A late afternoon shot just before sunset, hence the pink & red hued colours in the sky. Taken from the Calgary Tower, one of the city's landmarks.
"Calgary, (often abbreviated as CGY or CAL) a city in Alberta, Canada, a product of oil culture, (Husky Oil) and lies where the prairies end, and the foothills begin. As such, it is the eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains and an important centre of trade and tourism for the western prairies. It is your most likely point of access for Banff and Jasper, and a worthwhile destination in its own right. With a population of about 1.1 million, Calgary is also the hub of the country's fifth largest metropolitan area and the largest between Vancouver and Toronto."
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papagolf21 (110342) 2009-12-05 3:23
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Toujours plus haut ! Très bon cadrage permettant de voir cette mégapole aux immeubles s'allongeant démesurément vers le ciel (le contraste entre l'arrière-plan et l'avant plan est saisissant !).
Très belle présentation.
mauro61 (52887) 2009-12-05 3:24
bella immagine dall'alto su questi grattacieli illuminati da una calda colorazione del sole.
Mi piace l'inclusione della strada in basso a destra che ben completa la composizione,
Budapestman (82620) 2009-12-05 3:27
great view of this imposing buildings with spectacular POV, the depth of the photo is superb, the composition is effective. The clarity and lights are very nice, Tfs! Have a nice weekend!
macjake (73059) 2009-12-05 3:35
Good Morning Chris
This is one of the best downtown photos of Calgary i've seen.
Great DOF, clarity and sharpness all around. The tallest building is nicely positioned at the 1/3 mark.
Well executed photo of downtown.
Have a great weekend
JT50 (1491) 2009-12-05 4:43
Perfect background for the skyscrapers.
Pink and the yellowish tone in fine combination.
The sunrays strikes at very favourable angle here.
Good POV with equally great DOF.
Have a nice weekend.
snunney (107477) 2009-12-05 5:02
A very pleasing warm light across these high-rise façades, particularly attractive on the bronze toned ones. The sky is also very attractive with those pink tinges. The image is well framed and has a great depth to it. Detail is excellent in the foreground buildings.
pierrefonds (71691) 2009-12-05 6:00
The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the architecture of the highrise buildings of downtown Calgary. It is also taking my eye toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The light of the sunset has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
BeBeHooker (0) 2009-12-05 6:16
Wonderful downtown, amazing cityscape. Excellent skyscrapers. Original buildings.
JCG (35129) 2009-12-05 6:25
A very good framing on this whole of skyscraper. I like much this soft light of end-of-day which gives very pleasant colors and this splendid sky which gives a good relief to the image. Judicious to have included long road on the right to give a prospect and depth to your composition. Beautiful and interesting photograph, thank you Chris.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
gildasjan (43824) 2009-12-05 7:23
La bonne lumière donne du volume depuis ce POV.
axiotea (21651) 2009-12-05 7:55
The light/shades have created interesting atmosphere and contrast on that view! I like the fact you've included that long road on the right side which leads the eye far in the BG.
saxo042 (37968) 2009-12-05 10:13
Quite a typical North American city, but I think that all the buildings here create a very fine pattern in your picture here. There is a very fine graphical composition with all the lines of windows.
gunbud (34066) 2009-12-05 11:53
Wonderful urban scene with these striking tall buildings sprining up from the Great Plains and touching the lovely pale blue sky.
Excellent textures and details to this fine image.
john1 (4028) 2009-12-05 12:24
Impresionante this view of Calgary, a new city I think everything is modern.
Excellent POV and DOF, very beautiful light and clarity.
I wonder if the city still rodeo.
A good Sunday.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-12-05 14:23
great view of this imposing buildings with spectacular Excellent POV and DOF, very beautiful light and clarity, very good scene with perfect framing! Good light management! Excellent textures and details to this fine image.
gilou530 (34) 2009-12-05 14:43
super la vue plongeante sur tous ces buildings,la lumiére sur le haut est tiptop, bon boulot
Gerrit (52283) 2009-12-05 18:15
great view and skyline.
Very smart to include the street on the right to provide more depth.
Silvio1953 (154087) 2009-12-06 8:35
Ciao Chris, amazing view by superb POV, wonderful parade of fantastic skyscrapers, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
npecanhuk (78913) 2009-12-06 10:35
Impressive modern and post-modern high-rises with excellent sharpness, exposure and colors! I might be visiting Calgary by mid-january!
My warmest regards,
Cretense (68703) 2009-12-06 12:15
Fantastic urban landscape photography! Excellent POV, great framing and composition, great perspective and depth of field! Flawless light management, wonderful colours and excellent definition!
bostankorkulugu (42498) 2009-12-06 12:39
calgary means the winter olympic games to me... i didnt know there were so many skyscapers there... a good documentary shot this is chris...
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-12-06 15:31
Ola Chris ,
Que belo ponto de visão , lindos detalhes de arquitectura , é magnifico este centro de edifícios , boas cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (126732) 2009-12-07 7:01
Une vue impressionnante de ce bâtiment qui surpasse tout les autres buildings, très belle lumière et excellent POV
baba_flies (8829) 2009-12-07 7:19
Hello Chris! We just landed there, slept, took the car and drove away. It is not the most exciting place on earth :))) but your view is quite impressive. I guess I would feel pretty lost out here, it is not really prairie and not really rocky mountains and a long long way to the ocean. But maybe I would need another closer look. It rained and we had a terrible wind when we landed and did not see much. Your picture gives a good idea, I quite like it this way. Good. Happy days, Barbara.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-12-07 22:26
I hope the elevator was working ;-). Nice view and well captured, pleasing light and colours. Thanks for sharing.
danos (103212) 2009-12-08 1:18
a nice panoramic view from above of the skyscrapers of Calgary.The late afternoon light falling on the towers make the scene more attractive.Well done.
jhm (160917) 2009-12-08 3:13
You was very high for take these wonderful panorama view.
The skyscrapers are the real eye catcher, pleasant for look at.
Lovely real colours good captured and composed.
Intense expression captured, excellent clarity, very well done. TFS.
Have a nice day,
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-12-09 1:36
Wonderful skyline and amazing cityscape with the high rises. Good POV. An interesting place.
carper (96) 2009-12-10 6:45
marvelous view here. Chris,
good cityscape, fine light, very good photo job here Chris, have a nice day.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-12-10 8:15
Fine view of the Calgary CBD from the tower
Excellent colours, sharpness and depth
Great details of the city
Have a nice day
xavshot (69835) 2009-12-10 12:53
belle lumière et POV exxellent sur ces immeubles. J'aime bien les teintes chaudes de l'image;
Graal (103038) 2009-12-10 23:44
fine POV You had. Amazing glance on the Calgary, olympic city. Very nice presentation. I like it.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-12-11 0:39
Hello Chris! Wonderful downtown, amazing scyscrapers, excellent modern architecture. Very good POV, spectacular view, superb cityscape. Good exposure. Very good capture. Original work. Well done!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-12-11 7:12
A comprehensive business district view from the tower, I think I was there as well when I visited Calgary, very north american city in style that gets all crazy during the july stampede.
I did not stay long in Dubai but it is a pleasant place, also very american in its lifestyle with endless wide avenues and malls, since the subway just opened a car is essential, there are plenty of taxis and they are cheap compared to other cities. Expats scene concentrates in hotels where there are pubs.
Have a nice day JY
sacavem (18620) 2009-12-11 7:48
The location for shooting was very well chosen.Well lets see very well this city.These very tall buildings seem to me disorganized in city planning.(?)
Juntas (7960) 2009-12-14 9:34
Hi Chris. Impressive view of all that cement. The big avenue on the right catches the eye and give a great sense of depth. Good light and nice colors. Good work. BEst regards.
pablominto (53746) 2009-12-14 23:14
Sunset on the Prairies gives a golden warm touch to the background landscape, contrasting with the cold financial district!
Sharp fine details in the architecture, great 3D feeling in the composition...
jemaflor (103639) 2009-12-16 12:14
Well presented these sky scraper from this pov, nice light and sharpness.