Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Wildlife

Rolling Hill

Rolling HIll

 

Sometimes a simple contour with some light and shadow are all that you need to make a photo. I like this image in that the lines are basic but the textures, complex. The striated clouds and the winter grasses with the snow showing through. Flickr’s mapping calls this location Pageant, AB but I recall it as south of Milo, not to be confused with Rolling Hills which is about forty miles east of here.

In the best light…


Pronghorn Family

Pronghorn Family

 

When you get away from the cities and towns, and out on the open range, sometimes, you catch a glimpse of the fastest land animal in North America. In fact, Pronghorns are second in the world, to the cheetah, but can actually sustain high speeds for longer. This day, I found them taking a break and grazing. I shot from the vehicle having learned previously, if you get out, they’re gone (and I don’t run that fast).

In the best light…


Panda Walk

Panda Walk

 

This will be another week straight from my archive. These slides all came from the same Kodachrome box with mounts imprinted with the Kodak Olympic Press Center, so I know they were all taken in February 1988. This was the last time the Giant Pandas visited Calgary. The Giant Pandas will return in 2018 http://www.calgaryzoo.com/media-releases/return-panda-magic-confirmed The Giant Pandas are on a ten year loan to Canada with the first five years spent in Toronto.

In the best light…


Ducks In A Row

Ducks In A Row

 

I remember a warm summer’s evening connected with this image. We were at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary walking on the paths and looked back towards the west across the lagoon. An old log was sticking out into the water and was lined with ducks, a lone bird paddled his way out to the end. I liked the way that his wake melded in with the ripples on the water. The golden light  before sunset was an added bonus.

Nikon FM, Tamron 70-210mm, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600, Adobe Photoshop CC, Nik Software Color Efex Pro

In the best light…


Maya The Wolf

Maya

Sherri and I spent an afternoon at the Northern Lights Wildlife Center near Golden, BC. We had booked a photo session and were taken for a walk in the wood with a wolf. Maya wandered about and through the trees and I photographed her as she more or less followed her handler.

In the best light…


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