Urban landscapes: the puzzle of light


After photographing a glorious sunrise and reflections on the man-made wetlands in this 75-acre park, I ventured along the walkways in and under the environmental education centre.
I really liked the play of light and shadow in this view; it’s kinda like an underground garage, but brilliantly lit and with some water reflections. There was very little colour in this scene, so I converted it to black-and-white.
Ralph Klein Park is named after Calgary’s 32nd mayor and Alberta’s 12th premier. The wetlands are designed to improve stormwater quality before it enters the Bow River system (source of much of the water for this western Canadian city).
Nikon D7100, tripod, graduated density (darkening) filter diagonally on the bottom half.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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