These are from my photo ramble last weekend. The first was late Sunday afternoon. I had hoped for a swirl of colour like earlier in the month in Fish Creek, but no. There was a thin band of colour above the mountains and lots of blue grey sky. I like this landscape with the different hill lines and textures even with the blah light, but think it would be stunning in good light. Good thing I know where I was.
You might remember a shot similar to this one, where the grain bins looked much closer, see it here, and scroll down. Same lens, different setting. This gives you even more of the wide open feeling of so many Alberta landscapes.
This was almost back home again, just before actual sunset. It was dark about 10 minutes later. I love the subtle shades and shapes in the clouds.
You never know what you're going to get. The light can change in an instant, so you have to seize the moment. This is why some photographers always carry a camera. Sometimes what ends up on the screen is better than what our eyes see and it's amazing. Other times, well, I mark it down as an experiment that didn't work out like I'd hoped.
There are any number of places I saw during my photo ramble that would produce excellent landscapes given the right light and clouds. Even with blah lighting they are still worth stopping the car for, to take a look at something that has been there for about 10,000 years. It helps put things in perspective.