Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “Jasper

Smooth Water

Smooth Water

 

Through the magic of photography, a 25 second exposure turns Athabasca Falls from a roaring torrent into a gentle and creamy stream.

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Benson’s Glory Hole

Benson's Glory Hole

 

Hidden just off of the Yellowhead Highway in Jasper National Park this small water feature is warmer than its fellows nearby and manages to stay open in all but the coldest of weathers. This makes it a favourite of landscape photographers, especially in the winter.

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Details Sunwapta Falls

Details Sunwapta Falls

 

Sometimes when you are out shooting pictures, you get really focused on the “trophy” shots, the sweeping vistas and grand landscapes. Occasionally you need to step up and take a closer look at the environment and find something eye catching. I thought the patterns of snow and ice on the rocks inside the falls looked interesting.

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Open Water

Open Water

This image was taken in 2009 on Darwin Wiggett’s Fire & Ice Photo Tour. The location is Graveyard Flats on the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper National Parks. The snow encroaching on the open water is just over knee deep and there were significantly deeper spots getting to this location. I remember it as the beautiful day that it appears to be here. One of the things I love about photography is that it preserves your memories.

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Colorful Mountain

Colorful Mountain

I’ve been using Nik Software’s Snapseed on my iPhone for nearly six months now. A couple weeks ago I received notification from Nik that they were releasing Snapseed for Windows. Well, I looked at it one week and bought it the next. I was hoping that the simple interface would be easy to use for my wife, Sherri, but ended up having a lot of fun with it myself.

I pulled this image from the archive. It’s from a 2008 trip through Jasper National Park. This image needed very little adjustment. Just a bit of contrast, structure and sharpening. I also added a plain white border. The Frames in Snapseed have ten different types which are about infinitely adjustable, so you can get the look you want.

Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-135mm @48mm, f/14, 1/500 sec, ISO 800

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