Nigel invited me to explore Saskatchewan for a few days so I decided – Hells Ya I’m Going. So late last night we flew in to exceptionally chilly temps (-30ºC). It turns out that our 3 days here will be among the chilliest they have seen in awhile. Luckily I came prepared and things out here don’t seem as bone deep chilly as back home in Ontario. It must be the dryness of the air.
Today was definitely tolerable (it helps to have loads of warm layers) and I’m so glad it was. Just take a peek at these awesome photos I was able to get from our drive from Regina to Swift Current.
My first grain mill. Okay it was a modern one and I can’t wait to see some of old iconic ones. There is loads of space around these mills so it makes it Beverly easy to compose images with Saskatchewan’s dramatic skies.
I made Nigel pull over for this old shed. The low sun through the clouds made it seem as though it was the golden hour but I’ll tell you a little secret it was just after 4:oo pm. This is why winter is great for photos. The sun just never makes it up very high which means great light all day long.
The main reason for coming out to Saskatchewan – I know you were wondering – was to visit the Great Sandhill Dunes. We thought it would be interesting to photograph them in winter. And I’m glad we did. It was perfect with the dusting of snow and moody skies.
Today’s temps were in the -20ºs so we were able to stay out for about an hour but not much more than that. Once we got cold we headed to our hotel in Swift Current for the night awaiting our next day where our plan was to head over the border to a small town in Alberta.