91 thoughts on “Elkhorn

  1. I am always telling my friends about how the farmers take their old cars out to the pasture and leave them there. In the past, I used to go out to them and buy them because for some reason the cars don’t rust. Restoring them one at a time has made me excellent income in my younger days. Great blog! Now I have proof I can actually show my friends you photos. Thanks for sharing with so many of us.

  2. Great shots. I appreciate the oppressive and comforting space, the sense of things standing their ground against the grey, and giving into it. Cheers.

  3. I love the simplicity you’ve captured. It reminds me of home (Montana). My husband is from Winnipeg. Best!

  4. Good to see the Canadian Prairies featured on Freshly Pressed. I’m from Saskatchewan. I like how the photos show how it really is. Pretty but not really.

  5. Beautiful photos of a rather barren place. Have gone by Elkhorn numerous times on my way to Winnipeg — we’ve even stopped once or twice for gas and a pop.

  6. Beautiful! Reminds me of home too – I am originally from southeast Sask and have family in the West Man area, these are some really great shots. I enjoy how you framed them, thanks for sharing.

  7. Now that you have informed the rest of the world about that part of Manitoba, never mind just Elkhorn…. Congrats. for being Freshly Pressed!

    From Alberta (and formerly also Vancouver, Toronto.)

  8. Wonderful… I know its corny, but truly every one of your pictures does tell a story. Thanks for sharing them!

  9. It looks like you’re trying to photograph a ghost in the picture. You’re artwork has a mysterious errie sort of feeling about it. You should really consider superimposing some supernatural entities. That would be insane.

  10. Made my way through this past summer, Calgary – North Rustico, PEI. Canada is amazing for its moody landscapes, simple and complex, all rolled up. OH! Canada! Thanks for the images and good to see that you’re freshly pressed!

  11. I loved driving through those sleepy prairie towns, it’s a shame some neglect what should be considered a gem to Canadian history. Fantastic shots.

  12. I was in Ethelton many years ago visiting my in laws and they have 3 channels on their TV…. and yet they are the happiest people I know. God bless them!

  13. I was in Ethelton visiting my in laws years ago and they only have 3 channels on their TV. They are the happiest people I know…. living the simple life.

  14. Never been, but it looks really small and laid back. There is a great song by Said the Whale called Dear Elkhorn and your post made me think of it.

  15. It is great to see something real and yet extraordinary in its realness. I am glad you made it to Freshly Pressed as it’s always some Greek island or southeast Asian locale. Enjoy the random backroads. -“tarotworldtour”

  16. It’s great to see Elkhorn on FP! Although I never really visit it besides passing through. I should change that the next time I’m heading west!

  17. I read “an Enforcer’s tale” i nthe NYTimes and now I have an image to the description where the kid used to travel back home with his father after his hockey training. I loved the pics, thanks!

  18. You took these pictures in 1974, right? 1978? I lived in Eureka, California for a while, and it was amazing how the town seemed locked in a time warp. Your pictures have that simplistic quality reminiscent of some early memories of mine.

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