A Study in Motion Blur and Fading Winter Light

Study No.1

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Fields of White and Gold

 

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

Playing with Motion Blur

This motion blur study is the direct result of boredom and low light. I took all the shots from our moving vehicle as we cruised across the Canadian prairies on an eight hour long road trip. It was a cold, cloudy December day, the sun was low in the sky and the light was fading, but the landscape was beautiful nonetheless. The subtle beauty of the passing prairie landscape, with its muted winter colour palette, the snow-speckled fields and the starkness of the naked trees, all slowly dissolving into the pastel light of dusk, had me reaching for my camera over and over again.

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Autumn Alchemy on the Prairies

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Fields of Gold

In autumn, a wonderful alchemy magically turns the green fields of the Canadian prairies to gold. One of my favourite sights as I drive across the land in autumn are the golden fields in various stages of harvest, stretched out as far as the eye can see in every direction, all the way to the horizon. Continue reading

A Beautiful Blur of Yellow, Green and Blue: The Long Drive Home

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“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.”

~ Eleonora Duce

Cruising the Backroads

This past week, my partner and I took a whirlwind road trip to my hometown in central Saskatchewan to visit my mother. It’s an eight-hour journey northeast of Calgary, traversing nearly 700 km of Canadian prairies through the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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