Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “tree

Reach For The Moon

Reach For The Moon


Steve the Astronaut is up a tree in Poppy Plaza

Neil Silhouette

My friend Neil Zeller has been putting on a Photowalk for the past few years around his Birthday to celebrate with friends and to meet new people. The Photowalk this year was another great success. You can follow Neil all over on Social Media. His Facebook Page or Instagram, for examples.


Church And The Pine Tree

Churh And The Pine Tree


Another Image from this year’s Kelby World Wide Photo Walk, hosted by my friend Gudrun. This old church has been converted to a private residence but unusually the owner has retained the cross on the steeple. The overcast day had very flat lighting. I used the Dehaze tool in Lightroom to bring out some detail in the clouds. Bridgeland is an interesting area of Calgary with an abundance of older homes and buildings.

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Windswept, The Burmis Tree

Windswept, The Burmis Tree


Purportedly the most photographed tree in Alberta. This shot was taken in the late 1980’s is a side view of the famous  tree. It shows the directionality of the branches, forced to point east by the strong westerly winds.

Earlier this year, I posted what would be considered a frontal view.

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Burmis Tree In Better Times

Burmis Tree In Better Times


The Burmis Tree, aka The Twisted Tree, stands at the eastern entrance to the Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta. It died in the late 1970’s, so was already 8-10 years dead when I made this photograph. Since taking this image in 1986 or 7 the poor tree has been blown over in a windstorm and vandalized. Both times local supporters helped repair the damage and prop up the branches. It is said to be the most photographed tree in Alberta, possibly in Canada.

Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600, Adobe Photoshop CC, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 

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Lone Pine

Lone Pine

I was hoping for a nice reflection of the tree in the water but the wind rippled the surface of the lake. The blue of Emerald Lake shows up nicely in the ripples, whereas the yellow in the slope reflects in the the calmer portion.

In the best light…