Canadian Travel

THE GASPÉ PENINSULA

Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula is one of Canada's best kept secrets. Instead of getting the same photos of Banff and Peggy's Cove that everyone has, try heading to La Belle Province for exceptional scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities.

AT THE 100TH MERIDIAN...OR CLOSE ENOUGH

Have you ever had one of those moments that you wished you could go back in time and tell your 17-year-old self about? That happened to me recently, when I was contacted by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for non-Canucks, and kind of a big deal for anyone who grew up before the internet...before even widespread cable). They wanted to use my photo of free roaming bison in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan in their upcoming feature on the Tragically Hip and how could any good Canadian Girl say no to THAT? Even if I haven't really loved anything they've done since Up To Here (ok, ok, maybe Road Apples), you'll still find a few of their tunes on my iPhone and, hey - I don't change the station when they come on the radio, and that's about as high praise as you're likely to get from this music snob. My photo is representing the song 100th Meridian, check out the feature on this truly iconic Canadian band and have a listen through the link below. You could also do worse than to check out Grasslands National Park - Saskatchewan is NOT all flat and boring (that's Manitoba).

PHOTOGRAPHY FUN IN THE BAY OF FUNDY

The Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick is one of my favourite areas to visit in Canada and is a goldmine of subject matter for a landscape and nature photographer. Here's a travel photography feature that I wrote recently for the Improve Photography website.

I'M SO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE...

My first Accreditation and full membership with the Professional Photographers of Canada!  An excerpt from the press release, below:

The Professional Photographers of Canada is pleased to announce that: Tracy Munson , has just earned an accreditation in Pictorial / Scenic, at our Accreditation judging in Sherbrooke, QC. Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category. In assessing Accreditation Submissions, the judges will consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Image file quality, Technique and Story Telling.

Here's a collage that I made to show the portfolio of ten photos that were accepted (with an overall "very good" and one "excellent", I might add!

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