Natural landscapes: the scenic winter river

OLDMAN RIVER VALLEY, MOON RIVER ESTATES, ALBERTA

I went exploring in this tiny hamlet (population: 130) near Lethbridge because I sensed there would be good views of the river valley. Turns out I was right. The beautifully lit trees just below me provided a good counterpoint to the distant badland cliffs.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Rural landscapes: the winter barn

BARN AND SNOWY FIELD
NEAR CARMANGAY, ALBERTA

The ancient barn initially attracted me, then I noticed the sun-dappled ripples in the prairie field and knew I could make a compelling photo. Kinda like the diagonal lines of the tractor trail, too.
I made a version of this photo with the barn in colour and the rest of the picture in black-and-white. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/BARNandFIELD.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: the winter badlands view

WINTER AT WRITING-ON-STONE PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

This view south, at hills in the United States, is often photographed — but not in the dead-cold splendour of winter. That’s when I made the 3.5-hour drive south from my home in Calgary to be one of the few people to visit this glorious place in the off-season. That’s the curving, frozen Milk River flowing through part of the scene.
There was very little colour to be had, so I went with a black-and-white version. (Here’s Writing-On-Stone at the height of summer: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-xU.)
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Rural landscapes: three friends in a field

LATE AUTUMN HAY ROLLS NEAR PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA

I like the full-colour version (you can see it here: http://bit.ly/AlbertaHayRolls), but with just these three rolls in a giant field, I could see a compelling picture with just them in colour. What do you think?
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: the place of peaceful contemplation

PACIFIC OCEAN INTERLUDE, EL BALSAMAR RESORT, EL SALVADOR

We’re in the midst of winter where I live, so I’m offering up this serene, contemplative summer scene captured during a 2018 Samaritan’s Purse trip to this Central American nation.
Our gracious hosts took us to a resort to spend part of the day enjoying the surf, dark sand and glorious views. I wandered off with the camera to find artistic compositions like this. Here’s another scene from the same beach: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-1lg.
Nikon D7100, polarizer.

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Rural landscapes: the windy autumn sky

WIND TURBINES, HAY ROLLS AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT RANGE, PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA

I know there are people who detest wind turbines, but I find them fascinating photo subjects, especially admidst the stunning landscapes of this western Canadian province.
The Pincher Creek region is one of the windiest places in Canada – so windy that I found some nestling deer using hay rolls as a wind break – so I had to use a fairly fast shutter speed to stop the motion of this turbine.
There was lots of blue and gold-brown in the scene, but I also knew it would look stunning in black-and-white. So that’s how I’m presenting it to you.

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Rural landscapes: the epic, snowy autumn view

RANCH ENTRY NEAR BLACK DIAMOND, ALBERTA

I ventured out the day after a four-inch autumn snowfall and found the sublime foothills landscapes still thoroughly coated with snow. It was hard to make a bad photo on this incredible morning. As I moved around capturing different viewpoints of this ranch entry, I had to marvel at all I was seeing and breathe thanks to the One who made it all. Here’s the scene in full colour: http://bit.ly/SnowyRanch.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Rural landscapes: the snowy autumn village

PIPESTONE RIVER AND LAKE LOUISE VILLAGE, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

I was blessed to have a photography day in the Canadian Rockies on a sunny day right after a big late autumn snowfall. It was hard to make a bad photo in that place with those sublime conditions. Ideally, I would have liked a bit more of the river to be open, but most of it froze over quickly in such cold conditions.
Nikon D90. tripod, polarizing filter

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Rural landscapes: on the edge of sunrise

DAWN LIGHT ON THE FOOTHILLS, NEAR TURNER VALLEY, ALBERTA

It was -15c when this bucolic scene caused me to stop the car, ignore the frigid cold and make pictures in the best light of the day. A four-inch snowfall the previous day created stunning conditions. Hard to believe this is still autumn, eh?
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, enhancing filter.

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Urban landscapes: the walls of sunrise light

REFLECTED DAWN LIGHT AT STUDIO BELL, CALGARY, ALBERTA

This 160,000 square foot building, designed by Allied Works Architecture, is part of the revitalization of the downtown east end of this western Canadian city. Clad in glazed terra cotta, Studio Bell is the home of the National Music Centre.
It opened on Canada Day in 2016 and has an extensive collection of musical instruments, historical items and more. I was blessed to visit just as sunrise light was reflecting on this portion of the structure.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

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