Rural landscapes: canoodling with canola

FARM FIELDS NEAR LONGVIEW, ALBERTA

Mid-July is always canola time for me, when I cruise rural roads to find glowing fields of eye-popping yellow canola on the prairies of this western Canadian province. On that morning, I caught a break; the smoky skies of southern Alberta (caused by wildfires in neighbouring British Columbia) cleared up enough to offer a compelling mix of clouds and blue. The next day was, sadly, smokier than ever.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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One thought on “Rural landscapes: canoodling with canola

  1. This is an absolutely stunning photo, Frank. Smoky skies, sorry to hear about that. But the canola and its brilliance, in combination with the sky here is superb. I find prairies endlessly beautiful, and this photo really highlights their wonder in so many ways.

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