Looking back into my personal gallery to find a photo to post, i thought i had already posted this photo, but forgot - so here it is now.
Its a view that perhaps you're a bit familiar with, its Downtown Vancouver, the photo taken from the 300 foot tall Harbour Centre, through thick panes of glass. It's the last few minutes of the evening Blue Hour, just enough time to get a couple more photos in.
Having lived here for 20 years now, it was my first time taking blue hour shots from inside this building! I look forward to doing it again soon.
Thanks for looking.
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ciakgiak (30431) 2012-03-01 1:49
una panoramica mozzafiato con la quale poter ammirare tutte le meraviglie di questo posto favoloso.
C'è poco da scrivere su questo tipo di immagini, sono solo belle e basta, soprattutto se scattate con una qualità simile. Un caro abbraccio.
MJR (3360) 2012-03-01 2:18
As pleasing a shot as I have seen here for a while - lovely colours, lots of depth and of course lots of architecture. The lit bridge cables is a treat, gives the image real depth of interest.
All taken through glass - wow !
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-01 2:28
this is a beautiful and perfect composition.like the glowing architectures in the city at dusk time.
All the elements are here and everything is so harmoniously balanced. Executed with your usual accomplished technique and full of wonderful and captivating light. I love it!
mauro61 (52857) 2012-03-01 2:43
grandi complimenti per questa ripresa dall'alto della città.
Definizione al top in uno scatto notturno con le luci che creano un brillante effetto,
notrap (6133) 2012-03-01 2:50
sehr schön die blaue Stunde genutzt, und das vertikale Format passt auch hervorragend. Alles in allem ein tolles Foto.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-01 2:57
wonderful blue hour shot. Full of wonderful bright detailing and sparkling jewels in the bg. Executed perfectly and composed superbly. Excellent work as always.
Regards - Brian.
ManuMay (36159) 2012-03-01 3:01
An amazing point of view choosen, deserving an otiginal composition, the play of lights and colours brings a great mood on the scene...Great!!
Have a nice day...
bebbetto (40) 2012-03-01 3:47
Superb night shot.
Perfect ligh management and superior general quality.
Rafer (0) 2012-03-01 5:08
Impresionante POV y luz y color....fantastica foto nocturna!! Saludos
batalay (38943) 2012-03-01 5:36
A superb blue hour shot of your gorgeous city, indeed, one of the 2-3 most beautiful in North America. I am getting excited about our visit in late June-early July, and again in late July. (Indeed, this shot is from July 27, 2011, I believe I will be there on July 27, 2012.) In the first trip we board a cruise ship. Any idea if the pier for cruise ships would be visible from this vantage point at Harbor Center?
ChrisJ (114689) 2012-03-01 5:38
Love the warm cold color contrast here between the blue & yellow. A superb high vantage point with good perspective & the illuminated suspension bridge is well positioned near the vanishing point. Impeccable sharpness. Tfs!
Sergiom (80746) 2012-03-01 5:40
En effet, cela vaut le détour. Le point de vue sur la ville et la baie est impressionnant.La gestion de la lumière est parfaite et le sujet très citadin.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-03-01 5:59
My friend Craig,
Once again impress me with your image. When I see your photos realize that the results are always perfect. What i can say for this image. Everything is just perfect.
I admire you,
jplebrun (21208) 2012-03-01 6:59
tu as bien profité de ce beau moment de fin de journée pour nous donner un merveilleux coup d’œil sur Vancouver
sacimar (26273) 2012-03-01 8:48
this is another good view of Vancouver, I like the bridge in the back, light management is excellent as usual, well done,
yquem46 (38752) 2012-03-01 8:52
A beautiful night view of Vancouver
A deep perspective on many aspects of the city
have a nice day
all the best
cornejo (42959) 2012-03-01 12:22
Hi Craig, great shot of this lovely night view, performed with clarity and depth. Lovely work my friend, my congratulations. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.
worldcitizen (8708) 2012-03-01 16:35
Canadian buildings must keep their windows a lot cleaner than US ones. Most times when I want to take photos through a window there are dirty spots on it! ;-) You've captured another gorgeous blue hour scene. I like the sparkling bridge in the distance, the golden light on the street below, and the silky water.
npecanhuk (75502) 2012-03-01 18:06
I really enjoyed this one!
So many interesting and beautiful details to be seen!
Chosen pov, composition, vertical format, slim black borders, exposure and colors are superb features here!
The details in the lower fg can be so clearly seen... I love that! The background is no less attractive with the water surface, the bridge and the silhouettes of the mountains!
TFS - congrats,
divail (8334) 2012-03-01 19:01
Elle est superbe, cette photo de nuit! On voit que la fenêtre était propre, on te croirait sur une terrasse. La photo est parfaitement claire et nette, et le paysage est superbe. Vancouver est vraiment une ville magnifique.
Have a good week-end Craig
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-01 22:33
Somptueuse photo à l'heure bleue de ta ville. Tu as trouvé là un excelent POV et réussi une photo de très grande qualité.
emka (98830) 2012-03-01 23:46
Luck you found this photo! fantastic shot, I like here specially the view of the bridge with the line of lights. amazing blue hour shot.
dkmurphys (59243) 2012-03-01 23:49
A spectacular city in the purest North American way. I like the warm atmosphere on the streets and thecalm of the river.
Great work, enjoy a fine weekend.
Royaldevon (39344) 2012-03-02 0:36
Like when I took a shot from my hotel window in London, I am amazed at what good quality can be achieved.
This really is a quality shot.
The composition, with the large buildings diagonally arranged in the f/g, counterbalanced by the lit bridge in the b/g, is excellent.
The details and the light are very attractive and their impact is heightened, set against the blue hour sky.
Have a good w/e,
cagla (4246) 2012-03-02 3:44
This is wonderful night shot exposed wonderfully. I loved the scenery and the sharpness and clearness of the windows.. Congrats.
danyy (0) 2012-03-02 6:11
prise nocturne de qualité Craig, de quoi faire exploser ces couleurs si particulières des éclairages urbains.
un POV de choix bien évidemment, et une excellent idée de mettre la compo à la verticale.
mesutilgim (95380) 2012-03-02 12:47
Amazing nocturnal capture with perfect high pov and great light management.
The overall effect ist just great.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jimkil (1706) 2012-03-02 14:14
What I like Craig is the black background which subtly shows the bridge (Stanley Park?) The blue sky is complimenting in tones as is the water. The yellow lit road is also a bonus feature.
Great shot of one of the best Canadian cities.
adores (45637) 2012-03-02 17:00
Another good night shot in the blue hour, with good pov and exposure! The lights on the bridge and the little boat are great details! Seems a great place to take a few shots!
Gigidusud (21151) 2012-03-03 12:27
Beautiful view of the city on the blue hour.Fantastic light and colors.I like it!
Have a nice WE Craig.
delpeoples (58314) 2012-03-03 23:12
I do the same thing: forget what I do and don't post. So I'm glad you found this in your treasures and posted it today. This is such a Craig shot. Love it, love the colours, the light and the sharpness. The vertical frame was well-chosen and you've exposed it superbly. A top shot, congrats.
Raining here too! But I was stuck in gaol all day anway :)
Enjoy your weekend
kennyblack (4207) 2012-03-04 4:59
I really like your night shots and this is a demonstration of what can be beautiful and perfect. Very beautiful and detailed color and light ... fabulous. Great job
Greetings and best wishes for good Sunday ... Marino
francio64 (39888) 2012-03-04 5:55
bella vista dall'alto su Vancouver.
Belle le luci di 1000 colori e ottimo sharp per dare maggiore risalto ai particolari.
Well done and TFS!
josepmarin (58359) 2012-03-05 0:29
in this composition you have combined the beauty of the silhouettes of the mountains at the blue hour, with the magnificent architecture of the city and its beautiful lights. The good management of the f/14 and of the exposure time they have given a great result in the high quality of the image and of the colors.
The sight that you offer us has a great beauty, I like the effect created by the bridge and by the water of the bay.
A great work, my friend.
Graal (102928) 2012-03-06 7:28
beautiful night view here. Good shot, well quality of photo. Fine POV You had. Great Vancouver. I like it a lot.
Have a nice day.
siudzi (34141) 2012-03-07 0:52
Wow! What an amazing post! Perfectly executed image with a top quality and simply great technique. Love it very much! Excellent work.
cavli (1876) 2012-03-07 1:31
excelent night scene. very sharp and brillant image. very good pov. I like the colors very much. well done.
claudeD (39267) 2012-03-13 4:02
very fine night shot from Vancouver with a good composition and well choosen high pov. Perfect light managment and excellent sharpness.Very good fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kato (11630) 2012-03-15 1:19
This is a beautiful night cityscape, so it's intersting and impressive to see the skyscraper with the light in front side and the bay dyed to blue color. It's impressive in the residential area of the mountain's foot of the opposite shore which is blinking light, too. And, a ship sailing the bay and the suspension bridge which light blinks draw out additional good mood in this image. Well composed and good tone/clarity. Have a nice weekday!
COSTANTINO (65788) 2012-04-01 5:38
you are right that looking back into your
personal gallery you found nice photos
my opinion is that we must not forget
the old photos,this shot is magnificent
welldone and wellseen,executed with
special technick full of lights
and colors,difficult capture
with perfect light management
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-04-21 21:35
One of the best places I've visited is Vancouver, I really loved it as the city offers picturesque views alongside with the urban scape. Though I stayed for a week, really haven't had much time to explore more of Vancouver. I guess I need to go back, and which reminds to post more of my shots from this charming city.
This is one beautiful blue hour image, love those yellow tones against the blue ones. The POV is simply wonderful as it gives us a nice view of that (forgot) bridge and some water too. Love the lighting and the sharpness. Top quality image, as always! well captured!
warm regards from Manila!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (68480)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/14.0, 26 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-01 0:47
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