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Nanton Dawn

Prairie Dawn - © Christopher Martin-4120

Nanton is a small town along the Trans-Canada Highway close to an hour south of Calgary.  I stayed out overnight on the prairies just east of town for some solo photographing.  A storm was fading at sunset but not enough to let any color show through the clouds so I did not make any interesting images before nightfall.  In the middle of the night, the Aurora Borealis came out in subtle fashion and that got me out shooting from then through sunrise.  I will share some of the Northern Lights images soon but wanted to first share some of the photographs from before dawn.

A prairie silhouette - © Christopher Martin-3998

I love the skies on the prairies and this morning’s canvas was beautiful.  I traveled along the gravel roads and found a couple of nice locations.  The layers of clouds caught different colours through the morning and I had fun composing those against silhouettes from the land.

Prairie Dawn - © Christopher Martin-4027

Prairie Dawn - © Christopher Martin-0882

Prairie Dawn - © Christopher Martin-0906

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7 responses

  1. Really like the fourth photo; the different views were enjoyable. Excellent subjects, as always!

    July 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

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  4. Love the big open skies of Alberta!

    June 22, 2015 at 7:56 am

  5. Your work is always so well-composed and visually engaging!

    June 19, 2015 at 9:59 am

    • Thank you Ave – I truly appreciate your very kind words. Have a great weekend!

      Cheers,

      Chris

      June 19, 2015 at 10:12 am

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