Happy New Year and Happy Weather!

Dan Jurak, black and white, landscape, fineart, fine art, prairie, Dan Jurak, landscape, storm, badlands, Travel Alberta,

Happy New Year to all my WordPress friends around the world!

The arts are a funny thing. Even though we may speak different languages, live in different cultures and even have different religious and political beliefs, art can bring us all together.

Long ago when the first ancestor to ancient man drew a face in the sand to more modern times 35,000 years ago when he painted the world around him on the walls of caves, we have had the urge to express ourselves, to interpret visually all that surrounds us.

2014 was especially interesting for me as a part that I hadn’t known existed before emerged. Breaking away from what I knew well and had done for many years, colour landscapes, I found myself intrigued, fascinated and drawn into the world of black and white. It is a journey that I hope you will follow with me as it promises to be exciting and new!

Black and white or color, landscapes are more than just the land. It is the weather that is the glue that pulls everything together. The light and the land become greater than the sum of their parts if a healthy helping of weather is included in the mix. Landscapes really should be called weatherscapes. Without that magic ingredient spectacular can look very plain. With the weather even the plain can look spectacular.

All the best in the New Year to my WordPress friends and thank you for your comments and view they do not go unnoticed.

Happy shooting,




~ by Dan Jurak on December 30, 2014.

21 Responses to “Happy New Year and Happy Weather!”

  1. Happy new year Dan, wish you all the best and be creative

  2. Thank you Stephan.

    Happy New Year to you and yours and may you have great skies!


  3. Happy new year, Dan!
    Have you run out of snow there, too?

  4. Happy New Year Karen. Lots of snow here but it has flattened and turned more to ice than snow. Not photogenic at all. With three more months of winter to come I’m not worried about it at all. LOL


  5. Happy New Year Dan! All the best to you and keep up your fan-tas-tic work!

    What a fabulous image, wow! It’s impressive and scary. 😉

  6. Happy New Year Anne!

    Weather on the prairies can be spectacular at times! Storms like these are fast moving lasting ten minutes or less and then things return to a sunny calm afternoon.


  7. Dramatic, stormy skies.

  8. All the best Dan.

    Looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2015.


  9. All the best to you in the New Year Nic!


  10. thanks for sharing your journey with us, all the best to you and your camera, i mean, family!

  11. Happy New Year to you and yours Marc!

    All the best,

  12. Great last one of 2014! All the best for 2015 for you too!

  13. Happy New Year to you and yours Ron!

    Thank you for being a regular visitor and commenter these past years,


  14. All the best to you Dan in 2015, I always look forward to your encouraging comments.

  15. Happy New Year to you and yours Dan. May the most interesting of weather be with you through all of 2015.

  16. Happy New Year to you and yours Bryan.

    Thank you for being with me for so long,

  17. Happy New Year Bob. May you have the best of light and weather this year and the most interesting photos,

  18. Happy New Year Dan , to you and your loved ones. Look forward to what comes up this year. Happy shooting!

  19. Happy New Yeqr Jane!

    Wishing you the best in the new year.


  20. “Weatherscapes” – such a perfect word to describe the scenes you capture. I am in total agreement here, the weather truly does makethe scene, I much prefer cloudy/stormy days over bland, boring sunny days.

  21. Lorrianne, you are so right about the weather. Bland weather is almost always which is one reason why there are so many bland photos. That “special” weather happens only once in a while.

    Thank you for visiting and commenting,

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