Photographer's Note

This evening at dusk I thought I would stroll through downtown with my Xti Rebel and check out the scenery. With no tripod and relying on Image Stabilization I took this hand held shot of this downtown lamp post with the Spring blossoms star magnolia tree behind. Hence the title Design on Beauty where man's design in architecture is combined with the natural wonders of this spring season. Yes there are lights in the blossom tree which seems to add to the ambient beauty of down town Chilliwack. I think without Image Stabilization I would not have been able to catch this photo.
I have found that the Canon 17-85 IS lens to be very handy for capturing shots like this. But I would caution that at 17mm there is a substantial amount of barrel distortion. To compensate I try to shoot a little wider and then correct the distortion in photoshop later. I do hope you enjoy the photo.

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