Tag Archives: Autumn

Mountain moments.

It is tempting in life to want to see it all; to cover as much ground as possible and leave footprints in a long list of places.  This breadth of experience does have its merits, but it also has its sacrifices: namely, depth within each experience.  Personally, I increasingly value the depth side of experience and choose adventures that are more in the slow travel category these days rather than trying to see the entire map.  There really is a big difference between…

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  • Allison StorsethFebruary 13, 2017 - 7:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed reading (and viewing)ReplyCancel

  • RobynFebruary 14, 2017 - 1:39 pm

    Wow David! You really capture the feeling of the mountains well – like, the best! Really, it’s hard (I’ve tried). Keep it up and I look forward to when you return. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KareniaFebruary 14, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    This may be my favourite photo essay of yours yet.ReplyCancel

Postcard from the Canadian Rockies.

It’s shoulder season again – my favourite season – and we’ve just been chased down from the alpine of the Canadian Rocky Mountains by bad weather.  The sky had been threatening all morning, but in the mountains such threats make no promises one way or another so we went ahead and hit the trail up to Sentinel Pass.  Hours later, the weather finally materialized overhead and a cold wet snow blew heavy in our faces with the summit of the mountain pass only a few steep switchbacks…

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  • DanielNovember 14, 2016 - 8:55 pm

    Wow! This is surreal. Like, out of my dreams surreal.ReplyCancel

Northern summer in Churchill

When we hear a reference to “the north” an image of windswept tundra blanketed by snow and ice immediately rises to mind.  That, or maybe Santa Claus.  Even in the high arctic though, summer does arrive; the land takes on a very different look than that which we imagine and attracts seasonal animals that travel great distances to get there.

This past August I witnessed the brief northern summer for the first time with my own eyes and, of course, my camera.  Returning…

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  • SusanNovember 12, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful series. I just got home from Churchill myself and now (in November) it’s hard to believe it’s the the same place you’ve pictured here. I want to go in the summer now too…ReplyCancel

  • Angie RickwaltJanuary 9, 2017 - 6:12 pm

    Lovely photos! I’m looking to go in August of this year. Can you suggest any guides to use?

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • DavidJanuary 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm

      Hello Angie! Thanks for the message.

      In summertime there are less guided options than in other seasons, but I’m happy to say that the two major expedition companies operating out of the town itself at this time of year are both very good. Check out Sea North Tours for getting out on the water or Frontiers North for accessing the tundra with a buggy. Private guided options are always available if you have the desire and means, but I would start with the group options to get a taste.

      Have a great trip!ReplyCancel

Autumn Meets Winter – a postcard from Waterton.

West to Waterton and beyond.”  This phrase has been written on my fridge in colorful magnetic letters ever since I first visited Waterton Lakes National Park three years ago, and I have returned every year since.

Every time I return to this special piece of land it is spectacular in a different way.  Being much more off the beaten path than Canada’s other mountain parks, it has a calmness and wilderness factor that makes for vastly different experiences every …

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  • GeoffOctober 9, 2015 - 5:02 pm

    This is stunning!! I love when the snow dusts the trees!ReplyCancel

  • DavidOctober 9, 2015 - 7:06 pm

    Totally Geoff! It’s such a fleeting and beautiful moment.ReplyCancel

  • LucasOctober 11, 2015 - 9:07 am

    Great moment!ReplyCancel

Going South Wallpaper


Going South

Autumn was short and sweet this year.  And as the geese fly south anticipating winter I hunker down for hibernation here in Winnipeg.  Let it snow, let it snow…

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  • Sandy BriscoeOctober 29, 2012 - 8:01 am

    HiDavid,
    this is a stunning picture. so typical of Manitoba at this time of year. the colours are so beautiful. What lake is this?
    You are a talented photographer!
    SandyReplyCancel

  • DavidOctober 29, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    Hi Sandy, thanks for the kind words! This was at Lake Winnipeg, looking east at sunrise just a couple weeks ago.ReplyCancel