Grain Elevators – St. Albert, Alberta

Grain Elevators - St. Albert, Alberta 1

Grain Elevators - St. Albert, Alberta 2

New Year’s Day – in Edmonton and its surrounding region the daylight hours of 2013 are sun-filled against a backdrop of blue sky. I’m out, looking around at the world with my camera, making my way from Edmonton’s west end, through its University area and Whyte Avenue. My wife, daughter and son are at my brother’s home reading … and there’s some baking going on.

I have some of the day with my camera.

The Edmonton Clinic at the University of Alberta reveals itself to be something eye-catching when complete – a longish curve of glass that will stretch for a city block in length and upwards about eight stories; the building will be about reflection as much as the glass permits a looking in on all that’s going on. But, the photo is not for today; the construction is still in progress and from the best angle impedes what is likely the best shot.

The day does hold its share of shots as I move to the Molson Brewery site that’s being dismantled. Then, it’s out to St. Albert to Edmonton’s northwest. My wife has recalled our seeing grain elevators as we drove into St. Albert last summer for a huge farmer’s market and she recommends searching for them. I have a look and discover that the grain elevators are part of a heritage museum in St. Albert. The elevators are behind chain-link fence, yet I can still photograph them.

I move from St. Albert west towards Spruce Grove. I use an elasticized, nylon tow rope to pull out someone in a silver, Dodge Dakota whose slid into a country ditch with the snow. On this road are many old farms and farm structures to photograph. But, at this time of day with an upcoming get family together this part of the day is about scouting visually for possible shots … for next time.

Listening to – Paul Gross and the Due South soundtrack.

Quote to Inspire – “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” – Steve McCurry

  6 comments for “Grain Elevators – St. Albert, Alberta

  1. January 28, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Did you use a lens for the starburst effect, or was it happenstance? Looks great, either way.

    • January 28, 2013 at 7:10 PM

      Hey there …

      The starburst is the sun coming through a UV filter into my Sigma 10-20mm lens; the starburst is probably shaped by the leaves of the shutter … I’m guessing.

      I took about 10 shots in the same area and incorporate the sun in half of them.

      Take care, … 🙂

      • February 5, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Thanks for answering my question. I’m just starting back into photography. I’ve forgotten so much!

      • February 5, 2013 at 9:15 PM

        Hey there … it’s great to read that you’re coming back to photography. There’s lots to gather in the way of learning and from experience. Have fun! 🙂

  2. February 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Beautiful photos. I can almost feel the cold…

    • February 4, 2013 at 5:29 AM

      Hey there, …

      Thank you for your kind words; despite the cold people were walking and running past the grain elevators on New Year’s day.

      Take care … 🙂

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

FRANK KING PHOTOS

Natural, rural and urban images

Perspective Art

Surreal Landscapes by Maikhail Buzhinskiy

roads bel travelled

Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

ixnews.win/

Health Breakthroughs

TravelwithIgor

Expeditions - explorations - adventures

Old School Contemporary

'Why be reliant upon secular media sources, literary works penned by atheists, and embittered hearsay to inform your views on religiosity, or worse still to bring about the lack thereof, isn't that as sensible as asking directions to KFC from Ronald McDonald?' ―T. C. M

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted

Alexis Chateau

Jamaican Author & Entrepreneur

SouL SpeakS

He started Writing, The paper started speaking...

gianni trudu photos

L'occhio ritaglia il soggetto, e l'apparecchio deve solo fare il suo lavoro, che consiste nell'imprimere sulla pellicola la decisione dell'occhio

Bon Voyage

Traveler & photographer with a passion for everything

Schnippelboy

Ein Tagebuch unserer Alltagsküche-Leicht zum Nachkochen

Logical Quotes

Logical and Inspirational Quotes

Peter "Just Loves Flying"

Peter Joseph Singhatey - "Just Love Flying"

Cargo Solutions

GROUND OR AIR THERE IS NO STOPPING FOR US

Rashmi Tiwari

Power Of Thinking can create Miracles

Ricardo Sexton

.Welcome To My Metaphors.

sistahval

Graced By God To Inspire!

harrie nijland 2

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Aerial Horizon

Forget where your feet are and simply enjoy the view.

oats

welcome!

%d bloggers like this: