Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “autumn

Coulee Creek

Coulee Creek

 

On the Southern Alberta prairies, the hills along the rivers in the area are known as coulees. Caused by erosion over many years, they shape the land. Most are dry for most of the year, but this one has enough runoff water to support a year round watercourse. It helps keep the grasses and plants in the bottom green.

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Turning Leaves

Turning Leaves

 

Clouds over a small pond overlook the prairie aspens as the leaves turn a golden yellow colour.

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West Fork Little Soda Canyon Before Dawn

West Fork Little Soda Canyon Before Dawn

 

Not being a morning person, you know that when I get up on my own and am out shooting before the sun comes up, there is something special going on. Mesa Verde National Park is an amazing place! I was incredibly well rested, sleeping at over 8000 ft. elevation. The Far View Lodge is very comfortable, but don’t expect things like TV to disrupt your stay. As it was, it was dark by the time we returned to the room after dinner, and little to do but sleep. After I slipped quietly from the room, it was like I had the whole park to myself. Far View does live up to it’s name. It is nearly fifty mile to the distant ridge on the horizon at the right. In the nearer distance, the scrub oaks and other shrubs are starting to turn to their fall foliage.

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Morning Sky

Morning Sky

 

I’ve never been much of a morning person, but there are some advantages to getting up early. This sunrise is from last October. When the conditions are right it can be spectacular.

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Foothills Roundup

Foothills Roundup

 

The fall is a beautiful time in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. In certain areas, ranching is still prominent. If you are lucky, you may get to see an actual cattle drive in progress. I liked the lines in the hills and the triangles that they created.

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