Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “evergreens

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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North Rundle Enveloped

North Rundle Enveloped

The view of Mount Rundle in Banff National Park is such an iconic image, it’s hard to find a view that is fresh and new. Here is a view from the north side on the highway. I liked the way that bits of the mountain face appeared through the clouds. I thought the line of evergreens at the bottom of the image would anchor the scene.

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Where The Light Shines

Patch Of Sunlight

When photographing a landscape, you can’t control where the light shines. but I do enjoy finding a naturally spot lit image. This image from near Lake Louise was a matter of taking advantage of an opportunity that presents itself. When a shaft of light peeks through the clouds and lights only one peak, shoot it! A bit of post processing to finish the image and a crop to get rid of a few more blown out clouds and there’s a scene I like.

In the best light…