This remote wilderness lake is… yes, the local gravel pit
Not much to write about that I haven’t probably dwelled on one too many times.
This photo above was taken at a gravel pit not too far out of Edmonton. It’s hardly exotic or in a wilderness location. A major highway is only minutes from it and there’s a barbed wire fence and gravel road not thirty paces behind me.
A big part of photography is sleight of hand, that is, making things appear differently than they do in real life. There are those who want to document things as closely to reality as they possibly can. Take the landscape art photographers, you know, the ones that hang in the art galleries. I’ve never seen landscapes in an art gallery that I’ve liked. They all looked like they were the most horribly composed, poorly lit and worst locations possible. Could it be that is art? I dunno. I do know that I don’t think that highly of those photographers photo skills but I do hold their ability to sell others on their “art” in high regard. LOL
A couple days of too dark and wet skies has kept me in town. Even the thunder storms have been too tame to coax me outdoor with the camera. Our forecast for the next few days is a complete reversal of what we’ve just experience. Hopefully with all the moisture on the ground and a few days in the high twenties and low thirties Celsius we might even get a supercell or two drifting across the prairies.
I’ve read elsewhere that the wildflowers are now in full bloom in parts of the Canadian rockies. It’s tempting to head out for a few days just to get into the mountains for a bit of fresh air.