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 Grande Prairie Alberta photographer Randy Vanderveen is an award-winning photographer with two decades of experience. Editorial photography, commercial photography, institutional photography, aerial photography, documentary and humanitarian photography — whatever your photographic needs are in the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia or beyond I can help. The right licensing package can make custom photography affordable and extremely effective whether you are a national corporation, a local business or a non-profit or NGO. I would like to sit down and talk with you about how I can meet your photographic needs. Call (780) 897- 6478 or email me for a quote on a job or licensing fees for photos. Feel free to check out the weekly Viewfinder blog.

 

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Entries in recent work (26)

Wednesday
Feb122014

Catching up

Photo: Randy Vanderveen Beaverlodge, Alberta Taegan Bradshaw works with Ban, a horse she is training in a paddock on the southern outskirts of Beaverlodge., while a second horse Blaze watches the proceedings. The temperature, while still below average, was beginning to warm up making it a pleasant morning to be outside.

Wow does time ever slip away. I had no idea it had been so long since the last post. I apologize. Here are some samples of recent work. I hope you enjoy.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie Air bubbles circulating through algae growing in tubes provides an abstract image in this photo taken late last year for Grande Prairie Regional College.

Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Deer look up from feeding on hay in a farmer's field southwest of Grande Prairie. Wildlife like deer and elk can cause extensive damage to bales on Western Canadian farms, although in this case it looks like the hay was spread out for the animals.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Wembley, Alberta Empty shot gun cartridges litter the ground near a small lake north of Wembley. Most hunters are responsible and will ask permission and clean up shell casings and spent cartridges.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Wembley, Alberta Steam rises from around the base of a rig operating south of Wembley. Farmers could be hit with higher input costs as the price of diesel, propane and natural gas have all been on the rise in recent weeks.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Beaverlodge, Alberta Elk feed on a bale in a pasture on a farm southwest of Beaverlodge, Wednesday, Feb. 12. Elk ranching, while not as popular as bison, remains one of the stronger non-traditional livestock species on Alberta farms. According to the Alberta Elk Commission website the current estimates for numbers of elk farms and farmed elk total 800 farms and 35,000 elk in CanadaPhoto: Randy Vanderveen Hythe, Alberta A tractor-mounted snow blower clears the night's accumulation of snow off the driveway of a Hythe-area farm. While the quantity of snow that's fallen in February doesn't compare to the amount which fell in November and December, there has still been enough to keep both snow removal crews and private residents busy removing the white stuff.

Tuesday
Oct292013

October Eve

The municipal elections in Alberta are traditionally held the third Monday in October. Here are some election night photos.

Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Monday, October 21, 2013 Bill Given gives an interview to media after successfully being reelected as mayor Monday, Oct. 21, as municipal election results were coming in and being tabulated. Municipal candidates were voted in for a four-year term this election up from the previous three-year term.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Monday, October 21, 2013 Bill Given, returned as mayor, is hidden by the camera as a scrum is reflected in a convex mirror in city hall. Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Monday, October 21, 2013 Mayoral challenger Gladys Blackmore gives an interview election night at city hall. Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Monday, October 21, 2013 David Olinger is silhouetted against early results displayed on a screen at city hall Monday, Oct. 21.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Monday, October 21, 2013 Chelsea Lewis, a worker in the city's communication and research department preps graphics and results for the webcast Monday, Oct. 21, as municipal election results were coming in and being tabulated. Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Monday, October 21, 2013 The election webcast is watched on a mobile phone Monday, Oct. 21, as municipal election results were coming in and being tabulated. Municipal candidates were voted in for a four-year term this election up from the previous three-year term.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Monday, October 21, 2013 Rory Tarant accesses the live web cast at his election night headquarters Monday, Oct. 21, as municipal election results were coming in and being tabulated. Municipal candidates were voted in for a four-year term this election up from the previous three-year term.Photo: Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Monday, October 21, 2013 James Palmer signs into the elections website at John Croken, his father-in-laws election night headquarters Monday, Oct. 21, as municipal election results were coming in and being tabulated. Municipal candidates were voted in for a four-year term this election up from the previous three-year term.

Thursday
Sep262013

Autumn's look

Photo: Randy Vanderveen Wanham, Alberta Thursday, September 19, 2013 Combines work in unison as members of the Codessa Colony east of Wanham harvest a field of canola Thursday, Sept. 19. The crews are approximately half done as they were slowed down by an inch and a half of rain that fell earlier in the week.

Fall arrived a little later this September in the Peace Country. However, the warm late summer temperatures provided an opportunity for area farmers to complete harvest in good conditions.

Here are a few recent samples of work.

Photo: Randy Vanderveen Eaglesham, Alberta Thursday, September 19, 2013 Albert Cotton checks on the progress of the wheat he is loading onto his grain truck from a granary. Autumn is a busy time throughout the Peace Country farming community.

Photo: Randy Vanderveen Eaglesham, Alberta Thursday, September 19, 2013 A flock of Canada geese take flight into the evening sky east of Eaglesham. The birds gather in large numbers as they graze in area fields fuelling up for the long migration to winter grounds.

Wednesday
Sep042013

Summer views

Here are a few photos taken this past summer.

Photo Randy Vanderveen, Emerson Trail, Alberta Gleaming granaries appear to wait patiently for a blooming canola crop to ripen and harvested.Photo Randy Vanderveen, Clairmont Alberta A farmer bales a hay crop while the swaths of cut hay form a pattern. The summer of 2013 was a difficult one to harvest forage crops because of rain.Photo Randy Vanderveen, Grande Prairie, Alberta Work continues on the new Grande Prairie regional hospital on a site in the west side of the city. Photo Randy Vanderveen, Clairmont, Alberta The new County of Grande Prairie Sportsplex in Clairmont which will host its grand opening this fall.

 

Wednesday
Apr102013

Spring cleaning

It's been awhile since any new postings have gone up on my blog. Here is some recent work.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, AB 13-03-23 Hayley Prusko of the Smoky Lake Skating Club takes to the ice in the Preliminary Free Skate at the Grande Prairie Skating Club's 18th annual Peace Open Competition Saturday March 23 at the Coca Cola Centre.

Photo Randy Vanderveen near LaGlace, Alberta 13-03-23 Bison graze in a snow covered pasture in a region near LaGlace bearing the large mammal's name Buffalo Lake. Bison continues to be an alternative for livestock producers in the Peace Country.

 Photo Randy Vanderveen Bezanson, Alberta 13-04-09 This Canada goose couldn't be blamed for debating whether it got its return dates mixed up as it walks across the frozen surface of water in a field. With temperatures expected to rise — despite a forecast for a little more snow this weekend — hopefully spring is on its waPhoto Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 13-04-09 A robin makes its way across the ice picking at cat tails for food Tuesday. The birds are often viewed as a sign of spring.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 13-03-30 Pre-Bout Xcessive Force Fighting Championships at the TEC Centre in Evergreen Park, Saturday, March 30. Gloves above and a fighter getting his hands taped below.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 13-03-30 Pros Spencer Jebb battled Paulo Azambuja at the Xcessive Force Fighting Championships at the TEC Centre in Evergreen Park, Saturday, March 30. Azambuja, from Brazil won the fight with an arm bar.