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Fun with shutter speed – bridge edition

One thing about working downtown, right by the Legislature and the river valley, I have a lot of subject options 🙂 The other day day, part of my lunchtime photography stroll took me to the High Level Bridge.  I decided to play around with shutter speed using full manual mode; usually I play around with aperture in the aperture priority mode.  Although I was in the shade, it was a sunny day and I’d already set my ISO to 100.  I set a higher f-stop (small aperture size) to go along with my slower shutter speed to avoid blowing out my shot while capturing motion.

In my first try, I captured both car and pedestrian blur.
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1/8 sec at f/32, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/50mm macro

I think this next one is pretty neat, with just a hint of the wheels left, almost ghost-like, with the U of A’s Biological Science’s building in the background.
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1/10 sec at f/32, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/50mm macro

And one last full car blur.
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1/10sec at f/32, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/50mm macro

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April lunchtime stroll

Spring this year has been sporadic – one day it’s sunny, warm and fantastic; the next, snowy, blowy and cold. Did you see the joke going around, the ‘Failed to install spring, spring is not available in your country”? That about sums it up. So when it was a sunny, warm day I just had to get out of the office and enjoy some natural Vitamin D. Here are some of the pictures I took with my new cell phone (that’s a whole other story!).

From the downtown side of the High Level Bridge, looking towards my alma mater (University of Alberta).

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After crossing the bridge, I headed down towards the river and was intrigued by my new perspective. I really like the lines in this one.

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I met this little guy in the river valley. I think he thought I was going to give him a treat!

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This shot was from the pedestrian walkway underneath the LRT bridge. I’ve been on that bridge when there were so many people on it, it was swinging! It was steady that day, thankfully 🙂

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From the end loop of the LRT bridge, looking back at two Canada geese enjoying the open water.

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