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A quick visual journey through the country of my heart.

Prairie Portrait

Southern Alberta.

ISO 1250, F/5.6, 1/400-second exposure. Would have preferred a more closed aperture on this one (like f22) but made the rookie mistake of leaving the tripod in my hotel room, so had to go handheld.

Red Deer River Rising

Photographed from the Rosedale suspension bridge along the Hoodoo Trail in Southern Alberta.

ISO 320, f11, 1/125-second exposure. Used a 3-stop GND filter on this image to hold back the sky.

Lighting Of The Dunes

This is an image that when I was in the moment there taking it, I actually said to myself "these colours look Photoshopped". Mother Nature is an amazing artist and this 15-minute stretch at Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island was one the best canvases I've seen.

About 10 minutes before this was taken a giant storm system passed through, absolutely drenching the area. As I drove down to the beach I could see car after car of people leaving the beach - no doubt their plans ruined. But it paid off: the sky broke just as the sun was hitting the horizon and I was treated to one of my most memorable experiences with light.

ISO 100, F/13, 3.2-second exposure. Canon f/4 17-40MM lens @ 32MM.

Under The Light of Peggy's Cove

A non-traditional view of a oft-photographed Nova Scotia icon.


Magic light hitting the tips of bare winter trees, photographed here in Yellowknife last week.

Arctic Paradise

Without a doubt one of the greatest sights these eyes have seen. A full, bright tundra sundog and whipping, howling winds. Frozen face but elation. Photographed this afternoon on the Northwest Territories tundra at EKATI.

  • November 10th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 16mm / f/11 / 1/250 sec

Light My Way

The Peggy's Cove lighthouse. This is probably the most oft-shot location in all of Nova Scotia, but I couldn't resist trying to give it my own spin.

The fog's rolled in about 10 minutes after this was shot and you could barely see 20 metres in front of you, but for about an hour - from 6AM until 7AM - it was pure Nova Scotia beauty.

ISO 50, F/18, 1.3-second exposure. Used a Galen Rowell 3-stop GND filter on this capture.

  • September 14th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 16mm / f/18 / 1 sec

The Highland Gateway

Ignonish, Nova Scotia, 2012. Photographed after dusk this evening when it was almost, but not quite, pitch black.

  • September 18th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 16mm / f/10 / 30 sec

The Bridge

Rosedale suspension bridge along the Hoodoo Trail in Southern Alberta. Early morning, 2012.

Ballad of the Badlands

"Ballad of the Badlands"

Another one from this summer's family trip through southern Alberta.

ISO 320, f16, 1/250-second exposure.

  • July 31st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 16mm / f/11 / 1/250 sec

Frost In The Forest

Selective light filtering through the trees behind my Yellowknife house.

The Composer

In what might have been the best year I can remember for displays of the aurora borealis, this may have been my favourite of my night images within this magical year.

For all you Canadians desperate to head south on vacation (hey, I'm guilty), consider coming up to the North some time. We see this stuff so much we take it for granted. One of the wonders of the world, and everyone should experience it at least once....

  • August 29th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 17mm / f/2.8 / 30 sec

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Septimiu Catona  about 4 years ago

awesome story!

Kerma Mondesir  about 5 years ago

great story