Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “sheep

Foothills Roundup

Foothills Roundup

 

The fall is a beautiful time in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. In certain areas, ranching is still prominent. If you are lucky, you may get to see an actual cattle drive in progress. I liked the lines in the hills and the triangles that they created.

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Remains Of Autumn

Remains Of Autumn

 

Deep in the foothills, west of Turner Valley, in Sheep River Provincial Park, fall comes early to this part of Kananaskis Country. In the brief period between the falling of the leaves and the flying of the snow, patches of trees are less willing to lose their foliage. A small grove faces a lone tree across a valley.

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The Woods

The Woods

 

A simple shot of aspen trees in the Alberta foothills, after the leaves had fallen. I converted it to black and white to emphasise the starkness of the scene. The light coloured trunks with the dark markings lend themselves to a monochrome medium.

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Ram Tough

Ram Tough

On our recent photo walk to the Calgary Zoo, we visited one of our favourite exhibits, the North American Wildlife. I happened to see this Big Horn Ram just walking into a shaft of sunlight. The back lighting highlighted the horns and spine of the animal. I liked the warm browns of the the animal contrasting with the blue tones of the rocks in the background.

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Hitching A Ride

Big Horn & Friend

The Big Horn Sheep exhibit in the Canadian Wilds area of the Calgary Zoo had an extra visitor inside the enclosure. A magpie had landed on the head of the sheep and seemed to be cleaning at the base of it’s horn.

This was just a fun kind of image that I thought I’d include for your enjoyment.

Nikon D300s, Nikkor 70-200mm @200mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec, ISO 500, hand held

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