There was a sunset on October 23th which illuminated various elements in the downtown landscape visible from my apartment window. One of these elements was the Canadian flag atop the Fort Garry Hotel which is just adjacent to the apartment block in which I live.

The flag lit up against a darkened background of city streets and buildings... like a beacon in the darkness.

What follows are further images taken in October.

Nik glamour glow

Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
f5.6 1/640 112mm

Taken October 23, 2019.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/03/19 21:07
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/03/19 21:08

A polar bear enjoying a pumpkin on Halloween

CS5 auto contrast
auto tone

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/03/19 21:08

I just liked the textural feel resulting from applied effects.

Nik detail extractor (75,6,39,fine)
CS5 auto tone
film grain (4,0,10)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/03/19 21:09

railcars in the North End Yard

Nik detail extractor (25,6,6,normal)
silver efex pro2 film noir3 (36,40,36)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 11/06/19 19:56

October 23rd sunset

Nik detail extractor (60,50,6,large)
classical soft focus (3,0,80,0)

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 11/06/19 19:57

Forever Bicycles (Ai Weiwei) and moon

A 30-foot sculptural piece created from 1,254 bicycles by internationally acclaimed artist and activist Ai Weiwei is under construction in Winnipeg.

Titled Forever Bicycles, the sculpture alludes to the bikes that flooded the streets of China, Ai's home country, during his childhood. Despite their seeming omnipresence, bicycles remained financially out of reach for many, including Ai's family.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 11/06/19 19:58

The delicate colors of the solitary water lily stood out strongly against the darkened water and the water lily pads. One of the last flower images for 2019.

CS5 auto tone
Nik classical soft focus

Comments by S Roter on Thu, 11/07/19 19:22

Each image so different from the other. I like them all, except the
last one. I like how in the OP the exhaust fumes balances the image.
The colorful duo strong textual feel, with dynamic R Y G. I like that
one . The b/w. Leading lines and varied tonal values, whats not to
like. The sunset pops, pleasing to my eye. The bike wheels have an
interesting composition, with a moon hovering. I might have cloned
the moon to a true third in the same corner.
Thank Jan.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 11/08/19 19:54

A whole lot of pigeons on grain railcars in the CP North End Yard.

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 11/08/19 19:55

Wirtgen Cold Milling Machine

Cold milling machines are used for the quick, highly efficient removal of asphalt and concrete pavements.

Hopefully the construction season on the roads around my apartment block are completed for the season now that it is November.

Now if only the construction within my apartment block were over.

Comments by Michael Meek on Sat, 11/09/19 12:45

And here I thought passenger pigeons were extinct. Good show!

It is a forlorn hope that construction will end. It never ends. By the time they get to the end of a job it will be time to start at the beginning. That's the rule. And the corollary is that jobs will begin at the time most inconvenient for the ones paying for them.

Comments by Harry Liston on Sat, 11/09/19 14:00

The 5th photo - the sunset shot looks very retro with the softened
detail. It also reflects present environmental concerns as well as a
future apocalypse conveyed by the lowering clouds. It therefore looks
very timeless. Very good!