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Shane Turgeon

Fine Art Landscape Photographer Owner: @shadesofgreytattoo Author: @theforceintheflesh Canon 1DX | night skies | landscapes | storms sXe | vegetarian

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On Wednesday morning one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met, Corrina Armsworthy, lost her battle with cancer. I've never lost someone close to me before so I am in unchartered waters. One minute sobbing, the next laughing while sharing my favourite moments with her. I first met Corrina in September 2017 when I interviewed her for a job at the shop. I knew right away that I'd be hiring her but what I didn't know was just how much of an impact she'd have on my life. The cancer was never a secret and was there the whole time but you'd never know it because Corrina was just such a joy to be around. She exuded light. Seeing her come through the door every morning lifted my spirits because I knew she'd make me laugh and smile many times during the day. She was silly. Funny. A little bit pervy in all the best ways. And so fun to be around. I know it wasn't easy for her to keep her spirits high. I know full well how fucking hard some of her days were and we often shared a few tears during our many long talks on the couch in the back. She would tell me from time to time how much my life and projects and endeavours inspired her but the truth is, the grace and strength that she faced each day with inspired me more than she could ever know. In the year that Corrina was at the shop her talents as a tattooer grew exponentially. Despite the cancer gnawing at her, she levelled up her abilities day after day. It was a privilege to watch. The way she conducted herself with her clients was second to none and she prided herself on putting their needs first. And I was so proud of her for it all. She was an incredible artist and she was finally hitting her stride in big ways. Everything was hers for the taking and it breaks my heart that that was taken from her. It breaks my heart that her and Evan won't be married. It breaks my heart that Louie and their new pup Nadira won't have their mom to stroke their ears anymore. It breaks my heart that I won't be on the receiving end of one of her hugs or smiles ever again. It just plain fucking breaks my heart. At Shades of Grey we have lost a member of our family. And I have lost an irreplaceable friend. I love and miss you.

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Layers. Moonrise before the eclipse on January 20th. This is one of those images that at first you're not that into but that you can't get out of your head and eventually fall head over heels in love with. All of the different layers of colour here, compressed by the long lens, really make this one something special. Taken with @canoncanada 5D MK III and @sigmacanada 150-600mm contemporary. #moon #moonrise #canadiancreatives #imagesofcanada #explorecanada #sharecangeo #exquisiteearth #igpodium #nightphotography_exclusive #nakedplanet #world_shotz #travelalberta #winter #landscapephotography #landscape #explorealberta #bbcearth #lensbible #opcmag #finditliveit #hsdailyfeature #visualwanderlust #natureporn #natgeo #natgeoadventures #passionpassport #shotaward #justgoshoot

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Big sky, tiny house. May 28, 2017. I didn't process this pic the first time around yet my eye kept coming back to it every time i revisited the shots from that night. I recently edited it and quite like it. The size perspective of the aurora to the house nestled in the trees is what I love about night sky photography. It just makes us feel small. Shooting with @markjinksphoto @leonardbevaart @hermitabroad #aurora #worldaurora #northernlights #nightphotography_exclusive #longexposure #longexpolite #longexposhots #longexpo_addiction #canadiancreatives #sharecangeo #opcmag #canoncanada #nakedplanet #world_shotz #alberta #travelalberta #renegade_rural #itsabandoned

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Sunday's super wolf blood moon over one of the more famous abandoned houses in Alberta. This is a composite image as it's virtually impossible to properly capture the scene as the eye sees it. The moon was taken at 600mm and the house at 20mm and then combined in Photoshop. I tried to recreate the scene as faithfully as my eye had seen it and yes, with careful planning totality did line up perfectly with the centre of the house when we were there. This was the scene as we saw it. The only artistic liberty I took was having the moon appear just a few degrees lower in the sky to help keep the image tighter. Shooting with @mitzitzatziki and @leonardbevaart #canadiancreatives #sharecangeo #travelalberta #explorealberta #imagesofcanada #explorecanada #opcmag #itsabandoned #renegade_rural #renegade_dark #longexpo_addiction #longexpoelite #weownthenight_ab #nightscaper #nightphotography_exclusive #universetoday #canoncanada #winter #eclipse #moon #lunareclipse #bloodmoon #nakedplanet #world_shotz

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As the sun sets on 2018 I find myself in constant turmoil with social media and this digital life we've been forced to become addicted to. I'll be the first to exclaim that I don't need it for validation and that I lead a perfectly full life outside of my phone. And indeed I do. I've travelled the world and adventure a lot. I've written and published three books. I have two very successful businesses and act as a consultant outside of them. I teach martial arts. I've become an accomplished photographer in just a few short years. I have a loving girlfriend, friends and family and am dad to the two best fur babies in the world. And despite all this here I am, constantly plugged in, constantly checking for new likes and followers. Constantly trying to game the algorithms. Constantly sharing the minutiae of my life to show you all just how cool I am. Wondering if today will be the day I crack 5000. Or get featured by one of the big accounts. Or why that person gets featured somewhere and I never do. Or taking the time to diligently check each new follower before inevitably having to block them. Here I am with the Instagram needle in my arm, soothing myself with that rush of endorphins that comes from each sweet double tap you give me. In truth I'm no better than all those I make fun of for having their entire self-worth tied into their IG profile. . If I'm honest with myself, I can admit that having an engaging online profile that long predates social media is part of the reason I've been so successful in my life and in business. It's been a big part of my identity since I launched my first site in 1999 (yes, I'm an internet dinosaur). If I'm equally honest, I can also admit that for as much as it's given me, it's probably cost me just as much. I often say that it's those of us who are in our late 30s to mid 40s who probably struggle the most with this technological paradigm. We're old enough to remember an analog life where we played outside for hours on end. Or sat quietly and read books or comics. Or had to make plans with six people to all meet somewhere without the aid of cellphones....(continued in comments 👇🏼)

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Spent my birthday yesterday chasing snowy owls through the frozen fields north of Edmonton with @mitzitzatziki @markjinksphoto and @_willphan and I can't think of a better way to have spent the day. We only saw one (thanks to Will's owl eyes) but one was all we needed. ❤ Gear: @canoncanada 5D mk III and @sigmacanada 150-600mm contemporary lens. #canadiancreatives #sharecangeo #opcmag #travelalberta #albertawildlife #canoncanada #explorecanada #explorealberta #imagesofcanada #igpodium #globalcapture #natgeowild #bbcwildlife #snowyowl #owlsofinstagram #wildlifephotography #wildlife #wildlife_seekers #wildlife_addicts #ultimate_wildlife #exclusive_wildlife #naturesbestphotomagazine #animalelite #elegantanimals #pocket_wildlife #natgeowildlife

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Christmas Cactus Orion shines high above Joshua Tree National Park's cholla cactus garden bathed in the light of a waxing 3/4 moon. I love the illuminated layers of mountains in the distance and the way the tips of the cholla glow in the moonlight. Even though this isn't a typical Instagram "wow" shot it's easily the most technically challenging photo i've done and one i'm exceptionally proud of. A level up both in the field and in post. It was three ten second images at ISO 640, 2.8 at varying focal points for foreground, midground, sky (and let me tell you, trying to get crispy sharp cactus needles in the moonlight with a headlamp is a bitch haha) All three images stacked in SLS for sky layer. All three images focus stacked in PS for foreground layer. Blend of sky and foreground in those two resulting images in PS. Final edits in Lightroom. #ig_shotz_le #universetoday #lazyshutters #longexpo_addiction #longexpoelite #supreme_nightshots #nightphotography_exclusive #longexposure #nightphotography #nightscape #canadiancreatives #joshuatree #california #explorecalifornia #canoncanada #nakedplanet #world_shotz #earthpix #igpodium #igpodium_night #jaw_dropping_shots #ig_countryside #amazing_shots #ig_today #colors_of_day #allbeauty_addiction #christmas at Joshua Tree National Park

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Oasis Glow Car lights illuminate the way to Palm Desert through the twists and turns of highway 74 in the San Jacinto mountains. I'm just back from an amazing trip to the Greater Palm Springs area thanks to @flairairlines and @visitgreaterps. I visit SoCal once a year and it always feels like home away from home and this trip was no exception. Had a blast touring around with @markjinksphoto and getting to know our travel companions @vickielaliotis and @withrobinj. Can't wait to go back! #findyouroasis #visitgreaterps #flairair #longexpoelite #california #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #wotnab_ontheroad #longexposhots #longexpo_addiction #travel #wanderlust #adventure #ig_shotz_le #night_excl #longexpohunter #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightpics #nightscaper #canoncanada #palmsprings at Palm Desert, California

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Bubble season is here again! Well, it was until a foot of snow fell on Abraham Lake the day after I took this. This was taken at Preacher's Point where some low water level areas have already frozen over making for safe conditions on this one small section of the lake only. The rest is wide open water. At this time of year you should only venture out on the ice if you're very experienced and know what to look for. This is a five image focus stack that has been crippled by Instagram's vertical crop so swipe to see the full image in all its vertical verisimilitude! Taken last week while shooting with @markjinksphoto ! --------------------- Gear: @canoncanada 1DX and 24-70mm 2.8 @nisifiltersaustralia circular polarizer and graduated filters @manfrottoimaginemore tripod #travelalberta #explorealberta #explorecanada #imagesofcanada #sharecangeo #opcmag #canadiancreatives #nakedplanet #world_shotz #bns_earth #bns_landscape #landscapephotography #davidthompsoncountry #abrahamlake #bubbles #mountains #iusedverisimiltudeinapost #jaw_dropping_shots #ig_countryside #amazing_shots #ig_today #allbeauty_addiction #ig_myshot #ourplanetdaily #amazingphotohunter #ig_exquisite #globalcapture #igpodium #canoncanada

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Just found out I'll be heading back to one of my favourite places on earth in a couple weeks: the high desert, Joshua Tree National Park. While the Milky Way core won't be visible, I'm still excited to get back under some dark skies and explore some new places I missed back in March, which is when this one was taken. #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #milkyway #milkywayphotography #milkywaychasers #astronomy #longexposure #longexposure_shots #nightphotography #nightshooters #nightshooterz #longexpoelite #nightphotography_exclusive #california #californiaadventure #universetoday #canoncanada #stars #wanderlust #explore #adventure #bns_earth #landscapephotography

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Moody late afternoon light is diffused by thin clouds on the Kootenay Plains in David Thompson Country. This is a scene that's only possible here in early winter as the North Saskatchewan River slowly freezes and is my favourite image from my recent day trip to the area with @markjinksphoto. Too often we get caught up in needing to shoot landscapes around sunset and sunrise that scenes like these could end up as missed opportunities. I'm glad we took the time to stop. Gear: @canoncanada 1DX and 24-70mm 2.8 lens @nisifiltersaustralia polarizer and graduated filters @manfrottoimaginemore tripod #travelalberta #explorealberta #explorecanada #imagesofcanada #opcmag #sharecangeo #canadiancreatives #canoncanada #davidthompsoncountry #mountains #reflections #mountain #bns_landscape #nakedplanet #landscapephotography #ig_impulse #naturevisuals #earthslocations #wow_planet #amazingphotohunter #ig_exquisite #globalcapture #igpodium #photoarena_nature #got__greatshots #agameoftones #artofvisuals #earth_deluxe #master_gallery

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Big bear! Big bear chase! Big bear chase me! All I can think of when I look at these grizzly pics is John Candy's famous scene from the Great Outdoors haha. What a legend. Thankfully this big bear wasn't chasing me. In fact, he was quite content to not pay me any mind at all. So I quietly kept to myself in the Jeep and fired off a few hundred shots as he passed by. What a moment! #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #imagesofcanada #sharecangeo #canadiancreatives #travelalberta #explorealberta #explorecanada #bear #grizzlybear #majestic_wildlife_ #wildplanetphotomag #wildlife_vision #animalelite #igscwildlife #wildlifeplanet #ig_shotz_animal #wildlife_perfection #animalsmood #igbest_animals #animalfanatics #splendid_animals #natgeowildlife #animals_shots #exclusive_animals #canoncanada #sigmacanada

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With a little luck I'll be headed to Jasper this week for a little mountain therapy. In the meantime, here's a little sunrise shot from back in May when @markjinksphoto and @chjunghansphoto and I spent a few days chasing the light in Banff. Happy Monday! #canadiancreatives #canoncanada #imagesofcanada #reflection #mountains #opcmag #sharecangeo #banff #banffnationalpark #mybanff #nakedplanet #world_shotz #allbeauty_addiction #got__greatshots #explore #wanderlust #travel #landscapephotography #landscape #explorecanada #canoncanada #infinity_shots #bestworldpics #bestnatureshot #bestshotz_earth #ig_impulse #naturevisuals #travelalberta #explorealberta

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"Sometimes I dream that I'm alive Under the stars, under the sky Then i awaken paralyzed to another day that I cannot face And I'm trying, trying to find a way Out of the blackness of this tunnel at the end of the light And I'm dreaming forever of the day Dreaming of a time when life won't be this way Under Saturn's shadow I have fallen" - @tigerarmy #milkyway #milkywayphotography #milkywaychasers #travelalberta #explorealberta #canadiancreatives #sharecangeo #opcmag #canoncanada #stars #nightphotography_exclusive #nightphotography #weownthenight_ab #longexposure #longexpoelite #universetoday #nightshooters #nakedplanet #world_shotz #allbeauty_addiction #got__greatshots #dream #wanderlust #explore #landscapephotography

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Mamquam. Fun to say. Tricky to find. And that's the way it should stay. Had a blast trying to find these falls during my trip to Squamish with @mitzitzatziki ! Getting a good comp here is crazy challenging but after some creative fiddling I managed to make it work! Can't wait to visit again some day. Taken with @canoncanada 1DX, @nisifiltersaustralia 6 Stop ND filter and @manfrottoimaginemore tripod. #waterfall #waterfallwednesday #hellobc #explorecanada #explorebc #squamish #squamishadventure #imagesofcanada #canadiancreatives #canoncanada #sharecangeo #longexposure #landscapephotography #longexpoelite #lazyshutters #ig_shotz_le #longexpo_addiction #longexposureoftheday #amazing_longexpo #longexposure_shots #longexpohunter #ic_longexposure #adventure #travel #wanderlust #explore #nakedplanet

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At the Drive In I wonder how many years this old car has enjoyed front row seats for the aurora show? This is a new edit and crop of a previous favourite taken May 28th, 2017 during one of the greatest displays of northern lights I've ever witnessed. Shooting with @markjinksphoto @leonardbevaart @hermitabroad #northernlights #aurora #worldaurora #longexposure #longexpoelite #nightphotography #nightphotography_exclusive #abandonedafterdark #imagesofcanada #opcmag #sharecangeo #instagramyeg #travelalberta #explorealberta #itsabandoned #renegade_rural #universetoday #weownthenight_ab #longexpohunter #canoncanada #adventure #explore #wanderlust #canadiancreatives

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