October 2, 2014
'Prairie Sky' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)
As magnificent as the Canadian Rockies are, so are the grand and inspiring skies of the Canadian Prairies. From the subtle skies of a seemingly featureless cloudy day to the puffy cumulus clouds of a summer afternoon to the more dramatic skies of a spectacular sunrise or sunset, they are like ever-changing colors on a living canvas.
The breeze too is part of the prairie experience, as are the sounds and the scents. The view is unobstructed because, on the prairie, one can see forever and ever and ever … almost to the next grain elevator a dozen kilometers or so away. This is truly the Land of the Living Skies.
Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each
Photographic Print retail for $ 74.95 each
Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
I am working on a piece about the grain elevators of Saskatchewan and this one image of a lone sentinel caught my eye as a good candidate to experiment with black & white. The dreary, cloudy late afternoon light of a late winter's day robbed the scene of any shadow and color but, combined with a bold composition, provided a simplicity that could not have been achieved otherwise. This image of an abandoned elevator and solitary tree was captured in Horizon, Saskatchewan.
August 29, 2012
I like to photograph details such as this abstract of a grain elevator in Lajord, Saskatchewan