Rural landscapes: the glory of yellow

CANOLA FIELD NEAR CALGARY, ALBERTA

When this important cash crop begins to bloom in late July, I get an itch to get out of the house and find some breathtaking fields to photograph. This spot is barely 20 minutes from my home in this western Canadian province. I made a variety of photographs from this one spot, using various lenses to highlight the old farm buildings or overwhelm them in a sea of yellow.
Here’s some funky trivia I found out about Canola: The name stands for “Canadian oil, low acid”, because it was first bred, from rapeseed, in the early 1970s in the Canadian province of Manitoba (thanks, Wikipedia). Nikon D90, tripod, polarizing filter.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Want to buy this picture? Email me and I’ll make it happen! (fdking@hotmail.com).

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