Vibrant colors at Frontenac Provincial Park

A rising sun back lights the vibrant fall colors and mist on the water.

Photo by Justin Fabian – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

If I lived in Kingston, Ontario, I think I would find it very difficult not to go up to Frontenac Provincial Park every weekend. One of the many places in Ontario with breathtaking fall colours.

A Fall Paddle in Killarney Provincial Park

A man solo paddling a canoe on Grace Lake in autumn

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Garibaldi Springs – BC Magazine’s 2013 Top Nature Image

Spring runoff in the forest

Photo by Justin Fabian – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

I was pleased to find out that my image Garibaldi Springs was selected by BC Magazine as their top nature image this year.  You can check out this image in the September/October issue of the magazine.

This image was taken using film, so lots of old school details below.

The location was north of Squamish off the Sea to Sky. I was travelling up to Whistler, April 2009, to work on a book project, Whistler: An Outdoor Paradise, and was just exploring on the drive up.  The weather was off and on, but when I got to this location it was actually raining fairly hard.  However, the soft light was incredible; producing all the saturated colors in the image.  The combination of the two streams converging and the saturated colors are what caught my eye.


Spring Run Off on the Grand River

A long exposure of water on the Grand River

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Heavy rains in April have the Grand River flowing very fast.  This image was taken the day of the big ice storm with branches and tree limbs breaking off all around me and luckily not on me.

Life on a Rock

Two of my favorite things in the world are White Pine trees and glacier erratics; so this shot kills two birds with one stone.

I was lucky enough to find this White Pine far in the back country of Algonquin Park.  The size of the roots on this tree were enormous and amazing to see up close.

A large tree growing on a glacier erratic

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Catwalks to Beauty – Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park

One of my favorite hikes in Banff National Park is through the Johnston Canyon.  The relatively short hike takes you through the impressive sheer canyon walls that have been carved by the Johnston Creek.   The path includes a mixture of fun catwalks; just be careful as they can be slippery.

The trailhead is 17.5km along the Bow Valley Parkway.   The trail itself is 1.1km to the Lower Falls and 2.7km to the Upper Falls; distances are one way.

The Lower Falls at Johnston Canyon

A Foggy Morning in Parc National du Mont-Tremblant

A Lone Maple Tree In The Fog

60 Seconds of Golden Light

Pololu Valley Sunrise

On the final day on the Big Island – Hawaii, I was able to make it down to shoot a sunrise on the black sand beach of the Pololu Valley.

A 4am wake up call, 1 hour drive, 20 minute hike in the dark and one crazy minute when the sun peaked out from the clouds for some beautiful golden light.


Large sandy beaches in Algonquin?

A long sandy beach that stretch out from shoreline for hundreds of feet in shallow water.

Where you say?  Florida?

Nope, try the backcountry of Algonquin Park and beautiful Bice Lake.  Add this lake and the campsites #10 or #11 to your camping plans for next year.  Just make sure not to hog it for yourself, if we are paddling by!

Sandy beach in Algonquin Park

Hoping the summer never ends!

A Beautiful Morning on the Big Island of Hawaii

Morning sunlight on the Big Island of Hawaii