Rural landscapes: wandering through the fields


When conditions are this good (i.e. snow on the trees and clear, strong winter colours), I like to drive along nameless country roads until I find scenes like this. I’m not quite sure why this picture is so satisfying; perhaps it’s how the trees subtly lead you through the scene, from the foreground shadows to the gentle curves of the distant hills.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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snow hills Alberta winter Canada

2 thoughts on “Rural landscapes: wandering through the fields

    • Sorry for the delay in responding. Somehow, I missed seeing your comment until now!
      For me, deciding on the ‘warmth’ of the light/shadows is entire subjective. There isn’t really a right or wrong amount – especially as every photograph you see is an interpretation of the scene. Even the supposedly straight ‘documentary’ pictures. 🙂

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