Saturday, July 01, 2006

My Magnificent Canada

I have had the good fortune to be able to reside in what I feel is one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in the world, that is Canada, a place that I dearly love. I also have had the double good fortune to reside in Western Canada where there is ample photographic landscape nourishment to feed my view cameras, even when I am not making pictures just to be able to take in the abundant views that surround me on my daily journey through life is something else. My home is located in the Okanagan in the south central part of British Columbia and from here I am within a one day drive or less to some incredible scenery , the Pacific Ocean coastal areas to the west or the Rocky Mountains to the east. The image posted is one that I made with my Tachihara 4 x 5 view camera and a 120mm lens from Abbott Ridge looking towards Mount Sir Donald at 3,277 meters ( or 7145 feet ) in Glacier National park in September of 1988.

2 comments:

Colin Corneau said...

Wow, Gary -- pretty amazing image and the dramatic sky really stood out for me.

Did you use a red filter to darken the skies? And do you recommend various filters for large format work?

Gary Nylander said...

Hi Colin,

Thanks very much!, my memory is getting a little foggy as I made that image back in 1988 so I'm not sure if I used a filter on this shot or not, quite often I do use a filter for certian images usually a yellow , the gel type. With Photoshop I was able to help things along a bit with selecting a specific area such as the sky in this image and increasing the contrast.

Gary