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A sunset taken from my living room window in February of 2009. The city buildings you see belong to New Westminster near Vancouver in BC, Canada.

About this photo: When winter time comes we always get to enjoy beautiful sunsets from our house. The sun sets right in front of our living room window which I think is so great. When I notice that there are some interesting clouds in the sky I just wait and watch the sun go down and hope for a beautiful sky. And when that happens I am ready with my camera to take some photos. On this day, the sky didn't look great at all so I didn't bother waiting around for the sun to set, but then when I was downstairs and had a look out the window I saw this amazing sky! I quickly ran upstairs to our living room, set up my camera and this is the view I had. The clouds were great and the colours were amazing.

~Camera Settings:
*Camera Model: Sony Alpha DSLR A200
*Focal Length: 18mm
*F-Number: F/18
*Exposure Time: 2.5 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-100
*Exposure Program: Aperture Priority (A)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -1 step

I used my circular polarizer, I added some contrast and saturation to this photo to bring out the colours a little more. I didn't have to add too much saturation and contrast as the colours were really bright in the original as well.
Please see my Workshop photo for the original version

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you like this photo!
Ann

Some information on New Westminster: New Westminster is a city that belongs to the Greater Vancouver area. New Westminster is located about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver along the Fraser River. This beautiful city is also called "The Royal City". The city also reminds people of San Francisco, especially because of the steep hills in town. So be prepared for those hills!

New Westminster was founded by the Royal Engineers under the command of Colonel Richard Clement Moody, and named by Queen Victoria after her favourite neighbourhood in London, Westminster. It is also the oldest city in western Canada and it was the capital of British Columbia between 1858 and 1866.

Located right in the middle of the Greater Vancouver network today, New Westminster is a charming mix of old and new, with a picturesque waterfront and fabulous Victorian architecture. It's a vibrant and progressive city with a community rich in tradition and respect for its heritage.

Come and visit this beautiful city when you are in Vancouver and find out for yourself how charming this city is. There are many things to see and to visit in New Westminster such as: New Westminster Museum and Archives, Iving House, the Samson V Paddle Wheeler, New Westminster Quay Public Market, the Antique Alley, Queen's Park, the 7-11 cycling Trail and much more.

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