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Above: Alaska Highway Roadhouse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
A RARE GLIMPSE OF A BYGONE ERA.
Welcome back! In the past couple of posts, I presented photographs showcasing the remote northern beauty of YUKON TERRITORY along the ALASKA HIGHWAY.
Today I鈥檓 happy to share more of the photography series with an introduction to a bygone era: the ALASKA HIGHWAY ROADHOUSE. 聽
HISTORY: THE ALASKA HIGHWAY ROADHOUSE.
Many Alaska Highway roadhouses evolved from American military camps built during the construction of the 2,700 kilometre highway completed in 1942.聽
It may not look like much, however a roadhouse offered respite from harsh weather conditions with a place to sleep, meals and gasoline, and were spaced no more than a day's drive apart.
THE YUKON TERRITORY SERIES.
Originally photographed in 2015, it鈥檚 incredibly interesting to revisit these photographs almost 8 years later, and have the opportunity to perform more work on them.聽One of the details I鈥檓 taken with are the snow-capped mountain peaks. Though it was summer, snow is visible year-round.
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Above: The Alaska Highway, Yukon Territory.
STARING DOWN THE ALASKA HIGHWAY, YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA.
Welcome! In the PREVIOUS POST聽I introduced the first photographs in a series of the spectacular YUKON TERRITORY. I started off with the聽MOUNTAINS SITUATED ON THE PERIMETER OF HAINES JUNCTION.聽
Today, I鈥檓 happy to bring you STARING DOWN THE CENTER OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY.聽Captured while standing in the middle of the Alaska Highway in-between Haines Junction and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
The remoteness and beauty of Yukon Territory is breathtaking. The tremendous length of this roadway, combined with this remoteness and the extremes of the Northern climate, often results in surprises when exploring its twists and turns. During my time there I spoke with several people who were travelling its entire length via RV. What a road trip! If you look to the upper stretch of highway in the photograph, you鈥檒l see a lone vehicle approaching. I had to ensure I was off the road in good order so as not to surprise the driver travelling towards me at highway speeds.
THE YUKON TERRITORY SERIES.
Originally photographed in 2015, it鈥檚 incredibly interesting to revisit these photographs almost 8 years later, and have the opportunity to perform more work on them. One of the details I鈥檓 taken with are the snow-capped mountain peaks. Though it was summer, snow is visible year-round.
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Thank you for visiting.聽
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Above: Mountains situated on the perimeter of Haines Junction.
HAINES JUNCTION, YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA.
A few months ago, I hinted I鈥檇 be introducing photographs of Yukon Territory. Time flies. I became immersed in several other projects, which you鈥檙e welcome to view as part of my 2022 DEAN OROS PHOTO RECAP.聽
I鈥檓 happy to start off with THE VILLAGE OF HAINES JUNCTION. I hope you鈥檒l take a moment to explore this聽image. I originally photographed Yukon Territory in 2015. It鈥檚 incredibly interesting to revisit these photographs almost 8 years later, and to have the opportunity to perform more work on them. One of the details I鈥檓 taken with are the snow-capped mountain peaks. Though it was summer, snow is visible year-round.
THE VILLAGE OF HAINES JUNCTION lies on the edge of a vast and spectacular wilderness. It is a gateway to the Kluane National Park and Reserve. This community lies within the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Southern Tutchone people who have lived in the area for thousands of years.
Kluane National Park and Reserve, together with the Tatshenshini-Alsek Park in British Columbia, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, form one of, if not the largest internationally protected area on earth. It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Above: A woman watches the sun rise over Thunder Bay's former Manitoba Pool 2 grain elevator, Ontario Canada.
SUMMER SUNRISE OVER LAKE SUPERIOR.
It was 5am on a Sunday when I captured the original version of this photograph: A woman watching a summer sun rise over the former Manitoba Pool 2 grain elevators (situated on Lake Superior). I鈥檇 been meaning to revisit the image because I felt more story could be brought out to show the beauty of the waterfront. So, here it is. I hope you enjoy it.
View SUMMER SUNRISE OVER LAKE SUPERIOR full-size.
Thanks for visiting.聽
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MEET DEAN OROS.
I am a passionate Canadian photographer who explores natural beauty in this world. Beauty of land. Beauty of people. Of connection. I find story everywhere and capture it with my own style of authentic imagery.
Recent work includes A Story of Water, a black and white series which explores the shape of flowing water intersecting with life. For those with a penchant for fun Day of Whimsy offers a colourful celebration of Thunder Bay's waterfront.
I'm proud to call Northern Ontario home. Where I once lived a big city lifestyle with limited access to nature I now reside in Thunder Bay with unlimited access. It's a refreshing quality of life and complements my photographic journey.
A large collection of my imagery is available as prints in a variety of sizes and wall art options. I also accept private commissions on a limited basis. Feel free to inquire anytime.聽
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Above: a visual representation of thought.
IF YOU HAD TO...
...illustrate a THOUGHT this instant what would it look like? Thought is fluid, much like water. Subtle. Powerful. Journeyed.
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Above: prepping fine-art prints.
A STORY OF WATER聽PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES... TEST PRINTS IN THE WORKS.
Large scale prints available 2023! Very exciting.
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READ THE STORY OF WATER ARTIST STATEMENT.
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See you in 2023.
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TODAY we're talking about:
COMBO POST! CANADA鈥橲 WINTER SOLSTICE AND THE TOP 5 CANADIAN WINTER FACTS.
Whoever said a photograph and Canadian stats can't go hand in hand was... probably not Canadian.聽馃榾
Here goes:聽
The photograph of this beachfront property was captured during a winter storm from the shores of Lake Ontario. Beautiful, isn't it? Located in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto, this picturesque scene was one I often saw during runs and walks along the boardwalk.聽There鈥檚 something about winter鈥檚 solstice that I love. I think it has something to do with pending rejuvenation and starting anew after a long, cold Canadian winter. I haven鈥檛 tried to articulate it before. It鈥檚 more of a feeling. A transition. Knowing I will revisit it again next year. Somewhat like peanut butter; it鈥檚 a staple. I keep coming back for more.
View BEACHFRONT PROPERTY IN WINTER full-size. It's also available as a custom print. I picture it framed and mounted in a room with warm tones, being appreciated in an inviting,聽cosy living room. Perhaps while sipping a favourite drink: vinho do Porto, more commonly known as Port wine, or simply Port.
THE TOP 5 CANADIAN WINTER FACTS.
1/ Record Windchill -91掳C (-132掳F) 馃帀聽
2/ Coldest Temperature on Record -63掳C (-81.4掳F) 馃帀聽
3/ Biggest Snowfall in a Day 145cm (57.1鈥) 馃帀聽
4/ Biggest Snowfall in a Season 2446.5cm (963.2鈥) 馃帀聽
5/ Last but not least: Canada is home to the World's Biggest Pond Hockey Tournament (big enough for 40 teams to play at once!). 馃帀聽
A few days remain until Christmas. A New Year to follow.... I wish everyone all the best.
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Above: A double exposure photograph of Thunder Bay鈥檚 waterfront - industrial and residential.
12 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS! A 2022 PHOTOGRAPHER RECAP.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. What a time 2022 has been. Had I blinked more often I feel I would have missed it. The past year has been a blur. When I slow down and review it, I realize just how productive it has been. Not just on a professional level, but personally as well.
---> Want to jump to the photography? Scroll down for the visual recap.
Creatively, photography provided an opportunity to explore and create work that challenged me, resulting in imagery I鈥檓 happy to put my name on. Pictures that resonate; that showcase the beauty and mystery of nature. Artful imagery which, I hope, speak to people who live in the expansive land of Northern Ontario, and to those that don鈥檛. Because beauty of land, water and skies is universal.聽
Celebrating and documenting the immediate world around me creates a sense of belonging and community. As the world changes I can look back and take in the world I鈥檝e聽known and share how I鈥檝e seen and photographed it. I鈥檓 currently producing some of my recent work as large scale fine-art prints. This is where my work comes to life; where the high resolution images present every detail.
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---> Missed my interview with Walleye Magazine? Read it here.
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DEAN OROS PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS.
Favourite photography projects, as chosen by you. I was going to recap the top three from the past year. Turns out I couldn鈥檛 keep it to three. So I鈥檒l present four. Grab a freshly poured latte麓 or steeped tea, perhaps turn on some background music, and settle in for some art:
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View A STORY OF WATER.
Moving water has beauty and mystery in nature. It has a life all its own while it intersects with life around it. I wanted to explore flowing water but remove it from nature to present it as its own entity. Showcase its virtues and iniquities. Remind us that water ought to be treated with respect as one of life's most precious resources. While water may be a basis for life, it also is dangerous, capable of destruction and yes, the passing of life. This is A STORY OF WATER.
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View CONNECTEDNESS.
The series entitled CONNECTEDNESS聽presents, with winter鈥檚 bare birch tree, the beautiful possibility that closeness brings. That there is mystery and certainty. The shallow roots and long branches of the White Birch intertwine. This intertwining, this connectedness, led to thinking about partnering and trust. How there is always another side to a story. How there is back-story to everything. When two or more parties come together, their storied histories arrive and also intertwine.
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View THE SLEEPING GIANT and story of聽THE OJIBWE麓 LEGEND.聽
AN ICONIC LANDMARK. Nestled on the shores of northwestern Ontario鈥檚 Lake Superior, the SLEEPING GIANT is a series of mesas formed by the erosion of thick, basaltic sills on Sibley Peninsula, which resembles a giant lying on its back when viewed from the west to north-northwest section of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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View DAY OF WHIMSY.
What started as a panoramic photograph took to life as a DAY OF WHIMSY. During a late afternoon last year when summer changes to autumn, a rainbow presented itself over the waterfront. Just for a few beautiful minutes. It was long enough for me to hastily capture it. Sometimes timing is everything.
WHAT鈥橲 NEXT?
I鈥檓 looking forward to 2023 and the opportunities it will bring. Along with landscape and nature, I鈥檇 like to continue photographing portraiture and possibly wedding celebrations, as it has been a while since I鈥檝e done so. I鈥檝e聽photographed over 125 multi-cultural weddings. My portraiture focuses on children, the bond of family and people from all facets of life.聽
View PEOPLE + CONNECTION.
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THANK YOU.
As we wrap up 2022, I鈥檇 like to thank you for joining me on my photography journey. I鈥檝e pushed myself creatively and technically this past year. 2023 will bring new adventures and new photography. Life is short; live it up.
See you soon. Thank you for visiting.
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Something new...
LOVE PEOPLE + CONNECTION?
Updated portfolio is live.聽
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Something new...
LOVE LAND + WATER?
Updated portfolio is live. A large collection of my imagery is available as prints in a variety of sizes and wall art options.
VISIT ME.
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Above: Colours of summer over Lake Superior (Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, Canada).
NOT READY FOR WINTER?
Flashback to a hot summer and colourful skies, with a panoramic view of the Thunder Bay聽waterfront.
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PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE. Don鈥檛 delay if you desire delivery in time for the holiday season.
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Above: Beauty of changing seasons.
BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN ONTARIO, CANADA.
The air is crisp in Thunder Bay. Autumn crisp. Mid-October. Sunny mid-afternoon... about 5潞C (41潞F).
Winter to spring is a change of season I particularly love. Long, cold winters of the north challenge the senses, making one forget how the land appears when not covered in blankets of snow. The scent and colours of spring. The sounds of new life.
Introducing BEAUTY OF CHANGE. This 3-panel image captures White Birch trees of the Boreal Forest framed against evergreens, in double exposures as the seasons transition winter to spring.
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Above: View from the shores of Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.
TRIFECTA OF COLOUR HARMONY.
When we stand in the presence of the natural world our senses open to a union with all that surrounds us.
This summer photograph is a wide angle view captured from the shores of Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario. The Sleeping Giant is to the left, a herd of swimming ducks center of image, with the Thunder Bay Marina to the right.
ARTWORK.
TRIFECTA OF COLOUR HARMONY is available as a:
1. THREE IMAGE TRIFECTA, as pictured;聽
2. Singular photograph with your choice of ORIGINAL DAWN, BLUE and GOLD colour signatures;聽
3. Media: Gicl茅e gallery-wrapped canvas or fine-art print (framed or loose print).聽
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Thank you for visiting. Hope you鈥檙e experiencing聽a wonderful day!
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Above: Capture from聽鈥淎 Thousand Words鈥.
THANK YOU, WALLEYE MAGAZINE.
The Walleye, Thunder Bay鈥檚 monthly alternative arts and culture magazine, interviewed me for its "The Arts: A Thousand Words" section September issue. Look for the printed hard copy and digital version. Cheers to writer Bonnie Schiedel and everyone at The Walleye Magazine. There's a ton of great content in every issue. I encourage you to read it each month! 馃憦 See you next time.
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Above: Mystery and beauty of flowing water.
A STORY OF WATER.
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Introducing (formally) A STORY OF WATER: a series of black and white images exploring the shape of flowing water intersecting with life.聽
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WHY?
I wanted to look at flowing water鈥檚聽beauty and mystery in nature, but remove it from nature to present it as its own entity. Showcase its many virtues and聽iniquities. Remind us that water ought to be treated with respect as one of Earth鈥檚 most precious resources. It shouldn鈥檛 be聽taken for granted. Water may be a basis for life, but it also is dangerous, capable of destruction and yes, the passing of life. Water travels a journey just as we do in life.
Water rarely sits still. About 71% of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5% of all Earth's water. The human body is 65% water, give or take. Water exists in the air as humidity, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture, in most living creatures.
There鈥檚 multiple conversations to be had about climate change, extreme weather, society鈥檚 use and some would say misuse, of water. But this little post would turn into a rant should I delve into it all.
Anyway, not to rant.聽
Water is beautiful. I hope my images highlight some of that beauty.聽
HIGH RESOLUTION.
Photographed in high resolution. What does that mean, you ask? It means, in a nutshell, there is much detail in the images. The gear I photographed with allowed me to capture details in high resolution. It means small and large-size printed artwork will look fabulous. 聽
LOCATION.
Photographed in and around The Current River over several weeks in an area largely untouched by man. What is almost my backyard: Cascades Conservation Area just outside Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada.聽
WALLEYE MAGAZINE.
In the September issue of the arts and culture monthly, I speak in part about A STORY OF WATER, available in print throughout Thunder Bay,聽and south to Minnesota鈥檚 North Shore. Walleye also publishes online, so you may read it almost anywhere.聽Walleye Magazine and聽Bonnie Schiedel聽were very聽kind to interview me a few weeks ago. Stay tuned for the September issue coming out any time now.
Thank you so much for visiting. See you again.
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Above: Original Artwork THE SLEEPING GIANT. Now available.
AN ICONIC LANDMARK.
Photographed in high resolution, this original artwork of Thunder Bay鈥檚 Sleeping Giant聽was captured early dawn on a summer鈥檚 day.聽
Each custom piece of artwork of this photograph is created at time of order. Available in a variety of sizes as a gallery-wrapped giclee canvas and custom fine-art print.聽
Delivery options: Local pickup in Thunder Bay, courier and international courier.
Viewing on a large monitor? See聽THE SLEEPING GIANT full-size.
Buy artwork of THE SLEEPING GIANT.
WHAT IS THE SLEEPING GIANT?
Nestled on the shores of northwestern Ontario鈥檚 Lake Superior, the Sleeping Giant is a series of mesas formed by the erosion of thick, basaltic sills on Sibley Peninsula, which resembles a giant lying on its back when viewed from the west to north-northwest section of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
It is home to over 100km of incredible hiking trails with ample opportunity for camping, swimming, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and views worth the climb.
THE OJIBWE麓 LEGEND.聽
Ojibwe麓, also spelled Ojibwa or Ojibway, self-name Anishinaabe, are the聽Om脿m矛winin矛mowin speaking (the Algonquin language)聽First Nations who live in the northwestern area of the Ontario Province (Canada) - from where the Sleeping Giant legend originates. Their population extends throughout the rest of Ontario and Manitoba into the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota.
The Ojibwe麓 legend of this natural wonder聽tells the story of the Giant Nanabijou, the Spirit of the Deep Sea Water, who was turned to stone when the secret location of a rich silver mine, now known as Silver Islet, was disclosed to white fur traders... Europeans who had arrived on this part of the world.
There are variations of this legend. This is one of them.
Nanabijou rewarded the Ojibwe麓 people for their peaceful way of living and loyalty with a silver-rich mine, now known as Silver Islet at the foot of the Giant. Nanabijou had the Ojibwe麓 promise to keep the mine and its location secret, warning that if the mine was revealed to the white man the Ojibwe麓 people would perish and Nanabijou himself would be turned to stone.聽
Using silver from the mine to make jewelry and ornaments, the Ojibwe麓 garnered an envious reputation for their beauty. Their popularity eventually led to the discovery of the mine by a warrior of the neighbouring Sioux nation.
The Sioux warrior, during the journey back to his tribe, came into contact with white fur traders. Legend has it that these white men 鈥渃ajoled him with food and drink鈥 when they saw the silver. The Sioux warrior divulged the source and location of the silver, and the promise made to Nanabijou the Spirit of the Deep Sea Water, was forever broken. The white fur traders, enroute to the Silver Islet to take silver from the mine, drowned in a vicious storm that came out of nowhere. And where there once was a wide entrance to the mine now lies the stone figure of Nanabijou鈥攖he Sleeping Giant nestled in the waters of Lake Superior.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.
I wish to acknowledge the land where I live and work are the traditional lands of the Anishinabek Nation and the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation.
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