In landscape photography, there are many different ingredients to make the perfect photo—good lighting, a main subject, an intriguing background, and an interesting composition. When these core elements come together to complement each other, then the picture reaches a level of perfection.
Searching for an interesting subject to be the focal point of a landscape photo, I saw a large piece of drift wood lying on a rocky beach on the shore of lake Ontario, and I knew I had found what I was seeking.
Hanauma Bay on the island of Oahu is called the snorkeling capital of the world and is also the deadliest beach in Hawaii. Read about how this amazing natural preserve was formed thousands of years ago and travel from the bottom of the crater to the top in pursuit of the perfect picture that encapsulates this oasis in the sea.
Toogood Pond in Unionville, Ontario, is spectacular in fall, a photographer’s dream, when the brilliant hues of the fall foliage reach a crescendo in early October before everything changes to the monotone palate of winter a mere month later.
I’ve witnessed many beautiful sunrises from this location. From the low vantage point, the hill on which the trees are located hides the urban sprawl behind it and lets you forget, if only for a moment, the habitat fragmentation that lies so close which threatens the very livelihood of a field such as this.
There was a time where I felt that taking sunset and sunrise pictures was rather cliché. But I rekindled my passion for taking sunset and sunrise pictures by embracing it as a challenge to get a quality image, one worthy of sharing with others and one that compliments my portfolio instead of defines it.
So what started as a mistake ended up being the best picture of the weekend. And while every morning brings the promise of a beautiful new day, sometimes a mistake may just be the perfect start to a day.
The Loyalist Parkway and Bath Road (hwy #33) winds its way along the edge of Lake Ontario from Picton to Kingston, Ontario. The shoreline along this route is dotted with trees listing south towards the sun, leaning precariously over the water.
My goal while I was at Killbear, was to use the Big Stopper to create some long exposure pictures to give water and waves a mystical, smokey, foggy look.
Killbear Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada…a beautiful park…breathtaking views…spectacular sunsets….abundant wildlife…a photographer’s dream
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