Neutral Hills Stills
August 22, 2007 11:17 PM   Subscribe

The 'Neutral Hills' is the name given to a range of hills in east central Alberta (Canada) that were shared hunting grounds for the Blackfoot and Cree Indian tribes. Because of its importance to the tribes, the area was designated as 'neutral' for hunting only, not fighting. The area ranges from the village of Veteran as far east as Major, Saskatchewan, and from just south of the town of Provost to the community of Esther. Every image posted on this site was captured within the Neutral Hills region.
posted by bwg (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A new and frankly beautiful site by Canadian photographer Sean McCormick.

Yes, I know him. No, I had nothing to do with his site, save for leaving comments at my favourite images.

posted by bwg at 11:19 PM on August 22, 2007

Nice. I love old paint on old vehicles.
He's got the "next" and "previous" arrows backwards. You've linked to the first picture in the series, but you have to click "previous" to go anywhere.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:47 PM on August 22, 2007

You can progress forward by clicking on the image itself, if that helps.
posted by bwg at 11:49 PM on August 22, 2007

Oh, and yes, that's because Sean posts new images to the main page all the time, so in effect, hitting Previous is going backwards toward the very first image ever posted.
posted by bwg at 11:51 PM on August 22, 2007

You linked to Funkadelic Weeds, which is the first picture in his archive. The natural reaction of someone visiting the page for the first time is to click "next", which reloads Funkadelic Weeds.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:09 AM on August 23, 2007

Actually, I linked to the main url, which automatically loads the most recent image.

Either way, the navigation does seem a bit ass-backwards until you figure out how he set it up.
posted by bwg at 12:32 AM on August 23, 2007

Complete archive. Really guys, this is how most photoblogs work - it's not gallery software, so it's in chronological order.
posted by Happy Dave at 6:52 AM on August 23, 2007

This thread is a nice change from the typical photography thread in which everyone gripes about the flash interface. Here, all the griping is about the HTML interface.
posted by pracowity at 6:56 AM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]

That is some very impressive photography. Thanks for linking to it.
posted by ashbury at 6:58 AM on August 23, 2007

First place, for Most Haunting Picture of an Outhouse....

(Seriously, these are nice.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:22 AM on August 23, 2007

posted by eye of newt at 8:24 AM on August 23, 2007

Never thought I'd want to visit someplace called Neutral Hills, but these photos make me want to go. I liked the god clouds in that shot a lot - I'm a sucker for that kind of light. This one, too.
posted by rtha at 8:26 AM on August 23, 2007

It's pretty easy to forget how beautiful the Prairies can be when you're stuck in Calgary all the time. Thanks for this, bwg!
posted by arto at 9:23 AM on August 23, 2007

Welcome, arto!

Makes me want to visit there myself whenever I get back to see the family in Edmonton.

By the way, Sean tells me the site isn't complete yet, so expect further enhancements and a boatload of photos.
posted by bwg at 7:56 PM on August 23, 2007

Thanks ... very unique!
posted by Twang at 8:40 PM on August 23, 2007

I think that the Lethbridge area is pretty gorgeous, what with the coulee and all, but these photos are really stunning. I need to get out more. Who's with me for an Alberta road trip?
posted by arcticwoman at 9:10 AM on August 24, 2007

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