Winter in the flat prairie east of Calgary is wonderful for creating minimalistic photographs.
I found many opportunities on my way to Mossleigh, Alberta last week. The wide open spaces were bleak and stark, but adding in grain silos, old abandoned houses or grain elevators created some interesting landscapes.
The winter colours of the sky melted into the land and contrasted nicely with a cow making its way toward lunch.
Mossleigh has three grain elevators, a rarity in Alberta. According to the Alberta Grain Elevator Society, in 1934, there were 1,755 grain elevators, dwindling to 180 by 2005.
I do love abandoned buildings and found a few in the area.
How do you like the editing on this next one? I converted it to b&w and then made the sky dramatic by lowering the blue.
Here is the original for comparison. I can’t imagine living here, exposed to the wind and cold.
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