Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sunrise

Up very early to drop a visitor off at the airport. The sunrise was beautiful and as we left the airport to find the car I had to stop and capture the sun reflecting in the windows of the new international terminal. It was worth stopping.

When I make an image like this I am behind glass. To reduce the reflection in the glass i push the lens tight against the window. This almost always eliminates all reflections.

Cityscape

I never get tired of this view. Looking over the city core, the tall buildings that line the river, the vibrant green of the new spring leaves and the ever changing sky. I’m standing on Crescent Road just north of the downtown office towers. It is hard to get everything into one image and every direction you look you see the possibility for another image. There is almost always a good shot from somewhere along this road.

 

Rafting

The river flows by and the people gather on the shore. A hot May day brings the people looking for an adventure. This raft trip is a “float”. This is a trip with minimal turbulence, just a lazy float down the river.

Like the image of the Bow Falls the other day this is a long exposure image to help smooth out the water and give a different look to the image.

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Down an alley, a shortcut of sorts. I look at each door and they show their own type of wear and tear. How the handle makes a circular mark on the door, the dark patches along the bottom of the wall and the light mark down the roll down shipping door. Each mark has its story and adds to the character of the image

Bow Falls

A beautiful day for a trip to Banff. It was not a photography trip but a trip to showa visitor the mountain town and the mountains. I did get a chance to make a few images while going from here to there.

This is Bow Falls below the Banff Springs Hotel. The water was rough and turbulent. I put on a 10 stop neutral density filter (Thing a dark grey piece of glass that you can hardly see through, almost like the glass for a welders mask). To get enough light to make an image the shutter need to stay open a long time. For this exposure it was 30 seconds. Over that time the water seems smooth since it capture all the ripples and waves over that 30 seconds into one image.

New

A new residential tower in the downtown core. I like looking up at the repeating patios as the tower reaches for the sky. This tower is different from most, it is rental apartments where most towers are sold as condos.

Mirror

A look in a mirror, the reflection of the room behind me.The elevator door the red tile line on the wall.A simple image of a simple reflection. What could be missing.

To me this hole in a wall looked like a mirror. The illusion is there but my reflection is not. I thought it was interesting and might make an image that would make the viewer think about what they are looking at.

Retired

These tires are at the end of their life or is it the beginning of the next life for them. A large recycle cage contains them waiting to be picked up so they can be used again in another way, maybe as part of the road the used to roll along.

 

 

Dark

The city changes when there is no daylight or sunlight. When it is dark you familiar sites differently. The Darkness can hide things but is can also make things more noticeable.