Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “landscape

Snap Lake Sunrise

Snap Lake Sunrise


After a long slow journey across the ice, seeing the Snap Lake Mine across the lake is a welcome sight. The frigid air is so clear and free from pollutants, you can see across miles of territory. With the wind blowing the steam from the mine sideways, you know a hot coffee at the end of the road will be welcome.

In the best light…

Sky Waves

Sky Wave


I have always been fascinated by unusual cloud formations. I see them where ever I go. I find them interesting and like to think about how they were formed. This time the wavy lines seemed to sort of line up with the road, which gave the view an thought provoking perspective.

In the best light…

Northern Skies

A photo essay for Dave Brosha’s workshop group on Facebook

First Light On Snow Covered Pines

You are always aware of the cold in the north. You can never take it for granted. I came out without putting on my gloves and went to reach for the metal stair rail, then thought better of it and quickly put on my gloves.

Road To Yellowknife


Your glasses seem to fog up a lot. The ice is ever present. Forgetting to step cautiously is at your own peril.

Ice Road Sunset

Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t just freezing temperatures up here. The days are shorter, but not appreciably less than Central Alberta at this time of year.

Ice Road Selfie


The sun doesn’t rise very high above the horizon but this gives more time with interesting light and longer shadows, which in turn gives more definition.

Predawn Skyline


Blue Hour seems to last a long time, and if pastels are your favorite, boy, are you in for a big treat.

Northern Dream 


The colors of the North West Territories run from the subtle to the sublime. Snap Lake Sunrise

The blues and pinks have dominated for me running from shades of off white to the deepest richest Royal Blue or brilliant Fuchsia.

After The Fire

Perhaps it is different in other times of the year but the warm colors stick close to the sun. The cool tones suit what I have been seeing.

Ferry And Bridge


Clouds fly across the sky, changing each day.

Lights At Night

The nights put on a display unequalled anywhere.

Morning Skyline

The cusp of the day is where I find my joy in photography.

In the best light…

Ice Road Sunset

Ice Road Sunset


I saw some of the most amazing sunsets and sunrises in the Northwest Territories. The sun is not very high in the sky at this time of year and the low angle gives you a long time to see the sun come up or go down.  Shades of pink and ochre transition to azure and deep blue in the clear cold evening. As I recall it was about –25º Celsius when the exposure was made.

In the best light…

Morning Skyline

Morning Skyline


When you are travelling on a frozen lake the landscape is basically flat. On the land there are low hills and ridges that vary as you move along. The light is amazingly subtle in the north, with pastel shades coloring the sky.

In the best light…


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