Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “landscape

White House Ruin

White House Ruin

The White House Ruin was one of the locations I had to see on our trip the Four Corners region. We were unable to take our tour in the bottom of Canyon De Chelly due to high winds. I shot this image from the south rim of the Canyon. I found out about this location by studying Ansel Adams prints in school.

Below is Ansel’s shot taken from the canyon floor.

In the best light…


Dreams Of Shiprock

Dreams Of Shiprock

 

The Shiprock formation is in the far northwest corner of New Mexico, just east of the Arizona border. It’s the most prominent feature of the area. For some reason the memory is etched on my mind. When I think of returning to the Four Corners region, it’s Shiprock that I want to see.

The original image had a heavy cast of haze. With the new Dehaze tool in Lightroom CC 2015, I was able to extract a useable image.

In the best light…


City At Night

City At Night

 

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

The view from the north of downtown is always a thing to behold. The buildings have built up now so seeing the Calgary Tower isn’t possible from this vantage point. but the sight is still great. The contrast in lighting is always hard to deal with in a night shot. I didn’t want to revert to HDR and choose a single frame to process.

In the best light…


Saddledome Sunset

Saddledome Sunset

 

Scotsman’s Hill is a great spot to view the city skyline. We arrived just before sunset and found a vantage point where things lined up where I wanted them to be. The new towers in the Beltline block the view of the Bow Building. I wanted the spill of the nice warm light on the roof of the Saddledome.

In the best light…


The Lions Sleep Tonight

The Lions Sleep Tonight

 

A lone car streaks across an empty bridge in this five second time exposure. The Centre Street Bridge has long been one of my favourite subjects. The small aperture in the lens creates starbursts on the street lamps.

In the best light…


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