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.
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.
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.
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