Archive for October, 2009

Motionless Mornings

This is a 4 image stitch that was taken at the beginning of October in the Kananaskis Region here in Alberta, Canada. 

I was eager to get out shooting on this particular morning as the seasons first snow had fallen the previous afternoon. I headed out well before sunrise hoping that the grey skies would begin to clear. It was a very still morning so I had to wait around for a while until the clouds began to pass over. I had absolutely no problems sitting, waiting, watching, and listening while the skies slowly cleared.

Motionless Mornings


Sausalito – San Francisco

This image was taken from Sausalito looking out toward Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay area.  Myself and Neal headed to the location about 30 minutes before first light which proved to be a good move as this is when I found the light to be at its best for this particular morning.  It was still dark so the city lights reflected nicely off the low lying cloud and light fog that was about.  We were also hoping for a spectacular sunrise but unfortunately the cloud was too heavy on the horizon.

Luck comes into play in a big way when you only have that one or two days to shoot a particular location. You can do as much research as you like, and have allllll the gear at hand, but having the weather do exactly what you want, when you want just isn’t going to happen.  I bet if Jesus was here today and into this whole photography thing he would capture some incredible images.

6 image stitch

Sausalito - San Francisco


Back in Canada

Well I am now back from my little road trip throughout Northern California with Neal of Spool Photography.  It was a great trip and we got to shoot many stunning locations. The main locations for our shoots were the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Lee Vining, the ghost town of Bodie, Mono Lake, and Yosemite National Park.

I am now off to Montreal for a week, mainly just to relax and have a look around. I am also hoping to catch some of the Autumn colour while I am there, so I may just have to get the camera out from time to time. 🙂

I have not yet had the opportunity to go over any of my images from the US trip, but will do when I get back from Montreal.

Below is an image I shot a little while ago here in Alberta, it is one of my favourite locations to visit early morning. This was taken when we were getting the first few mornings of frost in the valleys. I really want to shoot the same scene when it is snow covered and under some beautiful morning light. A few clouds here and there would be really nice too 🙂

For the time being this image will just have to do.

BirdwoodMeadows