Take 52 Week #27: Relax
This week I had a rare chance to be downtown twice in one week. One of my favourite spots in the city is called River Landing. It has incredible views of the river, a spray park, a farmer’s market and gorgeous walking trails. As you might have gathered from last week’s blog, the river and bridges are the heart of the city. And while the bridges that I pictured last week are the more timeless icons of the river, this place is a newer, more modern touch.
This sculpture is called “Prairie Winds“. It has 25 steel poles representing the grass and grain that are so prevalent here on the rural prairies. This piece is unique and beautiful and I love that it is part of our skyline. It looks especially pretty lit up at night.
We were returning to our car last night after my son’s birthday party, a movie with some buddies at a local theatre. I couldn’t resist the urge to wander for a few minutes and capture one of my favourite places to relax. There had just been a wild rain and hail storm, so the clouds were just clearing in time for sunset.
What I like about this picture is it ever so subtly blends urban and rural. And it captures our beautiful city at night. Unfortunately, I had reduced my aperture a minute or two earlier – I was standing inside the sculpture (see below) and wanted a photo with the long tubes in focus. And sadly, I had forgotten to increase it back to the lens’s f/2.8 capability. So the sky in this picture has more noise than it would have if I had been paying attention. Every failure is a lesson, right?
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