Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Grey - October 19, 2020

It was cold and grey out with low clouds. As I left downtown I wanted to capture some photos where the tops of the buildings would disappear into the gloom. 

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.

I parked in the three hour parking zone and made my way over towards the viewpoint. There was snow on the ground and I was still wearing croc's because I'm choosing not to be organized about the onset of winter. 

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.

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