Sparklite

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CN Tower At Dusk

The Canadian National [Railway] Tower At Dusk

I decided to shoot and post this one for AP who's son is a fan of the CN Tower. I took this at dusk with a long shutter. The sky was clear, and while almost black to the eye, turned out a nice rich blue in frame. It was taken at about 90mm (180mm Equiv.) on a rented telephoto I booked out for the weekend.

Tower features: You'll notice the 'Glass Floor' at three points around the base of the main tower observation pod (between the large concrete brackets/supports). The main pod (if I recall correctly) has three floors: A lower/outdoor obervation deck, a glassed-in observation deck and Bar on the middle floor, and a very pricey revolving restauraunt on the top floor of the main pod. Around the bottom edge of the main pod -- the part that looks translucent in this image -- is an array of microwave dishes hidden beyhind a scrim/screen. There is one more pod above the main pod that is accessible to the public and it is significantly higher up the tower. This 'skypod' can be seen here above the main pod with its steeply sloped glass windows that allow observers to look down towards the base of the tower, far out over Lake Ontario, or all around to the west, north, and east at the (spralling) city. Of course, it costs more to visit the upper pod. The tower was originally planned by CNR (The Canadian National Railway Company) to be nothing more than a massive communications tower allowing CN to communicate by radio to its trains accross the entire country. That plan was changed over time resulting in the construction of the world's tallest building, antenna, and entertainment/dining centre.

The only 'post' work done to this image was a simple crop.

-sL

My network service provider has for some reason decided to block me from accessing shutterchance.com at home. I can't get on to comment / post from there any more! :(

CN Tower At Dusk

The Canadian National [Railway] Tower At Dusk

I decided to shoot and post this one for AP who's son is a fan of the CN Tower. I took this at dusk with a long shutter. The sky was clear, and while almost black to the eye, turned out a nice rich blue in frame. It was taken at about 90mm (180mm Equiv.) on a rented telephoto I booked out for the weekend.

Tower features: You'll notice the 'Glass Floor' at three points around the base of the main tower observation pod (between the large concrete brackets/supports). The main pod (if I recall correctly) has three floors: A lower/outdoor obervation deck, a glassed-in observation deck and Bar on the middle floor, and a very pricey revolving restauraunt on the top floor of the main pod. Around the bottom edge of the main pod -- the part that looks translucent in this image -- is an array of microwave dishes hidden beyhind a scrim/screen. There is one more pod above the main pod that is accessible to the public and it is significantly higher up the tower. This 'skypod' can be seen here above the main pod with its steeply sloped glass windows that allow observers to look down towards the base of the tower, far out over Lake Ontario, or all around to the west, north, and east at the (spralling) city. Of course, it costs more to visit the upper pod. The tower was originally planned by CNR (The Canadian National Railway Company) to be nothing more than a massive communications tower allowing CN to communicate by radio to its trains accross the entire country. That plan was changed over time resulting in the construction of the world's tallest building, antenna, and entertainment/dining centre.

The only 'post' work done to this image was a simple crop.

-sL

My network service provider has for some reason decided to block me from accessing shutterchance.com at home. I can't get on to comment / post from there any more! :(

comments (5)

  • Attah
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Sep 2006, 00:18
Like the angle and the colours. Overall, a great shot!
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Sep 2006, 00:44
Pin sharp and perfectly exposed - enough said. great shot. Mal
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 13 Sep 2006, 10:04
Nice one sparklite. Sharp as you like and well composed. An interesting description too.

I posted a similar shot of a Canadian observation tower but in daylight and from a different angle and in a different city - not very similar at all then, really. You can see this similar disimilar shot at: http://chunter.shutterchance.com/photoblog/12362.htm if you've a mind to, but it's not compulsory.
  • Katy
  • 13 Sep 2006, 13:49
Very nice shot!
  • AP
  • Up and down the river
  • 14 Sep 2006, 15:43
Thanks Sparklite, my son loved it. It is a fantastic shot. Like Colin said great sharpness and love the color as always. Olympus Colors Rock!!!!

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camera Olympus E-330
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 2s
aperture f/4.5
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 90.0mm
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