Collin J Örthner – Photographer

December 2, 2017

Grain Storage

When it gets thick enough, ice fog can eliminate any evidence of a horizon as it did on this day. I drove quite extensively around Red Deer County in the fog, which I find very enjoyable! Everything becomes very isolated and a feeling of loneliness pervades. Sounds become muted and whenever I stopped to have a look around or take a picture, I am sure to turn of the vehicle to enjoy the silence. Usually I’ll here a magpie, raven or maybe a distant farm dog barking. One day while out I heard a rather loud gunshot! I couldn’t see who was responsible and I’m certain whomever it was couldn’t see me, so I hightailed it out of there pretty quick!







October 22, 2014

Self Portrait

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I made a self portrait the other night while out for a walk. A usually very dark corner at a local school, was lit up by a passing vehicle and there I was ! The Pleiades star cluster is visible just above the roofline of the school.



[ Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 20mm ]



June 21, 2014

Mount Murchison, Banff National Park, AB

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Rain clouds were engulfing Mount Murchison a few mornings back as I was helping lead a photo excursion through Banff and Jasper National Park last weekend. It was raining off and on, but never kept us from anything.



[Olympus E-M5, Olympus M.Zuiko 75-300mm]



August 4, 2013

Limited Edition Folio

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I am very pleased to announce the release of my first limited edition folio! This folio, in an edition of 6, is being released in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Summer Village of Gull Lake, AB. It consists of 4 original prints printed by myself on heavyweight Hahnemühle rag paper, and enclosed in a custom handmade case made by Octavia Press in Calgary and embossed GL / 100. Each print is signed and numbered. I have included a signed and numbered colophon and the edition begins with a printed poem by Duncan Campbell Scott.

Please contact me at for more information.








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