I found a War of the Worlds feel to this image of a single solitary tower crane being reflected by the facade of Tower 2 of the True North Square complex. The red color of the tower crane heightened that sense of the War of the Worlds feel for me.

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Taken July 13, 2019.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 07/21/19 21:29
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 07/21/19 21:30

An angled portion of HSBC building captures a view of the street, sidewalk and trees.

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 07/21/19 21:31

Reflective nature of the water flowing under the Norwood Bridge.

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 07/21/19 21:31

dawn at Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Mon, 07/22/19 14:23

All good, Jan. I like the OP the best.;-)

Comments by Harry Liston on Mon, 07/22/19 22:00

The reflections in the OP look like Star Wars battle droids. I like the B&W water shot best, as it doesn't have too much in it, therefore the composition is strongest. Maybe it approximates human vision better too, with its more natural bokeh. It also looks cooler & we've just come through a heat wave!

Comments by les perry on Tue, 07/23/19 04:39

Some more pleasing urban landscapes, with 3 being the most ambiguous for me, but more strongly drawn to 1 and 4 with the contrasting of warm and cold colouring within

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Tue, 07/23/19 13:28


I send an email in response to your comment but I see it didn't go through.

That you Les for viewing and commenting. Much appreciated.

I had been looking at the tower cranes at work and photographing the facade of the nearly completed Tower Two of the True North Square complex when I happened to look up and saw the multiple reflections of one of the tower cranes on the facade of Tower Two. I tried to move closer to fill the image with the reflection but getting closer to the tower resulted in the reflection disappearing so I had to stand an angle at a distance to get the posted picture.

I keep meaning to get up early every morning to get some sunrise shots but I really have been quite lazy this summer and the only sunrise shots I've been getting are those that I've taken from apartment windows. Got to get down to the Red River... I also like the contrasting warm and cool colors.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 07/24/19 20:50

The top portion of a sculpture called Victoria's Steam.

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 07/24/19 20:52

the original sculpture Victoria's Steam by Jordan Van Sewell

Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sat, 07/27/19 20:36

created from a reflection in a window

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Comments by S Roter on Wed, 07/31/19 23:33

All great images