Rural landscapes: the wetlands sunrise


This scene looks quite natural, but it’s not. This 75-acre park is entirely man-made, an extensive set of wetlands designed to filter stormwater before it enters the Bow River (one of the chief water sources for this western Canadian city).
The park is named for Calgary’s 32nd mayor and Alberta’s 12th premier. I was blessed to visit just before a stunning summer sunrise, where I had nearly an hour of breathtaking clouds and perfect reflections.
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter on the sky.

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