I love my city.
The above photo was shot in St. Vital, Winnipeg. The lens I used for both the images in this post is my EF24-70 mm. My shutter speed was 1/80 and aperture f/9.0. My ISO was 100 and focal length 32 mm.
In my effort to include the ordinary, I did not wait for the parked car to leave (I also didn't have the kind of time that may have required). The street signs are present and appropriate. One other shot I had taken included a fire hydrant with a bright orange marking pole beside it. I have my limits to ordinary and quickly opted away from that picture.
Once on my computer, I played in Lightroom with the colours and contrasts and then also brought it into Photoshop where I applied a texture layer over top.
This second image was taken in my own neighborhood of Transcona. The sun shone a little brighter as it was closer to noon when I took this picture. I mentioned earlier my lens choice but my settings were different. I used a shutter speed of 1/320, aperture of f/9.0 and ISO 100. My focal length was 24 mm.