BC based photographer, I find the world we live in an amazing and enchanting place. I am passionate about photography and am always looking to capture something different, unusual or spectacular. The majority of images contained in my portfolio are nature and landscape-based although you will find a wide variety of work within it. I also enjoy digital-editing a great deal and enjoy the creative process it allows. Many of the images contained within this portfolio have won contests and my work is hung throughout North America and Europe
New Artwork by Joy McAdams
Smoky skies, which are the result of forest wildfires burning, create a stunning ethereal landscape as the sun rises. While the smoky conditions create havoc with health, ruin some vacations, and obscure many photography shoots, they also create mo...
Posted: August 8, 2017, 9:39 am
Hikers walk along a trail past a group of wildflowers at Idaho Peak, British Columbia. Idaho Peak is a forestry station located in the high alpine in the West Kootenay and is a favorite hiking spot in the summer with jaw-dropping scenic vistas and w...
Posted: August 6, 2017, 6:29 pm
Leaving a wake behind her and with water spray everywhere, a female kneeboarder shows how it is done.
3rd Place- Art In Motion Contest- Art Lovers Group - August 2017
Posted: August 4, 2017, 7:26 pm
The Harrop Creek Wildfire is currently raging on steep forest slopes near the small community of Harrop, British Columbia. At present, other than helicopter, there is little action being taken to actively fight the fire on land and by air due to the...
Posted: July 31, 2017, 10:13 pm
Fight or flight' An immature bald eagle (as shown by the dark feathers still on his head) flees a raging forest fire.
2nd Place (tie)- "Wildfire" contest - Big Sky of Art Group- August 2017
This image has been featured in the following FAA grou...
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:35 am
A full moon rises over bands of fog and mountain layers. It's reflected glow is shown in the dark waters below. This image has been modified and enhanced to give it a painterly feel.
2nd Place- By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Contest- June 2017...
Posted: June 9, 2017, 3:04 pm
You can feel the cool mystery of night in this full moon and misty fog mountain image. A moonglade is shown in the dark waters and the imagination is stirred with anticipation of undisclosed things yet to come. This image has been modified and enhanc...
Posted: June 9, 2017, 2:57 pm
In the quiet hush of a winter snowfall at twilight, A tiny Northern Pygmy owl rests on a stalk of millen.
The northern pygmy owl (Glaucidium gnoma) is a small owl native to western North America.
These fist-sized owls are mostly dark brown and ...
Posted: February 19, 2017, 10:16 am
This macro shows water drops on a blade of grass. If you look closely at the drops, you can see reflections of the area surrounding the drops.
2nd Place- Pure Life Contest - Summer 2016
Posted: July 10, 2015, 11:01 am
A spectacular sunset on Maui highlights ocean water flowing over the black lava rocks and sand.
Color-edited versions of this image are also available in my gallery. This image is great in any print form in acrylic it is spectacular!
1st Place- ...
Posted: March 13, 2015, 12:34 am
Rain-soaked Japanese Maple leaves against a black background make a striking image.
1st Place- A Gallery Exhibit of Your Own - Photography only- April 2017
1st Place- "Powerful Red" contest- Feb. 2017
1st Place- "Red" Contest- New Artist P...
Posted: February 15, 2015, 3:51 am
Cloud formations behind this jagged mountain ridge, located at Whitewater Ski Hill in British Columbia, Canada, make for a dramatic scene. This is the incredible and iconic view from the mountain lodge. Although it's dangers and potential deadly resu...
Posted: February 8, 2015, 3:21 pm
An especially vibrant sunrise on Kootenay Lake, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
1st place- "Dynamic Color Two" contest- February 2015
1st Place (4 way tie!)- "Canada" Contest- Dec. 2016
1st place- "Show Off" contest- January 2015
Posted: December 28, 2014, 12:14 pm
A fight over territory resulted in this spectacular confrontation at Kootenay Lake, BC., Canada
1st Place- "Wildlife in Action" Contest- August 2016
1st Place - "Wild" Contest- July 2016
1st Place- "Birds In Motion" Contest - February 2015
Posted: November 23, 2014, 4:55 pm
Taken at sunset an the Grand Canyons South Rim this image shows the vibrant shades of of the Grand Canyon's rocky canyon walls and the Colorado River winding it's way through them. In the distance, you can see the flat desert plateaus and more rock b...
I live in Sale, Cheshire, England, and am happily sharing my life with a mental budgie, two Alsatian puppies, and a long-suffering, sculptor-boyfriend . . . not necessarily in that order. 🙂 Often accused of being an insufferable know it all, I often do, but more often do not.