The View Behind Roncesvalles
With winter out of the way, I’m getting back into the swing of bringing the camera along with me, wherever it is I might be going. You just never know what you are going to see when you are out there.
When I grabbed this shot it was high noon, a time of day I usually put the camera away due to the harsh light. Outdoor photography requires a lot of planning such as scouting locations and determining the best time of day to shoot those locations. One should also plan to expect the unexpected.
One From the Gallery: Bad Place to be a Beaver
While following a stream in the backwoods of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley region, I stumbled upon this carefully arranged set of beaver bones. Poor fella was likely somebody’s dinner or the victim of a rural Nova Scotian pagan ritual. I didn’t stick around to find out more.
One From the Gallery: Sir Wilfrid Laurier
I do not normally shoot photos of statues, but I was completely taken by this one in particular of Sir Wilfrid Laurier (the fella on our five dollar bill) standing on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
For fifteen solid years Laurier served as our Prime Minister, the longest tenure on record to date.
“Confederation is a compact, made originally by four provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it, and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the best consideration of its members, that this compact should not be lightly altered.” Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Algonquin Park’s Highway 60 Corridor
Highway 60 is a dynamic 56 kilometre stretch of road that winds its way through Algonquin Provincial Park. It offers the traveler glimpses of wildlife, access to a wonderful set of interpretive trails (for both the casual and serious hiker) and the park’s interior, and the most incredible scenic lakeside views.
As a photographer I often have to remind myself that the highway is just as photogenic as it is integral to the the park. I’ve often neglected it in favour of raw wilderness, but in the few times that I have turned my lens to the attention of the road I have always been happy with the outcome.
Here’s just a few roadside shots I’ve taken from the past several years.
A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It’s a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it’s because it’s proven.
Cache Lake - Algonquin Park, Ontario
I spent this past weekend in the area around (and including) Algonquin Provincial Park. In the park I tackled the Track and Tower Trail which was covered with a fresh snowfall from the previous day.
This is an ideal trail for photographers (although aren’t they all in Algonquin Park?) and I’d suggest bringing along a tripod for shooting the fast moving Madawaska River that cuts through the trail.