Category Archives: National Park

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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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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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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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Nature Photography Challenge IV

This lushness is not how we usually think of the prairie, however this is what it can look like during a wet spring. As previously shared on Facebook: Day 4 of the Nature Photography Challenge. […]

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Nature Photography Challenge II

Signs that spring is coming: geese overhead, buds fattening, people working around their homes, bundles of tree prunings in the back lane. I’m not ready for nature photography yet, so I’ll fall back to my […]

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Red-winged Blackbird

A new collection of documentary photographs taken in Elk Island National Park in 2010, can now be seen at my Zenfolio site. This is the first batch of many that I will be uploading, as […]

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Devil’s Club

(Mt. Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia. Canon 5D MKII with EF 16-35mm f2.8 L lens, HDR by Nik)

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