Monday, June 30, 2008

118:365 - The Leg Grounds and more Works - updated

Philippe: It was a nice, hot day at the legislative grounds, so we didn't linger too long.

I took two or three of this one at various angles, but the wind was not co-operating.

I really like how the D80 renders bokeh.

*no clue* what these flowers are, but they're cute enough for a shot. :)

Anna: Now that Philippe has the new D80, I've "inherited" the D70. Today was my first day learning how to use it.

Downtown Edmonton has an extensive pedway system, which includes the downtown LRT stations. This photo was taken underground, as we were leaving the LRT station to go up to Churchill Square, where The Works is still going on. There's a lovely garden under a row of pyramid shaped skylights. I liked how the sunlight streaming through the skylight made these flowers appear to glow.

We've frequently seen people just standing under this arch, enjoying the water misting down on them, in our current 30C plus heat.

The tubes making up the rainbow are filled with colored water.

More photos of The Works here.

Another much enjoyed feature of our city in the summer is the Legislature grounds. The north side includes a large wading pool, this fountain, and a series of pools, bridges, stepping stones, fountains and waterfalls. Open grass, flower gardens, shady areas and the odd jackrabbit can also be enjoyed.

More photos of the Legislature and grounds can be seen here.


Sandie said...

These are really pretty, I like bokeh and flowers too ;)

Lynette said...

Wonderful series, great photos from the two of you make it wonderful for each of us to view.

Anonymous said...

Abe's just visiting...

Your photography is very nice. It looks like you took some thought it the way you shot the pictures and how you cropped them and presented them for us to see.

Nice work.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am working on colors at the moment and this brown one don't look so good.

The bees are back in Brookville, Ohio. I hope for the rest of the year at least. I even got one on my Better Blog Writing post today. LOL

—Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Kunal said...

your pics really look good when viewed as larger images (linked to flickr)...maybe you can try uploading the larger image url on the blog directly so as to display the image in a larger size...keep clicking :)

Gawdess said...

the colours are so delicate in the leg ground pictures and I love the dynamic feel of the arts festival.