Clayton Berg

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BIOGRAPHY
モWhen words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.ヤ -Ansel Adams

Well let me get started by saying that I haven't been around that much lately. I must tell you that I have been busy. Firstly I've relocated to Banff. It is wonderful and exciting to live, work, play and most importantly photograph in a place so beautiful it has been named a UNESCO world heritage site. Secondly I've been busy with a few different shows and exhibitions. This fall I entered the photograph 'Home' into the Capture the Beauty of the South Contry contest and I am pleased to say I took home first prize. Winning this show not only meant I took home the $1000 first prize but there will also be 100 limited edition prints made which will be auctioned off to charity. Secondly I had two prints (Over the Hill and The Three Amigos) accepted into the Western Photo Gallery at the Calgary stampede. I don't know if I'll sell anything there but that is obviously going to be a lot of exposure.

I'm just another average photographer trying hard to get better. With landscape photography I believe that the photographer and mother nature share a Mozart/Salieri type relationship. Mother nature creates the beauty, and if the photographer is lucky he/she can recognize it and share it with the world.

How I rate other photos? Well simply put I only rate that which I like. And the photos I like usually get a 6/6, on the rare occasion I will run into something that really strikes me and I'll rate it higher. Why do I for the most part only leave 6/6 ratings? Because while I don't like everything I see I don't believe that I am at a sufficient enough level of expertise that I can teach another photographer how to improve. There are far more experienced photographers here that can do that. If I can't leave a constructive critique, I will not leave a bad rating.

As for photo.net, there are so many interesting photographers out there I can't possibly hope to see all of your work. If however you rate my work I can guarentee I will look at yours. I cannot guarentee that I will like your work, therefore I cannot guarentee I will rate your work. But I will give it a look. Please do not be afraid to leave a negative remark or a negative rating. A constructive critique with a 3/3 rating will be as appreciated by me as a 7/7 rating. I am here to learn, not to get my ego stroked.

GALLERIES

Barriers to the Past

Conquerville

Nemiskam

Orion

Summer 2006

Fall 2006

Winter 2006-2007

Early Minolta Dimage Z1stuff

Retlaw

hockey

misc

Skiff

Fox Valley

Medicine Hat

All manor of critters

Spring 2007

Big Alberta Skies and Roads to Nowhere

Bethel Evangelical Church

Cypress Hills

Summer 2007

Winter 2007-2008

Spring 2008

Banff

Bow Valley Parkway

Lake Louise and Area

PHOTOS

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Red Deer Rebel's captain Colin Fraser

Old Barn

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forgotten chevy

Little house on the...

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Spotlight on the Church

Barriers to the Past

Home

Burnt Sky

Stages of Decay

Barriers to the Past

The Road to Yesterday's Lively Hood

Twins

Another Barn

Yes, we are open

Orion General Store

Homestead

Journey's End

The Three of Us

Where once we toiled

For Sale

Golden homestead

Untitled

Old Joke

Shadow Barn

Golden Times

Growing Old Together

Golden Times II

Golden Times III

Cold Hearted Moon

Cold Hearted Moon II

Stages of Decay II

Slowly reclaimed

Shadow of Influence

Change

Treehouse

Change II

Jurassic Pulp Fiction

Two's Company

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Windows 1895

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Moon Watch

The Colours of Life

The Colours of Life II

Matt Keetley

Ted Vandermeer

Last Light

Let 'er rip

Legendary

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Run the Goalie

Fore?

Skiff

Jordan Benfeld

Face off

Wild Rose Meteor

Untitled

Hays Gas Bar

Fox Valley Post office

Mark The Hours

Banter

New Tenants

Tyler Ennis

The Glare

Tender

Combine

Dig in

Come and Go

Geese

Dreams

To the Sky

Big Sky

Oasis

Saskatchewan

Bald Eagle

Big Sky

Leaving your Mark

Where the Hills Begin

Stand on Guard for Thee

Bethel Evangelical Church

Red Coat Trail

Down the Road

Walk this way

Growth Spurt

Barn

Over the Hill...

becoming

Living Under an Alberta Sky

Fence Fracture

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The Three Amigos

Your Model is a Real Cow

'Till the Cows Come Home

First Goal

Sentries

Penalty

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Longing for the warmth of the past.

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Turn out the lights

Turn out the lights II

Daine Todd

Longing for the warmth of the past II

The Colours of Life III

Turn out the lights III

Push over...

Tread Lightly

Thaw II

Push Over II

Harvesting Snow

Tread Lightly II

Hudson Revisited

Tread Lightly III

Together at Dusk

Barrier

Two Jack Lake

Reach for the Sky

Fight or Flight

"I'm ready for my close up Mr. DeMille"

Ram

Vermilion Lakes

lake minnewanka

Big Eater

Bow Falls

Vermillion Lakes

Lake Minnewanka

Mother Goose

Ram

Cascade Mountain

Mother Goose II

Lake Louise

Untitled

Johnston Canyon-Lower Falls

Sunset at Moose Meadows

Lake Minnewanka

Wild Flowers in Bloom at Vermilion Lakes

Wildflowers in Bloom at Vermilion Lakes II

Female Big Horned Sheep

Bull Elk

Moraine Lake

Life Lines

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Wild Flowers in Bloom at Vermilion Lakes

Canola

Vermilion Lakes

Wildflowers

Capturing Perfection

Lake Minnewanka

Wildflowers

Banff Avenue

Two Jack Lake

Moonrise Over Vermilion Lakes

Sundance

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Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Lakes

Cascade Mountain

Reflections of Vermilion Lakes

Sundance

Moonrise Over Vermilion Lakes II

Castle Mountain

Midnight at Vermilion Lakes

Footsteps

Vermilion Lakes Snowed In

Cascade Mountain

Vermilion Lakes snowed in II

Vermilion Lakes Snowed In III