A week at Onaping Lake

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I’m watching the clock with 8 minutes to go before I head out on another adventure – three weeks in the Yukon.

Before I go, I was hoping to post a few images from my recent visit with family at Onaping Lake. It’s always great to spend time with family and relax, though my form of relaxing is a little different – early mornings and late nights to get the best pictures:

Onaping Lake is a beautiful place, especially when the light is perfect. CHanging the camera angle to position the sun behind the island results in a fiery display of mist:

The night were a treat too – I was able to successfully test out the Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens, creating a 180 degree full circular image of the night sky, complete with swirling stars. The north star is at the center of the spin in the upper left, and the band of slightly more concentrated stars is the Milky Way:

Twice during the week, I also ventured to the nearby waterfalls for some further relaxation and photography. The number of compositions were endless, and I found it particularly fun experimenting with infrared photography. Cameras are sensitive to light outside of human vision, and using that light to make images can be quite fascinating:

The above image was made with a 16 minute exposure. The clouds and water all smooth out over that time frame, and motion from the wind in the trees can also be seen. As the IR spectrum of light cannot be seen with our own eyes, the colours are remapped into our visual spectrum (they’re fake colours). Even still, it shows an eerie world always around us in light that we can’t see. Uncovering this unseen world is one of my favourite aspects of photography. 🙂

…and with that, I’m out of time. Off to the Yukon!


  1. Cindy
    September 11th, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    These are great, Donny. I love the fisheye of the stars and the waterfall. Your photos are always so pleasing to look at.

    Have a fantastic time in the Great White North.

    I can’t wait to see your Yukon photos!


  2. Diane Enns
    September 13th, 2012 | 7:00 am

    Beautiful photo’s Don
    Love Mom

  3. Desi
    October 16th, 2012 | 11:25 pm

    I love all the pictures Donny. My favorite is the one at the top.
    To me it symbolizes new beginning and hope. It is so beautiful.
    You always strive to bring out to best in us while using you creativity. I’m always speechless after looking at the way you see and capture the world.
    Stunningly beautiful as always!

    Love u!

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