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Falls Avenue Canal

Welcome back, everyone! One of the benefits of living in close proximity to major waterways that lead to the ocean, are the countless scenes of beauty. Today we focus on a canal in downtown Baltimore. It is flanked by East and West Falls Avenue and it connects to the inner harbor, which in fact, is a part of the Patapsco River. What was once a heavily industrialized area with a skyline full of cranes to load and unload ships, has been transformed over the years to hotels, offices and living spaces.

The image taken below looks southward toward the harbor. In the background you can see one of the many bridges that connect the entire perimeter of the inner harbor area, allowing pedestrians to walk from one side to the other, although that walk is quite a distance.

Falls Avenue Canal
Falls Avenue Canal

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The sun was dropping quickly on this early Fall evening and this area had become heavily shaded, which added a very soft lighting situation.

Thanks for visiting!

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Inner City Canal

Quick post and run today. Baltimore, being a seaport city, has many bodies of water in and around it. Today we have a quick look at an inner city canal in the downtown area.

Inner City Canal
Inner City Canal

As one might expect, there are all sorts of shops and restaurants along this canal and we will cover many of them in future posts.

Inner City Canal 2
Inner City Canal 2

Thanks for visiting!

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Reflective Moments

Welcome everyone! I hope you've enjoyed a great weekend. Here in the U S the Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us, a time to spend with family and friends and to create and share memories. But most importantly, a time to be thankful.

Today's images were taken at a riverside canal. As I was composing the shot below I heard some rustling above in a nearby tree. A missed opportunity had just flown off, as a very large and beautiful crane took flight. Too bad I hadn't scanned the trees more carefully as I walked the wooded area. In any case, it was back to my initial focus. :-)

Reflective Moments
Reflective Moments

As you can see, few if any leaves remain on the trees in this area now.

In addition to the color version I offer this Hazelnut treated version below.

Reflective Moments - Hazelnut
Reflective Moments - Hazelnut

Next we have the same vantage point, zoomed in to 70mm and focused on the tree stump.

Reflective Moments 2
Reflective Moments 2

Hazelnut version below.

Reflective Moments 2 - Hazelnut
Reflective Moments 2 - Hazelnut
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