A Quiet Morning at Elbow Falls

I have not been up to Elbow Falls in a couple of months so I went for the sunrise on Sunday. The sky wasn’t too cooperative – the clouds hid behind the K-Country mountains instead of catching the morning light while anchored above them, but there was a skiff of snow from the night before that was a nice element to work in.

With the low water and lack of snow around the waterfall, the rocks took center stage and looked beautiful.

Here the snow can be seen in the branches and dusting the rocks.  I enjoyed the palette of colors and the softening effect, here and there, of the snow in these scenes.

When the sun first cleared the eastern ridges, it was softened by a bit of haze and the veins of the falls seemed to glow under this gentle light.

A short time later it rose above the haze and this was the last image I made with the sunlight still playing really well with this landscape.

It was another good morning at Elbow Falls.  One of many special places in Kananaskis and a favourite place for me to spend time.  I created a small gallery on my website from this morning which includes these images and a few more, check them out if you are interested.

13 responses

  1. Great photos , love the light on the falls. hope to be in the mountains, no, I WILL be in the mountains this weekend.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

    • Thanks Jane! Did you get off the prairie and into the hills this weekend?

      April 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

      • YES YES YES! Check my blog later…

        April 9, 2012 at 7:11 am

  2. As always, your use of colour and light is beautiful.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:45 am

  3. Wow, beautiful pictures.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:29 am

  4. these photos are really superb!

    April 3, 2012 at 12:28 am

    • Thanks SP – I live in a beautiful place, it makes the photography a little bit easier!

      April 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

  5. xkake

    Beautiful photography! : )

    April 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    • Thank you for visiting, I’m glad that you enjoyed these photographs.

      April 3, 2012 at 7:13 am

  6. Wow, stunning!

    April 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    • Thanks for commenting. Banff rightfully gets a lot of the attention when people think of the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies but Kananaskis is equally blessed – well worth spending time there.

      April 3, 2012 at 7:16 am

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