|DVD Time Code = 00 00 54|
|Location: Hwy 22, south of Longview, AB|
|GPS: 50d 20m 40.32s -114d 12m 10.2s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
|Site Name: Hills and Mountains|
This spot is best photographed at dusk or dawn. The Brokeback photography crew filmed a test sunset with an alarm clock in the foreground to select the optimal time for the actual shooting of the scene the following day. Hwy 22 is a busy highway, and tractor-trailer trucks can be seen on it quite often. If you are patient, you may be able to see one pass this scene as we did. The white spot in the middle of the “saddle” landform is caused by sunlight reflecting off water in a stream.
The Bar U Ranch, originally owned by George Lane (one of the four founders of the Calgary Stampede), can be found 13 km south of Longview. It has been preserved as a National Historic Site and is open to the public during the summer. Also nearby is the ranch of Canadian country music legend Ian Tyson (songwriter and performer of the timeless folk song “Four Strong Winds”). Still very active, Tyson is often spotted in Longview buying groceries or playing impromptu sets in local bars.
Pictures of surrounding area:
Revised 17 December 2012