Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Seen on the Morning Run

This photo was take during a breather alongside the South Saskatchewan River at Strathcona Island Park in Medicine Hat last Friday, 13 April As you can see, spring has come to the river, the ice and snow are gone, and those are actually birds in the water, who seem quite happy about the coming of spring. For those readers who don't know this part of Alberta, this gives you a sense of the river walls, or coulees, that are a distinctive part of the badlands landscape here.

Taken using the Pro HDR app on my iphone.


The Angry Lurker said...

Beautiful sense of calm!

Sidney Roundwood said...

Fantastic Mike. Looks to be a stunning part of the world.

mad padre said...

Thanks chaps.
Sid, it's amazing how many folks come over from the UK to train here and think that the prairies are quite boring. Admittedly it's not "stunning" the way that the Rockies are, four hours to the west. However, there are incredibly beautiful things to see, amazing contrasts, massive skies. It's all rather grown on me.

Curt said...

Yep, I was born and bred in the Prairies, have lived in many places around the world but I have always loved coming home.

'You can see your dog run away for days here...'

Yet there is a beautiful starkness in the environment that I find humbling, and the sky, my god its a huge sky.

I dunno, either you get it or you don't...


mad padre said...

It is a huge sky. Sometimes when I am out cycling on the prairie it's like the whole universe is above me, but not in an oppressive sense.
You're totally right, ever you get it or you don't.
Thanks the that great comment, Curt.

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