I've mentioned it before a few times, but this is for sure one of my top places I'd like to live in Vancouver.
Its a dream, as these water front Condos are so very expensive. Living here though, would give you the chance to jog along this seawall everyday, be close to amazing restaurants, and have amazing city views day and night. So I guess you could say its worth the money spent, but not at this point in my life...perhaps one day.
This area is known as False Creek, right downtown Vancouver with water views in all directions. Its also a great place for photo's. This day was overcast, and the condo's gave off a silver-blue hue. I was lucky to have that yellow t-shirt pass by for contrast :)
thanks for looking!
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jjcordier (76916) 2013-02-24 23:18
Tu as trouvé une nouvelle façon intéressante de présenter ce quartier qui est à coup sûr un beau terrain de jeux pour les photographes...et aussi pour les joggers apparemment.
emka (80790) 2013-02-24 23:44
I am not so sure it would be my dream place. In such big condos? No, I would prefer something more quiet. But to spend some holidays there would be nice.
Excellent composition with this diagonal track, some nice reflections and the guy in yellow enlivens the picture. Superb quality, as always.
In a few hours I will be in a plane:))
JFS (32459) 2013-02-24 23:45
You start the week very strong my friend:) This place loves you as much as you love it! you capture it always beautifuly. DEspite the lack of sun, the light is good. Never give up...but do you ever buy lottery?
See you around...
Graal (98267) 2013-02-24 23:58
you're my neighbour today. Another interesting place and view in Vancouver. Nice modern buildings. Good captured scene with running men. photo is very well done.
Have a nice week.
papagolf21 (86952) 2013-02-25 0:27
Bonjour, cher Craig,
La ville s'élève de plus en plus avec ces immeubles de grande hauteur.
Il n'en demeure pas moins que la présence de ce port donne à l'ensemble une élégance particulière.
Derrière les immeubles se profilent des montagnes du plus bel effet.
Très bonne journée.
drt100 (2053) 2013-02-25 1:19
I have been living in one of the tall condos for some time. I look out at the water from the 17th floor. Vancouver city life is unique. I work just a few blocks from home. All I need is here. Your September shot has missed the snow from the distant mountains and is just a bit early for the fall colors. Still it is Vancouver. drt100
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-02-25 2:04
I bet views from these condos makes up for the high prices:)I like these dominating metallic shades of the condos and...you´re right the man with the yellow t-shirt breaks nice this color scheme.So I´d say in this case cloudy sky is an advantage to intensify this metallic look of the scene.
jacquest (18809) 2013-02-25 4:14
I certainly approve of your wish list that, for now, you present us in a beautiful POV. Perhaps one day, a photographer will catch you jogging along this canal. I like the reflections in the water and the general soft blue tone of the composition.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-02-25 4:50
impressive looking part of Vancouver this and can understand why it is expensive to live here. Waterside dwellings are always that way unfortunately, although it is relatively cheap on Emerald Quay which is a waterfront development in my home town. A great shot that would go a long way to advertise their desirability, and executed stylishly. Keep saving Craig!
Have a good week - Brian.
SWEETFREEDOM (22878) 2013-02-25 4:51
the yellow shirt fits well in the picture but even if the weather is overcast i like it. good details as usual.
Sergiom (61906) 2013-02-25 6:10
C'est bien à Vancouver que le marché immobilier est le plus fou au Canada. Beaucoup d'immigrants asiatiques avec les poches pleines. J'aime le point de vue et effectivement, le T-Shirt jaune apporte beaucoup à l'ensemble.
worldcitizen (7119) 2013-02-25 8:07
Great POV, with the runner in the yellow shirt coming towards us. I like the stones below the path he is jogging on, and the man in black isn't too far behind. :-) No doubt this would be a wonderful place to live, but after recent episodes of bizarre weather, including hurricanes, many people in the NY/NJ area would rethink living right on the water!! Of course, you still have time to think about it as you save up. ;-)
eldancer1 (28961) 2013-02-25 9:05
I think a photograph from the same pov, but that was long time ago. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Nice to have the people for human element. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (42235) 2013-02-25 9:41
You have been showing us this area before, so you must really like it. Basically these highrise buildings look the same as similar buildings anywhere, maybe the views from them are better than average. In any case they fill the background of this picture very nicely. You have composed it well by including the reflections, some nice looking boats and two persons jogging along the shore. Apart from giving action to the view they tell us something about the way of life in this part of the city, probably a better life than in the most congested areas.
emilbo (22616) 2013-02-25 10:12
On n'a pas toujours le soleil à notre disposition et il faut faire avec. De toute façon la photo est magnifique avec de beaux édifices et et de beaux reflets. Bonne composition et les personnages humanisent la scène.
Toutes mes amitiés,
Royaldevon (30739) 2013-02-25 10:36
Ha, ha, Craig, it would be great for photographic opportunities but give me a snug, little cottage any day.
You have done well to combine two aspects, here, the water with its reflections and the land with its contributory exercisers. The figures, well positioned, add life and a story element, whilst the water adds aa artistic dimension, with its rippling reflections.
Of course, the b/g skyscrapers are essential, for context and for their f/g input.
My warm regards,
rychem (24534) 2013-02-25 10:47
This here is an excellent photo, beautiful photo of Vancouver sky line, and these joggers as a bonus, well done
claudeD (33584) 2013-02-25 11:10
Very fine picture from Vancouver with a perfect composition andexcellent sharpness. I like the reflections in the water very much.
With regards from Luxembourg
Miguel82 (24661) 2013-02-25 11:32
A superb picture Craig, good sharpness and pov
People's activities are visible
Nice background with city buildings and boats
Have a nice day
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-02-25 20:02
I totally agree with you. I love to have the style of life like in Vancouver. It will be nice to walk places, not using a car, because we have to. This is only dream. Beautiful capture of this daily life, which I like it a lot. Tfs
All the best,
delpeoples (53415) 2013-02-25 20:04
Yeah I don't blame you for wanting to live ina place like this. I reckon waking up with a water view every morning would add years onto your life! Anyway, to the photo: you really have done well here with the grey skies. And as you say, it's almost like you paid the jogger on the right to dress in his yellow t-shirt and emerge at just the right time, because he is a very important element in your photo. The sharpness and definition are top-notch. I like the silvery reflections and the texture of the river bank on the right.
Thanks for sharing, have a good one
mjw364 (7512) 2013-02-26 8:03
Nicely composed shot with excellent clarity.
It's great to dream - my dream would be to live up a mountain in North Wales somewhere rather than a city but each to his own.
Keep reaching for the sun - one day you'll get there.
jemaflor (85980) 2013-02-26 8:32
Well taken, Perfect reflections on water, The composition is well seen with people, tfs.
dkmurphys (50144) 2013-02-26 22:27
Well it looks like a great place to live so I wish you to fulfill your dream. Good city capture, nice atmosphere along the canals.
Have a great day.
ikeharel (58847) 2013-03-02 3:21
An amazing cityscape, Craig, no wonder you wish to live there.
A nice waterfront park to take stroll around, and the pic. shows this perfectly in depth.
Inspite the predominantly grey tone, you managed a fine clear shot, buildings with a metalic tone, reflected on the smooth surface.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
josepmarin (57831) 2013-03-05 4:34
Hi, my friend Craig,
I know this is one of your favorite places in Vancouver. I like also.
In this framing you offers us the mixture of the architecture of these buildings, the water, the boats at the marina, and people jogging along the seawall, in a sharp image with nice reflections.
In spite of the grey and cloudy day, you have reached a good light and a perfect colors.
A beautiful composition.
gus72 (3719) 2013-03-10 23:55
Hi Craig !!
There is a great harmony here between the dominant colours... everything fits just nicely.
I hope that you wish come true one day.... the sooner the better !!!
I keep looking at the retention wall on the right side.... fantastic workmanship.
mvdisco (17774) 2013-03-27 20:02
Hi Craig, bonjour,
Very nice place and point of view,
nice perpective and architecture on BG,
Excellent reflection too,
good naturels colors and light,
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (57362)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 22:51