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1006_2428 Fence | by wild prairie man
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1006_2428 Fence

When an image jumps out at you unbidden, you need to pay attention. Last month, driving across the prairie in Alberta, I pulled in at a rest stop, glanced at this nearby fence, and saw a photo - whole and complete, no debate required, no question as to how to compose it. In a normal year, this view would be grass and dusty prairie earth. But June 2010 was a surprisingly wet - even shockingly wet - month in what is one of Canada's driest regions. (Floodwaters wiped out the Trans-Canada Highway east of Medicine Hat, Alberta, the same day I made this shot.)


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Taken on June 19, 2010