Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “landscape

Rockin’ The Ice

Rockin' the Ice

A winter scene from out on the ice at Abraham Lake.

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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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There Is A Crack In Everything

There Is A Crack In Everything

 

Abraham Lake

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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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Streamside

Streamside

An interesting spot on a bright winter day.

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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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Break Through

Break Through

 

There is something about the sun coming out from the clouds that seems to just brighten my day. It’s warming, even on a cold and frosty day like this one.

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Graveyard Flats

Graveyard Flats 3

 

When out shooting with a group, it is sometimes hard to keep people out of your shot, but sometimes their tracks still get included. It makes me wonder where they were going and why I don’t see them in the distance.

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Mountain Slope and Flats

Mountain Slope and Flats

 

A contrast in textures, with the rough mountain face above, the soft snow below and the shaggy trees between.

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Mt Amery From Rampart

Mt Amery From Rampart

 

I love the mountains. One of my favourite things about living in this area, is to be able to visit places like this and to photograph them. The beautiful sunny day and the crisp snow do their best to highlight this mountain.

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Open Water, Rampart Flats

Open Water, Rampart Flats

 

Taken near Monday’s image from a different position and a tighter crop. In this shot I wanted to focus more on the trees and the water flowing across the foreground of the frame.

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Rampart Clouds

Rampart Clouds

 

This is an older image that I decided to reprocess in black and white. It was taken at Rampart Flats in Banff National Park, north of the Saskatchewan River Crossing on the Icefields Parkway.

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Soaring Raven

Soaring Raven

 

While I was perched high on the canyon rim, looking down 600’ to the bottom, the ravens ride the thermals and updrafts. Whirling and wheeling along the cliffs, they seemed joyous fluttering in the wind.

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Canyon deChelly

Canyon deChelly

 

The dust storm rages overhead while the sun burns through the haze to light the bottom of the canyon. The green foliage marks the course of the water, when the rain does fall.

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Spider Rock

Spider Rock

 

Looking down into Canyon deChelly, Spider Rock is an amazing spire. It looks to be the inspiration for some of the old Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons. Another of the sights that make Arizona a treat for photographers.

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Winter Comes

Winter Comes

 

What first appeared to be dust on a dirty negative, the tiny flecks all over this image are really large snowflakes that are falling. The bare field will soon be covered in snow.

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Industrial Light

Industrial Light

 

With a tongue in cheek nod to George Lucas, this black and white study is of the fertilizer plant near Carseland, Alberta. Most of the billowing clouds are steam in the sub zero temperatures.

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Old Trails

Old Trails

 

An old vapour trail leads across the sky over the empty winter prairie.

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Best of Twenty Sixteen

Cattails In Early Spring

2016 was not a particularly productive year for me, so I limited my selection to ten images. We start the year in March with this marsh scene in black and white. “Cattails In Early Spring”

The Claw

 

May brought with it a few good aurora storms this one was on the 8th.

“The Claw”

 

Storm In A Pond

 

A photo drive through the countryside on Canada Day gave me these two stormy shots.

“Storm In A Pond”

Storm Textures

 

And this one: “Storm Textures”

I like the painterly look to the clouds in the sky. As I recall, I enhanced the grain to give it a rougher look and a more film like feel.

Rain Or Shine

 

August had me shooting a wedding for friends. Their reception was in an outdoor tent in a backyard. The thunderstorm did not deter the celebration.

“Rain Or Shine”

Into The Night 

 

September was the month of the harvest moon. We were late getting out and by the time I was situated the moon had lifted from the horizon. I was still able to capture this shot of a working swather and the moon.

“Into The Night”

Sky Canvas

 

Throughout the year, I saw many sunsets and a few sunrises. Most of them were great to see. I’ve posted quite a few this year and I don’t know it this was my absolute best, but it was one that I liked a lot.

“Sky Canvas”

Earl's Combine Troubles

 

Good friends will let you take pictures of them when they are working, even if things aren’t going so well. About this time the fourth combine had gone down. Luckily most were minor difficulties.

“Earl’s Combine Troubles”


Dusk Dust

 

It was a particularly late harvest in 2016. This shot was taken in late October and the crew worked well into November with a bit of cleanup in December even.

“Dusk Dust”

Sky Line

 

My final shot in this group comes from November. I was standing outside of the restaurant in Airdrie where we were about to have supper. I looked up at the sunset and saw the jet trail being lit by the same golden tones as the clouds.

“Sky Line”

I hope you have enjoyed my photography as much as I have presenting it to you. Thanks for looking and reading. All the best to you in the New Year!

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Morning Colour

Morning Colour

 

Early morning brings out the colour of the sky in the Canadian Rockies.

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Whitegoat Morning

Whitegoat Morning

 

On a crispy winter morning the reeds on the edge of Whitegoat Lake are lit by the morning sun.

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Clouds And The Wall

Clouds And The Wall

 

The clouds roll up to the mountain and get stopped or go over. The weather in the Rockies is ever changing.

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Hazy Sunrise, Monument Valley

Hazy Sunrise, Monument Valley

 

One of my favourite locations, there is a wealth of photo opportunities around here. I could have spent weeks here and not exhausted my fascination with the place.

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Elephant Butte From North Window

Elephant Butte from North Window

 

Most of Elephant Butte is still shadow by the rock formation to my right. The sun is just touching the top of the butte, while the structures in the open are fully lit.

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