Collin J Örthner – Photographer

November 26, 2008

Fringe of Winter

Filed under: Autumn, Nature — collin j örthner @ 4:27 am

You shall ask
What good are dead leaves
And I will tell you
they nourish the sore earth
You shall ask
What reason is there for winter
And I will tell you
To bring about new leaves
You shall ask
Why are the leaves so green
And I will tell you
Because they are rich with life
You shall ask
Why must summer end
And I will tell you
So that the leaves can die

Nancy Wood
Many Waters

[Canon 5D, 24-105mmL]

November 25, 2008


Filed under: Abstract, Black & White, Ice, Nature, Square, Water, Winter — collin j örthner @ 4:08 am

My sister Marlene and her husband Dave were up from Lethbridge this past weekend and we managed to get out for a few walks, on one of which we found a great little stream that hasn’t frozen over completely yet. I could spend hours following along streams like this listening to the sound of the bubbling water and photographing the wonderful shapes and textures! These images felt better as square images and as black and whites.
[Canon 5D, 24-105mmL]

November 13, 2008

Pilot Mountain

Filed under: Autumn, Nature, Travel — collin j örthner @ 5:36 am

Pilot Mountain is a mountain in the Bow River valley of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located southeast of Redearth Creek and directly west of the Trans-Canada Highway. The mountain was named in 1884 by George M. Dawson, for its location is where the Bow Valley changes direction, thus affording distant views of the mountain all along the valley. Pilot Mountain can be scrambled on the northwest face by someone with good routefinding skills.(Wikipedia) This image was made looking south from Moose Meadows along Highway 1A.
[Canon 5D, 16-35mmL]

November 6, 2008

Storm Remnants

Filed under: Nature, Skyscape, Travel — collin j örthner @ 3:30 am

I made this image in August at Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta. A very large, and threatening looking, thunderstorm sprung up on the western horizon early in the afternoon, but by the time it got to us it gave us some light rain for about an hour and moved on to the east. I rushed back out into the badlands, careful not to fall on the now very slippery bentonite clays, to catch the sunset as it illuminated the last remnants of the storm.
[Canon G9]

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