Chasing Crops | Alberta Agriculture Photography

by on June 3, 2016

I’m anxiously waiting to hit the road again and photograph crops. I have spoken before about my interest in photographing agriculture and if anything, the more I think about it and the more I discuss making prints with my printer chap, the more the interest has increased. These images below are Alberta wheat crops, though I enjoy shooting a different variety of crops. I really enjoy the look of potato crops and hope to add those to my inventory as well as it’s been 3-4 years. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our Alberta canola crops, which I think are a favourite for many and I’ll definitely add more canola images again this year. Hmmm … it’s time to go through my archives and upload a few canola images to my agriculture and rural gallery now that I think about it.

Wheat crops blowing in the warm autumn wind filling the entire frame, Alberta agriculture landscape, rural Alberta. Copy space horizontal.

Many of our farmers took a brutal beating last year due to rubbish weather. As the season carries on and I continue to read the crop reports, I’m crossing my fingers for a much better year for our farmers. They deserve the break so they can continue to carry out their work and end the season with a successful harvest. We owe them everything and I am looking forward to getting out there once again and if I’m lucky, I’ll also be able to photograph some farmers hard at work in their field, as I really enjoy observing and capturing agriculture in motion.

Most of the farmers I’ve been able to speak with over the years – actually, all of them – have been lovely and always seem to appreciate a tip of the hat and are more than happy to return the gesture. Hopefully I’ll be able to shake the hand of a farmer or two this year as I make my way along the fields.

Wheat crops blowing in the warm autumn wind against a bright blue sky, Alberta agriculture landscape, rural Alberta. Copy space vertical.

Wheat crops blowing in the warm autumn wind against a bright blue sky, Alberta agriculture landscape, rural Alberta. Copy space horizontal.

Until then, I’ll continue to appreciate the good work they do and forever be thankful.

 

See you in the field!

 


Sidney

Photographer. Wildlife and nature conservation advocate. Health and safety pro. Edmonton Oilers lovah. Fond of all things Johnny Cash.

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