, I drove past this section of river again and the magic was gone.
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Urban landscapes: spanning the winter river

PRINCE’S ISLAND BRIDGE AND BOW RIVER, CALGARY, ALBERTA

I found a good viewpoint to make a long exposure photo of the last light of sunset and this pedestrian bridge. It connects Memorial Drive and Prince’s Island in the downtown core of this western Canadian city. Memorial Drive streetlights provided the illumination on the snow and tree branches.
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Natural landscapes: where the creek wanders

LOUISE CREEK, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

For some reason, the creek flowing out of Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies remains unfrozen even in the most frigid conditions. This is a wonderful bonus for photographers because at this altitude, the surrounding trees and vegetation are often snow and frost-covered, making glorious winter scenes like this almost commonplace.
I am truly blessed and thankful to our Creator for living just a few hours’ drive away from this kind of scenery.
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Urban landscapes: it’s easy being green

SHANE HOMES YMCA, CALGARY, ALBERTA

The gigantic recreation centre, which opened in early 2018, is a feast for the eyes. The wonderful curves, colours and shafts of light in the main entryway captured my attention for nearly an hour, despite the pre-dawn -20 degree temperature.
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