Tag: Badlands

Dinosaur Provincial Park

For the second day in the row, two smartphone images (both using the Hipstamatic app), with the promise of film images to come once I get home. Today it was a trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. The Badlands are amazing!

Atlas Mine #1

The Atlas Mine Museum is located just outside of Drumheller, Alberta in the Badlands. A coal-mine (now closed) it is a fascinating location, especially if you like heavy machinery. In one area of the exhibit, a lot of abandoned machinery and parts are laid out, against an amazing backdrop.

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Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Plus-X developed in Rodinal 1+25
Toned in post


This is another image taken during my recent trip to the Badlands in Alberta. It had rained the day before, so the textures of the rock and sand were smoothed and muted, but still alien and harsh in their own way.

Alberta Rollie 25 APX031-Edit

Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm, 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens
Rollei RPX 25 film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 12 minutes
Toned in post

Alien World

Recently I was in Alberta for business meetings, and as I was staying over the weekend I had time to do some exploring and drove up to see the Badlands around Drumheller. These formations are called hoodoos; the day brought a bright overcast sky, and combined with a strong backlight the landscape had an alien look to it. While the hoodoos are not as big as one might think (only a few metres), their shape is fascinating.

Hoodoos in the Alberta Badlands

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Plus-X film developed in Rodinal