Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Locations

Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens

 

There was very little color out on the day this was photographed. The two previous in this series, I processed in black and white. In this image there was a hint of blue in the overcast sky and some of the deciduous trees had a reddish brown color to them, so I thought I would keep the pastel tones. The bridge and temple bell blend into the landscape, as if natural.

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Snowy Evergreens

Snowy Evergreens

 

Back to our photo op at Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge, Alberta. Facing a scene where the landscape has been manicured, some times it is difficult to reduce a composition to a less “all encompassing” view that first greets you. A small arched bridge gave me a place to start.

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Nikka Yuko Morning

Nikka Yuko Morning

 

On a cold (-20c) New Year’s Eve morning just after the break of day, my buddy Mike and I were walking along Henderson Lake looking for photo ops after the sunrise proved unspectacular. We happened along the open back gate to Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge after the sidewalk sweeper had entered. We wandered about undisturbed at a very quiet time in the morning. It allowed me to take some time composing shots to take advantage of the beauty of the scene.

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Circles And Lines

Circles And Lines

 

I think that this is actually a bike rack, but I loved the way the the design was repeated and knew there was a picture in there somewhere. The multiple circles contrast the angular lines of the supports which are backed up by the lines of the railing.

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Bloom On The Bow

Bloom On The Bow

 

Bloom is a public art piece that was installed in 2015 on St Patrick’s Island across from the East Village in downtown Calgary. It can be accessed from the Bow River Pathway on the north or RiverWalk on the south via the George C. King pedestrian bridge.

In the best light…


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