Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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A Tree Dies In The Forest

A Tree Dies In The Forest

 

On a foggy morning in the Cypress Hills, we were wandering through the forest. I came across this fallen aspen tree. The triangular shape was repeated behind it in the spruce tree.

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Alberta Skies

Alberta Skies

 

I thought I’d slip in another throwback from the 1980’s. This is another scanned image from a Kodachrome slide. There is something about an Alberta sky that is big and bold, with broad strokes of cloud.

Nikon FM, Tamron 17mm, Kodachrome 64, Manfrotto 055 tripod, Epson V600, Adobe Photoshop CC, Nik Color Efex Pro 

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Foothills Predawn

Foothills Predawn

 

The sun was about to rise west of Calgary on this day. The first beams start to color the upper clouds, but the sun is not so high in the sky to lighten the deep blue of the sky. There was just enough light to reveal the field and trees in the foreground.

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Smoky Sunset

Smoky Sunset

 

The sun was trying to shine through multiple layers of cloud and smoke. Everything came together in a simple click. No matter what kind of light there is, you can still work with it to find a shot.

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Frilly Flower

Frilly Flower

 

Another flower that I don’t remember the name. It is an exercise in depth of field. A couple of hours in my Mother’s flower garden gives me a wide selection of images to work on.

All of the images this week were taken handheld with my Nikon D300s, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8.

In the best light…

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