Natural landscapes: overlooking the epic landscape

ME AND THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY, WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

The light was very harsh, but I managed to make the best of it after scrambling up to this rocky outcrop overlooking Red Rock Parkway.
I photographed this scene without me, but found that putting a person in the picture made it even more compelling.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Natural landscapes: the hoodoo morning

THE BADLANDS OF WRITING ON STONE PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA

What a fascinating park! Hundreds of these hoodoos huddle together on a gobsmacking landscape that includes a winding river and spectacular viewpoints. I overnighted here in 2015, staying up late to photograph the landscape under a full moon, grabbing a few hours’ sleep in my van, then arising early enough to capture a glorious sunrise. The distant mountains are in the United States.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter

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Rural landscapes: under the light of dusk

CANFOR SAWMILL, RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, BRITISH COLUMBIA

I always take advantage of opportunities for this kind of long-exposure photography – capturing nicely lit industrial operations in sunset light. In this case, the sun had long since set on the mountain valley, but there was still enough light to make for an interesting dusk sky.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Natural landscapes: catching the reflection

MOUNTAIN VALLEY CREEK, KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

It wasn’t until I stepped back (and up) onto the road that the fantastical evening sky showed up as a reflection in the creek. That’s when I figured what might have been a decent photo was now a compelling photo.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Rural landscapes: on a sunny summer morning…

GRAIN BINS AND CANOLA FIELD,
NEAR BEISEKER, ALBERTA

A search through the archives unearthed this beautiful scene from 2013. The secret to making compelling canola pictures is to combine the glowing yellow with something else – in this case, grain bins and a striking morning sky. Here’s the same scene as a horizontal picture: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-kF
Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

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Rural landscape: the summer oasis

MORNING SKY, PRAIRIE SLOUGH, NEAR AIRDRIE, ALBERTA

During a mostly fruitless trip to find and photograph compelling scenes of canola fields, I drove past this slough. I immediately turned around, found a place to park, and spent a half-hour making pictures. This is probably the best one, because of the strong cloud reflection. Look carefully and you can see shore birds in the water, searching for food.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Rural landscapes: the peaceful yellow

FARM AND CANOLA FIELD, NEAR LONGVIEW, ALBERTA

This website is littered with canola photos and I’m delighted to add yet another one. I find the glowing yellow is irresistable and there’s plenty of it in bloom every July in Alberta. The key, as with this picture, is to provide something more than just a yellow field. I think the red farmstead fits the bill. Do you agree?
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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Urban landscapes: under the gambling archway

FALLSVIEW CASINO ENTRANCE LIGHTS, NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO

This casino is packed with visual delights, from brilliantly illuminated water fountains to spectacular ceilings and archway lights. When photographing this scene, I was careful to keep almost all of the cars out of the picture.
Nikon D7100, tripod

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Natural landscapes: exploring the intimate

WESTERN SALSIFY, BRISCO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Native to Eurasia and northern Africa, western salsify (Also known as goatsbeard,) was commonly used as a food plant in northern Europe in the Middle Ages and subsequently spread all around the world. It was brought to North America by early settlers as a food plant and ornamental around the turn of the 20th century.
It’s generally considered an invasive species, but the gone-to-seed stage you see here struck me as a subject worth photographing. While the flower version is a nice yellow, there’s almost no colour at this stage so I went black-and-white to heighten the contrast and drama. (That said, here’s the colour version: https://bit.ly/BriscoGoatsbeard.)
Nikon D7100, 17-70mm Sigma zoom lens

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Natural landscapes: the last of the evening light

MOUNT ATHABASCA AT SUNSET, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

This glorious place is a four-hour drive from my home, but it was my annual overnight photo trip – where I sleep in the car – so I was able to be there to catch all the wonderful evening light illuminating one of the most spectacular places in the Canadian Rockies.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density filter on the peaks & sky.

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