Camera: Canon 5D mark iii & 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye ~ Settings: f/16 – 1/80th – ISO 640
Calgary spends a lot of money on public art and this particular piece is one of my favourite. I’m not really sure what it’s suppose to be (if anything), but I like it :).
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
Fantastic capture Rob. Love this composition!
Thank you 😀
I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before Rob. I like that you took it in that fishbowl view. ❤
Oh really? It’s on 4th Ave and 1st street downtown. Thanks 🙂
I will check it out on a future walk-about!
Great shot, Rob! I love public art! I’ve never seen this before. Cher 🙂
Thank you! Yes public art is great 🙂
I’m not sure if you happened to see a post I did last year, Rob; it is about the Picasso we have here in Chicago (public art): http://wp.me/p4doQv-dp
I must have missed that one. I just checked it out! Good stuff :D. I need to get out that way and check it out for my self one of these days.
Rob, you would love photographing this city!!! I post my little photos of Chicago but YOU are a photographer! Cher 🙂
Well thank you very much Cher! I like looking at your pictures! Keep up the good work. One of these days I’ll make it out there.
Ah, thank you, Rob! My photos are so amateur, but I really appreciate your words! Yes, you really should; I bet your photos would be outstanding of this great city! Cher 🙂
It looks like either someone’s spinal cord or a Slinky. I love it!!
Haha agreed! Thanks 🙂
Fantastic work Rob. So sharp and the colours really stand out 🙂
Thank you very much Norma 🙂
Hi Rob, if I remember correctly it is suppose to be the Ram’s Horn! As for the price of art, the current mandate is that 1% of the budget for publicly funded projects to be spent on art, I am not sure if that applies to private building projects, this sculpture is a great example of corporate Calgary helping to support the arts. It is wonderful to walk the streets and see the art! I love it, and I love the effect of the fisheye lens on the sculpture. Photographers as creative as you make great use of the art on our streets! thanks for sharing your view of Calgary with us.
Hey buddy, so sorry for the slow reply. It just got lost in the mix. Anyhow, totally agree that it’s great we have such things on our city streets. Thank you for your nice complement and for the info regarding what that thing is suppose to be :).
it sounds like you have been busy!
Looks like the inside of a salmon to me Rob. Love it! Gorgeous photo. – Bill
Thanks Bill! Yes I agree with you, it does resumable a salmon 🙂
I love the way the buildings wrap around the sculpture. The fisheye put to great use.
I like the geometry. Reminds me of the Frank Lloyd Wright story in “Geometry of Miracles.”
Oh nice. I rather like this one too :).
Amazing shot. Looks like you know what you’re doing.
Thank you very much! 😃
A fisheye lens can be difficult to use/compose with, but you nailed it here. Works perfect!
Thank you very much Steve! 😀
I have absolutely no need for a fisheye lens, but they’re SO cool, I just want one! Love this shot. Thanks for stopping by our blog every week! We really appreciate it.
No problem! And thank you! I hear you on the no need for a fisheye. They are a rarely needed, but always fun :).