A guided day tour by Francois a Calgary Photographer took us to the Elbow River and Falls. This scene just captured my heart.

Kananaskis Country, Alberta Canada
Canon Rebel XSI, Lens Canon 100mm – 400mm

Thanks To Wikipedia

The Elbow River is a river located in southern Alberta, Canada. It flows from the Canadian Rockies to the city of Calgary, where it merges into the Bow River.

The Elbow River is popular among canoers, rafters, campers and hikers and runs through several features including Allen Bill Pond, Forgetmenot Pond, and Elbow Falls.

The Elbow River originates from Elbow Lake in the Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park in the Canadian Rockies, then continues through the Rocky Mountain foothills and flows into the hamlet of Bragg Creek. The Elbow River passes under Highway 22 and then travels through the rural community of Springbank and the Tsuu T’ina Nation 145 Indian reserve directly west of Calgary.


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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • deb cole
    deb colealmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Leslie! You are so fortunate to have this scenery around you! My daughter lives in Fort McMurray and studied photography at SAIT, but I can’t convince her to join Redbubble. This is a stunning capture and a favourite for me!! (in more ways than one) :o))

  • Thanks so much for the wonderful comment Deb. Tell your daughter that I lived in Fort McM for 8 years and i know she has great captures to share withe the RB world. If I could I would live so much closer to the mountains then we do now. The fave is appreciated as well Take care. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Leslie………….I was out there last week but no pics as everything was closed off due to Bear activity. I is beautiful out there I must say. Again fantastic capture !!

  • Oh thanks so much Sean. Lots of bears this time of year I guess. They no Old Man Winter is on the way. Hopefully you can get in there next time for photos, it’s a lovely place.. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago

    what a memory sis, this is so lovely. the composition is wonderful showing this beautiful place.

  • It is a GREAT memory Sis we did have fun there didn’t we? Thanks for the super comment :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture…so calm and serene Leslie

  • Thanks so very much for the lovely comment Larry and the Great banner. Both are so appreciated !! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

    Oh what a gorgeous scene!!! I love your composition too!

  • Many thanks Cee. It is such gorgeous scenery up there it’s hard to know what to take photos of LOL.The fave is appreciated as well :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 3 years ago

    beauutiful energy and capture!!

  • LisaBeth thank you for stopping in and leaving such a great comment :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    September 21, 2011

  • What a THRILL Deb !! Thank You so very Much for the Feature and the super comment. Most appreciated !! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 3 years ago

    it is a scene to capture the heart, I am so glad you share it, and it is a beautiful capture Leslie !

  • Elfie thanks you for your lovely comment and fave. Both are appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 3 years ago

    beautifully done, i like the read too

  • Di thank you for dropping in and leaving such a wonderful comment and fave. Much appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 3 years ago

    Breathtaking scenery Leslie and so well captured. I missed going there with you guys but thanks to you I can at least see it through your lens ( and what a lens, lol)

  • Many thank yous Teresa and appreciated. Too bad you weren’t with us as it was amazing as for the lens… well I love it and I KNOW you do too LOL LOL :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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