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Canon
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
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1/5 second
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41 mm
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1600
Date Taken
Jun 21, 2007, 10:10:34 PM
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Garish Toronto Skyline by vmulligan Garish Toronto Skyline by vmulligan
I took this photo with my Canon Rebel XTi on June 21st, 2007, on the ferry back from the Toronto Islands. They were testing the new lighting system on the CN Tower, which would be officially unveiled during Canada Week. There's a tiny bit of motion blur from my hands and from the boat's motion, but it's not at all bad for 1/5th of a second. The image stabilizer in my lens helps a lot with long exposures.

I've adjusted the colours a bit in Photoshop (to make the image a bit less garish, believe it or not!).

This is my submission to the CityPassion "Capital Cities Contest". No, Toronto is not the capital of Canada, but it is the capital of Ontario and the location of the provincial legislature, so hopefully it counts.
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:iconkarma4ya:
karma4ya Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnix0rs:
nix0rs Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! :+fav: I've never seen the tower light up like that.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been doing it every night since 2007, unfortunately, so the effect is getting kind of old for Torontonians. :P
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:iconnix0rs:
nix0rs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't live in the city, so every time I see the tower flashing colors it looks superb! :D
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, fair enough :) .
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry -- I hit reply before realizing you're a fellow Torontonian :) . If you mean that you haven't seen the yellow and purple, I think they realized how garish it is and canned that particular colour scheme after the initial tests. I don't recall seeing it recently, either.
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