Thursday, September 21, 2006

Badlands....... WOW!

I just spent a couple days camping in Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Badlands area of Alberta. The park greatly exceeded my expectations, and I can say without hesitation that it's one of the most incredible places I've ever been or photographed. I was surprised to find such an otherwordly landscape stuck right in the middle of the prairies.

I'm back in Ontario shooting for a couple days on the north shore of Lake Superior.

It's been a great trip, but I look forward to sleeping in my own bed again in a few days!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

From shorts to snow!

The temperature dropped sharply and I went from wearing shorts to heavy winter clothing almost overnight! Today I had a most amazing trip into the high altitude of Glacier National Park, Montana. It's a truly amazing park, and I can't wait to spend more time there!

Mule Deer, Waterton Lakes National Park

Low altitude in Glacier National Park, Montana.

High up at Logan's Pass in Glacier....

Friday, September 15, 2006

Banff & Jasper

My trip west continues well. Only catch has been that large forest fires in southern BC and Washington have caused hazy skies in the mountains - so I've had few windows of good light.
Here are a few from Banff & Jasper National Parks.
I'm now back in Waterton Lakes for a couple days and targeting black bears.... cross your fingers for me!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

into the mountains - Waterton Lakes

After several days in the very dusty prairies, I was quite happy to get into the mountains of Alberta and give my car and camera a thorough cleaning. Here are a few shots from Waterton Lakes National Park plus one (me jumping on the round rock) from a small, but amazing spot called Red Rock Coulee.
It's been quite hazy, so I've been relying heavily on my Singh-Ray Gold & Blue polarizer and a host of grad NDs to help bring some color to the washed out skies.

I have to include my standard disclaimer here... that these have been balanced on my laptop in poor conditions - hope they look decent!


Grasslands National Park - Saskatchewan

I emerged from southern Saskatchewan a few days ago. This was my first time in the heart of the prairies and I was blown away by the landscape, which seemed to roll on endlessly.

I spend a few days shooting in Grasslands National Park, and was rewarded with bison, prairie dogs and spectacular light over the landscape. Here are a few of my best... they were balanced on my laptop in my tent, long after I should have been sleeping, so I hope they look ok!

All photos with EOS 1DSm2 body.

Bison and Black-tailed Praire Dog both shot with a 600/4 + 1.4x TC .

Rainbow and rolling landscapes shot with 17-40mm/4 lens and Singh-Ray filters (warming polarizer, grad NDs, Blue-Gold polarizer)