Photo of the Day - Prairie Sunrise

There is something about the glorious wide open spaces of the Canadian Prairies, particularly the area just north of the U.S. border, that gets my photo engine revved up and ready to go.

Sunrise on the Canadian Prairies, July 2010, near Val Marie, Saskatchewan

I shot this image at 5:23 a.m. in early July, using my Canon 5D Mk II and a 17-40mm lens set at 20mm to allow me to put Cokin filters on it without vignetting.  I then put on a 3-stop split-neutral density filter to hold back the sun and sky, and put on a warming polarizer to warm the backlit grasses and sage.

Happy shooting!


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