Liquid Gold – Abstract Images on the Bow River

I was photographing ducks, geese and seagulls on the edge of the Bow River at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary this evening.  It is a favourite spot and as evening falls, flights of birds come in from all points of the compass to bed down on the rock islands that lie in the middle of the river.  As the sky darkened the street and building lights from the far side of the river appeared brighter and brighter reflecting in the water.

I found a nice bend in the shallows where the light was broken up by the current and the rocks and photographed until the stars stood out against the black sky.  Most of the exposures were 30 seconds with the camera on a tripod to allow the stones to stay sharp while the water softened and stretched the lights.

10 responses

  1. judi

    Liquid gold indeed, love these. Judi

    November 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

  2. Love the coloring and the soft movement in these. Beautiful. 🙂

    October 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm

  3. Really stunning colours, love the the photos

    October 28, 2011 at 6:56 am

  4. Great tones and colours, excellent work 🙂

    October 28, 2011 at 4:11 am

  5. Love the first one, looks like a painting.

    October 28, 2011 at 1:03 am

    • Hi Rifqi – thank you for visiting the blog and for your kind comment. Have a great day!

      November 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

  6. colorful and liked the smoothness!

    October 28, 2011 at 12:12 am

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