We left Edmonton this afternoon later than we expected, driving in rain, bound for Saskatoon, approximately five and a half hours away. That's how prairie folks measure distance – how long it will take you to drive there on a good day.
We stopped briefly at Lloydminster ('Canada's Only Border City'). We had hoped to photograph on the way and, fortunately, the sun appeared about 7:00 PM about an hour out of Lloydminster.
Landscape photographers prefer to work in the early mornings and the late evenings when the light is softer. The light was just right this evening. We stopped near the small town of Ruddell and I used my digital camera as well as my traditional SLR loaded with black and white film to photograph skies and land.
I love film and am very excited about processing the images I made today. However, the digital images are immediate: and I can post them on my blog quickly and easily. I hope you enjoy them.
Saskatchewan skies are magic: but one has to take time to look at them. Some people live here and never notice them: and many people who travel through this province never bother to look up.
I'll be spending the next week photographing and playing music in central and southern Saskatchewan. I'll be posting to this blog most nights so please stop by.