There is a hidden gem in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, and its in this Chinese Garden.
The architecture is beautiful, the ponds are relaxing, the trees are memorable, and the photo opportunities are everywhere.
In this scene, i was here at 2pm, probably the worst time to be taking photos because the lighting is so bright and harsh! I'll go back in the evening next time for a more romantic setting.
Thanks for looking, have a great day
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JovyThomas (88) 2012-03-06 23:15
Brilliant click and a wonderful composition!
mohammad_H (9728) 2012-03-06 23:33
Beautiful and majestic cliffs with attractive appearance and reflection in the water and beautiful trees, did an excellent record
have a nice day
tyro (22140) 2012-03-07 0:02
Despite your complaints about the overly bright light, this is still a wonderful picture. You have coped extremely well with the harsh contrasts.
Excellent composition, beautiful colours, fine reflections and stunning sharpness.
Royaldevon (33385) 2012-03-07 0:22
Good Morning Craig,
Sometimes we have no option but to photograph when time is available. Although light may not be exactly as you want it, it is a challenge to create the best shot available. I think you have risen to the challenge and surmounted it! The composition is lovely. The pleasing details of the curved pagoda roof fit snugly into the surrounding trees and are very much at ONE with the environment, a usual feature of this Japanese or Chinese gardens. The colours are not drained and you have some good reflections.
Have a good day,
dkmurphys (52703) 2012-03-07 0:25
I like this Oriental architecture. We have a similar one in Botanical Garden of Cluj-Napoca. Nice mood, like in the art film "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring".
Well catch, enjoy the day.
Gigidusud (18017) 2012-03-07 0:58
Beautiful chinese garden with nice colors and reflections.I like it!
Have a Nice day.
GiovanniG (3062) 2012-03-07 3:23
Wow a great photograph! The point of view and aspect ratio are spot on. The depth of field is wonderful and the colors are great. Bravo!!
Enjoy your week,
cagla (4182) 2012-03-07 5:09
Hi Craig,the model in the terrace adds much to your composition, wonderful architecture, very colorful environment, a pair of skillful eyes, very well managed pp and the result is this marvellous photo. Have a nice day.
sacimar (26205) 2012-03-07 5:34
good image of this Chinese place in Vancouver, I like the composition, the presence of woman is a good detail also, well seen and presented,
Sergiom (67404) 2012-03-07 6:08
La Vancouver dont je me souviens avait un quartier chinois assez grand et très beau. L'influence chinoise est partout dans la ville. J'aime beaucoup l'arbre sur la gauche.
Cricri (111373) 2012-03-07 13:44
Très jolie présentation, les détails de l'architecture et les couleurs, l'environnement plaisant et oui romantique même a cette heure de l'après midi, une lumière peut être difficile mais bien gérée
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-07 15:12
Hi Craig, your range of photos of the Chinese gardens are superb. as you say a little Gem .. They are always a place of serenity.. Maybe us Westerners ( I talk for myself) should take a leaf out of their book. super posting TFS Ric
npecanhuk (69998) 2012-03-07 16:56
The place is beautiful and you did such an excellent photo job here!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, contrasts, chosen pov, vertical format, slim black borders and composition are all oustanding features!
TFS - congrats,
JFS (32459) 2012-03-07 22:20
You dont have to fly to China to get good chinese shots! It seems to be big the Chinese community in Vancouver, isn't it? I like the perspective very much and the winter light. Romantic shot!
emka (86409) 2012-03-07 23:35
Hi, This is another shot of this pagoda. Nice shot too, with the visitor inside it. Maybe the light is harsh, but for me it is romantic enough. beautiful rocks. There are often such rocks with holes in Chinese gardens, my friend called them osteoporosis.
ChrisJ (104209) 2012-03-08 22:57
Yep, that looks pretty authentic to me. I like the reflected green light on the right side of the curved roof. The woman adds scale. Good sharpness & nice reflections. Tfs!
cornejo (35791) 2012-03-09 10:23
Hi Craig, I like this lovely photo of this beautiful piece China in that city. A wonderful image with clarity, depth, lovely light and wonderful color. Very good job my friend, congratulations. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.
dale54 (6707) 2012-03-16 4:50
craig hi,this is really nice,beautifull scene,with that peacefull feel to it,and that person adds to this scene!great POV!tfs! have a great weekend! dr
serp2000 (42060) 2012-03-17 3:10
It really looks like a piece of China. Outstanding colours, attractive composition. The sharpness is perfect.
I hope to see you at July 23 or 24 too. We are arriving to Warszawa at July,22.
Best wishes from Russia!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (61434)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/315 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-06 23:10