Category Archives: Alberta

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Reynold’s-Alberta Museum, with details.

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin is one of this provinces finest, a museum dedicated to the interpretation of, “…the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to the present.”  Most […]

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Elk Island Winter

My wife and I had a captivating winter visit to Elk Island National Park recently, quite magical and refreshing. It was a cold morning, completely overcast and about -20 C. Hoar frost had decorated all […]

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Dawn is fleeting: wait for it.

I was going to visit Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton’s river valley with a friend and we decided to leave early to see if we could capture the city in the early morning light. I was a bit […]

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My Olympus OM Era

Continuing from In the Beginning, with more nostalgia… The Olympus OM-2 was the first in a set of tools that allowed me to begin taking true macro photographs. Handed down to me by my father in the […]

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Respite

An unusually mild spell of November weather encouraged me to take the kayak out one more time. Areas of the park infrastructure are being renovated, but I soon left the sounds of working equipment behind […]

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Ring of Fire

Lens flare is popular enough that some photographers are resorting to Photoshop and other tricks to create it. In the image above we see an example of natural lens flare creating a halo around the […]

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Composition Principles: Hierarchy and Gradation

Previous post: Dominance or Emphasis. Gradation is a  gradual change, an increase or decrease in the strength of  visual elements such as value (brightness or darkness), color, saturation, clarity, texture or sharpness. Gradation can add a feeling of […]

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Mt. Amery on the Headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River.

My wife and I drove by this site on the way to Saskatchewan Crossing. The small aspen with autumn-gold leaves caught my eye more than the mountain. After refueling and heading back north on the […]

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