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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venne (2759) 2004-12-28 2:44
Magnifique photo d'hiver, trés belles couleurs du ciel et du sol. Bravo pour cette prise de vue.
tomaszmarcinek (1507) 2004-12-28 3:26
I like the perspective and the colours, of course. You really had beautiful light conditions. The Rockies look lik Tibet! Tom
Ramonven (126) 2004-12-28 7:15
Happy to see the colors of Fuji Superia in a Superb picture! I am about to shoot a Fuji Astia... Happy Newyear!
mumek (20202) 2005-02-27 17:57
Beautiful scenery with excellent colors, details and very good composition. Very well seen. The note is very informative.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-03-20 10:10
Good morning Roland- This is a very nice shot of the flat prairie and the Rockies. The haybales add interest so theres no need to see cows. Typically thin prarie snow well explained in the note.
Wirraway (1985) 2005-03-26 22:10
Good landscape Roland, nice well balanced image
all round, excellent.
john_c (24666) 2005-04-07 21:32
You have certainly captured the essence of the foothills in winter, Roland. Your POV here is excellent as is depth of field. The artistic arrangement of the hay bales is obviously well thought out. Perhaps some slight noise in the sky. This is a very good contribution to a very scenic part of the country.
simonekarl (404) 2005-06-17 3:26
Great colours, your polariser has to lot to tahnk for I guess. The composotion is is really nice. The viewer can really feel that crisp winter pinch. The Rockies in the background provide a wonderful backdrop, I would love to ride my MTB up to them.
- Copyright: Roland Roesler (Roly) (2024)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Elan 7, Canon 28-105/3.5-4.5, Fuji Superia 400, Optex Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 1/90 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): rolls of straw or hayrolls [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-28 1:54