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Featured in Canadian Rocky Mountains – February 6, 2011

Featured in The Landscapes of Our World – December 14, 2010

The Town of Pincher Creek is the Wind Capital of Canada. Nestled against the Rockies in Southwestern Alberta, Pincher Creek enjoys warm Chinook winds that compress and collect energy as they rush down the eastern slopes. The Pincher Creek area offers the wind energy industry the ideal geographical area for developments in alternative, renewable energy technology and is playing a key role in the development of this increasingly important sustainable energy resource.
(http://www.pinchercreek.ca/investors/page.cfm?p...)

I’m happy to say the storm on the horizon never matured to interfere with my photography that day. On our way back to Waterton NP where we were camped, we were able to take a side trip off the beaten path for some more interesting sights.

Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
Canon EOS50D; Canon 17-85mm lens@65mm


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  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hoggabout 4 years ago

    Great capture. I love the greens against the dark sky.

  • thank you Pam, I liked the white turbines, they really showed up

    – Vickie Emms

  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 4 years ago

    Thats a very ominous sky, looks great against the vibrant green field.

  • thanks so much Michelle

    – Vickie Emms

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful Vickie!! I know exactly where these are…I wanted to get some photos of this wind farm too but had so many other photos to try and catch that I never got them!!

  • as you say, next time Blair. You need to spend a couple of weeks in the area.
    Many thanks for stopping in.

    – Vickie Emms

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoabout 4 years ago

    Love your hat, Vickie and great view of the farming of the wind. And, boy they look dwarfed by the black clouds!.

  • thank you and thank you Scott, they were dwarfed.

    – Vickie Emms

  • SelinaJ
    SelinaJabout 4 years ago

    WOW! what wonderful contrasts you have captured here! beautiful, mother nature sure is wonderful!

  • thanks very much Selina

    – Vickie Emms

  • kemal91
    kemal91about 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture :)

  • thank you kemal

    – Vickie Emms

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful color contrast,

  • thank you Carolyn

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 4 years ago

    Talk about ominous skies(shiver).But i think I’d rather see that that then all this snow! :>)) Leslie

  • thanks sis, it was warmer out that day for sure, even with those skies

    – Vickie Emms

  • Rachel Stickney
    Rachel Stickneyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful color contrast! I love the stormy looking skies… as long as I’m somewhere safe!

  • thank you Rachel

    – Vickie Emms

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    Awesome!!!!!!!

  • thank you so much Lori

    – Vickie Emms

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