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Posted By: daacon, 09-26-2012, 07:34 AM

It's been a while since I posted - was very busy with work and then we recently got to spend an extended weekend away. We did 1800km in 4 days , traveling to Waterton National Park (Alberta), Glacier National Park (Montana) and finally Kanaskisis country (Alberta). It was whirlwind trip but one we enjoyed.

We'll start with the wind turbines. Southern Alberta is known for it's wind and there were quite a few of these along the way.







They say Waterton is where the Prairies meets the Mountains and 6.5 hours into the trip we get our first taste. (it is the most borring drive ever ! but well worth the trip )


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What a difference between those two landscapes!
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love the last one...I'd enjoy riding my bike along that road.
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Heading South is a very boring trip, until you see the wind turbines, then it is exciting.... for half an hour. I have never made it to Waterton, but I am sure it picks up. Heading West through Pincher Creek and into BC on Highway 3 definitely picks up the scenery though

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Ah, you finally made it down Dave and have the pictures to prove it, nice pictures as well, love the last one. Have to agree on the boring part though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fries Quote
What a difference between those two landscapes!
Thanks fries yep the difference is dramatic for sure.

QuoteOriginally posted by forensicscientist Quote
love the last one...I'd enjoy riding my bike along that road.
Thanks forensicscientist - there were many bikers in Waterton and many roads / trails you would have enjoyed.

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Heading South is a very boring trip, until you see the wind turbines, then it is exciting.... for half an hour. I have never made it to Waterton, but I am sure it picks up. Heading West through Pincher Creek and into BC on Highway 3 definitely picks up the scenery though
Thanks calculator indeed the scenery got interesting just a few miles outside of Waterton and then we drove to Glacier National Park, Montana which was a beautiful drive as well.

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Ah, you finally made it down Dave and have the pictures to prove it, nice pictures as well, love the last one. Have to agree on the boring part though.
Thanks Heinrich - yep we finally decided we needed to go , partly from the pictures you have posted as I know you have been there many times. And the drive from Calgary to Waterton is more boring than the drive from Edmonton to Calgary !
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Glacier-Waterton; they never get boring Dave so the drive has to be worth it. The last one is beautiful. Sounds like you had a great trip.
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Nice stuff, buddy. The last one is magic.

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I can't take my eyes off the last one
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I can't take my eyes off the last one
ditto ditto ditto - and coming last in the sequence after the turbines made it especially eye catching.

Dave - if you want to humour me - tell me what you think of the last photo but with 1/2 to 2/3 of the sky cropped. I think it will bring out the mountains a little more. No need to post the revised image, just curious on your thoughts.
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Glacier-Waterton; they never get boring Dave so the drive has to be worth it. The last one is beautiful. Sounds like you had a great trip.
Thanks Susan - it was a whilrwind but a good one.

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Nice stuff, buddy. The last one is magic.
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Thanks buddy - after 6.5 hours of driving the flat prairies it was a welcome relief !

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I can't take my eyes off the last one
Thanks StDevious appreciate the comments.

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ditto ditto ditto - and coming last in the sequence after the turbines made it especially eye catching.
Dave - if you want to humour me - tell me what you think of the last photo but with 1/2 to 2/3 of the sky cropped. I think it will bring out the mountains a little more. No need to post the revised image, just curious on your thoughts.
Thanks Marc - I will play with it , I do like the long and winding road but I do agree different compositions would highlight different aspects.
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Originally posted by MSL Quote ditto ditto ditto - and coming last in the sequence after the turbines made it especially eye catching. Dave - if you want to humour me - tell me what you think of the last photo but with 1/2 to 2/3 of the sky cropped. I think it will bring out the mountains a little more. No need to post the revised image, just curious on your thoughts. Thanks Marc - I will play with it , I do like the long and winding road but I do agree different compositions would highlight different aspects.
Dave - I think cropping it the way I suggest will only enhance the long and winding road, because it will come close to spanning from the top to the bottom of the image. Play away!
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