Two old friends that I want to keep in touch with…

long exposure, landscape, black and white, minimalist, cloudy, low key, Dan Jurak, Alberta, farm, rural, #explorealberta,

Last fall a couple of old metal granaries caught my eye. There is nothing unique or special about them. They are two of thousands that dot the Alberta prairie.

They caught my eye because of where they are situated. On a hill, not far from a gravel road that I frequent. Alone in the middle of a treeless field. That is what makes them for me at least special. You see when area farmers erect barns, granaries, etc. they don’t do it based on aesthetics but on practicality. Usually they are nestled among trees lining the edge of a field where they are hard to see. Oh yeah, and out of the wind.

For photographs that isn’t such a good thing. These two metal friends are situated in the most perfect of places. There is even an access path worn through the new crops traveling up the hill to them. Very picturesque.

Hopefully the next year will allow me to photograph these two in all sorts of conditions. From clear skies, to windy, cloudy days. From morning til dawn the light and the sky is constantly changing. The perfect location to learn long exposure, what works and what doesn’t.

You’ll be seeing more of this special place and hopefully how different the same place can look through the year.

Happy shooting,



~ by Dan Jurak on June 17, 2015.

2 Responses to “Two old friends that I want to keep in touch with…”

  1. oh I will be watching to see how your friends cooperate

  2. Very nice title and image.

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