Rural landscapes: occupied by ghosts
ABANDONED HOMESTEAD NEAR STAVELY, ALBERTA
This is one of those completely out-of-the-way places on the Canadian prairies where you step out of your vehicle and are presented with endless silence and endless space. In the midst of that was this structure. I kept it in the colour and turned the rest of the scene into black-and-white to make it stand out under the cobalt winter sky.
I also kept the camera as low as possible so the background grain bins wouldn’t get lost in the tree branches. After 30-plus years of making pictures, I’ve come to learn that it’s little touches like this that make pictures just a bit more compelling.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.
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