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.

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A Fall Paddle in Killarney Provincial Park

A man solo paddling a canoe on Grace Lake in autumn

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

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.

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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

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

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

Spring Runoff from Garibaldi Provincial Park

Hidden stream from Garibaldi Provincial Park

The back-roads around BC are full of hidden little gems and who says you can’t shoot it the rain. Found this spot on the drive up to Whistler and had to keep huddled under a large umbrella.

Albion Falls

Albion Falls near the city of waterfalls - Hamilton, Ontario

Albion Falls near Hamilton, ON – the City of Waterfalls.

Driftwood at Long Point Provincial Park

Driftwood at Long Point Provincial ParkDriftwood on the beautiful sandy beaches of Long Point Provincial Park. Long Point is located on the northwest shore of Lake Erie and is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
More information on the park can be found at http://bit.ly/OzTTuZ

Pumped for the Olympics

Simon Whitfield at 2008 World Championships in Vancouver, BC

 

Getting pumped for the start of the Olympics.  Best of luck to Simon Whitfield and the rest of the Canadian team.  Above is one of my favorite shots of Simon diving for the finish line at the 2008 World Championships in Vancouver, BC.