Natural landscapes: the gobsmacking winter sunrise

DAWN ON THE GREAT LAKES, WHITBY, ONTARIO

During a visit to my previous home town, I was blessed to get out early enough to capture a cold, stunning sunrise on Lake Ontario. It’s funny; I never realized just what a photographic resource was that lake until I moved far away. When I return to Whitby (in the Greater Toronto Area) for another visit, I’ll be sure to capture a sunrise – if the weather cooperates.
Nikon D50, tripod.

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Natural landscapes: the afternoon flow

BOW RIVER AND CASTLE MOUNTAIN, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

The day had been mostly overcast, but in the last hour, while on the way home, the sun finally found a hole in the clouds and added brilliant illumination to this stunning Canadian Rocky Mountain scene. There wasn’t a lot of colour, so it was an easy decision to show you a black-and-white version – especially as B&W is often more dramatic. (That said, here’s the colour version: https://bit.ly/AlbertaRiver.)
Nikon D7100, tripod

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Urban landscapes: silence in the cathedral

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

Built in 1916 (after a fire destroyed the previous structure), this cathedral is all the more stunning because it’s in a city of just 40,000. It was designated a Canadian national historic site in 1990.
I was blessed to spend nearly an hour here, making long exposures with no one to bother me. Here’s another view of this incredible building: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-10b.
Nikon D7100, tripod

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Natural landscapes: what the camera captures

KICKING HORSE RIVER,
YOHO NATIONAL PARK,
BRITISH COLUMBIA

I was blessed to visit this river shortly after a fresh snowfall, creating a wonderland of photo opportunities as I walked along the river bank. I often like to make a picture of my camera in the scene for social media; in this case the result was so good that I saved it for this website. As an extra creative touch, I converted the picture on the back of the Nikon D7100 into black-and-white. Kinda cool, eh? 🙂
IPhone 8, processed with Photoshop

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Natural landscapes: when November looks like January

SHERBROOKE CREEK,
YOHO NATIONAL PARK,
BRITISH COLUMBIA

I parked on the side of the Trans Canada Highway, near the Alberta-British Columbia border, and waded through 18 inches of snow to reach a viewpoint where I could clearly see the gobsmacking beauty of this mountain stream in late autumn.
There wasn’t much colour in this scene, so it was a no-brainer to go black-and-white. The other thing I had to do was go for a long exposure to make the water silky and help lead your eyes on a diagonal path through the picture.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, two neutral density (darkening) filters

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Urban landscapes: the city wonderland

PRINCE’S ISLAND PARK, CALGARY, ALBERTA

This gorgeous island, on the northern edge of the Calgary’s downtown, is one of my reliable “go-to” photo locales after snowfall. It has lots of pathways winding through tall trees and, if you’re facing south, you can easily add skyscrapers into the mix. I usually get there early in the morning, before any other people arrive, so I can get pictures like this. (Here’s another photo from the same delightful morning: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-1ej).
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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Urban landscapes: piercing the sunrise sky

CN TOWER AND RAIL LINES, TORONTO, ONTARIO

During a recent trip to Canada’s largest city, I drove over a bridge that afforded this amazing view of rail lines in a canyon of office buildings and condo towers. I made a picture, but it was so close to sunrise that the building and street lights were obscured. So I returned earlier the next morning and was rewarded with this glowing, glittering, glorious scene.
I like the colour version (you can see it here: https://bit.ly/YYZdawn), but knew it would be even more dramatic in monotone. Was I right? 🙂
Nikon D7100, tripod

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Rural landscapes: grabbing hold of the wind

WIND TURBINES NEAR PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA

Southern Alberta is one of the windiest places in Canada, so it’s no surprise that the landscape is dotted with hundreds of turbines. I’ve discovered lots of people intensely dislike them — especially as they’re not the solution to producing “clean” energy that some of their proponents claim — but turbines make an intriguing subject for landscape photography.
Nikon D90, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky

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Wildlife: the peaceful autumn moment

MALE MALLARD, LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA, WHITBY, ONTARIO

The waterfowl at this peaceful place east of Toronto are accustomed to human presence, so they didn’t bother much with me and my camera. The result, on my first digital camera, is one of my best wildlife pictures.
I did a lot of processing work to achieve what you’re looking at. Cloned out a lot of tiny bits of dirt and fluff in the water. Also replaced the duck’s distracting and disturbing red-eye with a cloned bit of the duck’s feathers. Worked pretty well, eh?
Nikon D50, fill-flash (to illuminate the duck’s underside), tripod.

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Rural landscapes: the early winter landscape

HAY ROLLS, FOOTHILLS AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS, NEAR BLACK DIAMOND, ALBERTA

I was blessed to be able to get outwith my photography equipment right after a late autumn snowfall decorated the glorious landscapes south of Calgary. On a morning like this, it was hard to make a bad photo and I wandered along random country roads to find many compelling scenes.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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