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Photo Friday

Seaside Cove—Near Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Why We Chose It

We admit we haven’t pinpointed exactly where this was taken (if you know, drop us a line), but it’s a perfect representation of the many coves and inlets along Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast. The vintage effect used, with the washed-out colours, works well here, since you can image this scene hasn’t changed much in the past thirty or forty years. The effect also reinforces the entire sleepy fishing village mood. It doesn’t hurt that the photographer framed everything expertly, creating a beautiful path for the eyes through the water to the ocean.

Photo: Wade Kelly

Telus Toll Building—Edmonton, Alberta

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Why We Chose It

The glass-and-concrete Telus Toll Building across from Edmonton’s splashier, pyramid-topped City Hall is normally no great charmer, but this photographer has found the beauty in it by capturing reflections in the windows in just the right light. We love the way the windows and beams frame the photo. With the benefit of a good eye, this somber building has become a piece of modern art.

Photo: Darren Kirby

Giles Lake—Outaouais, Quebec

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Why We Chose It

You have to get up pretty early to get a shot like this. The water is like glass in this sunrise shot, and the colours are spectacularly vibrant. We love the many layers created by the treeline, the mist, the rounded mountain behind and everything again in the reflection. And the sun creeping in from the left uplifts the entire shot. This quiet corner of Quebec, near Gracefield in the Outaouais region about an hour-and-a-half north of Ottawa, couldn’t have been captured more beautifully.

Photo: Phil Grondin

Auyuittuq National Park—Baffin Island, Nunavut

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Why We Chose It

How is it that Nunavut looks like a seaside beach resort? Landscape shots on Baffin Island are always stunning, but the photographer was smart here to include humans in the photo to provide a sense of scale. And the scale is astounding! The photo is amazingly crisp and well-framed. The clear blue waters and the unspoiled beach beside the granite mountains are everything we love about this northern territory: solitude, jaw-dropping landscapes and untouched beauty. It’s a part of Canada few of us get to see in person—all the better for the continued existence this pristine slice of nature.

Photo: Peter Morgan

Graffiti—Old Montreal, Quebec

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Why We Chose It

Granted, the wow factor of this photo is largely about the graffiti artist, but the photographer deserves credit, too, for framing this image so well and having the foresight to recognize it as a compelling subject. It’s simply amazing how multidimensional the work is—at first it seemed to be a painting on a window looking through to a building. Only at second glance was it apparent that the artwork was painted onto the building (the Old Misson Brewery in Old Montreal). Graffiti is well-established high art in Montreal, and this is just one of many examples. Check out the work of A’shop, for example.

Photo: Emmanuel Milou

Grimface Mountain—Cathedral Provincial Park, British Columbia

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Why We Chose It

Part of the Cascade mountain range, Grimface, in southern B.C., is an impressive sight no matter the time of day. But when the sun goes down, its grey facade is transformed to brilliant fiery orange and the result is magical. All it needs is a patient photographer to capture it at just the right moment.

Photo: Drew Brayshaw

Teepee Camping—Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

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Why We Chose It

Have you ever seen so many stars? Getting away from it all is the name of the game at southern Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park, the quieter little sis to Glacier National Park in the U.S. The colours captured in the night sky over the Rockies is absolutely gorgeous here—patience is key as you wait for that moment right when the sun slips behind the ridge. It’s also genius to mirrors the slopes of the mountains with the peak of the teepee.

Photo: bcarlier

Blue Mountain Village—Collingwood, Ontario

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Why We Chose It

Beautiful night capture at a year-round ski resort on Georgian Bay. We’ve rarely seen such a perfect reflection! The enhanced blues are gorgeous (post-production or not) and the composition, with the roof line melding into the treeline is spectacular. We recommend clicking on the photo to view it in its largest form. Stunning!

Photo: Jeff S. Photography

Arctic Summer: Alert, Nunavut

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Why We Chose It

Occasionally we remember that Canada borders the Arctic and that there are places, like Alert, Nunavut—the most northerly inhabited settlement in the world—where ice floes are a year-round occurrence. Not only is the landscape stunning in its own right, the photographer has masterfully combined perspective, composition and just the right lighting to create an image that seems to go on as far as the eye can see. It really does seem like the end of the earth. Interesting side note: the photo was taken at 11:30 p.m.!

Photo by Jerome Lessard

Southern Head: Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick

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Why We Chose It

Grand Manan Island, on New Brunswick’s southern coast bordering Maine, is one of Canada’s lesser-known treasures: a relaxing and beautiful Atlantic Canada destination that’s inexplicably not overly touristed. We love the mist clouding this iconic image of the island’s bluffs, and the play between the arc of beach echoed and the landmass above. The lighting, with the sun peeking through the clouds in the upper corner, is just magical. This photo alone is enough to put Grand Manan on any bucket list! (more…)

Art and Cattle: Edmonton, Alberta

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Why We Chose It

Sure, Calgary gets the Stampede, but Edmonton has its cowboys, too! Too weird for words, this photo of cow country meets city slicker is a perfect combination for Edmonton, one of Canada’s “wild west” cities. The juxtaposition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo cattle parading through downtown in front of the modern Art Gallery of Alberta is priceless. It’s also just a great, crisp shot with excellent lighting and composition. (more…)

Rockies Dreamin’: Lake Louise—Banff, Alberta

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Why We Chose It

Pure eye candy. This photo perfectly showcases the drama and natural beauty that’s right at your fingertips in the Rockies. And at a time when some of us are sweltering in the summer heat and humidity, those snow-capped mountains look downright irresistible. The photographer has done an excellent job with scale: the canoers against the mammoth mountain peaks captures exactly how we remember our trips to Banff! (more…)