Collin J Örthner – Photographer

May 7, 2008

Lethbridge

Filed under: Nature, Travel, Trees — collin orthner @ 4:16 am




I had the opportunity to spend almost the whole of last week working in Lethbridge. In the evenings I went for walks along the Oldman River along nature trails with my sister Marlene and brother-in-law Dave. They were likely just entertaining me each night, but the walks were great. Actually I think they enjoyed the walks just as much as me! Of course I dragged a bit of gear with me just in case – you know – maybe there would be something of interest for me to photograph, possibly even some trees! The Helen Schuler Coulee Centre is at the start of some wonderful trails though the floodplain of the Oldman River. This is a superb example of a riparian zone with some rather large cottonwood trees along the trails along with many birds and mammals like the porcupine and deer. We even saw a raccoon a few years ago along the trails here. The first image was made within a stone’s throw from the nature centre where there is some very tall grass and some shrubs for the deer to almost disappear into. The next two images are very representative of what you will see along the trails in the park, the last one made well after the sun had set over the coulee rim to the west.
[Canon 5D, 70-200mm f/2.8L]

“Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy”
Psalms 96:12 (TNIV)

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1 Comment »

  1. Great pictures.

    Comment by kmsiever — May 7, 2008 @ 11:51 am


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