Landscape - Nicholas Taffs
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Seven Silos - Mossleigh, Alberta

This image was taken on a winter day while driving through Southern Alberta while targeting overwintering snowy owls. After spotting one particular owl on a snowy knoll, I methodically worked my way into the field while avoiding disturbing the owl. As I made my way out I couldn’t help but notice the light bouncing off the galvanized tin on the nearby silos was producing a far more interesting photo than the owl I was pursuing. Without being equipped for landscape photography I made a decision to try stitching 14 images together, each taken with a 400mm hand-held lens. I had never tried creating a panorama with a long lens and am quite pleased with the result.