Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “Bow River

Bloom On The Bow

Bloom On The Bow

 

Bloom is a public art piece that was installed in 2015 on St Patrick’s Island across from the East Village in downtown Calgary. It can be accessed from the Bow River Pathway on the north or RiverWalk on the south via the George C. King pedestrian bridge.

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Chronic Canoe

Chronic Canoe

 

Another shot from my friend Neil Zeller’s photowalk. I was on the pathway on the north side of the river west of the Peace Bridge, when I saw the nice reflection from the street light on the water. I could see a canoe coming down river and wanted to include it. However, they stopped in the middle of the river, just to the right of the frame and weren’t going anywhere. Then I saw a small flame at one end followed shortly by another small flame at the other end of the canoe. Two large puffs of smoke later and the canoe was moving, allowing me to get my shot.

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Walkway

Walkway

 

There is something about going for a walk that is calming and soothing. It’s great for the soul to wander along a path at your own pace. If it is a new place, your mind wonders “what is behind the next turn?”.

I liked the back lighting on the leaves.

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The Lions Sleep Tonight

The Lions Sleep Tonight

 

A lone car streaks across an empty bridge in this five second time exposure. The Centre Street Bridge has long been one of my favourite subjects. The small aperture in the lens creates starbursts on the street lamps.

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Wind Blown Grass

Wind Blown Grass

 

With the wind blowing down the river on the day of the Worldwide Photo Walk in Calgary, Kensington, it made me wonder how to show the movement from the breeze. So, I set the ISO to the lowest setting and cranked the aperture down to the smallest opening f/22, which gave me a shutter speed of 1/30th of a second. This was enough to catch the grass heads doing the dip.

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