The Foxes: Canmore Family Photographer

A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure of shooting a family session for a couple of old friends who live in Canmore. To say I was excited to shoot in the mountains would be an understatement – and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. The morning was mild and the sun was shining – perfection.

Rich Williams - March 21, 2012 - 7:36 am

These shots are adorable…and I’m liking the site’s new design!

Brian Furbush - March 21, 2012 - 7:52 am

Yes, these do rule. Welcome back to taking pictures dude.

Mike Olbinski - March 21, 2012 - 8:52 am

Excellent dude! I’ll bet they are in love with these!

And yes, welcome back :)

Jesse Pafundi - March 21, 2012 - 9:04 am

I really miss your photography. Fantastic work my friend.

A.Barlow - March 21, 2012 - 9:48 am

Wonderful set, I bet they enjoyed them.

Sweet rework on the site too man, good job.

Shannon Fox - March 21, 2012 - 9:55 am

We love the pictures. Thanks so much for coming to Canmore and photographing our family.

Adam Allegro - March 23, 2012 - 5:22 am

I love the low contrast that is such a staple to your work. it has inspired me to mix things up a bit and not just crank that contrast dial up for everything! Beautiful shots!

Navin Harish - April 3, 2012 - 1:43 am

Awesome shots all of them. I love the expression on the face in the close up of the smiling baby

Navin Harish - April 3, 2012 - 1:44 am

Awesome shots all of them. I live the expression on the faceof the kid wher he is smiling

Alberta Bound

This is arguably the most random smattering of images I’ve ever posted together. And I kinda like it.

I spent a good amount of time in 2011 travelling to various places around my home province of Alberta, and this is a small sampling of images from a few of my fave locations. Enjoy the randomness.

Jim Denham - February 23, 2012 - 7:19 am

All are good, but I love the first and last images! Great stuff Heath!

Jesse Pafundi - February 23, 2012 - 7:24 am

Dayummmm. Sweet frames broski. Love how you dropped in that wiener shot for good measure.

Brian Furbush - February 23, 2012 - 7:28 am

Hey – you’re good at taking pictures, welcome back. Love the waterfall shots, as well as the epic wide-angle shot with the house on the right.

Rick - February 23, 2012 - 7:31 am

I remember those scenes from Two Jack. Mine didn’t come out near as nice or at least I past over them the first time. I probably need to take 2nd look at the images. You live in a beautiful place!

Mike Olbinski - February 23, 2012 - 7:36 am

I love ’em all…that old car was sweet!

Chris DeAngelis - February 23, 2012 - 8:02 am

Love the LE work and those house ones are just epic! Great processing!

Rich Williams - February 23, 2012 - 8:07 am

Damn, Heath! The waterfall shots are true standouts, but I love ’em all.

Chris Nitz - February 23, 2012 - 8:41 am

DAAAAAMN! Rocking frames and that old Saab shot is off the chain. You should do this more often 😉

Chris Frailey - February 23, 2012 - 8:44 am

Good stuff Heath. The comp in the first one is pretty sweet.

Adam Olson - February 23, 2012 - 8:52 am

Nice shots Heath! That first image is stunning! I like the randomness, so many good images.

A.Barlow - February 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

That one shot with the house on the hill is the winner.

Edith Levy - February 23, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Wonderful series of images Heath. The first is my favorite.

Sathya - February 23, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Lovely shots. Though u did indicate it is random, it kind of had a flow, started with blue, few b&w, long exposures, night shots and ending with a blue shot again, Awesome series.

LensScaper - February 28, 2012 - 2:06 am

Nice varied set – but the first and the last really grab my attention – the sort of view that says to me – gotta get up there and see the view from high

Shan - February 29, 2012 - 11:36 am

Reminds me why I love it here and why I need to go to the mountains more often! Love the old car and Weiners of Waterton…

Shan - February 29, 2012 - 11:37 am

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Alex Mortimer @ Wakefield Wedding Photographer - May 26, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Forgive me if I’m wrong but were these shot on film? Some of the photos just have that film quality about them which I love! The colours to me just seem a lot like film! If it’s digital and photo shopping then good work! The bottom four images are just great!

Waterton

I decided to go back through the images I shot last fall in Waterton Lakes National Park to see if I could put together a couple more posts – and I think I was successful. While most of these images probably don’t warrant an entire post to themselves, taken as a set they really show off some of the beauty to be seen in the park. I’d love to be able to get back out to this amazing spot this coming summer as the lakes are absolutely stunning.

Jim Denham - February 14, 2012 - 7:33 am

Beautiful for sure! Nice collection Heath!

Chris Frailey - February 14, 2012 - 7:40 am

Love the perspective on that 2nd image Heath. Good stuff.

Rich Williams - February 14, 2012 - 7:40 am

Terrific set, man. So jealous.

Jimi Jones - February 14, 2012 - 7:53 am

What a great series of images. Nice work, man. :-)

Mike Olbinski - February 14, 2012 - 8:18 am

Wonderful man…these just rock.

Viveca Koh - February 14, 2012 - 9:26 am

These are excellent Heath, Waterton Lakes National Park looks truly beautiful, I’m not surprised you want to go back! I really like the way you have combined colour and B&W in this post, it is very effective.

Adam Olson - February 14, 2012 - 9:43 am

Gorgeous! Great collection Heath!

Justin - February 14, 2012 - 10:04 am

What a great series. I love the variety of perspectives.

Jesse Pafundi - February 14, 2012 - 11:15 am

These are absolutely gorgeous, dude. So many stellar frames, wow.

Chris Nitzq - February 14, 2012 - 1:47 pm

I am totally in love with that deer shot. Not only did you capture my dinner, but you did it in front of my summer home. Crap, the dream is collapsing!

Klaudia J - February 14, 2012 - 2:20 pm

great set, beautiful use of light and compose ….

Chris DeAngelis - February 14, 2012 - 6:05 pm

Great set Heath! What a beautiful place!

Rick - February 16, 2012 - 7:03 am

So nice, man! I was so intrigued by the house/hotel in the b&w image and then when you presented the same house/hotel with the deer – frick’n amazing! Such a wonderful scene. I need to get back up that way and hit up this national park. Looks like a wonderful place.

Alison Pentland - February 16, 2012 - 9:19 am

Heath: Lovely photos! Did you check out the Waterton pictures and film from Bill Oliver in the “day”. Many of his photos feature my grandparents Jem & Vic Valentine. Would love to use your picture of the Anderson foyer in my costume store blog. feefifofun.blogspot.com I’m doing a short piece on moving and memories. Jem lived in the Anderson for many years raising my mom there after WWII. I would source you of course! Let me know.

Edith Levy - February 16, 2012 - 9:59 am

Great series of shots Heath.

Kris Koeller - February 29, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Waterton was pleasant surprise driving over from Glacier. At the height of the season, it seemed almost deserted. So peaceful. Terrific shots.

Jesse Pafundi - August 2, 2013 - 4:27 pm

YEAH!

Hellmouth

One of the great things about shooting with a group of other photographers is the sharing of knowledge and ideas. New techniques that you may not have tried before come to light and subjects you may not have photographed otherwise make their way onto your memory card.

One of the downsides of shooting with a group of other photographers is that, inevitably, you end up with some similar compositions. This is the case with my shot today. My good buddy, Mike Olbinski, posted a frame of this same location with a slightly different composition a little while ago. I absolutely love his shot, but I couldn’t just let mine sit on the hard drive – so Mike, please forgive me:)

As for the title – I thought the creepy, salt encrusted old pier could pass for the ferry dock where one would begin their journey across the River Styx into Hades. Setting off across that eerily calm water towards the burning sunset in the distance would certainly creep me out!

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
B+W 77mm 10 stop ND Filter

Rich Williams - February 1, 2012 - 7:13 am

The foreground is a nice lead into that beautiful orange glow on the horizon. Well done, Heath.

James Howe - February 1, 2012 - 7:33 am

Very cool shot, great composition!

Adam Olson - February 1, 2012 - 7:35 am

Gorgeous Shot Heath! Awesome use of the foreground to lead your eye to the sunset. Well done.

Brian Furbush - February 1, 2012 - 7:36 am

Hells yes. Place truly is creepy, it’s nuts how the sky seamlessly blends into the water.

Chris DeAngelis - February 1, 2012 - 8:05 am

Mike and I captured this shot earlier in the evening so we didn’t have that fiery sky! I really like the rock in the bottom of the frame too. Now that you posted this mine may just have to sit on the HD for a bit longer…

Curt Fleenor - February 1, 2012 - 8:20 am

Outstanding! The two shots may be similar but you’ve each added your own unique perspective.

Len Saltiel - February 1, 2012 - 8:24 am

I’m glad you posted this Heath. This is outstanding. Great leading line, textures on the rocks and the spectacular color.

Mike Olbinski - February 1, 2012 - 8:32 am

Sadly, I now like yours better :) The light is absolutely sick dude. Unbelievable.

Jesse Pafundi - February 1, 2012 - 8:59 am

Seriously?

Bob Lussier - February 1, 2012 - 10:17 am

Wow. That is just awesome.

A.Barlow - February 1, 2012 - 11:00 am

Love it, I know what you mean about letting it live on your HD. I have been WAITING for you all to get these shots out. Instead, been posting shots of sad fishes, lol.

Honestly though, I think you folks ended up with better shots, but I’ll try anyway. :)

Jerry Denham - February 1, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Heath, this is amazing! Great color and clarity with the 10 Stop ND.

Debbie Romero - February 1, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Magnificent perspective and great color!

Richard - February 1, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Love that fact that you let this one be in color. So many of these shots are black and white. Your color version is beautiful. And creepy. Something about old crusty pilings plunging deep into the dark water. You just don’t know what’s down there… :(

Rick Louie - February 2, 2012 - 8:03 am

Incredible sunset! Killer image!

Edith Levy - February 3, 2012 - 10:10 am

This is an awesome shot Heath. I absolutley love the color and the composition is spot on.

Dave Wilson - February 3, 2012 - 12:52 pm

Love it – great colour and lots of lovely ND1000 goodness!

Scott Webb - February 3, 2012 - 12:57 pm

My goodness. I’m reminded of the 10stop.

I currently have a 6 stop. I just need a 4 stop to stack I guess. Would your recommend that or would that hit on quality at all? What would a 12stop do? lol go bigger!

Love the colours and crisp clarity here. High quality!

Rich McPeek - February 6, 2012 - 10:19 am

WOW! Amazing shot! Just awesome!

Adam Allegro - February 7, 2012 - 5:36 am

Heath, this is really beautiful. Well captured and all. Fantastic work.

Viveca Koh - February 14, 2012 - 9:27 am

Sheer beauty – magnificent!

The Desert

Another small set from Joshua Tree National Park:

Adam Olson - January 30, 2012 - 7:21 am

Great series Heath! Love your processing.

Brian Furbush - January 30, 2012 - 7:40 am

These are sick dude, the first two astral shots rock, as do the sunsets.

Mike Olbinski - January 30, 2012 - 8:08 am

Wow man. I wish I saw some of what you did while I was there. You rocked these.

Chris DeAngelis - January 30, 2012 - 8:15 am

Nice job with these! Great use of negative space!

Edith Levy - January 30, 2012 - 8:51 am

A great set Heath. The night shots are awesome.

Jesse Pafundi - January 30, 2012 - 9:25 am

Your eye. I enjoy it.

Chris Frailey - January 30, 2012 - 9:56 am

Love the different points of view you captured Heath. Good stuff.

A.Barlow - January 30, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Really like that one shot with the single person standing on the rock. The minimalism is powerful in that one.

Kris Koeller - January 30, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Another great series. I’m really enjoying your desert shots. Great stuff!

Viveca Koh - February 14, 2012 - 9:29 am

What a brilliant set of photographs Heath, I am incredibly impressed by these. You have an excellent eye and technical/camera skills to match.