Pentax K-1, Pentax HD D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR @ 34mm, 1/6 s @ f/8, ISO 1250
Pentax K-1, Pentax HD D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR @ 28mm, 1/8 s @ f/8, ISO 1250
City’s heritage buildings that date back to the Klondike gold rush are
protected under the guidance of Parks Canada. They include abandoned,
broken down structures that have undergone no repairs other than
stabilization, and others that have been restored to pristine
condition. The 3rd Avenue Hotel Complex (top photo) is a popularly
viewed example of the former. The builders of the time did not
understand the issues associated with building on permafrost, and when
interior heating melted the ice below, the foundations sunk unevenly.
This resulted in the inconsistent tilting of the different sections of
this structure. The ruins of the original Red Feather Saloon, on the
other hand, were removed and the building was reconstructed from
scratch, incorporating only some token original materials.
These images were photographed hand-held in twilight, benefiting from the Pentax K-1’s excellent in-body image stabilization.