I spied the tower peaking out from behind the buildings and took a photo as I made my way towards the center street bridge and Rotary park.
Snow got into the holes of my shoes and my feet were starting to get cold. It's ok though, I wasn't planning to be out for a long time. The other downside to the inappropriate footwear is that I really didn't have very good grip with my feet and I was worried about falling down. I recently fell off my bike on a trail out at Bragg creek and ended up with numerous injuries from just one fall.
I've shot from this spot quite a few times and it's always a bit challenging as to what to include or exclude from the composition. There are street lights, wires, trees, the buildings, how much of the bridge to include and so on. I took a number of photos each slightly different so that I could pick one later.
In the above photo, I think I was able to capture the essence of what I was going for.. although for my tastes, I'm not too sure about the overall blue tones and somehow the clouds didn't turn out quite the way I had pre-envisioned it.
Leaving the area I stopped at the grocery store on the way home. In the parking lot I noticed this fellow who was working on the light. I liked how the blank background would take away all the distractions from the image and I framed in two streetlamps for interest.
I thought this photo was better than the other two that I posted today, probably because it's something different and when I first spotted it and decided to take the photo I felt that little bit of excitement. I shoot the downtown skyline a lot and finding other subjects like this make me feel like I'm being at least a little more creative.
What do you think? Was I being more creative? Have I worn out my welcome with the skyline shots from rotary park? Should I find more appropriate footwear now that there's snow on the ground?
Thanks for looking.