Urban landscapes: The Trees


These 10 sculptures, all over 20 metres tall, were a gift from Trizec Hahn Office Properties to the City of Calgary, made in 2000.
Until recently, I always found these sculpture to be a difficult photo subject, given the cramped, busy surroundings. But when I discovered they are illuminated, I tried once again and believe this is successful – especially because the wet street provides for great reflections. Nikon D7100, tripod, 18-70 mm. lens.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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2 thoughts on “Urban landscapes: The Trees

  1. That is a great picture of the tree sculptures on Stephen Avenue! Like you, I think the sculptures are nice, but difficult to photograph. I was not aware they were illuminated. 🙂

    • It’s strange, Inger. I remember driving past them on night a year or two ago and being disappointed they weren’t illuminated. Was that just a one-off? Not sure, but nighttime (or blue hour) is definitely the best time to capture them. Thanks for your kind comment. 🙂

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