Sunrise and sunset produce the most dramatic photos in nature’s portfolio. With a little
help from a few clouds and adjusting your exposure, you can produce an awe inspiring
At some point in their visit to the park, everyone tries for the “big colourful sunrise” shot
and it’s a must have in your Algonquin folder. It’s an easy one to acquire with a little leg
work and getting out early a few days.
On still, partly cloudy mornings, I like to set my sights on scenes that feature lush foliage,
contrasting soft light, still water and no wind. This allows you to capture fine details.
Algonquin’s countless lakes, ponds and rivers are the perfect background for the sun to
brush light and color upon. With careful light and camera position, water can be used to
throw mirror like reflections of the landscape, doubling its beauty and repeating the
patterns in the sky.
You can try shooting Algonquin’s abundant waterfalls or still leaves in swirling pools of
water. Another favourite is to lay on the ground and shoot the sky through autumn’s
kaleidoscope of red, orange, yellow and green.
The park is a stunning contrast of white and shadows in winter. Try to find a waterfall or
Keep in mind that your schedule needs to be as flexible as the weather is changeable.
Come out and give Algonquin another chance to win you over with her countless
opportunities to capture some of nature's most dramatic landscapes.