Sunday, April 15, 2012

Feeling Fenced In

I didn't realize until I looked at my photos when I got home, but a theme accidentally developed from today's photography outing and that theme was "fences"!  I said last week that I would be back to visit Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.  I wasn't expecting it to be this soon but this place was perfect for a Sunday when I didn't want a big challenge fitness wise but was looking for a challenge photography wise.   

We headed in a different direction this time and right from the start, my very first photo of the day included a fence.  There were many fences to keep us on track, to show us the way, then to not allow us to go to where it was showing us to go!  Does that make sense?  But, we understood the reasons why and of course respected them!  This is a very beautiful Park and I want it to remain that way!
Stay Back!
Keep Out!
Stop!
You can enter here but we are not making it easy for you!
I am not a wide person yet I almost needed my friend to push me through here!
Do Not Enter!
Private Property!
An open fence!  
Enter!  
An open door is like a new beginning!
Open your eyes to what surrounds you!  
The crocuses beginning to open!
The eagle protecting new life!
The sun begins to shine!
My friend reminded me to turn the polarizer filter and watch the colors change and when I did, I saw this park in a whole new light!  Oh, did you notice?  There is a fence in both the upper and lower photos.
There were portions of the Park still covered in new snow and it added an extra touch of beauty.  It's spring and I am looking forward to summer, but the brand new snow against the blue sky and golden grasslands looked stunning!
We topped off our 14 kilometer photography hike by working our way up the Tiger Lily Trail.  I was happy with how today turned out.  I wasn't quite sure what to expect when it was snowing in the city at 8:30am when we left to head west.  We are fortunate to have such a beautiful place to explore right out our back door!  Like I said before, I will be back!


2 comments:

  1. Your shots really captured the essence of the day and I love the theme of fenced in. I did not pay attention to my exposures today and got a lot of over exposed shots, but I can look at yours to remind me that it was such a beautiful place!

    Ann

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! And I agree with Ann - the 'Fenced-in' theme is a fitting description.
    I'm going to return to your blog to read about other places too.

    -Swati

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