The Northern Fjords, Pt 1

The north is a rough glove of mountains separated by long fjords. Like the east, there are small villages in each, some charming, some just workaday. But in the north, you must leave Rt 1 to drive those coastal two-lanes. The Ring Road heads east to west (more of less) and is half the drive. But I like the mix of cliff road and…

The Eastern Fjord Country

Iceland’s East Coast seems to be the least visited section on the Ring Road. It’s on the other side of the country from Reykjavik so you don’t see the tour buses. And it doesn’t have as many “sights” and tourist infrastructure. But from my perspective as a photographer, all that’s to the good. The eastern coast is classic Iceland though, long fjords punctuated by…

When the world goes to sleep…

Originally posted on Dan Jurak's Alberta Landscape Photo Blog:
I have been having fun posting photos on Instagram and Vero lately. There is a  whole different group of people than I am familiar with. Is it the algorithms of Instagram that keep showing me brain smashing, bang me in the face with overblown colours or is that what is current? Seeing photos on…

Real or surreal, the choice is yours

Originally posted on Dan Jurak's Alberta Landscape Photo Blog:
? I have spent a great portion of my life in the great outdoors. From my earliest childhood memories visiting Jasper National Park when the Icefields Parkway was a two late gravel road to having a convoy of European supercars pass me on the same highway a few years ago when I was spending…

Mullaghmore at Dusk – Ireland

Originally posted on The Photographer's Guide to Landscape Photography:
Mullaghmore at dusk Dear fellow photographers, finally we were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day here in the north west of Ireland. After weeks of rain and wind, it’s really something, and even less excuses not to take your camera out. This week image is one of the simplest composition I can think of.…

Living off of the low hanging fruit? It’s not any sweeter.

Originally posted on Dan Jurak's Alberta Landscape Photo Blog:
The days have become shorter up here. Today a cloudy grey sky and a predicted high of -7 Celsius is forecast. It’s gloomy outside and some people find weather like this depressing. Call me weird but I find peace and tranquility when the skies are heavy. The landscape is easier on the eye. Shadows…

Shadow of the Mountain

Originally posted on Karen Thorburn Photography:
I recently attended a concert by my favourite singer songwriter, Dougie MacLean, at the Strathpeffer Pavilion. A third of the way into the set, Dougie kicked off with a new song, ‘Shadow of the Mountain’. One of the many things I love about live performances is the anecdotes between songs; stories that bring the music to life. I…

The Manhattan Skyline

Originally posted on Bear Woods Happenings:
The Manhattan Skyline.   So this is my third trip to NYC in the past 5 years or so, and it marked many first for me. Yesterday I had my first bagel and coffee from a street vendor. Good stuff, I know there is better in the city though at some of the deli’s, but I was in…

Under a Night Sky

Originally posted on Dan Jurak's Alberta Landscape Photo Blog:
For whatever reason my interest in the night sky has returned. I have dabbled off and on with it for a little while but it was more out of trying something new and seeing what I could make of it. The past couple of weeks has had me watching aurora forecasts on the internet.…

No Rules In Art

Originally posted on Denise Bush's Photo Blog:
Comments at a recent art show referring to the ‘rule of thirds’ have me thinking a lot about composition. In my humble opinion the ‘rule of thirds’ is simply one ‘formula’, not deserving of so much attention or strict adherence. After all, there are many other formulas for composition such as the golden ratio, the golden…