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Postcards from Alberta

 

Is it vain to say that we’re proud of our home province for all it’s natural beauty?

It’s not like we had any part in creating it. We didn’t hand chisel the lyrical mountain ridges, or carve out the basins that glow with reflections of aquamarine. We’ve never scattered wheat seeds, or manicured fields at harvest. None of this is the result of our hard work.

(Up until this trip home, we shamefully never appreciated it enough either.)

So, no, maybe ‘proud’ isn’t the right word. So we’ll just use glad. Delighted. Elated. Happy. Thrilled. Ecstatic, even.

And this time, we know it.

This is our home, we are thrilled to share it with you…

 

Alberta Farmhouse

 

Alberta Wheat

 

Iron Horse

 

Alberta Patriotic

 

Alberta Gull Lake

 

Lethbridge Train Bridge

 

Open Roads

 

Waterton Cameron Lake

 

Banff National Park

 

Peyto Lake Panorama

 

Bow Falls Banff

 

Chateau Lake Louise

 

And the exciting part, for us, is that there are still some places in the province yet to be discovered.

Until next time…

Maple Leaf

 

67 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. Your home is beautiful!! The captures are incredible!! Wish to see more of your part of the town :)
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  2. Stunning postcards guys, as always. Can you send me one :)? Cameron lake is my favourite one
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  3. GORGEOUS!!!!!! I can see why this is one of the most personal of the series that you’ve done. And I think, perhaps for that reason, it is one of your best.

  4. Alberta looks just amazing. I wish I had Pete’s photographic skills so I could capture my home so beautifully.
    Mind you, I’m not really sure where home is anymore. If you guys are headed anywhere in Australia, I will claim it as home and meet you there for pics. Do we have a deal?
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  5. I like the wheat picture…the 2nd one.

    Nah, I’m proud of where we live in the Pacific NW. There’s so much here and I love that we live here (for now).

  6. Thanks for the visit home! I’ve been away almost two months… I miss the beauty in the prairies and mountains :)

  7. amazing shots guys, coming to visit next time your home

  8. LOVE this. I think my favorite is the maple leaf barn :-)

  9. Well done! You make fellow Canucks proud. ;-)
    Of course, my fav is Cameron Lake… for obvious reason…
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  10. I need to get back out west… a road trip is much overdo – but I think it might have to hold off until next year… I’m not brave enough to road trip this country past about September lol

  11. I am so obsessed with your photos!

  12. Wow, gorgeous post cards guys! Love the first one!
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  13. Stunning photos. We hope to be able to explore more of Alberta!

  14. Well done guys! We loved Alberta. Made a trip up there in the spring. Here is a video we created from our trip:

    http://vimeo.com/47857147

  15. Stunnnnning! This might be my favorite postcard series yet, partly because I know how much Alberta means to you.

    Those first 2 images… wow. Making me want to go to Alberta like, yesterday!
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  16. What a nice selection of photos. I discovered Waterton over Labour Day weekend and fell in love with the hiking there.
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  17. My favourite ones are the ones where I’m ‘from’ – Lethbridge, the ones up North…weird, huh?

  18. Beautiful shots guys! Looks like a gorgeous place…you should be proud to call it home.

  19. Wow, I have to get myself to Alberta. Beautiful photos guys!
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  20. Love your stuff and enjoy following your travels. Hey are you related to Ron Heck?

  21. What the others said… Just stunning photos. I think these are the most beautiful pictures I’ve seen from Canada!

  22. *SWOON*

    Love these! The colors are so awesome!

  23. thank-you for Sharing, but it would have been so nice to see a skyline of the cleanest city in Canada here also ……Calgary; maybe from out at Strathmore towards the three sisters. now thats a beautiful picture on a crystal clear Alberta morning…..

  24. You’ve made this Alberta girl proud. Love the first photo, something about old farmhouses makes me smile. That first one of Waterton is beautiful, and not at all how I pictured Waterton to look (just one of many places in Alberta I haven’t been to).

  25. This summer was all about falling in love with my home again as well. I can’t say Albany, New York can compete in terms of natural beauty, but I think every place deserves to have its residents fall madly in love with it!
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  26. Gorgeous photos as always, guys! That light looks pretty special

  27. WOW – Gorgeous Alberta! I’ve been to Waterton Lakes NP and was in awe. Would love to see more of your province. Totally OK to be proud of it.

  28. You realize that you guys have some of the best photography out there right now. Nicely done!
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  29. I find your home incredibly beautiful too!! And as a northern Californian, I find my home becomes more and more beautiful, I notice more things that I never knew existed, and I seek to explore more of my own backyard every time I return from my travels. It’s become part of the whole experience for me.

  30. Alberta is so scenic. I remember driving from Calgary to Edmonton and remember the lush green grass. Amazing images of Alberta.
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  31. Great iconic prairie photos – what kind of lens did you use for these?
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  32. incredible photos! so proud to call alberta home. we really have an amazing playground.

  33. Wow, every one of them looks like a postcard (and a better one at that then you could find in any store!). I’m in agreement with you on your love for Alberta.

  34. You guys do such a wonderful job of showing that you don’t need to travel in order to appreciate your surroundings! I love the pictures!

  35. Gorgeous! I haven’t seen much of Canada, but you sure do make it look appealing. I especially like the Cameron Lake photo, wow!
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  36. Great photos. We have a business close in 2012 and we thought our dreams of travel were gone, but then we come across house sitting. In 2013, we have travelled around Australia and all we need is Internet access for our jobs. In 2015, we intend to house sit in Europe.

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