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dodge

dodge
Made by bealluc
Abandoned buildings all around. Busted out windows. Floors gone in sections of the houses, revealing yawning, gaping pits full of splintered wood. Old electrical wires pulled down in spaghetti heaps of defeat.... It's the first stop on the first day of the Saskatchewan ghost town photo safari. It came to be a somewhat familiar theme: amidst the ghost town there'd be a plot of land or an old driveway all cluttered with derelict vehicles: relic collections of the towns' trust of left behind cars. I wonder if the few people who remain (for there always seems to be one house or two - the hopeful, with their neatly cut lawns and the artifacts of their town's bygone eras all crowded in haunting silence around them) drag them all to one location, thinking all the while, Well, I reckon that if the Johnson family don't ever return I might as well see what I can do with their ride. This car caught my eye. If I were a mad, lonely hermit living in fretful solitude on the prairie, I might too start to visit it and wonder whether the Johnston family will ever return to take it away.

Our Valley

Our Valley
Made by ecstaticist
Saskatchewan isn't all flat prairie. Our family property includes a large valley area where our Arabian Horses graze and we enjoy walking. This may look like HDR, but it isn't. I did this by using the magnetic lasso on the sky, running autolevels, then inverse selection and run auto levels again. Also used selective color to remove all the magenta autolevels thought should be in the sky....duh. You can still see traces in the top left. It looks much more like the real thing than the camera was able to figure out as it basically blows it own brains out trying to find the median exposure level between sky and valley. This one really does look better bigger and This photo was selected for Blue Ribbon (1rst) in the landscape class at the 140th Saanich Fair this year, and came second overall in color photograph class.

Prairie Stormscape

Prairie Stormscape
Made by dsills
Prairie Stormscape was taken on July 18, 2006, during a storm chasing trip with the University of Manitoba on the Canadian Prairies. A cluster of storms had erupted to east of our location near Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, and gradually merged so that one giant cirrus anvil was formed. The photograph was taken facing roughly northeast using a weather-beaten Nikon EM with a 28 mm lens and Kodak Ultra 400 film. And - it won 1st place in the second annual Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society photo contest! Why a particular photograph seems to 'work' always interests me. I think this one succeeds because of its simple colour scheme, shapes and lines, the cumulus in the middle-ground adding interest and depth, and finally because it evokes the open spaces and big skies of the Canadian Prairies.

97451 Prairie Rattlesnake

97451 Prairie Rattlesnake
Made by wild prairie man
I knew there were snakes on this hilltop because I had seen shed snakeskin earlier that summer - so it was no surprise when I encountered this hefty rattler one afternoon. Thinking myself clever, I positioned my tripod directly over its escape hole, which must have led to an abandoned rodent's burrow beneath a large boulder. I thought this might result in a prolonged encounter. Ha! A moment after I snapped this frame, the snake seemed to make a decision: it glided forward, with astonishing speed, and literally dived down the hole before I could focus for another shot. I was speechless. Wildlife photography is always a journey into the unpredictable... Scanned from the original Fujichrome Velvia slide, July 2003.

শুভ নববর্ষ  (Happy Bengali New Year)

শুভ নববর্ষ (Happy Bengali New Year)
Made by Sleep Walker ..
I wanted to upload something to greet the first day of Bengali Calendar Year, and I took a long walk this afternoon. But to my foolish curiosity and disappointment, What I found was all bloody dead and gray. Then I tried my own way to blend some color with a flower, which would better be told as a replica of a living dead flower, and came up with this shot. Afternoon sun really made my shot with a parked red car in the background..Probably nothing special in the shot, but I just had to upload something colorful to greet Pohela Boishakh...Shuvo Noboborsho Shobaike... You can enjoy this in

WapellaSK 1954July

WapellaSK 1954July
Made by Hoopy2342
CP was one of a few railroads in the 20th Century that built 4 coupled engines for lightweight short haul passenger trains, the other that comes to mind is the Milwaukee Road..CP Jubilee class 4-4-4's came in 2 types the high 80 wheel 3000 class that powered high speed trains from Montreal to Quebec and Calgary to Edmonton. and the smaller 75 2900's used on local passenger trains on the prairies, such as the one shown here on the westbound Brandon MB Broadview SK local, during its station stop in Wapella SK.. Photo taken by myself with a Kodak Brownie Box Camera

The Sweetest Trap..

The Sweetest Trap..
Made by Sleep Walker ..
Who doesn't want to fall in that? Who wants to be free of that? Who doesn't dream of that? অনেকেরে এই ছবিতে add কইরা দিলাম...মাইন্ড খায়েন না কেউ!!॥ =))...আমার ফ্রাইডে ইস্পেশাল আর কী!!!! আমি তো প্রেমে পরিনি, প্রেম আমার উপরে পড়েছে!! Listen

Prairie Winds...

Prairie Winds...
Made by The Nature of Things
When the wind is blowing over the wide open Prairies you can watch it's progress across the fields by watching the crops planted there...the whole field is alive and you can see the gusts of wind racing towards you in the grass long before you feel it...a mesmerizing experience...I can never get enough of... Tonight finds us in Fort St. John on the edge of the great wilderness that is northern British Columbia... Listen to Neil Young

Where I Come From

Where I Come From
Made by ecstaticist
This is the wheat field next to my folks place in Southern Saskatchewan. I lived on the Canadian Prairies for the first 25 years of my life, and have spent the remainder on the West coast. They are radically different climates. When the Prairies are beautiful, they are far more beautiful than the coast. But when they are ugly, they are exceedingly so. The winters are very harsh, although they can have their own sort of terrible beauty as well. I love both places.

Pat's lily

Pat's lily
Made by John H Bowman
View Large This lily was in my sister-in-law's garden when we visited in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) last July. It had rained quite recently and I liked the water on the petals. I neglected to ask what variety of lily this is, and a quick Google search didn't tell me -- so it's just Pat's lily. (Pat says, by Saturday e-mail, that this lily is called Silly Girl.)

In the swing of Brutal Time!!

In the swing of Brutal Time!!
Made by Sleep Walker ..
This is part of a big painting that I found when I was volunteering in Research Celebration Workshop at the School of Education in U of S...just liked this part...but can't decide on a title Well, In search of a title, I looked into some of my poems that I wrote 4-5 years back, and all of a sudden this line struck in my mind...so, I picked the line as a title.. On Black

Maggi sleeping on the way home

Maggi sleeping on the way home
Made by Jordon
When she is at the lake, all she does is fetch, run, and swim. Sometimes all at once. We find that she is absolutely exhausted by the trip home but still doesn't like to miss any fun that we are having in the car. This can't be comfortable but she slept like that for about 30 minutes on the road home so it couldn't have been that bad. #89 on Flickr Explore on October 25, 2008

A Prairie Level Crossing, 2007

A Prairie Level Crossing, 2007
Made by Mike Wood Photography
SOO 6056, a EMD SD60 engine, pulling a long grain train. Second engine (facing backwards) is a CP Rail EMD SD40-2, #5995. The first person to identify the location of this level crossing in the Canadian Prairies wins a prize. The prize being bragging rights. :P And it will really only mean something to you if you are Canadian. And maybe not even then. The answer will be posted below when its figured out. :) shot June, 2007

The Djinn's Bottle (empty)

The Djinn's Bottle (empty)
Made by bealluc
Djinn Haunted, they say, believing the soft, shifty dunes are made up of false promises. Many believe whatever happens is the other half of a conversation. Many whisper white lies to the dead. The boys are doing really well. Some think nothing is so until it has been witnessed. They believe the bits are iffy; the forces that bind them, absolute. -- Rae Armantrout -------------------------------------

Got Saskatchewan?

Got Saskatchewan?
Made by bealluc
In the town (near-ghost town, that is) of Readlyn, Saskatchewan, a portion of an old grain elevator is turned upside down, with just enough point to the yellow arrowhead of old paint to make one think that the elevator is identifying the province beneath it.... Yes, folks - you are looking at Saskatchewan (would a grain elevator lie?) ... I don't know if you'll agree, but I think this one tastes better .

0907_0566 Canola near Orkney, Saskatchewan

0907_0566 Canola near Orkney, Saskatchewan
Made by wild prairie man
July 3/09. The ongoing problem in trying to photograph the Canadian prairie is finding a way to express the vast distances and all that space between objects. The prairie is very graphic, geometrical, and dramatic - providing special challenges and great rewards. This is the grain elevator at Orkney, with a brilliant yellow canola field in the foreground and an enormous wall of grey cloud as backdrop.

Big Guns

Big Guns
Made by krystian_o
OK, those are not gun barrels aiming for the sky. Those are actually white lamp posts planted all together near a theater. Only post-processing that I did here was some color adjustments. I tried leveling the poles and cropping, but it actually made the shot too boring. Angled composition makes it more interesting. All though I'm still breaking the Rule of Thirds :) Oh, and.... I love comments :)

Disturbia

Disturbia
Made by T Becker Photography
CLICK TO VIEW LARGE ON BLACK BACKGROUND A reshoot. Concept/Model/Wardrobe: Janice Holmes Click here for the music that goes best for viewing this image!

A new dream

A new dream
Made by Sleep Walker ..
that's what I always live for... No matter if it turns into a black and white canvas very next moment. You might don't agree with me, and I don't want you to be in unison. This is just me, who I am. Listen

ওগো বিদেশিনী....

ওগো বিদেশিনী....
Made by Sleep Walker ..
আমি চিনি গো চিনি তোমারে...ওগো বিদেশিনী॥তুমি থাক সিন্ধু পারে...ওগো বিদেশিনী... Listen



Nearest places of interest:

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Yellowstone National Park
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Gate of Greeting (Middle Gate)
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