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Photo Release: “The Unexpected Lightshow” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Unexpected Lightshow” by Scott Dimond

If you want to photograph dramatic aurora borealis (northern lights) you have to go far north. Or so I thought. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada which is about 140 miles north of the border with the US state of Montana. Some might consider it northerly, but at a latitude of 51 degrees, it is still a very long way from the Arctic Circle (66 degrees). I have specifically travelled the long distances to parts of northern Canada on many occasions to photograph auroras, but on this particular evening, I was headed to the south of Calgary without the thought of auroras on my mind...

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Photo Release: “Smoky Sunrise” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “Smoky Sunrise” by Scott Dimond

On this day in July 2015, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, there were 118 active forest fires burning. They had already destroyed 400,000 hectares. An average year sees about 30,000 hectares destroyed, so this was not a typical year for forest fires. Many of the towns in the north had been evacuated, but in the south and central parts of the province the problem was smoke. There were many health advisories as thick smoke drifted south across the prairies and into the northern states of the USA...

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Photo Release: “The Green Curtains II” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Green Curtains II” by Scott Dimond

Located about 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Yellowknife is the only city in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Although it is not the northernmost city in the world, it boasts being the best place in the world to view the aurora borealis due to its latitude and the high number of clear night skies each winter...

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Photo Release: “The Green Curtains I” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Green Curtains I” by Scott Dimond

Located about 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Yellowknife is the only city in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Although it is not the northernmost city in the world, it boasts being the best place in the world to view the aurora borealis due to its latitude and the high number of clear night skies each winter...

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Photo Release: “The Pathway” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Pathway” by Scott Dimond

The most rewarding photographic expeditions usually include multiple days, little sleep, and no luxuries. These types of challenging trips are a common occurrence for me – the lure of capturing that perfect moment is simply too great to let comfort get in the way. To be at rural locations until 11pm capturing the fleeting light of sunset and then also be there catching the first light of sunrise at 4:30am requires me to sleep in my vehicle by the side of the road. Such was the case with this photograph...

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Photo Release: “The Lund Homestead II” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Lund Homestead II” by Scott Dimond

Starting in the early 1900s, the T. Eaton Company and the Canadian Aladdin Company sold kit homes (sometimes called “catalogue homes”) across Western Canada. Kit homes were attractive for their fixed price and the fact that all building materials to construct the home came in one shipment. In many cases, the homes came pre-cut and required little skill to assemble. As a result, like in the US, many of the old homesteads that remain across the Canadian prairies are identical to each other, all ordered from a limited selection in the same catalogs...

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Photo Release: “The Lund Homestead I” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Lund Homestead I” by Scott Dimond

Starting in the early 1900s, the T. Eaton Company and the Canadian Aladdin Company sold kit homes (sometimes called “catalogue homes”) across Western Canada. Kit homes were attractive for their fixed price and the fact that all building materials to construct the home came in one shipment. In many cases, the homes came pre-cut and required little skill to assemble. As a result, like in the US, many of the old homesteads that remain across the Canadian prairies are identical to each other, all ordered from a limited selection in the same catalogs...

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Photo Release: “The Wreck of Örn SH 248” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Wreck of Örn SH 248” by Scott Dimond

I have been to Iceland four times but my second visit stands out for the extremely unfavorable weather and for producing some of my favorite images. That does not sound like a likely combination but sometimes things just work out that way and weather pushes you to unplanned locations...

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Photo Release: “Magical Twilight” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “Magical Twilight” by Scott Dimond

Is this a sunset or sunrise photo? The answer is, well, both. Twilight is the sunlight that appears just after sunset or just before sunrise and is often the most magical of light. I captured this image in the early morning hours between sunset and sunrise on a day in early June, about 15 days before the summer solstice. The sun had set after midnight but would rise again in just over 2 hours. What makes this photo particularly special is that it captures light from both sunset and sunrise...

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Photo Release: “The Little Red A-Frame” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “The Little Red A-Frame” by Scott Dimond

Old abandoned homes have been a reoccurring theme in my photographs and I’m always on the lookout for them wherever I go. In fact, when I’m planning a trip, I like to do a little advanced scouting via satellite imagery to see if there are some potential abandoned buildings to be found. That was the case with my second trip to Iceland. Sure, I was going to drive the roads and hike the trails to look for wonderful photographic subjects – the country is full of them – but it is always nice to have a few planned destinations in mind...

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Photo Release: “Harvesting the Past” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “Harvesting the Past” by Scott Dimond

Although I live just one hour away from the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west, I spend a surprising amount of my time exploring the vast Canadian prairies to the east. My fascination with the prairies lies in the old abandoned homesteads, a testament to a strength and fortitude of people willing to take a chance on a new beginning nearly a century ago. These days, the number of these homesteads that remain continues to shrink and I must travel farther and farther to find them...

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Photo Release: “Intimate Grandeur” by Scott Dimond

Photo Release: “Intimate Grandeur” by Scott Dimond

Banff is the most famous of the National Parks in the Canadian Rockies. The road between the townsites of Banff and Lake Louise is driven by millions of visitors each year. Lesser known is the Icefield Parkway, a road that stretches 144 miles from Lake Louise at the south to Jasper townsite, in Jasper National Park to the north. It is one of the most scenic drives in the world and features hundreds of glaciers, turquoise lakes, and stunning views of the Canadian Rockies...

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