Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 04/05/2015


Photo taken on December  7, 2014



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Driving in a winter wonderland

Driving in a winter wonderland
This photo was taken on 7 December 2014, on the way to the Kananaskis area of the mountains for the day with friends, Cathy and Terry. It was one of the many drive-by photos I took that day, the snow-covered scenery was just so beautiful. Taken through the windshield, the photo came out with a most unpleasant greenish blue tinge, that I tried to get rid of. Not sure if I brightened the photo enough - looks darker this morning than it did when I edited it late last night. The mountains do look dark when they are in the shade and look completely different when they are in bright sunshine.

We drove the area of Highway 40 that was still open (the rest of this highway is closed during the winter months) and also the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Trail. This gravel road, south of Canmore, travels through the heart of the scenic Smith-Dorrien Valley, which is one of the wildest areas in Kananaskis.

It was a day of mixed cloud and bright sunshine, resulting in rather spectacular light at times. The scenery was incredibly beautiful, especially the areas of Kananaskis where the snow was still clinging to the coniferous trees.

As well as mountain scenery, we were also lucky enough to find two Moose to watch and photograph. I always feel so privileged when I witness any kind of wildlife, especially so when you get the chance to stay a while and watch the behaviour of the animal or bird you are lucky enough to see.

Today, 5 April 2015, I woke up to a winter scene - snowed overnight. I'm really, really hoping that a drive with friends will still take place today.

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