Posts tagged “Gull Lake

An Abandoned Farmhouse on the Saskatchewan Prairie

There were a few people asking about the farmhouse where I made this image of an interesting room inside.  The house is on the top of a small hill several kilometres outside of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on the Canadian Prairies.


The farmhouse I photographed is on the right.  Although both are abandoned, I was drawn to the older building.

I could have used a tilt shift lens here but I like the perspective created by shooting upwards from a low position.

I spent a lot of time looking at the textures in the weathered wooden siding, this is the single image I came away with from that study.

The broken metal objects scattered around the back of the house made for interesting subjects – quite cooperative too.

This room faces east and the glass in the window frames broke a long time ago.  With the gaping holes to the outside, this room suffered more from the prairie’s summer storms,  bitter winters and steady winds than the rest of the house.  I like the glimpse of what was once there you can see in this picture.  It showed me that the house was lived in more recently than I first thought when I walked up the hill.

Autumn on the Saskatchewan Prairie

Fall came later to the Prairies of eastern Alberta and Saskatchewan than it did around Bragg Creek.  We drove out through Medicine Hat and on to Gull Lake a couple of weekends ago to visit my wife’s grandparents.  It was nice to fit in a bit more fall photography along the way.

Small hills break up the prairie fields near the Saskatchewan – Alberta border.

Motel sign at a truck stop along Highway 1, the Trans Canadian Highway, at the Highway 21 intersection in Saskatchewan near Maple Creek.

The prairie landscape blurs by from my view in the passenger’s seat near Gull Lake.