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The Way West

Prairie winds beckon us to the American West

 

PRAIRIE SKY      HIGH PLAINS       MOUNTAIN LIGHT     DESERT SOLITAIRE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Prairie Sky

Excerpt from The Way West video (4k)

 At one time North America was covered by 170 million acres of tallgrass prairie - today less than 7 million acres remain. What was once prairie is rich farmland and what remains virgin prairie is now one of the world’s rarest landscapes.
I find solace in the earth-toned hues of prairie grasses set against the blue sky. I get lost in the unbounded, uncluttered horizon that inspires me and gives me a sense of total freedom.

 

High Plains

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High Plains

EXCERPT FROM THE WAY WEST VIDEO (4K)

 

Beyond the tallgrass prairie, the Great Plains flow westward like an ocean of grass, rolling and rippling imperceptibly upward on their long rise to meet the mountains. The 100th Meridian is where most say the West begins. It marks the edge where the moist Gulf air loses its influence as it pushes north and green farms give way to sprawling rangeland.
The baseball caps touting seed companies have given way to Stetsons as if to say – you have crossed the divide, you are now West – a state of mind as much as a geographic location.

Mountain Light

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Mountain Light

EXCERPT FROM THE WAY WEST VIDEO (4K)

 

It is morning in the mountains and I am met by a river that helped to carve them, fed by icy snowmelt tucked in mile-high crevasses. Looking up, I see where powerful forces cleaved the continent, pushing the land skyward over millions of years. My eyes are drawn to mile-high jagged peaks and the wide craggy canyons – it is another world from where I stand in the valley below.
 
 
 Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, ©2018 Richard Olsenius

Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, ©2018 Richard Olsenius

 

Desert Solitaire

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Desert Solitaire

EXCERPT FROM THE WAY WEST VIDEO (4K)

 

I have never tired of how the shifting light of day illuminates every part of the high desert, infusing the landscape with hues of mauve and pink and salmon. I love this open country, it’s unpredictability, its rugged features hued to delicate shapes that look as if they will fall apart if your touch them. The region is a vast chronicle of geologic activity reaching two billion years into the past. It is wild country and I am thankful for those wise enough to preserve this timeless and inspiring landscape where I feel small, in relation to its immensity, and insignificant in relation to its age.

 

 

Music and Video copyright©2018 Richard Olsenius

 
 
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For Your 4k & HD  Television

 

Enjoy this complete Way West program on your  new 4k television through your set's USB Port. Also available in Blu-ray HD. For more info go HERE
The Way West
from 19.95

Journey in music and imagery across tallgrass prairies and High Plains to the majestic mountains and desert buttes of the American West – Open your eyes and heart to the natural beauty along The Way West. The program includes 33 minutes of narrated video, 33 minutes of music and video only and a 33-minute rotating photo gallery.  The Way West comes packaged within a beautifully illustrated folio in a custom-printed pocket enclosure and is available in 4K UHD and Blu-ray HD formats.

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