Rural landscapes: the symbolic sunset

GRAIN ELEVATORS, NANTON, ALBERTA

Like so many landscape photographers, I gravitate to the colour and design of grain elevators whenever I find them. I came up with the title for this post because it really is sunset for these iconic symbols of the Canadian prairies. Hundreds have been torn down in the past three decades and replaced with towering metallic grain collection operations at strategic locales. They’re undoubtedly more economical, but not nearly as pleasing to the eye.
Nikon D7100, tripod, polarizing filter.

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3 thoughts on “Rural landscapes: the symbolic sunset

  1. We call them prairie castle, someone told me that the before WWII they were made of wood in the US and after the war they were made of metal. They make great photo subjects. thanks for sharing.

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