In what many describe as beautiful southern Saskatchewan, a gorgeous sunset like this can be common, especially during the hotter summer months and is amplified by the stunning and rugged scenery. The sky turns from blue to vibrant pinks, yellows and oranges, and as Saskatchewan is so flat, the sunset can be seen for miles around.
This land here is farmland in what is known as the Big Muddy Badlands area of Saskatchewan and they are both diverse and beautiful. Badlands in general refer to an area where there is a lack of water in the soil and it is harder for anything to grow here. Due to the flatness of Saskatchewan there is so much more exposure to wind that over time the soil changes and can go from a rich soil to one that contains little to no nutrients.
The Big Muddy Badlands today are not well populated and most of the region's income comes from ranches and tourism through this area. It was once part of the Outlaw Trail so people will pass here wanting to see where the outlaws of the Wild West may have ridden.
Today there is not much left to check out along the Big Muddy Badlands in terms of agriculture, but due to the open terrain and the vast open sky, the sunsets in this region are fantastic and are well worth the time to stop and admire.
Farmland in the Big Muddy Badlands at sunset, Southern Saskatchewan, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/16.0, exposure time of sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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