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Registered: December 2009
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I was taking a walk here today and I thought I would like to post a picture that would show this view to its best advantage... rather than the barren look that I found on this Spring day.

This photograph looks south along the Red River from the Point Douglas area towards the downtown area of Winnipeg. The posted view was taken August 23, 2008 and in CS3 I used the shadow/highlight function (50,10,40).

The sculpture is titled The Point by Jordan Van Sewell.

Nicknamed “The Point,” North Point Douglas is defined by a bend in the Red River in the heart of Winnipeg.

Because the Canadian Pacific Railway’s passenger terminal was located in the area, North Point Douglas became the drop-off point for early
immigrants to Winnipeg.

In the 1880s, North Point Douglas was home to many wealthy businessmen and entrepreneurs, but by the turn of century, it became more
industrialized due to its proximity to the railroad. Prosperity faded as residents moved to newer North End neighbourhoods, leaving behind
mostly new immigrants and poorly-paid factory workers.

Today, North Point Douglas is home to many Aboriginal people; nearly 40 per cent of North Point Douglas residents identify as Métis or
Aboriginal, compared with just ten per cent in the whole of Winnipeg (2006 census shows Winnipeg with a population of 671,274).

D70s f10 1/400 25mm
· Date: Tue April 6, 2010 · Views: 551 ·
Keywords: Winnipeg, Point Douglas, Red River, Jordan Van Sewell
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D70s
Lens Make / Focal Length: Nikkor 18-70mm
Filters / Type Used: uv
Flash / Type Used: none
State / County / Area Image Taken: Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 1
Tue April 6, 2010 2:27am

Hello jan---hope you have had a good Easter----this is a pleasing image---and boy--no snow!!!!! it actually looks as if you had a pleasant day---and thankyou for the info on the area---what a plus---lynne
Tony Mil

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 138
Tue April 6, 2010 3:01am

Hi Jan

Good capture with good exposure, color and dof.
Jan Holland

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 11
Tue April 6, 2010 9:51am

Good morning, Jan.
Nice loking overview from this point.
Thanks for the info too.
Have a nice day, Jan

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Tue April 6, 2010 2:30pm

Great supporting info, nice view of downtown Winnipeg Jan..
That sculpture rt adds good interest, maybe I'll come up there and check it out Wink

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Tue April 6, 2010 3:42pm

This was obviously taken during your one leg shorter than the other period. Smile Smile

Nice work all the same Jan.

Registered: October 2009
Tue April 6, 2010 8:21pm

A pleasing scene, Jan, and, as always, your notes add life and depth to it. As I recall, your one leg shorter than the other period was one of my favorites in your career.

Registered: September 2009
Tue April 6, 2010 11:13pm

Good perspective and well balanced composition. Parks add so much to a city. Thanks for the interesting historical notes.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Wed April 7, 2010 2:51pm

Jan, Hi:

Beautiful area for a walk. I look forward to when it is that green again, soon.
Thanks for the notes, as well.

Well Done

Registered: February 2009
Wed April 7, 2010 2:59pm

Interesting sculpture and what great comp here. Superb image.

Registered: June 2009
Posts: 22
Wed April 7, 2010 9:02pm

Lovely to see where other PC people live - lovely view and great notes.

Registered: March 2009
Fri May 21, 2010 4:23pm

Jan, beautiful view. Thanks for your comment on my 'Woody' Photo. I appreciate it. Have a great weekend, Bill

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,833
Sun September 19, 2010 11:06pm

Lovely view Jan, the paler colours are seen here too at certain times of the year,

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