Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “tree

Burmis Tree In Better Times

Burmis Tree In Better Times

 

The Burmis Tree, aka The Twisted Tree, stands at the eastern entrance to the Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta. It died in the late 1970’s, so was already 8-10 years dead when I made this photograph. Since taking this image in 1986 or 7 the poor tree has been blown over in a windstorm and vandalized. Both times local supporters helped repair the damage and prop up the branches. It is said to be the most photographed tree in Alberta, possibly in Canada.

Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600, Adobe Photoshop CC, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 

In the best light…


Lone Pine

Lone Pine

I was hoping for a nice reflection of the tree in the water but the wind rippled the surface of the lake. The blue of Emerald Lake shows up nicely in the ripples, whereas the yellow in the slope reflects in the the calmer portion.

In the best light…


Lone Tree

Lone Tree

This blast from the past was taken on a 2008 trip to Prince George, BC at the Norton Ranch. The area was hard hit early by the mountain pine beetle. Where a forest once stood, this lone tree is a stark reminder of what once was.

I found this image resting unprocessed in my archives, and thought it would be a good candidate for conversion to black and white. It was done in Adobe Photoshop CC and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

In the best light…


Tree Silhouette

Tree Silhouette

This image is mostly about mood. I let the camera expose for the setting sun, which was still quite bright, this made the clouds darker and the tree almost black. The lone tree in the distance has a feeling of solitude and independence.

In the best light…


World’s Worst Photowalk?

V3

My wife and I signed up for the Worldwide Photowalk in Banff this year. The meet time was set for 2PM at the Cascade Mall. We arrived at 1:45 PM and left at 2:15 PM after nobody showed up. So we decided to do our own thing. We wandered through town but decided we didn’t like the overcast or the crowds. Then headed out to Lake Louise where we ran through a minor snowstorm and faced some light rain when we got there. Moraine Lake Road was closed for the season so we headed up to the Chateau, where we spent an hour shooting. Afterward we made our way back to Vermillion Lakes. I bypassed number 2 where road construction and other vehicle were taking up the parking. I shot at number 3 for a while as the light changed. The rain and snow were moving in from Lake Louise, so I packed up and went to turn around. As I came up to the turnaround, I saw that the bay on the west side of Vermillion Lakes #3 was wind free and smooth as glass. So I parked again and got this shot!

In the best light…


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 782 other followers