Early summer in the Canadian Rockies

June 30, 2010
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One of my favorite settings in the Canadian Rockies is Moraine Lake. Best time is early morning and that means if you have to drive in from Calgary that you will have to get up very early. In this tour report, I will show you a few different options and angles to shoot Moraine Lake. [...]

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A few days of fall photography in the Rockies: Day 1

September 25, 2009
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Aspens in the fall are a photographers dream. Great colors combined with great scenery as shown in above photo of yellow aspens in front of Castle Mountain in Banff National Park. You will pass this scene on your way from Banff to Lake Louise on the parkway. [48mm, 1/40s, F8]

VERMILLION LAKES AND MOUNT RUNDLE

In september [...]

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Arizona side tour: Grand Canyon

July 31, 2009
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After reading, seeing and hearing about the Grand Canyon it was finally my turn. The landscape is truly stunning and I believe even the best photograph does not do it justice. That being said I did try to capture the Grand Canyon in the best possible way. Above photo was taken near the Desert View [...]

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Utah side tour: Bryce Canyon National Park

July 28, 2009
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This summer we had the pleasure of visiting Utah and Arizona with plenty of photographic opportunities. First stop on our tour was Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Driving in from the west, you will have to go through Dixie National Forest. This forest with its red rock formations is a nice warm-up for the landscape [...]

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Utah side tour: Hoover dam

July 27, 2009
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Just south of Las Vegas is the Hoover dam. I watched a documentary once about the building of this massive dam and it was great to actually see it. At that point you really appreciate having a wide-angle lens in your bag. [14mm, 1/200s, F13]

Engineering marvels are perfect for capturing in black & white. [14mm, [...]

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Spring trip to Glacier National Park

June 10, 2009
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Glacier National Park in Montana is a southern extension of Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. Together it is known as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. During a June visit you may still encounter snow, but the park is already warming up to photographers who can find something to shoot in any season. Above picture was [...]

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The Rockies at the end of winter

May 17, 2009
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The road along Banff’s Vermillion Lakes is a favourite spot amongst photographers for sunrise as well as sunset. During summer sunsets there is usually a number of photographers looking for the best spot to get Mount Rundle’s reflection in the lake. In spring things are not that busy. And especially in the morning when this [...]

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Spring in Calgary, Summer is just around the corner

May 17, 2009
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It takes a long time for Calgary to finally wake up from its winter sleep. By the end of May and beginning of June Calgarians get a taste of summer. Snow is still on the mountains and provides a great backdrop to a beautiful city. [70mm, 1/30s, F16]

Nose Hill park is a large prairie landscape [...]

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Dutch side tour: Hattem

February 6, 2009
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Sometimes I get to visit my home country and I use the opportunity to do some landscapes or cityscapes. Hattem is a medieval town in the east of The Netherlands. It received city rights in 1299 and is situated along the river De IJsel in the province Gelderland. This photo shows a square in the [...]

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