Please Forgive My Photo & Me

Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 70-300mm IS DO @ 70mm ~ Settings: f/8 – 1/125th – ISO 1250

If this photo had a nice clear sky behind it, it would be 10 times better. Normally I would just scrap the photo and go back another day when it was nicer out. However! Getting this particular angle of the city was not easy and to be honest a little sketchy haha. I was driving by the river bellow and noticed some townhouses through the trees, so I went looking for them. When I got out of my car and started walking around I figured out that the “townhouses” I saw was actually some kind of nunnery. I walked up the driveway and stood there to see if I could get a shot from there, but there was no way. I walked further in and saw a gate that led to some grass and fence over looking a cliff. Since no one seemed to mind me standing around the parking lot I figured they wouldn’t mind if I walked on the lawn and grabbed a few quick shots haha. So in true trespasser (not something I ever do) fashion I walked on the law, lifted my camera over the fence and branches and shot this photo. In hindsight I wish I would have just knocked on the door and asked if it was ok, because that would have been the right thing to do. In fact, I think I will go back on a nice day and do just that. I think I’ll ask for forgiveness while I’m at it ;).

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

17 thoughts

  1. That is one of the challenge about shooting in winter time, grey sky does not give the best results and when you get a clear blue sky, it is – 25 o C

  2. Trying to figure out where you were in Calgary and made this image… the only nunnery I am aware of was close to St. Mary’s School. Great image none the less, even with the grey sky.

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