Today on the Friday Lens Affair I’m featuring spectacular photograph of Canadian Prairies by Jeanette Kramer from Love & Passport Blog. Please follow Jeanette and her stories on her Facebook and Twitter.
I have chosen this picture because I found extremely beautiful in it’s calmness. It is so steady. Even yellow which I usually find as a very cheerful colour and the blue of the skies here are slightly faded! I strongly believe that photographies can express our feelings and I think this one is the best example to prove it.
Picture Story: Canadian Prairies, Leader, Saskatchewan
In the midst of a hot prairie summer in Canada and after the sudden passing of a very dear friend, I left Vancouver and headed home to grieve and to celebrate the life of Doug.
I usually find trips home to the Canadian Prairies to be somewhat nostalgic and cathartic (because it’s home) and boring (because of the very long, uneventful drives that are required by virtue of being in such a large country).
So as any photographer would, I took this opportunity to use some of that time, prairie sunshine and pent-up sadness to snap a few pictures. This shot was taken near Leader, Saskatchewan where my friend was laid to rest. The light and colours were amazing that day; big, blue skies and gorgeous yellow canola fields.
Originally I processed the images from that day in black and white, as it some how seemed more fitting. Eventually I re-processed only this one in colour. Finding the right tones and softness to relay the beauty of the prairies and sentiments of that trip to the Canadian prairies.