Welcome! I'm a freelance outdoor photographer from Ontario, Canada. My specialty is photographing landscapes, birds, wildlife and outdoor activities. This blog is where I share my photos and adventures. Please comment and post questions! If you haven't visited my website yet, be sure to check it out at: www.EthanMeleg.com
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Shooting the Spectacular Shoreline Scenery of Ontario
One of the best things about being an outdoor photographer
in Ontario is that there is water just about everywhere. Point your camera in
any direction and chances are there is a pond, creek, river, marsh, bay, small lake,
big lake or a Great Lake nearby! It’s a
core part of our human biology to be drawn to water, so is it any wonder that
we go to the shoreline to play, relax or simply be inspired?
The magic of shorelines has a firm grasp on my brain, to the
extent that I spend more time photographing shorelines than any other subject.
Seriously, how could I possibly resist with so many great opportunities
I’ve travelled all over Ontario with my camera in search of inspiring
scenery and there are three locations that make my all-time favourite list
because of their utterly awesome, world-class scenery.
Lake Superior Provincial Park
Lake Superior Provincial Park claims the top spot, hands
down. This park has spectacular shoreline scenery (ancient granite + Lake
Superior = wow) and fairly easy access. That’s a winning combination for
landscape photography, which is best in the rich light at sunrise and sunset.
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park, in my own backyard, claims
number two. The rugged cliffs, boulders, caves and overhangs along this stretch
of Niagara Escarpment are stunning on their own, but when you add the topaz
waters of Georgian Bay to the mix, it’s over the top for scenic photography.
Killarney Provincial Park
Killarney Provincial Park ranks as a close third and has
great vistas on both Georgian Bay and the granite-rimmed interior lakes. The
classic scene that comes to mind in Killarney is of white pine trees on stark granite
over a crystalline lake. That’s a quintessential Canadian landscape to me!
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