Rural landscapes: the glory of a frosty landscape


When conditions are right, stunning landscapes like this are everywhere south of Calgary, where I live. In this case, I used a big telephoto lens to isolate one section of scenery. As is common when I photograph winter in this western Canadian province, I created colour and monotone versions. I like the latter because black-and-white creates instant drama. But the colour version is cool, too. You can see it here:
It’s funny; this telephoto composition still includes a LOT of acreage, but I had a secondary goal: make the snowy Rocky Mountain peaks as big as possible into the photo. That would not have been possible with a “standard” lens. This lens also helps you see the cattle grazing in one of the fields.
Nikon D7100, tripod, 70-300 mm. lens, polarizing filter.

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