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Neil Jolly

Neil Jolly



Old friend and ski partner Chic Scott" writes of Neil Jolly: Neil Jolly has been taking photographs most of his life but it is only during the last ten years that he has taken his art more seriously. Growing up in Medicine Hat then Vermilion he was introduced to photography by his father at about age eight. He captured his first images with a Yashica 35 mm SLR and learned to develop his black and white photographs in his father’s darkroom. For a number of years he drifted away from photography. Not having a darkroom of his own, he was unable to control a very critical phase of the photographic process. But when he discovered digital, the possibilities opened up again and thanks to his extensive computer skills he had complete control over his own image processing. Although he initially photographed primarily mountain settings, his work today also encompasses prairie landscapes, which have their own unique magic and charm. Neil favours simple compositions, shot in early morning, late afternoon or evening light. He prefers large-scale natural compositions but occasionally old houses and barns that are being reclaimed by nature, catch his interest as well. Neil’s photographic influences include Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe and the many incredible photographers on Neil remembers, “For much of my life I raced through incredible landscapes on my way to personal goals, rarely stopping to enjoy the view.” Now he is dedicated to the photographic art because “it forces me to stop and take in the magnificent scenery that surrounds me.” Bio Data Neil's maternal grandparents were pioneers who immigrated to the Grand Prairie region via oxen cart along the Edson Trail. Neil and his wife Kim have one daughter Michelle. For many years Neil was a dedicated alpinist, skiing, climbing and hiking in all seasons and all weather throughout the Rocky Mountains. He is a licensed automotive technician and more recently ran his own information technology company for seven years. In his spare time Neil enjoys music, literature and travel.
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D700
  • D800E
  • Nikon 14-24
  • Nikon 20mm
  • Sigma 50-500mm
  • Nikon 28-200mm
  • Nikon 80-200mm
  • Nikon 18-70mm
  • Tokina 11-16mm
  • Nikon 24mm PCE

Banff from my Point of View - Part 1

Published February 25th, 2012

I thought I'd test out the new story feature here on 500px. In building this story I tried to use, primarily, previously unpublished images. This feature is limited to a maximum of 10 images so this will be part one.

Banff National Park (pronunciation: /ˈbæmf/) is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 km (68–110 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 km2 (2,564 sq mi)[3] of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.

The Canadian Pacific Railway was instrumental in Banff's early years, buildi ...

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Photographer Magazine Interview

Published February 1st, 2012

Ukraine, and Russia viewers can watch for my upcoming interview in the February Ukraine Edition of Photographer magazine.

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RAW Interview

Published February 1st, 2012

I was recently interviewed by Tristan for his Raw Web Site. If you're interested in reading the interview it is available at: Tristans Web Site

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In the Beginning

Published July 8th, 2011

Just ran across this up and coming site, and am thoroughly enjoying my first posts here. What a great community of like minded individuals! Looking forward to many more posts here. For the first bit I'll be playing catch up while I upload some of my older work.

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