In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn't reach them no-how. I always fell before I got to the line. – Harriet Tubman
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Today I am sharing, "Gravity", with you. This, I believe, is the most technically difficult photograph I have ever taken. So many elements had to come together both environmentally and creatively in order for the image to work. I won't drag things out with the details but felt it worthwhile to express that it is a personal accomplishment. This photograph is a tribute to all of my Acadian cousins scattered across the globe. Dominant in the foreground is the statue of Evangeline mounted at The Grand Pre National Historic Site in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia. This striking monument sculpted by Henri Hébert, from his father, Louis-Philippe Hébert's, original maquette, was erected in 1920 and brought into physical form the iconic fictional character of Evangeline envisioned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and popularized in his poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie". Her character has become the quintissential tragic heroine of the Acadian people. An archetype symbolizing and representing a vast and thriving population of Acadians making their way throughout the world. A proud collection of displaced survivors who continue to leave their mark in adopted lands. I chose to capture this scene as a long exposure at night to utilize the star-filled skies as a metaphor for all of those original displaced Acadians, (as well as the generations that have followed), and the movement of the star trails around the North Star to represent their continued journey, separated from but always around their homeland in the Land of Evangeline . . .
Thank you all for looking, I hope you enjoy and, as always, I greatly appreciate your likes and shares and kind comments.
"GRAVITY" by John Robichaud
(available as a Limited Edition Fine Art Print) #nightskyphotography#longexposure_shots#startrails#evangeline#explorecanada#grandprenationalhistoricsite#acadian#acadiana#novascotiaphotography#annapolisvalley#parkscanada#unescoworldheritage#sonya7r#rokinon24mm
I have been to many large cities in my time, Barcelona, Auckland, San Pedro Sula (Honduras), Miami, London to name just a few. But Toronto has got something special about it; a big city without feeling like a big city, a concrete jungle whilst having enough greenery to keep things interesting. I never thought I would like it as much as I do! 👌🏻
Glacier skiing! .
I'm finding that backcountry skiing is a constant battle between wanting to explore and managing risk. This year, I'm always hoping the deep persistant weak layer remains at rest under the snowpack when I'm out skiing on the surface. 😅👌😱 .
Mountains have a way of making me feel dwarfed within the landscape. Unlike being in the city, the mountains are this lawless expanse ready to swallow a tiny human at any moment. They were there long before I was born and will persist long after I die. Feeling like a tiny speckle at a single point in time while passing among these rocky behemoths- similar to a speck of dust in a galaxy of stars or a single wave in a deep, wide ocean- is addicting to me. .
Remnant slide paths are a staunch reminder of the destructive power of avalanches. Crossing them makes one feel awestruck and powerless at the same time. Avalanches are a prime example of the strength and wildness of the will of mother nature, durastically altering the landscape as they come down, wrecking havoc on everything in their path. Calm nature is so beautiful and peaceful though. Silent winter landscapes, covered in glistening snow at rest over rolling passes, nestled in quiet valleys, and hanging off of windswept faces makes me feel most at peace with myself and the world. It captivates me. It inspires! It feels impossible to avoid getting out to explore! .
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Jasper National Park is filled with waterfalls and on my way there, I post track of just how many falls I had seen. Apart from the major falls that draw in many tourists, there are also these on the side of the road. On our way out to Banff, I noticed this tall one just flowing on the side of the road. 3 prongs of water, like ribbons of silk convened together, flowing down in graceful layers. Most of the cars that passed had all stopped at this fall just to marvel at the size of it. Being able to just drive on the road and see a landmark like this is just one of the many reasons I love national parks. Even in the comfort of the car, there’s still a sense of isolation and a feeling of being in the wild when magnificent landmarks like these are only a step away.
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First tracks down Bre-X yesterday with the lads. Resort days are fun too! Earned our turns here...kinda
1 402 hours ago
Standing in front of one of my creations... but mostly hiding it 🏔
I am dreaming of seeing the river again, so I did this painting and made up the sky and morning light. 🌲🌅
"Dawn, Waskesiu River" is 10x10 and available at Assiniboia Gallery in Regina. @assiniboiaart
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Dreaming of places where the reflection looks just like the real thing 🏔
Seriously though, isn’t this view incredible?? See my story for the full photo (sometimes the IG crop just doesn’t do the photo justice). ✨
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Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax 🙃. What if we recharge ourselves as often as we recharge our phones? 🤔Just some food for thought as I’ve been knocked out on my butt this passed week 🤒 How do you guys like to relax!?
Sometimes being a photographer can really test your patience.
Like this case.
You can drive 2 hours, get out to location and... ...well.
....the light tanked on me. DOH!
No golden hour, no colour... just clouds... lot's of clouds...
but I do love the clouds covering the peaks of Castle Mountain.
“This great evil.
Where’s it come from?
How’d it steal into the world?
What seed, what root did it grow from?
Who’s doing this?
Who’s killing us?
Robbing us of life and light.
Mocking us with the sight of what we might have known.
Does our ruin benefit the Earth?
Does it help the grass to grow or the sun to shine?
Is this darkness in you, too?
Have you passed through this night?” -Terrence Malick, The Thin Red Line
It’s the big day! Day one of the World Pond Hockey Championships in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick! Not only are we making a video about the experience but we’re also entering Team Must Do Canada! This is the largest pond hockey tournament in the world, attracting more than 100 teams from Canada, the USA, and Europe. Will you be cheering for us? 🇨🇦
“I decided to try out something different. Take a photo the day before the snow, and a photo after the snow. This place is beautiful with and without snow!” ✨
Photos by @tylermcave
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ice caves are pretty cool 😎
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The only thing that can make downhill skiing any better is views like this.