An iconic image is one that evokes an immediate reaction, something with an immediate sense of place and emotion. For me, iconic images of Alberta always have a juxtaposition of prairies and mountains. There is something about the rolling fields in the foreground with the towering white mountains standing firm behind them that really appeals to me.
The north side of Highway 1, just west of the Springbank turnoff, is a location that I’ve noticed while aiming for destinations further west. Today however I went there with the express purpose of capturing the juxtaposition of prairies and mountains while there was a small break in the winter weather.