Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “sky

Old Trails

Old Trails

 

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

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Sunset Clouds

Sunset Clouds

 

Sunsets are always great to photograph. Sometimes, all you have to do is shoot them.

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Sky Line

Sky Line

 

Looking up in the sky, I saw a jet streaking past in the fading light of day. A simple and graphic composition.

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Pink Sky In Airdrie

Pink Sky In Airdrie

 

We were just about to go into a restaurant for dinner when I looked up. The sunset sky had turned pink. I went back to the car and grabbed my handy point and shoot to grab a quick shot. The half moon was a nice inclusion.

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Dusk Dust

Dusk Dust

 

One of Carlson Ag’s combines is working through it’s own dust cloud. The dust is filtering the light of the setting sun, creating soft warm tones.

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Down The Row

Down The Row

 

After rain and snow, the combines are back in the fields near Didsbury. One of eight combines working for Carlson Ag.

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Wait To Load

Wait To Load

 

The combines are working in the distance as the truck waits to load. Out in the field with Carlson Ag.

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Weathering The Road

Weathering The Road

 

After one of the wettest summers that I can remember, perhaps the subtitle should be “Stop, Raining!” Things are still quite green at this point, and more rain is coming.

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Wispy Clouds

Wispy Clouds

 

Clouds can have such interesting shapes and colours. Taken earlier in the summer, when things were still green.

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Coulee Creek

Coulee Creek

 

On the Southern Alberta prairies, the hills along the rivers in the area are known as coulees. Caused by erosion over many years, they shape the land. Most are dry for most of the year, but this one has enough runoff water to support a year round watercourse. It helps keep the grasses and plants in the bottom green.

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Turning Leaves

Turning Leaves

 

Clouds over a small pond overlook the prairie aspens as the leaves turn a golden yellow colour.

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Late Summer Sky

Late Summer Sky

 

More cloud watching.

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Light Show

Light Show

 

Recently, I read a discussion online about oversaturated images that abound on the internet. I’d just like to say, that this isn’t one of them. I didn’t go anywhere near the saturation slider. Sometimes you are presented with a scene that is amazing just in and of itself.

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Sky Canvas

Sky Canvas

 

At sunset, the sun can turn the sky into a work of art. Using the clouds as it’s canvas, the sun paints on brilliant colours for your eyes to soak in. Hot yellows, oranges and reds meld with cooler blues, purples and magentas for an evening spectacle.

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Cloud Play

Cloud Play

 

Sometimes on a lazy summer afternoon, all you need is an open prairie and a few clouds. Cloud watching is an enjoyable way to spend a late summer day.

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Town Aurora

Town Aurora

 

On my way home one morning, I could see the northern lights in the sky. The aurora stretched across the northern horizon as I was driving. By the time I got home to get my camera, the lights were already fading, so, I set up on my front sidewalk and shot across the street. What I couldn’t see when driving was the radiating pulsing in the lights. Unfortunately you can’t capture the movement in still photography.

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The Opening

The Opening

I really do like the sky and clouds. Anyone who has followed my photography knows they are featured prominently in my photography. The sky is always there when you’re outside, and often there are clouds present, so if you look up, there’s a good chance there is something to photograph. I try to find something different, and unusual formation or striking colours, but sometimes it’s just a peaceful pastoral scene.

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Prairie Sunset

Prairie Sunset

 

This week I’m sharing some of the spectacular sunsets that this area has to offer. A simple orange glow on the horizon.

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Sunset Rain

Sunset Rain

 

The dying light of the day often creates the most dramatic scenes. A lemon yellow sky and very contrasty clouds were my view this night.

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Grasslands

Grasslands

 

Just a simple peaceful composition.

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Tractor Show

TRactor show

 

The tractors are on display on the ground at Pioneer Acres near Irricana, Alberta but the display in the sky was also spectacular.

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Simple Sunset

Simple Sunset

 

I have been wanting to bring more simplicity into my work, and I thought this composition is close to what I was thinking of.

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Sunset Slough

Sunset Slough

 

The last light of the day reflects off of a prairie pond. The windless evening creates a mirror like surface.

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Distant Canola

Distant Canola

 

A bit of sunlight brightens canola in a far away field. Ruffled clouds threaten.

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