Nov
21
2012
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A River Pictorial

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It’s amazing how you can live in one place for almost your whole life and still get the opportunity to see it in a new light.

I have to admit that when my husband brought up the idea of us buying a jetboat that he could drive up and down the river I rolled my eyes.

We already own lots of “toys” that we hardly ever use, but he bugged me for months and then did his research. He managed to get a good deal on a used boat so I couldn’t really complain too much.

This was probably one of the best investments we’ve made as far as getting to enjoy the natural beauty of the community in which we live.

These images are part of my new appreciation and an exploration in how I’m getting to see a new side of my city.

The shadows cast by the temporary scaffolding erected on the side of the old Grant McEwan bridge piling caught my eye because of its symmetry.

We weren't the only ones enjoying the river that day as this person and their dog explored where the House River and Athabasca River meet out behind Abasand.

I love the feeling of movement in this image as we were moving quite quickly as we passed underneath the bridges.

Looking up at the underside of the bridge, I love the graphic nature of this image.

I think this moment caught my eye for the juxtaposition of how many people in our community live, either transiently or in large, posh residences.

There's always a beautiful light that filters into the Snye late in the evening and I saw this beautiful silhouette of the reeds growing along the banks.

A kayaker was avidly using the Snye as well as we were pulling our jetboat out of the river.

A bird soars above the hills of Thickwood along the Athabasca River just past the water treatment plant.

Light and reflections created this beautiful moment underneath the new bridge.

A look down the Athabasca River from just past Peden's Point, where the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers meet.

Looking out the front window of the boat on a cooler day.

Reflections of the old Barge terminal spots along the Clearwater River.

A scenic spot along the Clearwater River in Waterways.

JACQUIE McFARLANE

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