I was out on a windy hill east of Calgary’s downtown core on Monday night photographing the city center at sunset. There were some great clouds that soaked up the light to create some beautiful hues that reflected into the buildings. As the sun fell, stray light would find a clear patch through the clouds and then bounce around the glass on the buildings. A beautiful scene to photograph, here are a few from the evening.
Although it is no longer the tallest building along the skyline, the Calgary Tower is still an icon for the city. This is a different look at the building as dusk quickly advanced.
A view of the whole downtown as the sunlight waned.
As part of my ongoing fascination with glass, I am working on a collection of abstract images involving windows. Here are three photographs that have made it into the series so far.
I love these thick blocks of glass that are often found in homes. They are great for allowing light in while keeping the interior private. For me, they warp scenes on both sides of the glass and I love the effect. The crazy pattern in this pane is actually a plain window in the brown brick building about ten feet away.
This one strays a bit from the glass theme but I was drawn to the strange pattern created by the window frames from this angle at ground level in and alley in downtown Calgary.
I had the opportunity to work with glass (blown glass) for fun a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I love working it into my photography whether as the subject or as part of the supporting cast – it really is wonderful.