Pressed Prairiescapes

In honour of the fact that the Badlands and Buicks photo workshop starts today (yay!), I’m posting a few prairie shots from my Pressed Landscapes project. Yes, this project is still underway!! I find shooting the prairie in this style is much more difficult because what makes the prairie so unique and lovely – its open, vast scale – also makes it hard to condense into a compressed form. So, some of the following are more pressed than others, but anyway, here goes. In honour of the photographing the prairie…

Canola field near Trochu, Alberta, Canada

Canola field near Trochu, Alberta. ©Samantha Chrysanthou

Wind turbines and oat crop

Reaching for the sky. ©Samantha Chrysanthou

Roadside tree

Roadside. ©Samantha Chrysanthou

Prairie meets Badlands at Tolman Bridge.

Prairie meets Badlands at Tolman Bridge. ©Samantha Chrysanthou

Tolman Bridge Recreation Area, Alberta, Canada

Autumn trio. ©Samantha Chrysanthou

Wind turbines and oat field near Trochu, Alberta, Canada

Reaping the wind. ©Samantha Chrysanthou

Oat field near Trochu, Alberta, Canada

Oat field near Trochu, Alberta. ©Samantha Chrysanthou

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  1. Royce Howland
    August 22, 2014

    Really like these, Sam! The pressed landscapes on the prairies take on a different feel to me, vs. ones from the mountains. In particular, I quite enjoy “Canola field near Trochu”, “Reaching for the sky”, “Oat field near Trochu”. Boiling the scene down, it reduces to something elemental. As much as I love the mountains, I actually think of plains as “home”, and that’s what these feel like to me…

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  2. Allison
    September 18, 2014

    Great stuff here sam…I really like the last two shots and the one at the end for me is the lovely leading lines with the wheat and that beautiful sky…simple is powerfull..The Lady bug was the extra bonus…lol

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