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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)

Tuesday
Jan082013

Winter Dog and Pony Show

Here are some recent photos from Evergreen Park taken at the northernSpirit Light Festival and the Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie , Alberta 13-01-05 Lisa Saffel urges her dogs through the race course as she takes part in the skijor event — dogs pull the musher around the course on skis as opposed to a sled. The Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby ran two days of races at Evergreen Park this past weekend, Jan. 5 and 6.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie , Alberta 12-12-28 A team of horses pulls a wagon of area residents through a tunnel of light as they take in the northernSpirit light show at Evergreen Park. The seasonal festival of lights put on by the Peace Draft Horse Club and local sponsors ran through the Christmas season.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie , Alberta 13-01-05 The background blurs as Josh Lichti and his team race through the course on the Six Dog Six Mile Open event. The Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby ran two days of races at Evergreen Park this past weekend, Jan. 5 and 6.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie , Alberta 13-01-05 Jody Verge urges her dog team through the race course as she takes part in the 10 Dog 10 Mile Open event. The Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby ran two days of races at Evergreen Park this past weekend, Jan. 5 and 6.

Friday
Dec142012

Lights, action

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie City street lights and vehicle lights appear to be an explosion in colour as the zoom of the camera lens is moved during a 20 second exposure.It may still be a week and a half away but on behalf of my wife Cheryl and myself "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."

Wednesday
Nov072012

A piece of the Peace

Photo Randy Vanderveen Bezanson, Alberta 12-10-31 An owl takes flight from a fence post along a rural road to check out its surroundings near Bezanson, Alberta Wednesday, October 31.

 

 

Photo Randy Vanderveen Bezanson, Alberta 12-11-07 A pair of coyotes nonchalantly stroll past wild elk and bison grazing in one of the pastures at the Adam Bison Ranch near Bezanson, Wednesday, Nov. 7. Coyotes are wary enough in most cases to stay back from the road and take to the lower area in an open field.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 12-11-06 A bull moose's long legs help it easily cross a fence as he heads over open fields and roads southwest of Grande Prairie Tuesday, Nov. 6. Motorists travelling rural roads and highways have to be aware of wildlife on the move especially in the hours around dawn and dusk.Photo Randy Vanderveen Bezanson, Alberta 12-10-31 Hoar frost provides a delicate covering to the strands of barb wire on a fence near Bezanson, Alberta Wednesday, October 31.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 12-11-02 Kelly O'Hallahan, Wolves guard, 9, charges past Karly Goertzen, Briercrest, 8, as she heads toward the basket. The Grande Prairie Lady Wolves battled the Briercrest College Clippers on the hardwood at GPRC Friday evening and defeated the visitors 62-50. O'Hallahan picked up the nod for Wolves player of the game.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 12-11-03 St. Joe's Oleks Bobrovskyy unsuccesfully tries to hurdle a Peace River Pioneer tackler. The Celtics broke a 21 year Peace Bowl victory drought as they defeated the Peace River Pioneers 34-17 to win the Mighty Peace Football League Championship at Legion Field Saturday, Nov. 3. Both teams move onto their respective Provincial playoffs

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta A drilling rig south of Grande PrairiePhoto Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Evergreen Park

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta An aerial photograph of the current Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and the construction site for the new hospital.

Wednesday
Oct102012

The fall look

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 12-10-10 Fresh snow covers the leaves and berries on a mountain ash as fall and winter collide in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The taste of winter should be short-lived, as average temperatures return to the Peace Country for the third week of October.

Here are a few photos shot recently.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Fairhaven, WA A single coloured leaf lays on the sidewalk in Fairhaven, WA, a sign autumn is here. Photo Randy Vanderveen, Myra Canyon, Kelowna, BC A cyclist pauses to admire the view in Myra Canyon from one of the trestle bridges lining the trail that runs through the canyon. The trail, which is part of the Kettle Valley Railroad, is one section of the Trans Canada Trail system.Photo Randy Vanderveen, Myra Canyon, Kelowna, BC A cyclist pedals out of an old railway tunnel on the Myra Canyon pathway which is part of the old Kettle Valley Railroad in the interior of British Columbia. Photo Randy Vanderveen Rochfort, Alberta 12-10-05 A CN maintenance crew works on the rail line crossing Highway 43 at Rochfort Bridge as they keep the line in prime condition. The agriculture industry, like many others in Western Canada depends on the rail roads to be in good, safe operational condition to move products to market.Photo Randy Vanderveen south of LaGlace, Alberta 12-10-09 A bald eagle wings its way across the sky as it takes flight Tuesday, Oct. 9. The food supply for eagles continues to remain abundant as ducks have not left for wintering grounds in the South and there appears to always be a bountiful smorgasbord of road kill along Peace Country highways.Peachland, B.C. Randy Vanderveen A Kokanee salmon makes its way up Deep Creek near Peachland B.C. Monday, Sept. 24 from Lake Okanagan to spawning grounds. Kokanee are a land-locked species and their existence and that of other fish in inland waters depends upon farmers continuing to put into practice good agricultural techniques.Photo Randy Vanderveen south of Valhalla, Alberta 12-10-09 A pair of swans calmly swim the waters of Valhalla Lake Tuesday, Oct. 9. Many species of waterfowl are beginning to stage on Peace Country sloughs and lakes in preparation for their flight to wintering grounds.

Monday
Sep102012

Harvest, moon and reins

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta A blue moon is framed between the uprights of the goal posts at Legion Field Friday night. A blue moon is often defined as the second full moon in a month.Here are a few selects from recent work.

Photo Randy Vanderveen near Sexsmith, Alberta 12-09-06 The sun sets behind a combine harvesting a ripe field near Sexsmith Thursday, Sept. 6. As harvest goes on and daylight hours become shorter, more and more farmers will be working under the glow of headlights to finish getting off this year's crop.

Photo Randy Vanderveen near LaGlace, Alberta 12-09-06 A combine stirs up a cloud of dust as its operator passes by a farm yard harvesting canola Thursday, Sept. 6. Farmers in the Peace Country are being blessed with co-operative weather this year as they pull off crops.Photo Randy Vanderveen near LaGlace, Alberta 12-09-06 A pair of combines perrformt a dance as they harvest a canola crop south of LaGlace. Thursday, Sept. 6.Photo Randy Vanderveen, Grande Prairie, Alberta A young rider reaches forward to take the reins of his horse from his dad who is at the head of the animal.