A compilation of Canadian scenes – from farms, parks, conservation areas and random wilderness.
Below this first photo are the gallery thumbnails.
Over the years, having travelled thousands of miles on Ontario’s rural highways and back roads, most of what I photograph has been stumbled upon – Canada’s big back yard. The road less traveled please. It’s expected that when I leave a message at home to say I’m on my way back and it’s three hours away, it’ll take at least six hours or more. When the cell phone rings, I expect to hear: “Where are you!?”
A GPS is part of the standard photography gear now. When ending up in new “necks-of-the-woods”, just pressing the HOME button on the GPS gets me back to base.
Tips for photographing scenery:
- Wide angle lens and focal length (not too wide or you’ll be correcting distortion).
- Days with lots of clouds are ideal. Clouds complete photos with rich textures much better than great blue empty chasms.
- Overcast (heavily clouded) conditions can be dramatic with HDR processing, but might require a tripod or increasing the ISO setting to boost the shutter speed as needed in low light conditions.
- A circular polarizing filter will enhance details in clouds, but is not required if you’re well versed in multiple exposure blending.
- Be mindful of your composition.
- Break the rules.
All the photos in this gallery are on Canadian soil. Enjoy.
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