Calgary 2016

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September, 2016

Pictures of Calgary

Calgary Photographer

Cody James

 

We don’t have the biggest downtown core compared to some cities, but I think it’s pretty specatular and it’s only getting better with new innovative structures/buildings going up every year. This image almost makes the core seem small, mainly due to the bridge/river being the focal point and the utilization of a wide angle lens.

My goal initially when doing this quick shoot of downtown Calgary, was to capture the fall foreground, I’ve caught a lot of shots like that in the past so I went near the river, the clouds though got so epic and I swapped out my wide angle in favor of 70-200, only regret is that I didn’t get a better panoramic of this, maybe a bit more top/bottom.

Downtown Calgay

Calgary Landscape Photographer Cody James

Check out some more of my work of our beautiful city Calgary

“Trying to differentiate your shots and body of work prooves difficult in a world where digital cameras are in every household.”

Waiting for my soccer game, I was down by the river on the east side of the river, looking for some unique spots/shots that I haven’t captured in the past. After mucking around with a few shots I noticed the tower peaking through the bridge, perfect opportunity to capture something unique. Trying to differentiate your shots and body of work prooves difficult in a world where digital cameras are in every household.

One of my favorite spots for shooting downtown Calgary, you really get a focus on the bigger skyscrapers and once the new brookfield building is up, it’ll really all come together nicely. 

I’ve started working panormic shots more and more into my shoots. I feel like capturing spots like downtown Calgary really favors a wide panormic look that encompasses all the epic aspects of the architecture and scenery that our city holds.

This is the downtown Calgary shot that I was aiming for, I still need a graduated filter for my 14-24 lens, it would allow for a little less movement in the water, a silkier effect, but still allow the beautiful sunset to burst through and keep the buildings exposed properly.

Click to enlarge, a view facing the Calgary Stampede 2016 grounds.

Here’s a sneak peak of some pucoming posts, I was lucky to shoot a newly engaged couple, as well as a quick trip out to Moraine Lake in the fall, it was overcast but I still came out with a few gnarly shots.

 

Click to enlarge, a view facing the Calgary Stampede 2016 grounds.

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