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Cliche Prairie Shots from around Manitoba (8 imgs) -1 pic for Tomg
Posted By: Jack Simpson, 05-31-2009, 12:15 AM

FWIW, all the above shots were taken from the front seat whilst
traversing portions of the lower third of Manitoba


Every prairie town has a Chinese restaurant and Hamiota is no
exception -- sign is on side --







The Curling Rink and (one of many) Church(es) in Selkirk just happen
to be colour
co-ordinated with the sky.............that day








The Grain Elevator from somewhere along either Hwy 16 or 45 in rural
Manitoba:






And, of course, the quinessential "leaning farm bldg" ......








When farmers head into town, they usually take the pickup truck for
work related jobs, the car for socialising .... or reversed on
occasion - depending upon which is newer ;D -- and sometimes they
don't want to back to the house (to pick up a vehicle) .... so:








With all these vehicles travelling along the roads and inhabitants of
the woods, there is bound to be the occasional interaction and it
isn't always positive which can lead
to roadkill and not everyone finds these incidents distasteful ....in
fact, for some it's
kind of like a buffet :







The other item which, IMHO, wss never a classic nor cliched subject matter ... but it
was requested





***EDIT .... pic for 8540tomg....***** .. Not quite the converging railway tracks but the road heading into the Grain Elevator and heat rising ...






and, LASTLY .... cue applause .....The one thing that links
everything together in
the Prairies (and urban areas as well) is the .....................
ROAD:







Cheers and Criticisms / Comments, albeit positive or negative, will
gratefully read and responded to

Jack Simpson

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Great series. A good chuckle. I'm definitely going to have to stop and take photos on my next long road trip instead of being totally focused on 'getting there'.
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Very nice images Jack, portrais the Prairies well and on the way home I will stop more often.:-)
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nice series, Jack, I enjoyed seeing a view of a different place.

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Great series. A good chuckle. I'm definitely going to have to stop and take photos on my next long road trip instead of being totally focused on 'getting there'.
Hi Richard,

Thanks very much and, FWIW, the "Prairie shots" are pretty much a rural extension
of my (usual) everyday urban shooting........... except I (almost) always have people in my urban shooting

Cheers and thanks again,

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Very nice images Jack, portrais the Prairies well and on the way home I will stop more often.:-)
Thanks very much Heinrich and, sadly, due to time constraints I had to view
BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan from 30K feet and, unfortunately, I had (mostly) frosted
over window so I couldn't even shoot from the plane

Cheers,

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nice series, Jack, I enjoyed seeing a view of a different place.
Hi Tim,

Thanks very much and glad you enjoyed them

Cheers,

Jack

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Hi ya Jack,
Good to 'see' you again...its been quite awhile.

but what are you doing in Manitoba?....what is the Sylvia going to do in your absence?

Entertaining series mate, thanks for sharing. (I'm surprised you didn't dress the roadkill and set up a roadside bbq..??)

And for anyone who doesn't know Jack Simpson...this is one very talented man and a great photo journalist...with a very sharp wit.

Cheers
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This set of images look like a set of pictorials in a photography journal.

Very impressive work, Jack
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Very nice Jack.

They brought back memories of my 17 years in Manitoba. How about one of the railway tracks running into the horizon. That is the classic cliche Manitoba shot IMO.

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Hi ya Jack,
Good to 'see' you again...its been quite awhile.

but what are you doing in Manitoba?....what is the Sylvia going to do in your absence?

Entertaining series mate, thanks for sharing. (I'm surprised you didn't dress the roadkill and set up a roadside bbq..??)

And for anyone who doesn't know Jack Simpson...this is one very talented man and a great photo journalist...with a very sharp wit.

Cheers
Grant
Hi Grant,

It has been a while and I get over here, every once in a while, and the Sylvia survived my absence, albeit barely. As for being in Manitoba, I went back for
a "family road trip" with my Mom and sister as we travelled to all the places we
lived growing up. It was kind of interesting seeing all the RCMP detachments houses
we lived in and how they have changed.

Now as for this load of cobblers:

QuoteQuote:
[ And for anyone who doesn't know Jack Simpson...this is one very talented man and a great photo journalist...with a very sharp wit.
You must be either:

Coming to Vancouver in the near future and want a desparately good deal on a K7 or you have been over-indulging in the happy pills but, regardless,
the cheque is in the mail .....

As for the RoadKill BBQ, I have heard stories of people stopping, picking up roadkill and
doing exactly as you mention but that definitely ain't my cup of tea and, besides, there isn't a Starbucks in the area or, for that matter, there is no "Wi-Fi cafe" in the area





Seriously, thanks for all the very kind words and Hi to Anne and Kylie

Cheers,

Jack

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This set of images look like a set of pictorials in a photography journal.

Very impressive work, Jack

Hi James,

Thank you .... very much appreciated

Cheers,

Jack
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Very nice Jack.

They brought back memories of my 17 years in Manitoba. How about one of the railway tracks running into the horizon. That is the classic cliche Manitoba shot IMO.

Tom G
Hi Tom,

Thanks very much and I think I only got a single shot of train -- going over a flooded
slough -- so, consequently, I didn't nor get the railway tracks into the horizon but,
on a silghtly similar vein, I did get a shot of highway (seemingly) running into a grain elevator

Cheers and thanks again,

Jack
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Well...actually...now you mention it Jack, I am missing Canada and have given a return trip more than a passing thought, particularly with the autumn colours in mind (have yet to discuss with the more significant other in any depth )
....but, hey, thats never stopped me in the past.

We are still in business, Kylie is still in NZ and Jase in HK (two grandsons now), so life in general (forget the detail) is pretty good ( so the Vancouver flight via HK is attractive).

Hope you stick around here, and that young whippa snippa Asad would be pretty handy too (he's probably here under some other name, so go ahead make a total goose out of me ). As for the "load of cobblers", oh well yeah, sorry, got a bit carried away there... I take it all back.....

Cheers mate
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Well...actually...now you mention it Jack, I am missing Canada and have given a return trip more than a passing thought, particularly with the autumn colours in mind (have yet to discuss with the more significant other in any depth )
....but, hey, thats never stopped me in the past.

We are still in business, Kylie is still in NZ and Jase in HK (two grandsons now), so life in general (forget the detail) is pretty good ( so the Vancouver flight via HK is attractive).

Hope you stick around here, and that young whippa snippa Asad would be pretty handy too (he's probably here under some other name, so go ahead make a total goose out of me ). As for the "load of cobblers", oh well yeah, sorry, got a bit carried away there... I take it all back.....

Cheers mate
Grant
Hi Grandp ......err ... Grant

Great to hear everything is going well and I'm sure that Anne would not object to a trip to see the grandkids in HK and, especially, if she could twice --- once on the way
YVR and the second on the way back to Ozland Asad is still around but I don't think
he's posting much on any forums as he is quite busy trying to become a Canadian Citizen ............ and working on peoples websites.

As for "load of cobblers" bit .... no need to take it "all" back and just let me know
when you'll be arriving and I'll have a K7 waiting at the shop and, afterwards, a few
cool ones waiting at the Sylvia

Cheers and my best to Anne, Kylie, Jase and Grant 1a and Grant 1b

Jack
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