The Prairies in Chief Mountain Country

Morning on Chief Mountain - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/6400 second at f/4 on ISO 400

We stayed near Cardston in southern Alberta a couple of weeks ago visiting family who have a cabin there.  I went out for a morning on the prairie to see what would catch my eye.  I was looking for wildlife initially but the prairie landscape became the focus.

A farm on the foothills - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 24-105mm lens at 32mm: 1/2500 second at f/4 on ISO 1600

Forgotten on the prairie - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/2500 second at f/4 on ISO 800

Tractor on the prairies - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/1000 second at f/8 on ISO 400

I photographed some farm scenes, abandoned buildings and foothill landscapes.  Chief Mountain stands out from the line of peaks that are the Rocky Mountains where they cross Canada into the United States.  The mountain is close to Cardston on the edge of Waterton National Park and holds dominion over the rolling hills east of the mountains.  I have not photographed this mountain before and I liked working with the contrast of the surrounding farmland.

Barn and Chief - 2014 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII and 500mm lens: 1/160 second at f/16 on ISO 400

 

6 responses

  1. Great photos Chris…I used to live in that general area and these photos make me a bit homesick.

    August 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

  2. Reblogged this on Mindwanderer's Weblog and commented:
    Awesome photo shot by Christopher Martin photography

    May 28, 2014 at 12:27 am

  3. awesome photo shot – beautiful country

    May 28, 2014 at 12:26 am

  4. Fraz

    amazing…. totally amazing ,…. wow …

    May 27, 2014 at 10:21 pm

  5. That is an imposing mountain. The colours in the land are so rich.

    May 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

  6. What a fabulous contrast . Stunning.

    May 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm

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