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Michael Russell

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Landscape and Nature Photographer from British Columbia, Canada

Occupation: Landscape and Nature Photographer and occasional Web Design

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Landscape Photography Show13,714*Come join Popular G+ Landscape Photographer and Award Winning Author @100892612779426154375  and the @114888971165518552849  panel on Tuesday July 15th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT for Light, Landscape, and Developing Your Personal Vision . Gary Crabbe is an award-winning photographer and author living in the San Francisco Bay Area*.  Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!! *Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!* Join the fun on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography show #37 with Gary Crabbe2014-07-16 04:00:00525  

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2017-01-23 01:25:14 (40 comments; 11 reshares; 337 +1s; )Open 

An older photograph of Bridal Falls in Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Chilliwack, BC.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/bridal-veil-falls-provincial-park/

#chilliwack #fraservalley #waterfalls #britishcolumbia

Most reshares: 31

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2017-02-07 02:01:56 (16 comments; 31 reshares; 201 +1s; )Open 

Mount Shuksan and the Nooksack River in the North Cascades, Washington State, USA.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mount-shuksan-and-the-nooksack-river/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountshuksan #northcascades #photos #mountains #washington

Most plusones: 337

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2017-01-23 01:25:14 (40 comments; 11 reshares; 337 +1s; )Open 

An older photograph of Bridal Falls in Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Chilliwack, BC.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/bridal-veil-falls-provincial-park/

#chilliwack #fraservalley #waterfalls #britishcolumbia

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2017-02-25 21:52:11 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) at Boundary Bay in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/northern-flicker-colaptes-auratus-at-boundary-bay/

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) at Boundary Bay in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/northern-flicker-colaptes-auratus-at-boundary-bay/___

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2017-02-23 02:52:39 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from Monday:

+David R Robinson Beuna Vista https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidRRobinson/posts/NBCMc4eLFTp
+Charles Carrigan Absarokas https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CharlesCarrigan/posts/RVMrqwey7qy
+Joan Septembre Mt. Frosty https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/eGFSBrWd9Dx
+Russ Bishop Yosemite https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/GnKXPx9Vd8f
+Dalibor Pačić Weekend in the Alps https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DaliborPa%C4%8Di%C4%87/posts/apcdLaPdCbN
+Günther Zettl Kulm https://plus.google.com/u/0/+G%C3%BCntherZettl/posts/4ypEJzjvG6B
+Kati Lust Bir Mittleren Tili https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KatiLust/posts/JMYGjZLHXhU

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from Monday:

+David R Robinson Beuna Vista https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidRRobinson/posts/NBCMc4eLFTp
+Charles Carrigan Absarokas https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CharlesCarrigan/posts/RVMrqwey7qy
+Joan Septembre Mt. Frosty https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/eGFSBrWd9Dx
+Russ Bishop Yosemite https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/GnKXPx9Vd8f
+Dalibor Pačić Weekend in the Alps https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DaliborPa%C4%8Di%C4%87/posts/apcdLaPdCbN
+Günther Zettl Kulm https://plus.google.com/u/0/+G%C3%BCntherZettl/posts/4ypEJzjvG6B
+Kati Lust Bir Mittleren Tili https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KatiLust/posts/JMYGjZLHXhU___

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2017-02-22 22:27:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

"...if I need to compromise my experience, the experience of others, or the welfare of the places, life and things I photograph in order to “get the shot,” then to hell with the shot." ~ Guy Tal

http://guytal.com/wordpress/2017/02/22/not-that-kind-of-photographer/

"...if I need to compromise my experience, the experience of others, or the welfare of the places, life and things I photograph in order to “get the shot,” then to hell with the shot." ~ Guy Tal

http://guytal.com/wordpress/2017/02/22/not-that-kind-of-photographer/___

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2017-02-21 00:42:15 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

Storm clouds over Pyramid Peak in North Cascades National Park, Washington State, USA. Just a few hours before it was sunny but on my way back I liked how the clouds were closing in over Pyramid Peak and the surrounding area.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/pyramid-peak-north-cascades-national-park/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#nationalparks #northcascades #mountains #photography #washington

Storm clouds over Pyramid Peak in North Cascades National Park, Washington State, USA. Just a few hours before it was sunny but on my way back I liked how the clouds were closing in over Pyramid Peak and the surrounding area.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/pyramid-peak-north-cascades-national-park/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#nationalparks #northcascades #mountains #photography #washington___

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2017-02-20 22:36:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Now all I need to do is fly somewhere....!

Shooting from an Airplane: Tip #4 - Camera Settings
I haven't posted to this collection in a while, so I thought I'd touch on something I haven't talked about yet...camera settings. This is something that many people will likely have a wide variety of opinions on, so if any of you have thoughts on this please comment as I am always open to getting input from others and hearing what works or doesn't work for you.

Before I touch on camera settings let's talk briefly about what cameras to use. These days phone cameras are getting better and better. You can get some pretty decent images from cameras. The downside of a phone camera though is that you can't really zoom in and focus on a specific area more closely.

You can also use point and shoot cameras which take pretty decent images. I posted some shots in tip #1 that I took about 8 years ago with a point and shoot Canon camera. The downside to point and shoot cameras (unless you get the more expensive high end ones) is that you can't shoot in RAW which makes a huge difference for aerial shots. I'll cover why that is the case in a future tip.

For purposes of this tip, I'm going to assume you have a camera that you can control manually (i.e. a camera where you can shoot with something besides auto mode). On to the camera setting tips:

1. Shutter Speed: This one should be fairly obvious, but you will want to use a fast shutter speed. If you want a crisp, sharp (non-blurry) photo, you need a faster shutter speed. As long as the light is good, I'll try to shoot at 1/800 second or faster. The faster the better within reason. If the light is less I'll drop down to 1/400 or 1/320, but I try to stay above that if I can. It should be pretty obvious why you need a fairly fast shutter speed. You are speeding through the air at around 500 mph and the plane is bouncing up and down and constantly shaking (sometimes more, sometimes less). As with anything you are trying to shoot that is moving, you want to use a faster shutter speed to freeze the motion.

If you are not comfortable jumping from auto to M mode (manual mode) on your camera, you might try starting out with S (shutter priority) as a stepping stone to full manual mode. What shutter priority will do is it allow you to set the shutter speed and the camera will adjust the aperture and ISO to get the proper exposure. This will ensure that you have a fast shutter speed. You just want to keep in mind that as the light gets low, the ISO will get higher which can introduce noise.

2. Aperture: Using a specific aperture isn't really that important as you are generally shooting things that are all a very long distance away. If you are cruising at 40,000 feet, you are a minimum of 5 miles away from what you are shooting even if you are flying over mountains (unless you are flying over Mount Everest). Given this, you don't really need to worry about the depth of field as once you focus, pretty much everything is in focus when your camera is at infinity anyway. However, do keep in mind that most lenses are sharper somewhere in the middle, so you are typically going to get a sharper image at around f8 or f11. The downside of this is that increasing the f-stop to a higher value will decrease the light, which affects the shutter speed you can use.

3. ISO: Generally you want the ISO to be as low as possible to avoid noise. The problem is that if you have less light which you have flying around or through storms that are blocking the sun or at sunrise or sunset, you may not be able to shoot at a fast shutter speed and ISO 100. This is one where you kind of have to experiment and it's really a matter of personal taste. If you need to drop your shutter speed to 1/60 to keep the ISO at 100, you may be better off shooting at ISO 320 or ISO 400 so you can keep your shutter speed at 1/320 or faster.

Just keep in mind that these are general guidelines and just like all of the other "rules" of photography, you'll learn what your own personal preference is and when you can break the "rules" or why you may not even agree with a "rule" for some reason. In my case I have done aerial shots at 1/50 second or shot at 3200 ISO which are both contrary to my guidelines above.

Hopefully this is helpful to those of you that are trying to get some aerial shots on your flights.

Be sure you check out my other tips in my Tips: Shooting from an Airplane Collection (click the link at the top of this post or https://plus.google.com/collection/U-cdQB).___Now all I need to do is fly somewhere....!

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2017-02-18 01:14:13 (8 comments; 12 reshares; 139 +1s; )Open 

Subalpine Lupines (Lupinus arcticus ssp. subalpinus) on Kulshan Ridge with Mount Shuksan in the background – Mount Baker Wilderness, Washington State, USA. Still the only time I've seen lupines flowering up here. Try to ignore the obvious GND fiasco - it was my first time using them (7 years ago). :)

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/arctic-lupines-and-mount-shuksan/

Subalpine Lupines (Lupinus arcticus ssp. subalpinus) on Kulshan Ridge with Mount Shuksan in the background – Mount Baker Wilderness, Washington State, USA. Still the only time I've seen lupines flowering up here. Try to ignore the obvious GND fiasco - it was my first time using them (7 years ago). :)

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/arctic-lupines-and-mount-shuksan/___

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2017-02-16 23:35:31 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

The moon rises over the peaks of the North Cascades mountains in Washington State, USA. Peaks here include (L to R) Round Mountain, Mount Higgins, Skadulgwas Peak, White Chuck Mountain, Glacier Peak, Disappointment Peak and Whitehorse Mountain. Photographed from Mt. Erie Park on Fidalgo Island (Anacortes), Washington.

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mt-erie-park-moonrise-north-cascades/

#blackandwhite #photography #northcascades #mountains #photos #washington

The moon rises over the peaks of the North Cascades mountains in Washington State, USA. Peaks here include (L to R) Round Mountain, Mount Higgins, Skadulgwas Peak, White Chuck Mountain, Glacier Peak, Disappointment Peak and Whitehorse Mountain. Photographed from Mt. Erie Park on Fidalgo Island (Anacortes), Washington.

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mt-erie-park-moonrise-north-cascades/

#blackandwhite #photography #northcascades #mountains #photos #washington___

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2017-02-15 01:41:47 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of the photographs posted yesterday:

+Maciej Markiewicz Toward the Lofoten peaks https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaciejMarkiewicz/posts/JFnvfWSNwbG
+Günther Zettl Fuscher Lacke https://plus.google.com/u/0/+G%C3%BCntherZettl/posts/QHEg9sir9m7
+Randy T Mt Shuksan https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandyT_Randylikestoclimb/posts/CfcCNSXchWU
+Alex Lapidus The Elements of Winter https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/YPzpq4bvY86
+Alexander S. Kunz "Three Pyramids" https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexanderSKunz/posts/ZCABZmWHCdf
+Leonid Tit Antorno lake https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeonidTitCreativeTravelProjects/posts/XgYAGEC4Vv9
+Peter Sporraedli "On a winter's morning"... more »

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of the photographs posted yesterday:

+Maciej Markiewicz Toward the Lofoten peaks https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaciejMarkiewicz/posts/JFnvfWSNwbG
+Günther Zettl Fuscher Lacke https://plus.google.com/u/0/+G%C3%BCntherZettl/posts/QHEg9sir9m7
+Randy T Mt Shuksan https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandyT_Randylikestoclimb/posts/CfcCNSXchWU
+Alex Lapidus The Elements of Winter https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/YPzpq4bvY86
+Alexander S. Kunz "Three Pyramids" https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexanderSKunz/posts/ZCABZmWHCdf
+Leonid Tit Antorno lake https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LeonidTitCreativeTravelProjects/posts/XgYAGEC4Vv9
+Peter Sporraedli "On a winter's morning" https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PeterSporraedli/posts/5hey8dC1HwA___

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2017-02-15 01:33:05 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

This may be of interest to those of you posting visual media online:

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/finding-copyright-infringements-web/

This may be of interest to those of you posting visual media online:

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/finding-copyright-infringements-web/___

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2017-02-13 23:35:12 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Mount Redoubt

I've shared a number of images of Mount Redoubt (in Washington) photographed from Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park (Chilliwack, British Columbia) before. Most have been of Redoubt itself, or Redoubt and the surrounding mountains only. I thought I'd share one today that also shows Chilliwack Lake. Most of my others with the lake are rather wide angle and you can barely see Mount Redoubt in the background. This is an older photo from 2011 and I can say I sure don't miss those old dusty 30D files all that much!

Larger version: http://mrussellphotography.photoshelter.com/image//I0000.kvq6Vwyjq8

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountredoubt #northcascades #photos #mountains #washington #chilliwack #britishcolumbia

Mount Redoubt

I've shared a number of images of Mount Redoubt (in Washington) photographed from Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park (Chilliwack, British Columbia) before. Most have been of Redoubt itself, or Redoubt and the surrounding mountains only. I thought I'd share one today that also shows Chilliwack Lake. Most of my others with the lake are rather wide angle and you can barely see Mount Redoubt in the background. This is an older photo from 2011 and I can say I sure don't miss those old dusty 30D files all that much!

Larger version: http://mrussellphotography.photoshelter.com/image//I0000.kvq6Vwyjq8

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountredoubt #northcascades #photos #mountains #washington #chilliwack #britishcolumbia___

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2017-02-11 21:37:38 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

A flock of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) take flight near the Harrison River in British Columbia, Canada.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/bald-eagles-harrison-river-chehalis/

#wildlife #fraservalley #canada

A flock of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) take flight near the Harrison River in British Columbia, Canada.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/bald-eagles-harrison-river-chehalis/

#wildlife #fraservalley #canada___

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2017-02-10 01:07:49 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

Canadian Border Peak and American Border Peak (with Yellow Aster Butte in the foreground) from Artist Point in Washington State's Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Canadian Border Peak and American Border Peak (with Yellow Aster Butte in the foreground) from Artist Point in Washington State's Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.___

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2017-02-09 01:56:13 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

Table Mountain from the Bagley Lakes Trail at the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State, USA.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/table-mountain-from-bagley-lakes-trail/

#mountains #photos #photography #washington #nature #landscapes

Table Mountain from the Bagley Lakes Trail at the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State, USA.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/table-mountain-from-bagley-lakes-trail/

#mountains #photos #photography #washington #nature #landscapes___

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2017-02-09 01:39:14 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from Monday:

+George Marquardt Black Prince Cirque https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GeorgeMarquardt/posts/ZfP4XpxSddQ
+Marius Radu Fagarasului Mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/113141227558205294823/posts/MCyCoXFfd4D
+Günther Zettl Seewiesen and Surroundings https://plus.google.com/u/0/+G%C3%BCntherZettl/posts/CGCFPhNDwEH
+Randy T The Boston Glacier https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandyT_Randylikestoclimb/posts/ebzHLdu8zxg
+Maciej Markiewicz Walking in the Arctic mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaciejMarkiewicz/posts/TxzCvjovC6Q
+Peter Sporraedli Swiss mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PeterSporraedli/posts/hDu5brBETZY
+Quinn Diep Yosemite... more »

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from Monday:

+George Marquardt Black Prince Cirque https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GeorgeMarquardt/posts/ZfP4XpxSddQ
+Marius Radu Fagarasului Mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/113141227558205294823/posts/MCyCoXFfd4D
+Günther Zettl Seewiesen and Surroundings https://plus.google.com/u/0/+G%C3%BCntherZettl/posts/CGCFPhNDwEH
+Randy T The Boston Glacier https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandyT_Randylikestoclimb/posts/ebzHLdu8zxg
+Maciej Markiewicz Walking in the Arctic mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaciejMarkiewicz/posts/TxzCvjovC6Q
+Peter Sporraedli Swiss mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PeterSporraedli/posts/hDu5brBETZY
+Quinn Diep Yosemite https://plus.google.com/u/0/106282762151658687256/posts/2WS2CE9VTNs
+Dalibor Pačić Little Mojstrovka mountain * https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DaliborPa%C4%8Di%C4%87/posts/hEE6L7zneTs
+Kati Lust *Alone/Desolate https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KatiLust/posts/2LsrsqamwaE
+Joan Septembre Coast Mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/cv25xDFbzQk
+Russ Bishop The Palisades https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/Auw1UcabSqu
+David R Robinson Rocky Mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidRRobinson/posts/ct4tq4Dc7hU___

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2017-02-07 23:33:53 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

Spawning Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) swimming upstream at Weaver Creek Spawning Channel in British Columbia.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/spawning-sockeye-salmon-oncorhynchus-nerka/

#salmon #wildlife #photography #fraservalley #britishcolumbia

Spawning Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) swimming upstream at Weaver Creek Spawning Channel in British Columbia.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/spawning-sockeye-salmon-oncorhynchus-nerka/

#salmon #wildlife #photography #fraservalley #britishcolumbia___

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2017-02-07 02:01:56 (16 comments; 31 reshares; 201 +1s; )Open 

Mount Shuksan and the Nooksack River in the North Cascades, Washington State, USA.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mount-shuksan-and-the-nooksack-river/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountshuksan #northcascades #photos #mountains #washington

Mount Shuksan and the Nooksack River in the North Cascades, Washington State, USA.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mount-shuksan-and-the-nooksack-river/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountshuksan #northcascades #photos #mountains #washington___

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2017-02-06 01:30:21 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 118 +1s; )Open 

Here is another photograph for Superb Owl Sunday. This is a Northern Pygmy Owl I photographed several years ago in Mission, British Columbia.

#SuperbOwlSunday #SuperbOwl

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/northern-pygmy-owl-glaucidium-gnoma/

Here is another photograph for Superb Owl Sunday. This is a Northern Pygmy Owl I photographed several years ago in Mission, British Columbia.

#SuperbOwlSunday #SuperbOwl

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/northern-pygmy-owl-glaucidium-gnoma/___

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2017-02-05 21:40:00 (14 comments; 8 reshares; 167 +1s; )Open 

I'm glad to see so many Americans are getting excited about the big day! So happy Superb Owl Sunday to everyone! I photographed this Snowy Owl back in 2012 during an irruption that brought them down to Southern British Columbia. One of my favourite wildlife photos I've made so far!

#SuperbOwlSunday

More about this photo here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/snowy-owl-bubo-scandiacus/

I'm glad to see so many Americans are getting excited about the big day! So happy Superb Owl Sunday to everyone! I photographed this Snowy Owl back in 2012 during an irruption that brought them down to Southern British Columbia. One of my favourite wildlife photos I've made so far!

#SuperbOwlSunday

More about this photo here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/snowy-owl-bubo-scandiacus/___

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2017-02-04 01:53:05 (9 comments; 30 reshares; 187 +1s; )Open 

Mount Shuksan

I've shared this one a few times but I can't resist doing it again. This is the iconic/famous reflection of Mount Shuksan at Picture Lake in Washington State's Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. A good photo at this location is pretty easy to get, but I've not seen the sky like this since this particular evening. I have several locations that I probably won't photograph again, this being one of them - unless the conditions are unique - like on this night.

Oh and I've seen people talk (brag) about how hard the hike is to this point. See that little strip of lighter color just above the water surface on the far left side? That is the road. I think the arduous hike to this location is about 60 feet at the most. :)

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mount-shuksan-reflection/

For +Landscape... more »

Mount Shuksan

I've shared this one a few times but I can't resist doing it again. This is the iconic/famous reflection of Mount Shuksan at Picture Lake in Washington State's Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. A good photo at this location is pretty easy to get, but I've not seen the sky like this since this particular evening. I have several locations that I probably won't photograph again, this being one of them - unless the conditions are unique - like on this night.

Oh and I've seen people talk (brag) about how hard the hike is to this point. See that little strip of lighter color just above the water surface on the far left side? That is the road. I think the arduous hike to this location is about 60 feet at the most. :)

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mount-shuksan-reflection/

For +Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountshuksan #washingtonstate #reflections #mountains #northcascades___

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2017-02-03 02:45:46 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

An American Pika (Ochotona princeps taylori) in the Mount Baker Wilderness of Washington State, USA. I've heard these animals quite a few times in the talus slopes, but this was the only one I've managed to photograph.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/american-pika-ochontona-princeps-taylori/

An American Pika (Ochotona princeps taylori) in the Mount Baker Wilderness of Washington State, USA. I've heard these animals quite a few times in the talus slopes, but this was the only one I've managed to photograph.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/american-pika-ochontona-princeps-taylori/___

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2017-02-02 03:16:53 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from yesterday:

+Alexander S. Kunz Tenaya Lake https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexanderSKunz/posts/ZctPaLCoQS5
+Rupert Kogler The Towers https://plus.google.com/u/0/102052726335420842092/posts/SSr22KgPRwL
+Joan Septembre Mt. Matier https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/FkG5qwEUjrA
+Russ Bishop Yosemite https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/42KnTjKo3PB
+Kati Lust Matterhorn https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KatiLust/posts/VA7SkSh3JY1
+Remo Primatesta Ice cold wind https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RemoPrimatesta/posts/2bKGaRV2vWN
+TimeTraveler 911 in America Furnace Creek Ranch... more »

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from yesterday:

+Alexander S. Kunz Tenaya Lake https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexanderSKunz/posts/ZctPaLCoQS5
+Rupert Kogler The Towers https://plus.google.com/u/0/102052726335420842092/posts/SSr22KgPRwL
+Joan Septembre Mt. Matier https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/FkG5qwEUjrA
+Russ Bishop Yosemite https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/42KnTjKo3PB
+Kati Lust Matterhorn https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KatiLust/posts/VA7SkSh3JY1
+Remo Primatesta Ice cold wind https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RemoPrimatesta/posts/2bKGaRV2vWN
+TimeTraveler 911 in America Furnace Creek Ranch https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Timetraveler911-onTour/posts/DhCwrPvVjs1
+Günther Zettl Kulm https://plus.google.com/u/0/+G%C3%BCntherZettl/posts/73kmJxCZr8s
+Quinn Diep Yosemite Valley https://plus.google.com/u/0/106282762151658687256/posts/WYo1jvrcG9u
+Gary Crabbe Yosemite Valley https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryCrabbe/posts/YGKsz4eQNJk
+Kat Svart Luchyste https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KatSvart/posts/Y4bgy5NiT3K
+Miranda Smit Banff https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MirandaSmit/posts/JYPyajN6ns4___

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2017-01-31 22:44:55 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

Christine Falls on Van Trump Creek in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State, USA. This is one of the first times I displayed my photographs as a "triptych". More about that decision in my blog post:

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/christine-falls-triptych/

#mountrainier #waterfalls #nationalparks #photography #washington

Christine Falls on Van Trump Creek in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State, USA. This is one of the first times I displayed my photographs as a "triptych". More about that decision in my blog post:

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/christine-falls-triptych/

#mountrainier #waterfalls #nationalparks #photography #washington___

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2017-01-31 02:08:42 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 210 +1s; )Open 

Fall foliage colors at Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park in Popkum, British Columbia; Canada. Mount Archibald is in the background.

A few more photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/cheam-lake-fall-colours/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountains #photography #photos #britishcolumbia #chilliwack

Fall foliage colors at Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park in Popkum, British Columbia; Canada. Mount Archibald is in the background.

A few more photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/cheam-lake-fall-colours/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountains #photography #photos #britishcolumbia #chilliwack___

2017-01-30 07:31:42 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

A few things to note regarding #MountainMonday. We've all been tossed into the new G+ design now despite its questionable quality and missing features. For #mountainmonday this means that the search function appears to be a lot less useful than before in finding Mountain Monday tagged posts. This is both unfortunate is as it was one way I found your posts but also many others use it to search through the theme each week and view the photos of those participating.

Tagging me (+Michael Russell) or the Mountain Monday Page (+Mountain Monday) is much more important now in order for me to find participating posts. If you fail to do that, I will not get a notification or an email, and I'll be at the mercy of the craptacular search (irony for Google no?) to find the hashtag. This may cause your post to be missed entirely. So tag your posts (preferably) with my name) - I don't want to... more »

A few things to note regarding #MountainMonday. We've all been tossed into the new G+ design now despite its questionable quality and missing features. For #mountainmonday this means that the search function appears to be a lot less useful than before in finding Mountain Monday tagged posts. This is both unfortunate is as it was one way I found your posts but also many others use it to search through the theme each week and view the photos of those participating.

Tagging me (+Michael Russell) or the Mountain Monday Page (+Mountain Monday) is much more important now in order for me to find participating posts. If you fail to do that, I will not get a notification or an email, and I'll be at the mercy of the craptacular search (irony for Google no?) to find the hashtag. This may cause your post to be missed entirely. So tag your posts (preferably) with my name) - I don't want to miss them!___

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2017-01-28 22:28:05 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

A honeybee (Apis mellifera) forages for nectar on Buddleja flowers (Buddleja weyereiana).

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/honeybee-buddleja-macro/

#insects #wildlife #flowers

A honeybee (Apis mellifera) forages for nectar on Buddleja flowers (Buddleja weyereiana).

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/honeybee-buddleja-macro/

#insects #wildlife #flowers___

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2017-01-28 00:19:59 (23 comments; 14 reshares; 294 +1s; )Open 

Widgeon Peak is reflected in a pond at the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area on the shore of the Pitt River in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.

For +Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountains #reflections #britishcolumbia #photography #sunset

Widgeon Peak is reflected in a pond at the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area on the shore of the Pitt River in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.

For +Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountains #reflections #britishcolumbia #photography #sunset___

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2017-01-26 23:55:14 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 72 +1s; )Open 

A slightly ticked off Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) at Pitt Marsh in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada. This heron wanted to land where I was standing, and didn't see me until I was too close for comfort. It let out their usual guttural croak (these are not songbirds) and landed a distance away - keeping an eye on me. I was right on the water so probably at a good hunting spot.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/great-blue-heron-at-pitt-lake/

#birds #pittmeadows #britishcolumbia #wildlife

A slightly ticked off Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) at Pitt Marsh in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada. This heron wanted to land where I was standing, and didn't see me until I was too close for comfort. It let out their usual guttural croak (these are not songbirds) and landed a distance away - keeping an eye on me. I was right on the water so probably at a good hunting spot.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/great-blue-heron-at-pitt-lake/

#birds #pittmeadows #britishcolumbia #wildlife___

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2017-01-26 01:27:30 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 


This is Eureka Falls just outside of Silver Lake Provincial Park in Hope, BC. I shared an image from this falls a few days ago. Both this "panorama" and the previous image are examples of my first forays (in 2011) into using longer focal lengths for landscape photographs. While we are frequently told wide angle is the only way for landscapes, I now make more than half my images at 70mm or longer.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/eureka-falls-panorama/

#waterfalls #waterfallwednesday #britishcolumbia #nature #photography






This is Eureka Falls just outside of Silver Lake Provincial Park in Hope, BC. I shared an image from this falls a few days ago. Both this "panorama" and the previous image are examples of my first forays (in 2011) into using longer focal lengths for landscape photographs. While we are frequently told wide angle is the only way for landscapes, I now make more than half my images at 70mm or longer.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/eureka-falls-panorama/

#waterfalls #waterfallwednesday #britishcolumbia #nature #photography



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2017-01-25 02:26:33 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from yesterday:

+Gary Crabbe Eastern Sierra https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryCrabbe/posts/5dRuDPgBLD9
+George Marquardt Currie Creek and Cone Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GeorgeMarquardt/posts/QUcGs8ekVoD
+Rob Tilley Vocan de Agua https://plus.google.com/u/0/117930635480648239039/posts/HepRqBiZ38z
+Maciej Markiewicz Winter mood in the Lofoten https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaciejMarkiewicz/posts/89pHAPs5ztp
+John Frierson Grand Teton National Park https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnFrierson/posts/ijjkvRCCwwJ
+Quinn Diep Yosemite https://plus.google.com/u/0/106282762151658687256/posts/PnWLKQidNQx
+Luci Westphal Alaska... more »

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from yesterday:

+Gary Crabbe Eastern Sierra https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryCrabbe/posts/5dRuDPgBLD9
+George Marquardt Currie Creek and Cone Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GeorgeMarquardt/posts/QUcGs8ekVoD
+Rob Tilley Vocan de Agua https://plus.google.com/u/0/117930635480648239039/posts/HepRqBiZ38z
+Maciej Markiewicz Winter mood in the Lofoten https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaciejMarkiewicz/posts/89pHAPs5ztp
+John Frierson Grand Teton National Park https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnFrierson/posts/ijjkvRCCwwJ
+Quinn Diep Yosemite https://plus.google.com/u/0/106282762151658687256/posts/PnWLKQidNQx
+Luci Westphal Alaska https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LuciWestphal/posts/EbYqGHCgDgs
+logan hubbard San Jacinto Mountains https://plus.google.com/105329030991166863043/posts/27RGWS6dQT2
+Joan Septembre Golden Ears Reflection https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/AeJgP542NVe
+Remo Primatesta "evening over the fog sea" https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RemoPrimatesta/posts/bjMxSL9YWFw___

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2017-01-24 00:29:11 (28 comments; 12 reshares; 231 +1s; )Open 

A panorama of Chilliwack Lake including Mount Redoubt, Mount Edgar, and Nodoubt Peak. Photographed from Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park in, you guessed it, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

More photos here: http://mrussellphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Chilliwack-Lake-Provincial-Park-Photos/G00009gGzPJ6_MvU/C00008H3ZLwTG9ds

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#chilliwack #lakes #mountains #photos #panorama #britishcolumbia

A panorama of Chilliwack Lake including Mount Redoubt, Mount Edgar, and Nodoubt Peak. Photographed from Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park in, you guessed it, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

More photos here: http://mrussellphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Chilliwack-Lake-Provincial-Park-Photos/G00009gGzPJ6_MvU/C00008H3ZLwTG9ds

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#chilliwack #lakes #mountains #photos #panorama #britishcolumbia___

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2017-01-23 01:25:14 (40 comments; 11 reshares; 337 +1s; )Open 

An older photograph of Bridal Falls in Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Chilliwack, BC.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/bridal-veil-falls-provincial-park/

#chilliwack #fraservalley #waterfalls #britishcolumbia

An older photograph of Bridal Falls in Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Chilliwack, BC.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/bridal-veil-falls-provincial-park/

#chilliwack #fraservalley #waterfalls #britishcolumbia___

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2017-01-22 01:30:32 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 137 +1s; )Open 

A Barred Owl (Strix varia) in Campbell Valley Park, Langley, British Columbia, Canada

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/barred-owl-strix-varia/

#owls #wildlife #birds #nature #britishcolumbia

A Barred Owl (Strix varia) in Campbell Valley Park, Langley, British Columbia, Canada

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/barred-owl-strix-varia/

#owls #wildlife #birds #nature #britishcolumbia___

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2017-01-20 00:14:51 (17 comments; 8 reshares; 231 +1s; )Open 

Eureka Falls flowing into Silverhope Creek near Hope, British Columbia

http://mrussellphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Intimate-Landscapes-Abstracts/G0000FdsuDv65LKQ/I0000D.ggFMbcwts

#waterfalls #fraservalley #britishcolumbia

Eureka Falls flowing into Silverhope Creek near Hope, British Columbia

http://mrussellphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Intimate-Landscapes-Abstracts/G0000FdsuDv65LKQ/I0000D.ggFMbcwts

#waterfalls #fraservalley #britishcolumbia___

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2017-01-19 03:22:52 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) eggs in a ground level nest in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada.

Blog post about this here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/dark-eyed-junco-nest-eggs/

#wildlife #fraservalley #birds #britishcolumbia

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) eggs in a ground level nest in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada.

Blog post about this here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/dark-eyed-junco-nest-eggs/

#wildlife #fraservalley #birds #britishcolumbia___

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2017-01-19 03:05:41 (13 comments; 6 reshares; 175 +1s; )Open 

Winter abstract on the Chilliwack River near Chilliwack Provincial Park in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. I've had a number of people ask me about aerial photography after seeing this one. :)

http://mrussellphotography.photoshelter.com/image/I0000b4QM9uYBmYA

#chilliwack #winter #rivers #photography #britishcolumbia

Winter abstract on the Chilliwack River near Chilliwack Provincial Park in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. I've had a number of people ask me about aerial photography after seeing this one. :)

http://mrussellphotography.photoshelter.com/image/I0000b4QM9uYBmYA

#chilliwack #winter #rivers #photography #britishcolumbia___

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2017-01-18 02:13:19 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from yesterday:

+Alexander S. Kunz Nationalpark Berchtesgaden https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexanderSKunz/posts/Gw4X8Nd7wai
+Joan Septembre Mt. Seymour https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/hVRjfX8XQYh
+Russ Bishop South Lake https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/Nbbhf3k8wAE
+Dalibor Pačić Debela pec mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DaliborPa%C4%8Di%C4%87/posts/cXyjfztk9Tg
+Martin M Dolomites https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MartinM/posts/3Nt1cUunyBW
+Jeffrey Kaphan Sheep Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/111865286624924942534/posts/Ek4skjppaZR

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week. Here are some of participating photographs from yesterday:

+Alexander S. Kunz Nationalpark Berchtesgaden https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexanderSKunz/posts/Gw4X8Nd7wai
+Joan Septembre Mt. Seymour https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/hVRjfX8XQYh
+Russ Bishop South Lake https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/Nbbhf3k8wAE
+Dalibor Pačić Debela pec mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DaliborPa%C4%8Di%C4%87/posts/cXyjfztk9Tg
+Martin M Dolomites https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MartinM/posts/3Nt1cUunyBW
+Jeffrey Kaphan Sheep Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/111865286624924942534/posts/Ek4skjppaZR___

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2017-01-17 05:02:14 (12 comments; 7 reshares; 175 +1s; )Open 

View of Mount Rainier (14409 ft/4392 meters), Whidbey Island, and Similk Bay at sunset. Photographed from Mt. Erie Park (117 miles / 188 km away) in Anacortes, Washington, USA.

A few more photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mount-rainier-sunset-mt-erie/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountains #photography #photos #washington #anacortes #fidalgoisland

View of Mount Rainier (14409 ft/4392 meters), Whidbey Island, and Similk Bay at sunset. Photographed from Mt. Erie Park (117 miles / 188 km away) in Anacortes, Washington, USA.

A few more photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/mount-rainier-sunset-mt-erie/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountains #photography #photos #washington #anacortes #fidalgoisland___

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2017-01-13 21:45:35 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

"Panorama" format photograph from Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park in Hope, British Columbia. The pink glow here is from the sunset reflecting off the clouds overhead. Looks a bit strange if you don't know that. :)

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/coquihalla-canyon-provincial-park/

#coquihalla #tunnels #bridges #britishcolumbia #fraservalley #canada

"Panorama" format photograph from Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park in Hope, British Columbia. The pink glow here is from the sunset reflecting off the clouds overhead. Looks a bit strange if you don't know that. :)

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/coquihalla-canyon-provincial-park/

#coquihalla #tunnels #bridges #britishcolumbia #fraservalley #canada___

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2017-01-12 20:42:22 (24 comments; 9 reshares; 160 +1s; )Open 

New(er) photograph from Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park in Hope, British Columbia. This area is also known as the Othello Tunnels.

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/coquihalla-canyon-provincial-park/

#coquihalla #tunnels #bridges #britishcolumbia #fraservalley #canada

New(er) photograph from Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park in Hope, British Columbia. This area is also known as the Othello Tunnels.

More photos here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/coquihalla-canyon-provincial-park/

#coquihalla #tunnels #bridges #britishcolumbia #fraservalley #canada___

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2017-01-12 04:42:53 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

   In the 5+ years of MM, I have only failed to post my own photo one time, until this week.  For some reason I picked a photo this week but never posted it!  I guess 2x in 5+ years is still pretty good? :) Thanks again to all who did post photographs for #mountainmonday this time around.   Here are some of photos from this week:

+Guy Schmickle Hesperus Peak https://plus.google.com/u/0/100398739506184516481/posts/MKZcaDJAvXq
+Rupert Kogler ** https://plus.google.com/u/0/102052726335420842092/posts/9A7N47CJLVu
+David Mathre Patagonia https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidMathre/posts/a5Tc8f6d4kt
+Meleah Reardon Matterhorn https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MeleahReardon/posts/G1dzmswfTZ6
+Joan Septembre Eagle Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/G2zxzN5GLxF
+Martin M Monte Secedaand G... more »

Mountain Monday Recap

   In the 5+ years of MM, I have only failed to post my own photo one time, until this week.  For some reason I picked a photo this week but never posted it!  I guess 2x in 5+ years is still pretty good? :) Thanks again to all who did post photographs for #mountainmonday this time around.   Here are some of photos from this week:

+Guy Schmickle Hesperus Peak https://plus.google.com/u/0/100398739506184516481/posts/MKZcaDJAvXq
+Rupert Kogler ** https://plus.google.com/u/0/102052726335420842092/posts/9A7N47CJLVu
+David Mathre Patagonia https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidMathre/posts/a5Tc8f6d4kt
+Meleah Reardon Matterhorn https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MeleahReardon/posts/G1dzmswfTZ6
+Joan Septembre Eagle Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/G2zxzN5GLxF
+Martin M Monte Seceda and Gruppo delle Odle https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MartinM/posts/a9DA8mAf4D2
+Alex Lapidus "The Appearance of Calm" https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/1iBHK86615u
+Gary Martin Mount Kerkeslin https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMartin/posts/SmhUDvLJBdc
+George Marquardt Diamond Dust over Sunshine Meadows https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GeorgeMarquardt/posts/F4Lx2ujvF3z
+Peter Sporraedli Swiss Mountains https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PeterSporraedli/posts/TWFNo7MDKT7___

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2017-01-08 00:52:27 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

Downtown Vancouver’s buildings at sunset as photographed from the Burrard Dry Dock Pier (near Londsdale Quay) in North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/view-downtown-vancouver-north-van/

#vancouver #britishcolumbia #cityscapes #sunset

Downtown Vancouver’s buildings at sunset as photographed from the Burrard Dry Dock Pier (near Londsdale Quay) in North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/view-downtown-vancouver-north-van/

#vancouver #britishcolumbia #cityscapes #sunset___

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2017-01-06 22:04:54 (23 comments; 16 reshares; 295 +1s; )Open 

The last photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is this rainbow over Hatzic Lake in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. Quite a few people have pointed out that this was one of their favourites from my top 10 list.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #mountains #britishcolumbia #mission #fraservalley #photography #canada

The last photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is this rainbow over Hatzic Lake in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. Quite a few people have pointed out that this was one of their favourites from my top 10 list.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #mountains #britishcolumbia #mission #fraservalley #photography #canada___

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2017-01-05 21:22:16 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 203 +1s; )Open 

The ninth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is from Crescent Beach (Blackie Spit) with the skyline of Burnaby and the North Shore Mountains.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #mountains #britishcolumbia #surrey #photography #canada

The ninth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is from Crescent Beach (Blackie Spit) with the skyline of Burnaby and the North Shore Mountains.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #mountains #britishcolumbia #surrey #photography #canada___

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2017-01-04 23:19:15 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

   Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week - especially considering the holidays.  Here are some of participating photographs from Monday:

+Michael Frye Half Dome https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MichaelFrye/posts/43nqz5nLwv3
+Joan Septembre North Shore Foothills https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/A2nSsPJCa1e
+Russ Bishop Grand Canyon https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/dLdJ9SXo7uc
+Dalibor Pačić Kupres field https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DaliborPa%C4%8Di%C4%87/posts/Q1EWQjgXDsu
+Peter Sporraedli Memories I https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PeterSporraedli/posts/cCocFgyFV2o
+David Mathre Patagonia https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidMathre/posts/8iF62pfPowc
+Randy T Sprite Lakehttp... more »

Mountain Monday Recap

   Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week - especially considering the holidays.  Here are some of participating photographs from Monday:

+Michael Frye Half Dome https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MichaelFrye/posts/43nqz5nLwv3
+Joan Septembre North Shore Foothills https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/A2nSsPJCa1e
+Russ Bishop Grand Canyon https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/dLdJ9SXo7uc
+Dalibor Pačić Kupres field https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DaliborPa%C4%8Di%C4%87/posts/Q1EWQjgXDsu
+Peter Sporraedli Memories I https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PeterSporraedli/posts/cCocFgyFV2o
+David Mathre Patagonia https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidMathre/posts/8iF62pfPowc
+Randy T Sprite Lake https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandyT_Randylikestoclimb/posts/Y1mT16W8UaA
+Gary Crabbe Los Padres National Forest https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryCrabbe/posts/FGydanv1v2R
+Gary Martin Castle Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMartin/posts/ibx2Mt38A2d___

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2017-01-03 01:34:20 (18 comments; 5 reshares; 254 +1s; )Open 

The eighth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post brings us to mountains at the coast near West Vancouver. This is a nice view at sunset from Juniper Point at Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Most of those mountain peaks are in the Sunshine Coast's Tetrahedron Range.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell

#bestof2016 #mountains #photos #britishcolumbia #vancouver #photography #canada

The eighth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post brings us to mountains at the coast near West Vancouver. This is a nice view at sunset from Juniper Point at Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Most of those mountain peaks are in the Sunshine Coast's Tetrahedron Range.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell

#bestof2016 #mountains #photos #britishcolumbia #vancouver #photography #canada___

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2017-01-01 21:10:55 (17 comments; 11 reshares; 263 +1s; )Open 

Hope Mountain

The seventh photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is from one of my favourite locations: Hope Mountain at Silver Lake Provincial Park in Hope, British Columbia.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #mountains #britishcolumbia #lakes #photography #canada

Hope Mountain

The seventh photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is from one of my favourite locations: Hope Mountain at Silver Lake Provincial Park in Hope, British Columbia.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #mountains #britishcolumbia #lakes #photography #canada___

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2016-12-31 04:17:11 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 104 +1s; )Open 

English Bay

The sixth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is this rather wide panorama from Vancouver’s Kits Beach including Stanley Park, Crown and Grouse Mountains (left) and Mount Seymour (right), and the West End downtown towers.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #vancouver #cities #mountains #britishcolumbia #canada

English Bay

The sixth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is this rather wide panorama from Vancouver’s Kits Beach including Stanley Park, Crown and Grouse Mountains (left) and Mount Seymour (right), and the West End downtown towers.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #vancouver #cities #mountains #britishcolumbia #canada___

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2016-12-29 04:42:24 (8 comments; 7 reshares; 87 +1s; )Open 

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week - especially considering the holidays.  Here are some of participating photographs from Monday:

+Russ Bishop Cottonwood Creek https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/7XjAizxWnZr
+John Dusseault Mt. Andromeda https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnDusseault/posts/WPuFgAaKi5c
+Alexander S. Kunz "Monuments of Eternity" https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexanderSKunz/posts/QywbYhbJ9s4
+Joan Septembre Crown Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/2A2jbqKerAd
+Kat Svart Hint of Winter https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KatSvart/posts/UB5FSdFB2ax
+Randy T Dome Peak https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandyT_Randylikestoclimb/posts/YZBkro27Es4
+Rob Hallifax Tetons... more »

Mountain Monday Recap

Thanks again to all who have participated in #mountainmonday this week - especially considering the holidays.  Here are some of participating photographs from Monday:

+Russ Bishop Cottonwood Creek https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RussBishopPhoto/posts/7XjAizxWnZr
+John Dusseault Mt. Andromeda https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnDusseault/posts/WPuFgAaKi5c
+Alexander S. Kunz "Monuments of Eternity" https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexanderSKunz/posts/QywbYhbJ9s4
+Joan Septembre Crown Mountain https://plus.google.com/u/0/107057793017438195106/posts/2A2jbqKerAd
+Kat Svart Hint of Winter https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KatSvart/posts/UB5FSdFB2ax
+Randy T Dome Peak https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RandyT_Randylikestoclimb/posts/YZBkro27Es4
+Rob Hallifax Tetons https://plus.google.com/u/0/107364468014167003056/posts/h8XPVibrTKK
+Jeffrey Kaphan Kinda Blue... https://plus.google.com/u/0/111865286624924942534/posts/Zt9HYZtqNiR
+Jasbir S. Randhawa Mt. Kanchenjunga https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JasbirSRandhawa/posts/DuWVSDbrfu2___

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2016-12-28 21:22:01 (6 comments; 8 reshares; 199 +1s; )Open 

The fifth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is a photograph of a juvenile female Anna's Hummingbird in my backyard. I was happy to get this shot - they don't sit still for long!

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #birds #hummingbirds #fraservalley #britishcolumbia #wildlife

The fifth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is a photograph of a juvenile female Anna's Hummingbird in my backyard. I was happy to get this shot - they don't sit still for long!

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

#bestof2016 #birds #hummingbirds #fraservalley #britishcolumbia #wildlife___

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2016-12-27 01:33:54 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 92 +1s; )Open 

The fourth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is this shot from Mt. Erie Park of some North Cascades peaks in Ancortes, Washington. I didn't plan the moonrise, but sometimes being in the right place at the right time comes by accident.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#bestof2016 #northcascades #mountain #photos #washington #anacortes #moonrise

The fourth photo from my top 10 photos of 2016 blog post is this shot from Mt. Erie Park of some North Cascades peaks in Ancortes, Washington. I didn't plan the moonrise, but sometimes being in the right place at the right time comes by accident.

All of my top 10 photos can be found here: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/top-10-photos-2016/

For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#bestof2016 #northcascades #mountain #photos #washington #anacortes #moonrise___

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