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The Foothills of the Rocky Mountains are cattle country, and that's because the snow never gets to be too deep. This would be typical, just a couple of inches of snow with the grass poking trough. The strong, warm Chinook winds descend from the mountains blowing away part of the snow and evaporating the other. So the cattle roam freely year around, with a supplement of hey in the winter, before turning with some friendly help of course into the rather famous "Alberta beef".
Now regarding the strong rule of landscape photography "shoot before 10 am and after 4 pm, when the light isn't too harsh": it doesn't apply so well at 52 deg North. This image was shot at noon. At 4 pm, the sun sets.

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Additional Photos by Roland Roesler (Roly) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 546 W: 9 N: 436] (2024)
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