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Our Year

2020 has been an odd year for us at Jardene Photography. We have had highs and lows throughout the year but have never experienced a Global Pandemic. It was truly a first to be stopped from going outside and stopped going to the Canadian National Parks. Banff National park and others closed around March 2020 and re-opened in July 2020 during the first wave of COVID-19. Fortunately, the parks have not closed in the second wave or other lockdowns.

So as we look back on 2020, we go through our work and reflect on the year.

At the beginning of 2020, we entered the 6th FAPA Fine Art awards and won four Nominees for Landscape and Panoramic photographs. At Jardene Photography we have largely considered ourselves Nature and Wildlife photographers with Fast action sports. We have been developing skills in Landscape and other areas and these awards were an acknowledgment that we are on the right track.

Awards during the year

4 Nominee awards

Astotin Lake Sun Set

Moraine Lake Blue Hour

Two Jack Lake Sun Rise and Two Jack Lake Blue Hour

Vermillion Lakes Reflection

After we won these awards we entered the ND Awards for 2020. We were surprised to be given two Honorable mentions for two recent panoramic photographs.

Honorable Mentions

Morant’s Curve – Lake Louise

Mount Assiniboine – From the Nublet.

So we captured Six International awards in one year after only entering two competitions.

So at Jardene Photography, how do our photographs stand with the approvals from our Instagram community?

Before the US general election and some time afterward Facebook and Instagram turned off Hashtags and various ways to promote information. This stopped the flow of Photographs from reaching new people and getting the likes they deserved. This was reversed after the election and the results were in.

However, our top Nine photographs from 2020 were skewed and only the photographs after October had been considered.

Reviewing the results, Canmore was in the top Nine quite a number of times with the Bull Elk. A stormy day at Two Jack Lake actually took the top spot. Our first milky-way picture with the star tracker actually did really well. Mount Assiniboine got a couple of spots too.

So it is not surprising that our best Photograph on Facebook was also the Bull Elk, followed very closely by the Bull Moose, both from Canmore. Now, this is in time with the US election stopping the Bull Moose photographs from circulating.

So here are the top three photos from Instagram and Facebook.

Two Jack Lake – Early Morning Storm
Bull Elk – Canmore
Two Jack Lake – Milkyway (first with Star tracker)

We hope you have enjoyed our content in the last year. Please support our business by liking us on Social Media, and letting your friends know about our prints.

We wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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