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The magical thing about Calgary is by far the sunsets! They are absolutely stunning as the sun set sets over the Rocky Mountains.

The photo above though is looking east. Sometimes it pays to step away from what you initially set out to capture and take a second to stop and look around. I just love that big fluffy cumulus cloud peeking over the powerlines on the valley ledge.

Below – Looking west, Calgary.

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I headed downtown for a bit of shopping this afternoon and thought I may as well pack my camera with me. I finished my shopping around 5pm and was on my way back home when I caught a glimpse of the most amazing sunset in my rear view mirror. In Calgary we get chinooks and when they come in, it forms an amazing looking arch that if you are to the east of the Calgary, looks like it arcs right over the city. With the formation of the clouds and the intense orange sunset, I tried to get to a vantage point as soon as I could to the east of downtown to get some shots but I missed the incredible light show. Instead I was only able to capture the chinook arch as the sun was well and truly set… It was still a great site to see.

Below: A shot from closer downtown with the chinook arch in the background.

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