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Loggin’ times

Back to Bow lake, a few minutes before sunrise…

A river was born

Not my typical fare, as I am more of of a golden hour type of guy. Sometimes, though, the scene just screams to be captured in all its glory. Some sweet late afternoon light, sweeping views and mountains as far as they eye can see…This is the place of birth of the Bow River.

Looks much better larger

Back to the Rocks

Well let me tell you, the transition to full time photography has been quite the unexpected rides and saw us pretty much shooting non-stop for the last few months…meaning no time for landscape or urban photography..I also realized I hadn’t finished with the shots from the Rockies…so more on that :) .

These two shots are probably my favourites from the entire trip. It was a cold and stormy morning, with heavy clouds furiously moving through the valley. Rain on and off down in the valley. Snow on the higher mountain peaks. The moving clouds just allowed enough sunlight to peak through from time to time. The minute I saw the peak of Cascade mountain light up, I knew what shot I wanted to get. It was just a matter of waiting out the clouds…

Cascade mountain in a storm

PHOTOGRAPH launch

Other than a couple of rare exceptions (Photolife being one), I have stopped buying photo mags a long time ago. While I really do enjoy the feel of flicking through the pages, I felt taken advantage of. You have to fork out $10-15 for a piece of paper that was half advertising, half rehashed material. I can find all the gear reviews I need on the net, thank you!

Enters PHOTOGRAPH. My friend David Duchemin, just (and I mean just) launched his latest project: a new photography magazine that is ALL content and NO bullshit. While I knew of this project for a while, and while I knew who was on board, I wasn’t really too sure what to expect. However, I have to say the result is simply stunning!

Amazing photography displayed in all its glory:

As an appetizer, PHOTOGRAPH serves up more than what most publications give you in a year: Three outstanding portfolios from some heavy hitters out there. We’re not talking about bozo in his basement here. The first, by amazing landscape photographer Bruce Percy, one of my all time faves, presents his work from Iceland. Nate Parker follows it up with some great black and whites from Acadia and New England. Then, one of my all time heroes, Art Wolfe, the man himself shows us some of his work from Burma and Hokkaido. And as if the images were not enough, you get a short interview of each of these three gentlemen.

And this is the appetizer…

Right after that, the crew at Craft & Vision concocted a wonderful blend of technical and less technical articles by a hole bunch of awesome ladies and gentlemen. Wonderfully written and illustrated articles that are not your usual run of the mill. The likes of JP Caponigro, Chris Orwig, David Duchemin, Andrew Gibson, Nicole Young and many more have some great material that is sure to please just about everyone.

All in All, 130+ pages of beautiful stuff, no BS, no advertising. Just quality content…and it’s all yours for $8. Want to talk about value? Yeah. Exactly.

Now on a last note, a little disclaimer: I have had the privilege to add my name to this amazing lineup of writers and photographers (and I still have to pinch myself to make sure it is not a dream, seriously).

Fall

Sorry for the lame title…too late in the evening to come up with anything better :) .

Went to Eagle’s nest for my yearly fall pilgrimage and I wasn’t to be disappointed. The colours this year are simple stunning. I’ll let the photos do the talking.

fall foliage in Calabogie

On a somewhat related topic, you can check the latest issue of Photolife for my article on how to make the best of fall colours…