Barb Callander – Peterborough Public Library 2023

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Barb Callander A View from Above

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Barbara Callander
Rolling Hills Photography


Barb Callander

Barb Callander is a Manitoba born wildlife photographer living in the Kawarthas. She frequents remote locations photographing at risk wildlife in their natural environment. Barb’s work has been published by Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. She has exhibited her work at the City of Kawartha Lakes City Hall, SPARK Photo Festival, the Victoria County and Rolling Hills Studio Tours and publishes an annual wildlife calendar to raise funds for the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

A View from Above

There is a saying that a change is as good as a rest. For my SPARK Photo Festival exhibit I decided on a change in perspective and headed north to the Iceland Highlands with a drone to create this year’s exhibit A View from Above.

64 degrees north, Iceland is an island of stark contrasts. Forged from volcanic activity millions of years old and still active today, it’s an island of black sand beaches, stunning ocean vistas, volcanic desolation covered with new growth, and receding glaciers feeding an endless array of waterfalls. Sheep and horses' range free and are often found in the most unusual places. While consistent with my focus on Arctic and Sub Arctic ecosystems, this year’s exhibit is a departure from my wildlife roots as I took to the air to capture the wild beauty of the Icelandic landscape.

As a novice drone pilot, the task at hand was sometimes daunting. Battling high winds and obstacles, getting up above the landscape uncovered hidden gems when looking at things from a different point of view. It’s a small reminder that things are not always what they seem, and we should consider many points of view to get the real picture.

Next year I’m back to wildlife and I hope you enjoy this brief detour into the Iceland Highlands for A View from Above.

Barb Callander

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