Looking through the newly posted photos on TE, I was inspired by a marina scene by Jean Jacques taken in Italy.
Now this is certainly not Italy, but its still one of my favorite places in Vancouver to capture what our city has to offer. This is a scene early in the morning at Stanley Park.
When visiting Vancouver this is a must area to bring your camera :)
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
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lousat (82684) 2013-01-18 1:33
Hi Craig,this isn't Italy..ehehe..but no need the best place to take when there is a great artist behind the camera....ehhehe...this pic is absolutely magnificent,the top of quality and the best simmetry,very well done,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
dta (71461) 2013-01-18 1:47
Hello Craig ,
Thisis always a pleasur to see the fantastic reflections , combinated with the beautiful light and the grey cloudy sky .
snunney (90030) 2013-01-18 2:00
A very attractive symmetrical composition and beautifully presented. Superb light, colours and sharpness. Excellent photo job.
dkmurphys (52801) 2013-01-18 2:20
I guess this kind is one of my favorites too. Perfect calm atmosphere, nothing seems to bother that scene. Well taken.
batalay (36994) 2013-01-18 2:53
The light is inspiring, and you've made the best of it. Superior to any postcard I've seen of a marina, I think I recognize the actual soput.
mirosu (15302) 2013-01-18 3:01
This is marvelous photo with excellent mirroring, great clarity and sharpness. Well done!!
yquem46 (38750) 2013-01-18 3:12
A perfect mirror shot of the Vancouver harbor, your favorite place for photography
Splendid dark sky yet leaving the light pass through
Have a nice day, best regards
rudiceuppens (555) 2013-01-18 3:16
I am not too crazy about modern cities, I prefer nature and old historic cities (like yesterday's picture of Prague). But, I have to say, this is a top quality picture: a lot of different and subtle grey tones, a perfect reflection with the little mouvement in the water and excellent POV. Well done,
jhm (144318) 2013-01-18 3:22
Your favorites are also my favorites, what a wonderful image with the soft reflections.
Wonderful mirror picture.
Perspective and depth are lovely through your excellent angle.
Sharpness and clarity are very nice.
Your composition and colors make these picture very attractive.
Great presentation, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jemaflor (89405) 2013-01-18 4:35
Nice view with all these reflections on water, Very brightness, perfect sahrpness, tfs.
carlo62 (38773) 2013-01-18 4:52
un panorama bellissimo che raddoppia il suo valore tramite lo splendido riflesso.
Un vero e proprio specchio su cui si affacciano i palazzi e le barche, la composizione è millimetrica e speculare.
Sergiom (67528) 2013-01-18 6:46
Vancouver a beaucoup changé depuis mon passage, surtout près du port ou les condos semblent pousser comme des champignons. J'aime ce point de vue et aussi les couleurs qui ressortent.
bayno (18344) 2013-01-18 7:38
perfect simmetry with the reflection...like in a mirror, so nice tones and clarity, i like also the modern architecture...i live in rome and everythinghs is old ;)
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-01-18 8:28
Hello Craig - Its shots like this one that make me want to visit Vancouver again! I love the light here and the colours too but what the image really underlines for me is the 'openness' of the city. It really doesn't have that big urban feel. Open spaces, water, outdoor activities and the mountains on the doorstep all add up to a fabulous place. I can understand why you love it so much. TFS this, its beautiful. Have a super weekend Rosemary
JFS (32459) 2013-01-18 8:45
And to my favorites...What can i say? AMAZING, SUPERB, A TRADEMARK WORK, UNIQUE. THANKS!
cargus (9598) 2013-01-18 9:18
Beautiful composition,beautiful colors, superb reflections in water, well framed and rendered image well.!
marina7 (8055) 2013-01-18 9:54
a very airy mirror image. Love how light and clear it is despite the dark skies and the matching color palette of the boats and buildings. Very beautiful.
cornejo (35905) 2013-01-18 11:01
Hi Craig, this is a good and interesting photo of a lovely view of your favorite place, with beautiful reflections. A nice picture with a lovely light filtered through the clouds. Very good sharpness and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this lovely work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Greetings and good wishes from the south of Spain.
Didi (59114) 2013-01-18 11:16
Very good lights ambiance and good balance contrast with the sky
Interesting reflexions on this deep foreground
worldcitizen (7634) 2013-01-18 13:27
Nice crisp shot with excellent reflections. The various buildings in the background are an interesting backdrop to the marina. It's another Craig "macjake" classic. :-)
npecanhuk (70106) 2013-01-18 13:41
Always nice to see that beautiful skyline that together with those boats, masts and their reflections get even more attractive!
TFS - congrats,
chrislo (4155) 2013-01-18 13:46
What I like about this picture is to see those boats berthed right in front of all these modern buildings, which is quite an unusual sight for me. The masts, the towers and their reflection in the still waters make for a great graphical image. The grey overcast sky has helped to create a nice exposure here by keeping the light fairly even. Very nicely done.
Have a nice weekend,
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-18 18:42
A nice harbor shot, with the vertical lines of mast and tower integrating themselves very well and a good strong reflection underneath. The sky actually looks especially good in the reflection here, with that bright spot of blue at bottom, under the even brighter painted boat. Just as you've said Boston's near the top of your list, Vancouver's up there on mine, and this is a good illustration of why.
Alco (7131) 2013-01-18 19:05
Beautiful picture of that marina.This calm water with its reflections creates a perfect symmetry.Very nice colors.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
fabbs99 (16817) 2013-01-18 21:16
Simply amazing !!! I have certainly not many words for this classic shot.One of your best I have seen.Very well done.TFS.
jjcordier (79064) 2013-01-18 22:23
Je suis très content de t'avoir donné envie de revenir sur tes photos de Vancouver. J'adore toute cette série avec ces reflets, cette lumière spéciale et cette harmonie de tons gris et bleus. Très réussi!
papagolf21 (90576) 2013-01-19 0:19
La présentation ne manque pas d'originalité et d'un savoir-faire certain.
Le reflet est parfaitement mis en valeur. Une véritable peinture.
danos (90413) 2013-01-19 9:57
nice the view of this marina in Vancouver with the reflections of the masts to make the scene more effective.I like the beauty of the place as the modern buildings on the backdrop.
holmertz (45297) 2013-01-19 10:02
This is a rather spectacuular view. There would have been a very strong vertical accent even without the assistance of the water. Some of those buildings look quite interesting, especially the first from the left and the (roughly) third from the right. I bet you have closer photos of those in your archives.
Have e nice weekend,
Royaldevon (33387) 2013-01-19 12:58
Your title says it all!
You have had a wonderful time, with many exciting photographic experiences, travelling Europe, but this is where you are content, where your instincts take over!
A fine shot, perfectly clear, perfectly composed and with perfect use of the light and reflections.
My warm regards,
tyro (22168) 2013-01-19 15:06
I'm sure I've seen many pictures of yours from Stanley park before but not of these boats and not with those tall buildings in the background - I seem to recall pictures of a bridge - am I right? Is Stanley park the place around which you used to cycle or is that somewhere different I'm thinking about?
No matter. This is a fabulously clear and sharp picture with the most delicious bright light and some gorgeous reflections of the buildings and boats on the water. Wonderful strong contrasts, gorgeous colours and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
emilbo (22616) 2013-01-19 15:52
Quelle merveilleuse photo digne de ton talent de photographe. Une magnifique vue sur la ville et la marina. Bel éclairage malgré un ciel couvert et les reflets sont tout à fait fantastiques. Une photo de qualité et agréable à regarder.
Bravo!... et bon dimanche,
delpeoples (55094) 2013-01-19 19:10
This is one of your Happy Places in Van for sure! It makes me happy too! The symmetry is immaculate, the colours are crisp and the lines are lovely and sharp. I also like the slightly overcast weather, it really brings out the luminosity in the water and the colours of the boats. Fantastic shot and interesting to view a place we're now so familiar with in such different light.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
gus72 (3719) 2013-01-19 20:55
Hi Craig !!
This photo is the equivalent of our Opera House, whether is day time or night time, and yes Vancouver has a reputation as one of the nicest cities in the world so you area lucky man.
What I like in this photo is the evenness of the colour range, a bit of blue and a bit of white...but it all blends wonderfully well.
Have a nice Sunday.
berek (43691) 2013-01-19 22:32
thank you for your comment my photo. reflections on water looks beautiful . i like this calm atmosphere and your framing.
have a nice Sunday from istanbul
brianmcc (6219) 2013-01-20 4:03
you have composed this perfectly to create a wonderfully symmetrical image with the boats placed perfectly in the frame to create the right amount of sky above them, and the right amount of water below the reflections. the colours are fantastic, the placement of the boat with the deep blue cover is excellent, especially with the long mast running from top to bottom of the picture. as usual you have achieved stunning detail and sharpness.
have a lovely sunday,
josepmarin (57947) 2013-01-20 8:55
Hi, my friend Craig,
though with a few days of delay, I want to congratulate you for your fourth anniversary on TE.
I know how you like this place of your city, that it is very special for you, and I like that you share it with us by means of your fantastic photos.
An excellent composition based on the graphism of the boats and of the architecture of the buildings in background, as well as in the beauty of their reflections on the water as in a mirror.
The reached result is great.
A magnificent work, I expect to continue seeing your photos during many more years.
eldancer1 (32113) 2013-01-20 9:34
I'm glad you're back to your favorites because this is an awesome capture of Vancouver! Details are sharp with wonderful colors. Great lighting. Very well done, tfs.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-01-20 11:32
Congratulations for this amazing framing. Crowded place reflected into the water. Also the setting are perfect. Well done!
mesutilgim (89140) 2013-01-20 11:53
Hello dear Craig,
Wonderfull capture from Vancouver with very good pov and layout.
Very good symmetry with amazing reflections.
TFS and best regards
abmdsudi (46936) 2013-01-20 20:37
This is spectacular, almost seeing double and a real classic beauty. I can only imagine it's just a bit of fun but exciting looking through the view finder and you are begining to see double and the glorious mirror reflection!! a rare moment not to be missed as shown. Your skill, patience and dedication really paid off. The marina is blessed by such wonderful light, colors and contrasting grey sky but importantly I love the stillness that makes everything sparkle with glimpse of vivid colors. Extremely refreshing look and awesome shot my friend. Another top notch quality, thanks for sharing :))
ikeharel (63019) 2013-01-21 8:10
Fantastic scenery of masts, boats and buildings on a reflection, Craig.
The morning light over the bay, contrast very well on the grey cloudy sky on far.
Silvio1953 (130472) 2013-01-22 0:42
Ciao Craig, fabolous skyline of fantastic skyscrapers, fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-01-22 8:15
these reflecting in the water building and yachts are just splendid. Well done for capturing it. Very successful mirror-like composition and beautiful colors. I also like the light in here - it makes the whole picture so lively!
claudeD (35519) 2013-01-23 9:05
wonderful reflection shot from Vancouver with a perfect composition and excellent colors. Excellent contribution to TE. I like the picture very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (40702) 2013-01-23 15:05
Superb composition, a stunning beauty, the mix between the masts and modern buildings, is an ideal mix of the fabulous highlights of this, complete a unique and spectacular image.
Perfect luminosity and ideal color, with the dominant gray sky and water.
Splendid work. I love it.
Have a nice day.
adores (41066) 2013-01-23 16:25
It's surely a great place for a few shots! I like the dark sky, the light and the symmetry a lot and even the the movement on the water makes the reflection really nice.
TopGeo (38208) 2013-01-23 22:28
Hello Craig! overviewing your personal gallery, this photo stands out very well.
the reflection and marine with boats and building really adds alot to the scene, gives a buffer for the sky.and reflections details!
the sharpness and overall quality of the subjects of and elements!are very good.
fine work and view
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-01-25 12:25
Hello Craig, this is a flawless and immaculate shot of beautiful Vancouver's harborside!
Lovely colors and reflections and a magnificent sharpness.It makes you feel that you are there!
A picture to admire from the many that you have in your beautiful collection!
ourania (36472) 2013-01-26 2:30
a lovely symmetrical composition that captivates at first sight with its graphism and contrasting colours. Gradually though numerous details are revealed and make this place real and vivid. We discover an excellent sense of the depth in the middle of the picture and various focal points attract our attention as we scan the view. Lighting is very apt under the special weather conditions and the colours are rare and beautiful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Kielia (24073) 2013-01-27 7:00
this new POV on this already well known scenery works excellently – you are presenting another fantastic impression of this wonderful place. I like the reflections in this fantastic light a lot. My compliments!
siolaw (38292) 2013-01-27 23:28
Yea... excellent luminosity and colours and a mesmerizing combination of masts and high rise buildings.
jcpix (13814) 2013-02-04 16:30
My family took a trip to Vancouver one year while I was away, and I've always envied them for it! I don't know what I like more about this, the reflection or the lighting...guess I'll take both. :) If there weren't slight ripples on the water it would look as if this scene was placed on a mirror. The clarity, sharpness and symmetry is gorgeous. I have to get up North, and soon! Fantastic shot, thanks for posting this gem.
Have a great week.
pierrefonds (60434) 2013-02-05 4:56
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The masts of the sailboats have a graphical effect. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the buildings. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
ecmel (1273) 2013-02-13 1:08
This is an impressive image with great details and very nice sharpness throughout.I like the strong reflections on the sea, giving the shot depth. The grey clouds add a very special effect the photo too.
Greetings from Turkey,
Noel_Byrne (27440) 2013-02-23 8:27
Beautifully seen, I can see why this would be a favourite area. The reflections here are particularly cool, and the buildings combined with the masts of the boats means there is lots and lots to enjoy in the shot. The boats add a nice element of colour too.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (61514)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-18 1:30