Urban landscapes: the frigid winter sunset


During a recent cold spell, I knew compelling images could be made of this western Canadian city’s skyline after sunset. I had the day off from work, so I had lots of time to find a spot to do close-ups of the office and condo towers, but also have a decent foreground for wider-angle pictures. That’s the frozen Elbow River running diagonally through the bottom half.
The temperature, as I made these pictures, was -23 celsius. I was wearing gloves, but they had to be thin enough to manipulate the camera buttons. After 15 minutes, some fingers were going numb and that’s when I knew I had enough.
Nikon D7100, tripod.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

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One thought on “Urban landscapes: the frigid winter sunset

  1. Wow, that is mighty frigid, Frank, to be outside taking photos. Your dedication to taking an artful photo of the Calgary skyline is very much appreciated. Loved the color and clarity, the sparkle. Also appreciated knowing it was the Elbow River.

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