Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

City Sidewalks

City Sidewalks

Walking past Calgary City Hall just after sunset, I was glad to see the city had the lights on on the elm trees that line the sidewalk. I like elm trees, they have that martini glass shape. Where the upper branches are intertwined, it’s like an archway over the sidewalk, providing a clear line of sight to the Public Library. The woman walking toward me is slightly blurred with the 1/8th of a second shutter speed that I was forced to use in the low light. Speaking about light, this was a fairly tricky lighting situation.  The skies have that “Blue Hour” light, the trees have LED lights along with various incandescent, neon and fluorescent in the scene. Now I won’t claim to be much of a lighting expert. I used Aperture Priority Auto exposure and Auto White Balance which worked perfectly on my Nikon P6000. I also thought that the Vibration Reduction worked quite well on this handheld shot.

Are you getting good walking around shots?

In the best light…


One response

  1. How lovely! This says Christmastime, winter, quiet, holiday–very nice photo.


    November 25, 2011 at 09:35

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