Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “landscape

Columbia Sunset

Columbia Sunset

 

The Trans-Canada Highway runs along side the Columbia River west of Golden, BC. One evening I saw the golden light of the sunset reflecting off of the surface of the river, and the crepuscular rays were streaming out from under the cloud. Perfect for a simple click.

The highway crosses to the other side of the river a few miles west of here. The river swings to the north and back down around Rogers Pass. The road used to follow the river on the Big Bend Highway before the road through Rogers Pass was constructed. The river comes down through the Mica Dam past Revelstoke, where the Trans-Canada crosses for the Columbia for the final time before the river’s journey to the United States.

In the best light…


The Other Side Of The Sisters

The Other Side Of The Sisters

 

Not my usual view of the Three Sisters at Canmore, Alberta. I liked the crepuscular rays coming over the mountains.

In the best light…


City Pacman

City Pacman

 

I was working at the Woodward’s Camera Department at the time, when my wife Sherri came to pick me up. She exclaimed what a wonderful sunset that she had just witnessed. By the time we got to a vantage point the sun had dipped behind the mountains for the day. I told her that I was working an earlier shift the next day and perhaps we could try again; not really believing that the same conditions would be possible. I set up in the parking lot of the Max Bell Arena the next day amazed because the smoke drifting in had continued and we would be getting another colourful sunset. I waited as the sun came down between the buildings and grabbed my shot.

Nikon FM, Tamron 70-210mm, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600

In the best light…


Sandhills Dunes

Sandhill Dunes

 

The afternoon light plays out over the live dunes in The Great Sandhills east of Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. I was taken there in 1986 with a small group led by Courtney Milne. I spent a long time just taking in the vista, then stuffed my shoes and socks in the camera bag and wandered the warm sand in my bare feet. I like how the ripple pattern fades into the undulating curves at the top.

Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600 scanner

In the best light…


Smoke In The Valley

Smoke In The Valley

 

As the forest fires continue, the smoke continues to flow down the valleys creating some wild looking colours in the skies. In the foothills west of Calgary, visibility is much reduced across the Bow Valley. The sun is muted through the smoke.

In the best light…


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