Calgary Hay Bales

I was driving back from Banff, following my friend Heath O’Fee back into Calgary.  Just outside of Calgary I noticed these farm fields with dark green grass and contrasting golden bales of hay across on the other side of the highway. It’s one of those times when, if my wife was sitting in the passenger seat she’d be shaking her head as I took the next exit and headed back on the other side of the highway to the farm fields. I drove around the farms looking for the right shot and finally was able to capture this image with my Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 IS L lens. This lens has become one of my favorite lenses in my bag. I struggled with the lens at first, but I have really grown to enjoy the lens even doing landscape work. I love how it isolates the subject and gives you an intimate perspective on the subject.

Calgary Hay Bales - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved

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Capture Notes:

  • Jimi Jones

    Terrific shot, Rick. You’re right, the contrast in colors is so eye-catching in this landscape shot. Nice work.

    These always reminded me of shredded wheat (the cereal). LOL

  • http://jstolarski Jon Stolarski

    Sweet shot with that lens. I def put that one on my wish list.

  • A.Barlow

    Nice find man! These things always looked so cool to me.

  • Steven Perlmutter

    Very cool shot Rick. Nice colors and contrast.

  • Marc Collins

    Bales of hay in a field do make a great image. This is a great example.

  • Curt Fleenor

    You can really see the compression from the lens in this one. I’m going to have to test drive one of these sometime.

  • Adam Allegro

    Beautiful capture. I love good quality zoom lenses. I recently got the Nikon 28-300 and the thing is sharp as a tac. Love the slight bokeh you have. That really does isolate the subject, even at 200mm far away!!