Urban landscapes: the city at dusk

CALGARY SKYLINE AND CENTRE STREET BRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA

A photo like this can only be made during winter months, when the sun sets early enough for the skyscrapers to glow before most of the lights are turned off around 6:30 p.m. There’s a waiting game involved here – I wanted the sky dark, but not so dark that the unlit parts of the buildings would be lost in the blackness. (Here’s a similar take on the same scene, photographed as dawn was approaching: http://wp.me/p2ccTX-gb.)
The tallest building is The Bow; when I made this picture, it was the highest Canadian skyscraper west of Toronto. Nikon D7100, tripod, 30-second exposure, polarizing filter.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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2 thoughts on “Urban landscapes: the city at dusk

  1. I am in the lineup in front of the picture (Memorial) every day and have been thinking – this is really a nice view it must make a great picture – and you proved sure does! 🙂

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