Richmond, British Columbia
Richmond is a coastal city, incorporated in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Part of Metro Vancouver, its neighbouring communities are Vancouver and Burnaby to the north, New Westminster to the east, and Delta to the south, while the Strait of Georgia forms its western border. Richmond is the location of Vancouver International Airport.
The city was named after a local farmstead established by Hugh McRoberts. A daughter of his chose this name for their farm after one of the Richmonds in Australia (it is unknown exactly which one it is). The wife of the first reeve of Richmond, England later claimed that the city was named in honour of her birthplace. However, modern historians proved this claim to be false, since the Boyds immigrated to Richmond in 1863, but there had already been a pamphlet called "A Visit to Richmond" made in British Columbia in September 1862.
* November 10, 1879 — Richmond was incorporated as a District Municipality.
* March 25, 1910 — The first flight in British Columbia was made from Minoru Racetrack.
* December 3, 1990 — Richmond was designated as a City.
An early centre of European (and later, Japanese) settlement in Richmond was the old fishing village of Steveston on the southwestern tip of Lulu Island. Steveston is now home to several museums and heritage sites, as well as a working harbour for fishing boats.
During an afternoon stroll opposite of the airport of Richmond i saw a lot of airplanes to take off like this one.
Currently, London Heritage Farm, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and the Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site in Steveston highlight these parts of Richmond's diverse history.
More details about the city you can see here
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jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-31 9:24
What a beautiful image, the mirror reflection is
awesome. Great colors and wonderful details.. Well done,
pajaran (47888) 2014-01-31 9:32
Interesantan i dobar tekst o gradu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepa panorama i refleks na vodi.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Interesting and good article about the city, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful panorama and reflection on the water.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
eldancer1 (24783) 2014-01-31 9:36
Awesome capture of this sunset! The airplane is a bonus. I like the mirror image with wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (115213) 2014-01-31 9:49
Ciao Danos, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
dta (62438) 2014-01-31 9:58
Hello Danos ,
A superb panoramic view . Great light and reflection . The plane flying away is a real bonus .
cornejo (27515) 2014-01-31 10:19
Hello Danos, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the marvelous reflection well captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2014-01-31 10:27
That mirror is magnificent! TO have a scene with these colors is alone a beautiful thing, the plane adding a touch of magic to it, but to have the whole thing in duplicate is very special indeed. I love the muted understated colors and it is incredible how still that water is! Amazing moment.
Thanks as always
ourania (25618) 2014-01-31 10:55
μια πολύ όμορφη εικόνα σε ελκυστική αφαιρετική σύνθεση. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η ομοιομορφία του φόντου και το πώς το τοπίο μοιάζει να αιωρείται. Θαυμάσιος ο τρόπος που χειρίστηκες τη συμμετρία κατεβάζοντας το τοπίο από τη μέση του κάδρου. Ο φωτισμός και τα χρώματα δημιουργούν μια μοναδική αίσθηση ηρεμίας και το αεροπλάνο είναι μια πραγματικά συναρπαστική έκπληξη με το άνοιγμα της εικόνας. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
Fis2 (81546) 2014-01-31 12:37
Excellent composition and frame.
I like colors and light.
Photo has climate.
mesutilgim (79428) 2014-01-31 13:35
Hello dear Danos,
Small but very beatiful ! Very good layout and perfect mirroring effect.
And the plane on takeoff adds a unique taste to your compo.
TFS and have a nice wekeend
jacquest (18097) 2014-01-31 14:02
This is a great view with the perfect reflections on the water including the one of the plane which makes it quite special. Good natural colors in an image of very good quality.
Miguel82 (19457) 2014-01-31 15:30
High quality picture and perfect symetric view of the mountain reflection on the water surface Danos, an airport and a plane are visible, all the best, good evening
carlo62 (26938) 2014-01-31 15:41
una foto molto bella, già molto piacevole come panorama e come riflesso, con l'aggiunta dell'aereo è diventata fantastica.
pierrefonds (54632) 2014-01-31 16:23
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The wideness of the sea is giving depth to the scene. You have captured well the take off of the aircraft. The Sunset is giving nice colours to the sky. Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-01-31 17:31
Now, this is a picture that you can turn upside down. The reflections are perfect like in a mirror.
Beautiful colours and very nice with the plane taking off.
Best regards, Paul
kato (11630) 2014-01-31 20:03
You're capturing well this place by a good panoramic view, a good composition, and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the sunset at Richmond with the gulf, Vancouver International Airport and low mountain range in the distance. It's so tasteful and effective for the sky dyed to setting sun and the reflection projected to the gulf. And an airplane taking off airport runway draws out a special good atmosphere in this image.
Corry (4506) 2014-01-31 20:46
Belle vue panoramique qui nous permet de voir double avec les reflets dans l'eau. Le ciel est magnifique. Bien fait.
papagolf21 (82982) 2014-01-31 23:08
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Très belle image d'un avion qui s'envole pour un pays lointain (le rêve est permis).
Très jolie réalisation tout en nuances.
ikeharel (51563) 2014-02-01 0:53
That's an old DC-9 taken-off at the time you were aiming to take this shot.
Fabulous equally divided scene, between real landscape and its reflection.
Golden light mingle with the last blue tone on sky before sunset, superbly applied and gave a great backdrop to the seascape view.
Impressive and pleasent to watch.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Subhogen (4063) 2014-02-01 3:02
What a fine sun set photo with absolute mirror reflections on the still water. The plane taking off adds both drama and some motion to the otherwise idyllic shot. Splendid shot with natural colours and excellent clarity. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
mirosu (12290) 2014-02-01 3:11
This is an excellent photo in nice sunset light. The arrangement with the taking-off airplane is superb, the reflections on quiet water beautiful. Well framed in long landscape format.
ngk (2411) 2014-02-01 7:45
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Εξαιρετική σύνθεση. Εντυπωσιακές αντανακλάσεις.
mohammad_H (8685) 2014-02-01 9:10
View Beautiful Reflection
Horizon paints a very nice mixture of blue and yellow
adramad (34959) 2014-02-01 9:18
Spectacular .... this great panoramic, these still waters, producing some wonderful reflections, as if they were a mirror, with good view of the airport and the mountains to the bottom line, the plane taking off is a great bonus.
Magnificent this palette.
Perfect light management and sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
fds (7242) 2014-02-01 10:02
ciao dear friend danos
great picture with this originaly sunset with the Aircraft departures and very beautiful reflection in the water
great suggestions dear friend
siudzi (31831) 2014-02-01 10:25
You have photographed this scene really well with the mirror effect which fits here beautifully. The visual effect built by the play of lights and tones is marvelous! TFS!
Have a nice evening!
kiks (11749) 2014-02-01 13:26
There is something sureal abou this image! It is like a Fata MOrgana. I love the symetrie and colors.
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-02-01 14:14
these reflections are just marvelous and make your composition so spectacular.But also the light and delicate,warm colors helps you to create so lovely mood of the scene and to make th eend result so spectacular.
Have a nice sunday
jmdias (52025) 2014-02-01 15:41
interesting view mixing jet, reflections and sunset. I liked the visual effect, a not usual image. TFS.
abmdsudi (38884) 2014-02-01 22:26
Nice sunset mirror reflection shot enhanced by rich colour tones and low light with the air craft creating a superb pointer. Well detailed and appropriately cropped. Excellent shot, Congrats
fabbs99 (15677) 2014-02-01 22:29
Lovely shot of the sunset in richmond.Very well captured.Keep sharing images and ideas.TFS.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-01 23:27
This is super love the subdued colours the light is magical and I think the plane and reflection are cool.
Wonderful, well managed.
subhendu_bagchi (25121) 2014-02-01 23:38
another good one from you. A nice atmosphere created by the evening soft light. Like the reflection in water. Great time to press shutter with the aeroplane in a nice position in the frame. Excellent one with subtle colour tone. Tfs.
macjake (51476) 2014-02-02 4:03
haha....nice to see my hometown area!
I have always found it strange that they call this Vancouver International Airport when its actually located in Richmond!
I wonder how many people fly into 'vancouver' thinking its Vancouver!!!!!
cool looking photo here, i've never seen this viewpoing before - especially with the plane and its reflections.
job well done
jhm (134540) 2014-02-02 4:43
A lovely mirror picture with the airplane as shade in water.
You play wonderful with light and shadows with the dark lines along the edge of the water.
You create depth and perspective through your excellent choice of your angle.
Colours and composition are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
ricardomattos (4268) 2014-02-02 7:56
Great moment you got. Wonderful reflections and the plane in double is fantastic! Very well done.
claudeD (30175) 2014-02-02 9:01
wow! what an amazing picture with perfect colors and perfect reflections. I like this fotojob very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jemaflor (80058) 2014-02-02 9:07
Nice photo with this perfect water mirror and the double picture, interesting detail with the plane and superb light capture.
geoant68 (2751) 2014-02-02 9:45
Δάνο γεια σου,
άλλη μια συναρπαστική φωτό από το αεροδρόμιο του Vancouver.
Η αντανάκλαση του αεροπλάνου καθώς και του εδάφους στην εντελώς λεία επιφάνεια της θάλασσας κάνει τη σκηνή τόσο εντυπωσιακή,όσο και μοναδική και χάρμα οφθαλμών,
marina7 (8049) 2014-02-03 8:51
nice mirror image with a plane during take-off. Lovely evening colors and serene atmosphere.
Sonata11 (33117) 2014-02-03 20:54
very beautiful capture of this view and its reflection. Beautifully composed and executed image. I love it a lot. Best regards, Barbara
Graal (95107) 2014-02-04 2:00
very nice panoramic view during the sunset hour. Pleasant peaceful atmosphere. Amazing reflections. Place and photo I like.
Have a nice day.
John_F_Kennedy (41980) 2014-02-04 5:04
Lovely shot, beautiful colours, sky is great, nice and sharp.
mkamionka (29155) 2014-02-05 6:36
amazing view. I like very much the smooth 100% reflection which doubles the whole scene. Great POV on the town. By including the further panorama we have a feeling of vast space. The plane taking off is a icing on the cake. Excellent work,
mcmtanyel (10121) 2014-02-06 20:49
What a beautiful symmetry you have captured with the reflection off the water! The color streaks near the shore are lovely and the airplane taking off just makes this photo.
Gigidusud (13215) 2014-02-07 15:16
Great capture to airplane taking off. Beautiful lake with nice colors and splendid reflections. A real mirror, I like it!
josepmarin (57465) 2014-02-10 4:56
the horizontal symmetry of the landscape and its beautiful reflections on the water, which you have caught skilfully by means of a good framing, creates a very attractive image at sight.
I like the soft light and the nice colors, and the inclusion of an airplane taking-off.
A superb work, my friend.
nikkitta (12834) 2014-02-10 14:57
I knew BC was famous for the beauty but this capture with the reflections and the bonus of the plane in a so still waters, shows also a great panoramic at sunset
NorthernLight (1335) 2014-02-11 13:40
a great soft light, an impressive mountain range in the background and a perfect reflection.
A very beautiful image full of atmosphere.
With best regards from Sweden
ruisc_pt (10343) 2014-02-14 5:39
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-02-20 21:19
Δάνο, σαν πίνακας ζωγραφικής είναι!!
απίστευτα ομορφη σύνθεση!!
Kielia (22913) 2014-02-26 6:39
a wonderful image! Excellent photo work, you have chosen an outstanding POV to capture this spectacular landscape. The light and the reflections are fantastic. The image almost looks like a painting. And the airplane is just the icing on the cake. My compliments!
Ninello52 (7477) 2014-03-01 8:36
Beautiful picture! Fantastic reflection, and almost perfect mirror original! A delight the plane taking off! Tuuto very nice, light and colors, beautiful cut too! Congratulations!
Best regards and good weekend! Nino.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (82715)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-30
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA HD UV 82mm
- Exposure: f/19, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Canada-British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-31 9:21
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