Urban landscapes: the city skyline
CENTRE STREET, MEMORIAL DRIVE AND DOWNTOWN CALGARY, ALBERTA
The only time pictures like this are possible – with all the buildings glowing in pre-dawn light – is during winter months, when the sun rises late and sets early. The window is even briefer because for many of the skyscrapers, the lights are only turned on at 6:30 a.m. That means photographers have about 90 minutes to make these kinds of pictures before the sun rises. That’s the window I used to make this photograph, using a Nikon D90, tripod and polarizing filter. Centre Street is the bridge in the lower middle (spanning Bow River), while Memorial Drive runs along the bottom.
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