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Spring Sunset Downtown

So it’s finally spring up in Edmonton, hopefully a real spring now that the freak blizzard a few weeks ago has all melted. I got lucky today and the clouds finally cleared out in time for the sunset and I had some fantastic light to work with.

2010/05/19 Sunset

This one was made of just 3 shots which came together very well this time. The last time I had worked on the sunset pic I noticed that this lens and/or camera does have a bit of a vignette, and I’ve found a balance of filters to get rid of it almost perfectly. There was just a tiny bit of fudging to fill in a gap where there wasn’t any  more photo to go around, but it’s nothing important so I hope no one notices. 😛

The REAL joys of downtown life

I thought maybe I should temper the impression of downtown Edmonton given from that last post. I really do like living down here, it’s just going to take some more getting used to.

Anyhow, here’s a fine example of the spectacular view I have out of my window most nights.

I just love these hues.

Photo taken the evening of January 28th, 2010.

The joys of downtown life…

Very quickly I came to accept that living downtown I’d have to deal with nighttime noise, especially being so close to the main drag. Never is this so true as Friday and Saturday nights for obvious reasons. Tonight there was the usual level of noise until it really got loud out there around 11:20 where there was much shouting, and what seemed to be macho posturing. “Must be a fight out there” I mused.

The noise got louder.

After about 20 minutes of the noisier-than-usual drunks I further wondered “why don’t they just shoot each other and be done with it?”


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