When Canada wins a gold medal in the Olympics, Calgary lights up its Olympic flame for a short period (an hour or so I believe). The day before I shot these I saw the flame on from my bedroom window and thought I’d go out and shoot some photos that night. However after making plans to go with a friend he later informed me the flame was out and filled me in the details. So when I got home yesterday evening I saw that it was on again! I wasn’t going to miss it this time. As soon as that sun started going down I was out the door. It was FREEZING OUT, but it’s not often the opportunity arises to get a shot with the Calgary Tower lit up like it was 1988 (the year the Olympics were held here), so I’m happy I went.
Camera: Canon T3i & 70-300mm DO IS @300mm ~ Settings: 30 seconds – f/22 – ISO 100
Camera: Canon T3i & 70-300mm DO IS @100mm ~ Settings: 30 seconds – f/22 – ISO 100
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
Awesome…..congrats on medaling to your country!
Thank you Deborah! 😀
Oh, what an excellent tradition! Gooooo, Canada!
Great photos, Rob! Go Canada! (and go USA too!) 🙂
Thank you and go USA indeed! ;).
That’s pretty awesome that they light up the flame! 🙂 It doesn’t seem all that long ago, the 88 Olympics.
Excellent photos, Rob!
wow…spectacular photos!!! fabulous tradition and yes, not something you want to miss and it is a rare occurance
For sure, thanks Heather 🙂
Way cool! What an excellent tradition, and so great that you got some shots of it. US venues should do this, too!
Thank you! And yes you guys should do it down there too 🙂