Elbow Falls – lit by YYC

I went to Elbow Falls yesterday and arrived well before sunrise.  As I stood above the waterfall, the glow from Calgary, ~50km to the east, mixed with the faintest hint of the approaching dawn to paint the clouds and to illuminate the river very gently.

15 responses

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  3. What a unique and beautiful photo! Thank you for sharing this experience with us.

    November 20, 2018 at 8:48 am

  4. Ree

    I thought this was beautiful

    November 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm

  5. Ree


    November 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm

  6. Ree

    I am 10

    November 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm

  7. Ree

    I am a young photographer

    November 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    • Thank you Ree! I hope you find lots of great things to photograph. I’m glad you liked this image. All the best and happy shooting!



      November 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

      • Ree

        Thank for responding!!😜

        November 22, 2018 at 6:50 am

  8. So beautiful!!!!

    November 19, 2018 at 12:50 pm

  9. So light pollution has its advantages! Very pretty and I find myself wondering if Elbow falls are the same falls I first saw many years ago in Banff on the trails behind the famous Banff Springs hotel.

    November 19, 2018 at 7:56 am

    • Hi Jane! The Elbow Falls are along Highway 66 in Kananaskis. A pretty waterfall about 15 minus west of Bragg Creek. I think you are recalling Bow Falls which are just below the Banff Springs Hotel. Those are really pretty in winter when the ice forms.

      November 20, 2018 at 7:27 am

  10. And here I thought YYC was code for some mysterious photographic technique I’d not yet come across. Now, I’m sending smiles from south of IAH and HOU! Once I got that sorted out in my mind, I could attend to the photo: beautiful and uniquely lit.

    November 19, 2018 at 7:21 am

    • Lol! If I come up with a new technique, I’ll use that name – it works!

      November 20, 2018 at 7:24 am

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