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.
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! :(
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