Saturday, June 25, 2011

Granite bedrock patterns - Eastern Georgian Bay

I spent a few days last week shooting on eastern Georgian Bay at a remote location with some of the most exquisite granite rock patterning I know of on the Great Lakes. My friend, Halifax area photographer Dale Wilson, joined me for the trip and was blown away by the scenic Canadian Shield islands. Our excursion was an adventure. The good ship "ViewFinder" was fully loaded with camping and camera gear. Navigating the gauntlet of shoals to reach the best islands was stressful; thankfully Dale contributed better chart reading skills than I have. At one point while en route to an evening shoot location, I looked back only to notice the stern of the boat filling with water and my camera pack partly submerged. The plug had fallen out! After rescuing the gear and beaching the boat on a nearby island, I jumped in the water with all of my clothes on and put in a spare plug before activating the bilge pump. We were dry and back shooting in 15 minutes, just in time for a great sunset!

Now safely back on land, I'm editing through the hundreds of photos from the trip. Below are a few of my favorites. These were photographed with a Canon 5D mark II body, either Canon EF 17-40 lens or Sigma 24-70mm lenses, and Singh-Ray filters. I'm already planning the next trip out there and will certainly be packing another spare boat plug!






20 comments:

  1. Nice work with the lines and patterns. Great compositions!

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  2. Andrew Promaine5:27 PM

    I've known you a long time, and can honestly say I am familiar with most of the thousands of pictures you've taken over the years. Now I'm no photographer, but I know what I like....and these may be some of the finest pictures I've ever seen. Well done.

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  3. Beautiful...these are some great images.

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  4. Hi Ethan, these images are stunning examples of using line and graphic design in photography. Your blog has been extremely useful to me as I start out on my north american trip. Thanks for all the tips!
    Anne.

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  5. Looks like a very cool spot. Nice work Ethan.

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  6. Is it real?I just cant believe.This is very very beautiful.The nature creates beauty by itself.

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  7. Great images, Awesome lighting and fantastic compositions. I am sure you are pleased with the series.

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  8. Love the colours and lines. Very nice. Nature never ceases to surprise me.

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  9. really well done, that first one is killer !

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  10. Brad Ouellette9:48 PM

    glad the camera gear was okay. Beautiful series of images Ethan well done!

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  11. What a great set, Ethan. Beautiful light and a very interesting composition. Congratulations.

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  12. Simply stunning photos, beautiful location! You are making me plan another trip!

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  13. A huge thanks everyone for the comments! I was really stoked after that shoot... I love Georgian Bay!

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  14. I really appreciate the way you have expressed your idea .You are doing a fine job.Keep it up.

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  15. wow..nature is the best artist!

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