Posts Tagged "winter"

Northern Lights over Highway 4, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park

Posted by on 2. December 2012 in Saskatchewan | Comments Off on Northern Lights over Highway 4, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park

Northern Lights over Highway 4, Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park

Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) over Highway #4 at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. Photograph one cold November evening around 2 am. I set my camera to ISO 1600 and exposed the scene for 30 seconds. The charged particles of the aurora were constantly moving and long exposure captured the dense curtain of light across the sky. Return to the Saskatchewan photo gallery....

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November skies on the prairies

Posted by on 26. November 2012 in Blog / Journal, Saskatchewan | Comments Off on November skies on the prairies

November skies on the prairies

There is something special about November skies close to sunrise or sunset. I have quite a few images that capture the warm, soft light above the horizon around the magic hour. A friend of mine commented once that those pictures are part of my “Lavender Landscapes” opus. I have been travelling to Swift Current on a weekly basis since since early November. On my last trip I was driving through gently rolling farm fields along Highway 4 just north of town, when I noticed the skies changing colour. An opportunity to capture one more Lavender Landscape image. I pulled on a grid road...

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Winter in Grasslands National Park

Posted by on 22. November 2012 in Blog / Journal, Grasslands National Park | 1 comment

Winter in Grasslands National Park

Canadian Prairies were hit by a strong snow storm in early November. We received between 20 and 30 cm of fresh powdery stuff. I happen to be in Grasslands National Park as the storm was passing through and spent two days photographing snow-covered prairies. I have photographed in the park during winter before. However, I have not seen the park so white and pristine. Snow storms come and go, and in this part of Saskatchewan the fresh snow cover does not last too long. It is either blown away by strong winds or partially melted by warm chinooks arriving from Alberta. Driving conditions were so...

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Early winter in Grasslands National Park, East Block badlands

Posted by on 25. April 2012 in Grasslands National Park | Comments Off on Early winter in Grasslands National Park, East Block badlands

Early winter in Grasslands National Park, East Block badlands

Early winter in Grasslands National Park (East Block badlands). I love photographing fresh snow on the prairies in early winter. The grass still standing from the summer season has not been pushed down by the weight of snow yet, providing a gentle texture to the  rolling prairie landscapes. This photograph was taken in in the badlands of East Block. We were located very close to the north edge of the park, near the McGowan’s campground. It was cold enough prior to our trip in early December that we did not have any difficulties crossing several frozen creeks to reach this viewpoint....

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Mistaya Canyon in winter, Banff National Park

Posted by on 20. March 2012 in Blog / Journal, Photography | 2 comments

Mistaya Canyon in winter, Banff National Park

At the end of the winter photography trip to Kootenay Plains, I made a short stop in Banff National Park to photograph Mistaya Canyon covered in fresh powdery snow. Mistaya Canyon is a little brother to the better known Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park. It is a twenty-metre deep slot canyon carved out by ice scraping and water erosion in the underlying limestone rock. The Mistaya Canyon does not receive as many visitors as the Maligne Canyon. However, deep pothole depressions, underground water outlets, and swirling water provide endless opportunities to a photographer who is willing...

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