9 Images of a Breathtaking Landscape: Greenland

Greenland is a misleading name for this vast and wild landscape. Drifting icebergs, striking rock formations, and colourful skies are plentiful here, making Greenland a photographer’s dream location. I had the chance to spend a short time there this September, scouting out locations for a photography workshop next year. Here are some of the best images to come out of this trip!

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Travel Alberta’s #AlbertaDarkSkies Photo Contest

Some sweet prizes are up for grabs in the Alberta Dark Skies Photo Contest, hosted by Travel Alberta! I’ve teamed up with them to offer an evening of one-on-one photo instruction and the winner will also receive two nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs plus a $500 Fairmont gift certificate and $300 in gas cards.

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“Spirits in the Sky” – One Last Look at the Amazing Aurora Display of June 1st 2013

All aurora nights start with the same intention. “Oh I’ll just get out for an hour and be in bed by midnight…” Somehow I keep getting caught up taking in the celestial displays and end up staying out for much later than that. Some shows warrant not going back to bed at all. The night…

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November Lights – A Look Back on this Week’s Aurora Displays

It’s been an exciting (and sleep-deprived) week in the mountains of Banff National Park. Daytime for me was spent working on outdoor shoots for local clients as well as doing some landscape photography instruction. Both clients and participants were great to work with and made the last few days extremely rewarding. I am thankful to…

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The Sentinel – Auroras at Lake Minnewanka

I haven’t been this excited about a photo in a long time. When this shot was taken I was perhaps not the most thrilled photographer. It was the second night in a week that I went chasing the auroras all night and they were hidden somewhere behind a veil of clouds (as you can tell from the surreal sky) even though the rest of the country seemed to be seeing them. It turns out that I was completely unaware that I was taking one of my most memorable shots.

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Nature’s Fireworks: 15 Images of Auroras Over Banff National Park (July 15, 2012)

In an effort to view the much anticipated northern lights event of July 15th in complete wilderness, two friends and I decided to make the trip into the remote Scott Duncan Hut on the Waputik Icefield. As a keen nighttime photographer I knew that, if the skies cleared, the hut would provide a perfect viewpoint…

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“Skies Ablaze” – Another Aurora Night at Lake Minnewanka

Yet another sleepless night spent at Lake Minnewanka last night. And it was worth it. Immediately after returning to Banff from an evening ascent of Narao Peaks, I noticed the data looked good for a light show so I hastily made my way to my favorite aurora watching spot, Lake Minnewanka. The aurora danced on…

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Aurora Watching Web Resources

The big “FAQ” for me has always been “which northern lights prediction websites do you recommend?” No matter how much one monitors the data available, viewing the aurora always involves an element of unpredictability. Familiarizing yourself with the following resources should improve your chances.

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