Tag Archives: Alberta

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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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Wedding Album update

I was surprised to find Kristen and Greg’s public wedding on Zenfoio was no longer displaying images at all. This has been corrected and the slim public gallery is now open for viewing again!

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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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Wedding Photography? Moi?

This is my fourth attempt at writing a blog post about my recent experience photographing a wedding. The first veered off into New Years resolutions, the second into the reasons why I don’t photograph many […]

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Showy Asclepias

I came across a plot of this showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)  while exploring the Devonian Botanic Garden just west of Edmonton. They were in a section of the garden called ‘Plants of Alberta’, just on the […]

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Opal Spring

While HDR is a useful solution to dramatic lighting, nature often demands a more subtle touch. The crocus pushing through kinnickinnick was photographed at ground level from a tripod in cloud-diffused early morning light.

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Matryoshka

As I have said before, outside of macro nature photography, one of my favourite photography jaunts is strolling through old junk or antique stores and finding interesting ‘as-is’ subjects and vignettes. The challenge is to […]

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