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Prairie sunrise silhouettes

Sunday’s sunrise shone through a narrow break on the horizon.  A storm coming out of the mountains darkened most of the sky but with the light rode in from the east and painted the leading edges of the clouds.  I was east of Bragg Creek along Highway 8 as the colour started to build so […]

Prairie Sunrise: Springbank Mornings

Right now is a great time for sunrises.  The sun is rising much later than in the summer and now is clearing the horizon after 7am.  That makes photographs of the Prairie at dawn much easier to be awake and in place for. This sunrise was in Springbank just west of Alberta.  The hay has […]

Sunrise over prairie farmland east of High River

I enjoyed another sunrise on the prairies east of High River this weekend.  This time around, I used a couple of farms and their buildings to break up the line of the horizon.  The layers of cloud across the sky caught the sunlight presenting a range of pastels as the morning moved through dawn. I […]

Autumn sunrise on the prairie

  I enjoyed taking a little time earlier in the week to watch a sunrise from a range road on the prairie just west of Calgary. Autumn brings with it layers of clouds which often stretch across the morning sky and catch wonderful colors before and during the sun’s rise. –

A broken cloud sunrise on the Canadian prairies

The clouds make or break sunrises in many landscape scenes.  On Sunday, they broke apart just before sunrise leaving a nice gauzy patchwork above the glow on the horizon.   A good start to the day just west of Calgary in Alberta, Canada on May 27th.

Prairie Landscapes: An autumn sunrise at Lake Newell

We were on the road for much of this weekend driving to Shaunavon, Saskatchewan for some family business.  To break up the drive there and back, we stayed just outside of Brooks on Thursday and Friday night.  We spent both nights at the Lakeshore Bed & Breakfast which backs onto the northern shore of Lake […]

Dawn over the prairies

I caught a sunrise on the prairies east of Mossleigh on the weekend.  Fog had rolled over a large swath of southern Alberta so the morning was spent watching skirmishes between the rising sun burning off the clouds and the walls of fog.  Here the early pink light had painted the clouds but not yet […]

Flying low on the prairies

I spent a morning on the prairies between Irricana and Langdon this weekend.  I met up with my good friend, and fellow photographer, Jeff Rhude in Delacour and continued east from there to see what we could find.  We were looking for owls and an hour before sunrise, we made out three individuals perched in different […]

Catching sunrise in the clouds

I spent a morning up at Elbow Falls in Kananaskis Country a few days ago.  The sky was dark when I showed up there but I could make out the clouds as they ran eastward.  Dawn came quickly as it often does at this time of the year and I was pleased that a loose […]

A Snowy day on the Prairies

I have a deep admiration for Snowy owls.  The range they cover, their adaptability, their calm repose they show when resting and their beauty while in flight are just the tip of a long list.  This time of the year is exciting for me as it marks the return of these owls to the prairies. […]

Aurora over the prairie

A little over a week ago, on June 13th, I spent a night out on the prairies near Nanton.  I love the vast skies and many of the interesting things that fill them – above and below.  I settled into my sleeping bag to watch the stars while I drifted off.  That idea evaporated when […]

A Snowy Owl’s flight over the prairies

On the weekend I followed reports of Snowy owls northeast of Calgary near Irricana.  I left home early and arrived in the area just after sunrise.  I was lucky enough to spy the first Snowie of the day perched on a fence post glowing in the soft light. The pure white owls were until quite […]