Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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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.

In the best light…


The Mittens

The Mittens

 

This week I’m revisiting a place that I’m yearning to actually revisit, Monument Valley. It straddles the Utah-Arizona border within the Navajo Indian reservation. The Navajo Nation operates the Monument Valley Tribal Park and regulates entry to the area.

This scene is one of the most photographed locations. It features both the East and West Mitten as well as Merrick Butte. What you can’t see are the dozens of other photographers on either side of me. Farther into the park and later into the day as well as very early the next day, the crowds thinned dramatically. Shooting the dawn the next day, I practically had the place to myself.

In the best light…


Windmill Sunset

Windmill Sunset

 

Sometimes there are gems almost in your back yard. This scene is only a couple of miles from my house. Every night it plays out with different colours and light.

In the best light…


Herbert Lake

Herbert Lake

 

When you turn north from Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway one of the first turnoffs is to the lesser known Herbert Lake. This little gem is a great spot.

In the best light…


Box Canyon Falls

Box Canyon Falls

 

Tucked into a tiny corner, hidden just off of the Coquihalla Highway, there is a little water feature that is one of my favourites.

In the best light…