Ian McIntosh - Creating The Canadian Fall Flag

Artfest is pleased to have photographer Ian McIntosh exhibiting with us at the Distillery Historic District on Labour Day weekend. Here is his beautiful Canadian Fall Flag image- and a lovely story to go with it. You can see Ian's work in booth D37 September 1-4. 11am-6pm daily.

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Walking through the park on a beautiful fall day, searching for locations for a couple’s photo shoot, I came across what would become The Canadian Fall Flag. Here’s the story.

Sunnidale Park was at one time the Barrie Country Club, which was purchased by the City of Barrie, and turned into beautiful parkland. There are playing fields, an arboretum, nature trails and a great off leash park for dogs. It’s a quiet gem in a city that is becoming more hustle and bustle every day.

While I was walking through the arboretum during this crisp afternoon, looking down at the leaves, happily snapping away at the ground cover for what I thought would be interesting abstract images, I came across the fallen leaves of a red maple… lots of them. I was attracted to the back sides of the leaves that were a light colour of pink, almost white.

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Posted on August 25, 2017 .