I thought I would head back to Vancouver for a photo or two, then I'll be back to Europe :)
This is the first time i re-visited the downtown Vancouver core since returning from that European vacation. Guess I felt like i didn't need to head downtown because I took so many new photo's :)
As my usual, I'm up out of bed super early to catch the morning light. I also get up early because it means a greater chance of less people in my architecture scenes! Sorry for all you people-lovers! But hey, I'm getting better at presenting the human side every now and then right? :)
For today, I post a shot of my favorite spot for photos, the Science World Expo 86 Exhibit. With a low POV, you can get down to the water level and take advantage of the dragon boats and water reflections.
I hope you like it.
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emka (58024) 2012-10-29 23:48
Hi Craig, The same is with me. I have so many new photos, so why should I go to the Old Town even if the autumn was in its best (it was, now we have snow). Splendid shot but for me too HDR-ish. But the symmetrical composition and sharpness are superb.
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-10-30 0:02
Non sono un grande estimatore Dell' HDR, ma devo dire che in questo caso sei riuscito a dare un'atmosfera molto suggestiva al paesaggio.
Molto bello il cielo ed il riflesso sull'acqua.
Un caro saluto
mohammad_H (6574) 2012-10-30 0:11
Beautiful view of the clouds of heaven with amazing
The reflection in the water, very attractive
Very good resolution
Have a nice day
JFS (32053) 2012-10-30 0:20
Craig, that's too much!!!!! Seeing your pic i feel certain complex...Your works are far away TE, a luxury my friend.
Have a good day!
SnapRJW (18674) 2012-10-30 0:38
Hi Craig - I love your use of the WA lens, it has given incredible dynamism to the shot. Clouds, jetty and dragon boats all seems to radiate out from the geodesic dome. I like the HDR treatment, there is a wonderful softness to the colours and textures. Excellent shot and a pleasure to see. Warm regards rosemary
Royaldevon (17741) 2012-10-30 1:15
Good Morning Craig,
This wide-angled shot is so welcoming! The dragon boats appear to be arms, open wide to embrace visitors!
It is a fibe shot on so many levels: there is a great leading line, wonderful reflections, excellent, sharp exposure, fine composition and, finally, that sky is the icing on the cake! Great overall effect.
Have a lovely day,
dkmurphys (36727) 2012-10-30 1:28
Spectacular capture from that impressive modern structure. I like the POV and the perspective effects. Well taken, great quality!
delpeoples (44900) 2012-10-30 2:34
heheheh finally your silver balls make an appearance. I say "balls", because there are quite clearly two for the price of one here. And I'm delighted to hear that this excellent photo is the result of RAW processing. It really is a cut above your other HDR photos IMHO. The colours, the definition, the reflections...all stunningly beautiful. And those clouds, wow, you couldn't have paid for better ones.
Cheers and thanks for sharing
PS: I sent you an email about the tour to the saltpan in Bolivia
krzychu30 (8797) 2012-10-30 2:50
I can´t get enough of such brilliant HDR pictures.Malgo wrote it was a little bit too strong for her,but in my opinion it´s excellent and it suits perfectly especially to this kind of modern architecture like we see here.Fabulous view with so lovely reflections and really amazing looking cloud formations.You couldn´t have better conditions for this shot.Beautiful scene and great HDR treatment.
Have a nice day
Graal (88808) 2012-10-30 3:18
an interesting place in Vancouver here. Fine quality of photo. Good effect of wide angle lens. Nice pattern of clouds and reflections in water. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
sandpiper (5995) 2012-10-30 3:31
Another wonderful view. Great sky and composition.
jacquest (14076) 2012-10-30 3:51
This is a great view on this pavillon with the sky creating a tunnel effect aided by the bordering highrises. The reflections in the water are very well captured.
Sonata11 (28235) 2012-10-30 4:35
Yes, this is so beautiful and outstanding composition of modern architecture. The reflection and the sky are mafnificent. Awesome photo job. Very, very beautiful. Wonderfully executed and presented. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best,
snunney (67228) 2012-10-30 4:54
The image is very well composed and has a lovely balance to it. The light is quite superb and I love that cloud filled sky. Excellent colours and sharpness. See, even you can present pictures with no people in though I don't have to get up early:-) France is a relatively large country with relatively few people (around 60 million). There are so many small villages where you just don't find people on the street, even in the middle of the day.
Bluejeans (64221) 2012-10-30 6:23
Ola Craig ,
Que bela sensação de espaço com o uso da lente 8mm , gostei muito do reflexo e do céu estava fantástico neste dia , boas cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
francio64 (38188) 2012-10-30 6:28
F A N T A S T I C A !!!
Un'immagine davvero spettacolare, dove il cielo è il principale elemento compositivo.
Il riflesso sull'acqua, completa e arricchisce questa tua meraviglia.
Compliments and TFS!
tyro (13021) 2012-10-30 6:35
Ah, ha, 10mm focal length this time! :)
Again, your wide "city" lens has done you proud as also has your fine HDR work in maintaining all the subtleties of light and shade and bringing out the very best of the features of that magnificent sky.
The light on the panels of that big sphere and the windows of the tall blocks on the left is magnificent as also are the reflections on the still water. Fabulous colours, perfect light and exposure and stunning sharpness.
Sergiom (39122) 2012-10-30 6:49
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. La recherche du point de vue parfait, l'utilisation de cette très belle lentille qui est du plus bel effet ainsi que le traitement de post production.
lousat (57542) 2012-10-30 10:25
Hi Craig,seen of facebook and here now,and the sensation is always the same,this is a very professional HDR and a fantastic pic,no needs comments,only a big amd long standing ovation another time!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (17988) 2012-10-30 11:26
Hi Craig, great and interesting picture nicely composed and performed this charming and futuristic image of the city. Nice picture with good pov, good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting work my friend, my congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
TopGeo (37994) 2012-10-30 11:28
Hello Craig Wow ! Awesome place! what an amazing capture.Very nice image!! I like a lot this art atmosphere.. Beautiful shot. Fantastic management of light, colors, perfect sharpness, clarity, great POV, it gives amazing perspective..your picture has a very strong feeling..sharpness & clarity are spendid.. Excellent executed image. I love it. All the best, well done
mumek (20190) 2012-10-30 12:00
Good afternoon Craig!
I really appreciate the beauty of these amazing scenery. Fantastic early morning view at the geodesic dome in Vancouver, beautiful reflections in the water, sharp architectural details. Thanks for sharing. Very well seen and done
worldcitizen (4850) 2012-10-30 13:00
There's lots of good stuff in this photo: great reflections, a dramatic sky, cool architecture. I like the color added by the dragon boats in the foreground, too.
eldancer1 (16970) 2012-10-30 13:19
I like the dynamic of this capture, so much energy projected by those clouds. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
Schnappilic (7919) 2012-10-30 13:49
Splendid framing with amazing sky. TFS! Congratulations!
All the best!
josepmarin (55011) 2012-10-30 14:13
Hi, my friend Craig,
the HDR treatment provides a great visual power at your composition, specially in the sky and the clouds.
Your effort on going up out of bed very early in order to catch the first daylight has given a great result, and though still there is no presence of people, the photo is very beautiful.
I like the graphical wealth of the architecture and the fantastic reflections on the water.
A beautiful composition, perfectly executed.
jjcordier (62280) 2012-10-30 14:43
Une excellente photo où tu as remarquablement utilisé ton très grand angle. Le ciel est exceptionnel, les reflets très beaux. Ces étonnants bâtiments et les bateaux colorés en premier plan contribuent à la beauté de l'ensemble.
npecanhuk (53861) 2012-10-30 16:24
Wonderful urban environment! What a sky!!!
Very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking photograph!
I love those reflections!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are alle xcellent!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (12492) 2012-10-30 17:32
tutte le linee guidano verso il centro dell'immagine, dove la moderna architettura è esaltata dal riflesso.
Ottimi i colori sotto il cielo magnifico.
mvdisco (16440) 2012-10-30 18:46
Very nice point of view and perpective,
good reflection on water et lovely perpective,
Amazing sky with lovely clouds,
Well taken and done.
ACL1978 (5729) 2012-10-30 19:14
This is great, Craig - the dome suggests symmetry, but they're only hints - more often illusory than not, with the buildings ascending in height left to right, the different placement and color of the boats, the dock extending outward...
Great color and a wonderful morning sky give this a really peaceful, almost revelatory mood. Nice shot for me to come back to!
Nard (6913) 2012-10-31 0:58
What a splendid shot. The use of wide-angle lens gives a wonderful view and a nice effect. I particularly like the light, the sky in backdrop with the clouds which seem to converge behind the sphere and the metal/glass colors. Beautiful reflects on the water also. Nice idea to wake up early.
pajaran (36149) 2012-10-31 1:52
Lep pogled na modernu arhitekturu ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepi refleksi na vodi.
Dobar rad, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Nice view of modern architecture ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, beautiful reflections on the water.
Good work, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.
vjmite (3220) 2012-10-31 5:08
The wide angle gives a great effect here, especially in the expansive sky. Great depth of field and excellent composition with the boats pointing toward the dome. Like you, I prefer no people in my photos of architecture, but unlike you I'm not good at getting up early.
jemaflor (68837) 2012-10-31 5:18
Great view with a good symetrical effect with these colourful boats, lovely reflection, well managed, tfs.
ikeharel (37222) 2012-10-31 6:41
Wonderful effect of the morning clouds, and POV from water level.
Great mirror of the Expo ball, fine detailed, and the boats added nice stretched feel towards the main subject.
fabbs99 (5334) 2012-10-31 6:53
Nice shot.Good sharpness and perspective.well done.
Nicou (97543) 2012-10-31 7:24
fantastique ciel mouvant et iamge superbe cpatage et compo quel boule quel reflets avec ce jaune et cet orange la fuyance c'est une merveille cette iamge splendide.
Bravo et amitié
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2012-10-31 8:58
Hi Craig, I love Vancouver and its sites. This is a stunning photo of the Science World Expo 86 Exhibit. Well managed and well taken. Great refrection and impressive sky!Well done!
Fis2 (73032) 2012-10-31 10:23
Wonderful POV and composition.
I like colors and sharpness.
Have a nice day
bartekp (4186) 2012-10-31 14:55
Very good shot, many forms and colors. I like sky too.
Thanks for sharing
Have a nice evening
marabu61 (3869) 2012-10-31 15:18
What an amazing place you live in, compared to boring Basel.
Superb photo with lots of interest in it. From the amazing reflections in the water to the stunning architecture of the building to the dramatic sky, my eye wanders on endlessly. Very enjoyable indeed.
have a good time
siolaw (37568) 2012-11-01 2:38
The wide angle and this extraordinary sky both give strong dynamism to this view. You know the place well and it shows here!
mayjayne (2792) 2012-11-01 3:57
What a spectacular composition - it has everything in it: architecture, reflections, colours and an amazing sky....Well done !
CLODO (24688) 2012-11-01 4:07
Hello early bird!
it seems that all the lines and clouds are draw up by the rounded monument. HDR shot for sure to get all the details.
I had a look in your Flickr gallery, with many brilliant architecteure pictures, but only a few comments!!
kiks (11363) 2012-11-01 8:38
Hello Craig, the clouds on this photo and the kano's create an impressive depth to this composition. Love it.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-11-02 6:26
You keep my eye very busy with this shot, everything is thrown in as a complete package while I am switching to HDR mode to enjoy this clever-titled shot. Superb luminouscity and view point, the feeling of space and depth so well rendered and lots of colorful elements to feast the eyes as we are being lead into the focal of interest. A balanced shot shaded by wonderful sky and the stunning water reflection. You know how to create the excitement! Well done, TFS
adramad (27544) 2012-11-02 9:51
Impressive composition with a very well chosen POV, the magnificent architecture of the building of the Expo, is magnified by its beautiful reflections, the other buildings make a very current, the sky is really wonderful and is a great bonus to the composition.
Very well done.
Have a nice weekend.
Cricri (86327) 2012-11-02 12:10
Fantastique cette composition qui semble venir du futur!! excellent POV, les reflets et les touches de couleurs rouge/orange/jaune, un ciel sensationnelle, vraiment une très belle réalisation
zoomer (3580) 2012-11-02 16:14
Hi Craig,a most impressive work!The image looks so futuristic with the pattern in the sky and the reflection of it going so well with the architecture.The wide angle has a dynamic effect.All the best,Wolf.
bayno (16141) 2012-11-03 0:59
with the wide you created a surreal scene, beautiful reflections and modern architecture of your city, there is no trace of human presence seems almost an apocalyptic scene especially with the sky so dramatic, natural colors and high quality...very nice shot..
have a good WE...
knips (172) 2012-11-03 3:44
Excellent picture. Impressive sky and reflections. The boats give good lines pointing to the centre.
I like the foto very much!
kato (6735) 2012-11-03 5:59
You're capturing well this waterfront by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see panoramic view of Vancouver downtown with the Science World Expo 86, other high buildings and some colorful boats. And, the reflection projected to the water draws out a good effect as well as the sky with random clouds.
Have a nice weekend,
Matthew-Watt (6035) 2012-11-03 18:47
Superb image, so much texture, light and balance. The reflection of the boats and the way they surround the dome is well mastered. Interestingly this is the location of the world expo before it was hosted by my home town of Brisbane in 1988. I have friends living in and visiting Vancouver at the moment and they have nothing but praise for this exciting and progressive place.
Silvio1953 (98001) 2012-11-04 3:09
Ciao Craig, great perspective on lovely architecture, fascinating PP work, fantastic reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Hansaphotos (5417) 2012-11-04 3:30
Oh, sure we like this one:) A high quality photo. A brilliantly composed scene where you take full advantage of the long lines of the pier and boats in the foreground to lead our eyes towards the Expo globe. Wonderful effect of the reflections and also the sky has a great visual impact. Excellent:) TFS. Enjoy your Sunday.
Best regards, Erling
brianmcc (5536) 2012-11-04 3:33
this picture is stunning. you have composed it superbly well with the wide angled lens working a treat with all of the elements here to produce a very visually appealing image. i love the positioning of the boats appearing to come of from the central sphere. the splashes of red and yellow against the more neutral blues and greys are wonderful. very impressive sharpness and depth of field.
have a great sunday,
Noel_Byrne (7259) 2012-11-07 8:08
Wow, that POV certainly does offer up the most impressive of reflections. The circular building iteself is enough to wow me, but doubly so when we get to enjoy two of them. The boats are cool too, I didnt know they were known as dragon boats!
All the best
COSTANTINO (42744) 2012-11-07 22:45
artistic shot with fantastic details
which is the original one?
the symmetrical composition
and the colors are unique
the reflection is unique
annjackman (13177) 2012-11-07 22:52
Now back from Indochina and trying to catch up with TE. I was immediately struck by this picture of yours. The wide angle and morning light have given a 'futuristic' picture. The colours stand out very well against the silvery-grey buildings.
Kind Regards, Ann
adores (28182) 2012-11-11 6:23
It's always nice to see your shots of this city!
The HDR gave you much detail! I like the composition and the colours. Then, the sky and that reflection on the water are simply great!
korbee (6295) 2012-11-11 6:49
always worth to get up early Craig,as usual form Vancouver photos ,always a silver and blue sort of light,probably it has something to do with all the glass buildings and the reflection of the sky in it..
Hope you enjoyed your time in old Europe.
dudipeter (213) 2012-11-30 12:18
Dobry kadr, kontrast i kolory.
thebest (3370) 2012-12-05 17:25
What a great photo the World Expo's are great destinations to head to - my hubby & I went to the one in Shanghai two years ago.
Every point of interest is EXCELLENT.
I would like to wish you & your family '' A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS '' with much love & good health for the New Year.
jmdias (45774) 2013-03-23 2:54
I liked this view very much, there are a greyish mood here broken by the few parts in hot colors, the diagonals created are very beautiful and the strcucture, its architecture and reflections too. nice job. TFS.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (39207)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2012-10-29 23:31