Urban landscapes: the city skyline


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.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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8 thoughts on “Urban landscapes: the city skyline

  1. Crazy coincidence…I was working on some night shots early this morning and might just have one taken from almost the same spot. Don’t think mine will have the nice light trails and same sharpness, though. Well done!

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