Highway 8 – a road between city and country

Highway 8 starts about 30 kilometers west of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and runs through the open prairie around Springbank directly east into the city.  When I do go into Calgary, this is the road I usually take and, in the winter, it is often during daybreak on the way in and dusk when I’m heading home.  I’m working on a longer term project on roads, what is at either end, what springs up in between and how we move along them.  These photographs have been shot with this project in mind but, equally, as an acknowledgement of this particular stretch of asphalt that I spend a fair amount of time traversing.


The mountains dominate the view once I clear the city and heading west.  With great ease they pull me out of the work mind and back into my personal space.  The longer drive is appreciated on those days when a longer transition is needed.



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