Back to one of my favorite locations, in Stanley Park.
I positioned myself strategically to get the curve of the walkway, waiting to joggers or people on bikes - perhaps Gert will be proud of me! haha
The Autumn colors are not in full bloom yet, but there are pockets of colors here and there.
I got up early in the morning to catch this scene. I'll add a WS photo or two as well.
Hope you like it
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mesutilgim (97138) 2013-10-16 1:46
Amazing autumnal scenery perfect captured.Very good pov and amazing warm autumnal colors.
TFS and best regards
Angshu (56760) 2013-10-16 1:49
The flaming red indeed attracts immediate attention! The curve of the path around the lake creates a sweeping perspective. The long shadows add flavour. The wider views in the WS are nice, but I like this where the buildings in the BG are not exactly decipherable...
gojo (1769) 2013-10-16 1:49
Good morning Craig,
excellent positioning work!
Lovely scene, well captured. Colours like ours, in Sweden, at this time.
dta (81538) 2013-10-16 1:50
Hello Craig ,
Beautiful curve , beautiful colors , for this composition . But I must say that i prefer the WS , especially the one with the bikers , the boats and the buildings in the BG .
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-16 1:54
Hi Craig - All three shot are lovely. The early morning light has brought out the colours in the leaves beautifully, they have a rosy-pink tint which is so attractive. I think too that the tree isolated from a woodland or a mass gathering (can you have a mass gathering of trees I wonder?) accentuates the colour as it is contrasted with the surrounding hues. Isn't Vancouver a beautiful city! Warm regards Rosemary
CLODO (35608) 2013-10-16 2:12
the indian summer has come, and people take the opportunity of the sun to walk in the park to dicover the autumn colors of the trees.
nice curve of the path!
Hansaphotos (8573) 2013-10-16 2:31
Beautiful shots all three of them. I like a lot the composition here where you use the curving walkway as a lead through the picture. A well thought placement of the tree and fine autumnal colours. The effect of the shadows are another great feature here. Lovely shot! TFS.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
williewhistler (16412) 2013-10-16 2:51
just lately I`ve come around to the view that including a few people in a scene can sometimes work better than a single figure,it works well for me here.
The little stream of figures all rugged up along with their shadows add their own interest to a fine shot of Autumns approach.
kato (11630) 2013-10-16 3:18
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the park dyed autimnal tints and curved promenade along the pond. Residents are walking here as if taste this season. And, the fence's shadow projected to the promenade draws out a good effect in this image.
papagolf21 (107955) 2013-10-16 4:26
Félicitation pour cette très belle réalisation. La période automnale nous réserve de merveilleux moments.
La réussite est totale.
jacquest (19047) 2013-10-16 4:29
This is a very nice tree with it's fall colors. I like your POV with the curve and the big tree branches extending over the path like wanting to embrace the walkers. I like the shots in the WS too.
Sergiom (87099) 2013-10-16 5:05
Vous êtes un petit peu en retard sur nous en ce qui concerne les couleurs de l'automne. Chez nous, les feuilles sont au sol. Je constate un superbe endroit où marcher pour les habitants de Vancouver.
lgir (7363) 2013-10-16 5:56
I like the first two achievements, one with people who give him his dynamism and the relaxing side of place, and the other that highlights the contrast of these sad Construction, of glass and steel, with this nature with beautiful fall colors.
The third has too many topics and dissolved, a little, the main interest of "Autumn Morning".
Otherwise the three compositions are very well done.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-16 5:58
our trees are nowhere near this colour yet in the south of England, but it is hissing down again today. I love the elegant sweep and shadows in this image they balance the beauty of the leaves so beautifully. Wonderful!
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-16 6:22
Excellent composition with the curve of the lake and the overhanging tree decorated in its autumnal colours. Well worth getting out early for as you have managed to get perfect lighting conditions for the shot casting a nice pattern of shadows on the path.
holmertz (58234) 2013-10-16 7:34
This is a fine set of pictures. They're all very nice and it's interesting to see the difference that shifting POV's make. All the pictures are very different characters. The nice curve made by the road is just as important to the composition as the the marvellous colors of the tree.
And yes, Craig, I'm very proud of you that you are slowly learning the lesson that people make the world go round. :-)
saxo042 (37966) 2013-10-16 10:03
A very good POV with this curved road along the lake. The strong autumnal colours of the trees naturally dominate the picture. A very pleasant and peaceful mood here, with all the people strolling along.
worldcitizen (9276) 2013-10-16 10:09
This is autumn perfection. :-) I like the curved path, the shadows, the brilliant color of the leaves...I like it all! It's nice to see so many people out enjoying the fall weather. Very nice lighting, too.
rychem (41596) 2013-10-16 10:17
Excellent composition with the curve of the balustrade, beautiful autumn colors and perfect lighting
rbassin (24279) 2013-10-16 10:24
une superbe composition avec plein d'éléments intéressants:
longues ombres, couleurs automnales, des promeneurs qui animent la scène, et la courbe agréable du chemin.
ChrisJ (117201) 2013-10-16 10:38
This is pretty much the Vancouver I remember. The bright clear Autumn light and wonderful color contrasts between the yellow and red trees changing color. The curve of the esplanade is a bonus here and the slightly elevated view point enhances the shot. The blue water contrasts well against the hot colors of the trees. Tfs!
mkamionka (39803) 2013-10-16 11:51
wonderful pic well illustrating the beauty of the autumn. I like the curve of the footpath, you have well placed it here to achieve an eye catching geometry. It must be a pleasure to have a walk there. Great side light with the long shadows adding a very nice touch. The colors are fantastic of course.
marabu61 (11277) 2013-10-16 11:57
If the autumn colors are not yet in full bloom, how amazing will this place look when they are? To me it looks already gorgeous the way it is now.
But then of corse seeing a place you walked yourself but in completely other weather conditions is always stunning, it changes so much.
Well framed indeed with the gorgeous tree in the upper corner and the curved walkway leading the way up to it.
have a great day
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-16 11:59
bellissima composizione con l'albero che domina la scena e la curva della balaustra che la circoscrive.
E' una bella rappresentazione dell'autunno canadese con il suo famoso foliage assai efficace e semplice nello stesso tempo.
Mi sorprende un pochino l'abbigliamento delle persone perchè a Roma siamo ancora in tenuta quasi estiva (almeno fino ad oggi).
Eccellenti, come tua abitudine, nitidezza e contrasto.
Ciao e buona serata
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-10-16 13:24
very beautiful composition of autumnal scenery. Well done with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, fantastic POV.
I like it very much. Tfs,
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-16 13:38
knowing your liking for modern architecture I appreciate even more you decided to post this one as a main shot:)without the buildings in the BG as is your WS shots.
it´s definitely a new look on your beautiful city!
Focusing on the people and so delightful autumnal colors was a good choice from your side.It´s so pleasant and relaxing to admire this scene!
If these are still not the most captivating colors of autumn,than I can´t wait what you present to us in few weeks.
Wish You all the best
cargus (10562) 2013-10-16 14:31
Beautiful autumn colors excellent played in your landscape, a perfect blend of light and clarity, an image well done.!!
mvdisco (17796) 2013-10-16 18:16
Hi Craig, Bonsoir,
Nice perpective of this lovely fence and beautiful autumn composition,
Nice point of view and details,
Very nice daily life in autumn walkway in Vancouver..
Nicey done ...Michel
pajaran (65030) 2013-10-16 21:47
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazan park u jesen.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
An interesting article about the place and moment ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good composition and perspective, well demonstrated park in the autumn.
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
All the best.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-16 22:39
J'envie les automnes canadiens et ses couleurs!Bon cadrage pour cette belle photo. Les WS sont très sympas aussi.
carlo62 (54064) 2013-10-16 23:58
che dire....bellissima, composizione perfetta e colori impeccabili, c'è tutto l'occorrente per una magnifica foto autunnale.
tyro (26142) 2013-10-17 3:11
Sorry I've not been too active on TE for a wee while - not problems at all - just now trying to catch up on some critiquing.
Of course, I recognise Stanley Park from your previous photographs but where's the map to see just where you were when you took this one? :o)
Your composition is absolutely perfect, the curving wall and the walkway leading us from bottom left well into the picture to the distant buildings but not before we stop and linger to drink in all the fabulous warm autumnal colours in the foliage of that mighty tree! The people walking and enjoying the lovely day are a welcome inclusion and add not only human interest but a fine sense of scale.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
claudeD (41220) 2013-10-17 6:32
really a very fine autumn picture showing this very interesting autumn scenery. I like your composition in a curve. Very good idea to add people to the shot, by that way you have introduced life to the shot.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (149698) 2013-10-17 6:41
fantastique iamge et compo sueprbe iamge quel arbre avec les belles couleurs de l'automne ce rouge et dans la courbe avec les personnage quelle compo bravo.
Silvio1953 (151545) 2013-10-17 9:52
Ciao Craig, lovely composition with fantastic autumnal colors, fascinating reflections, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dale54 (8768) 2013-10-17 9:54
craig hello..you cant go wrong with fall..wonderfull color out,these people really add to this nice scene! dale
jcpix (13930) 2013-10-17 16:29
So this is what Autumn looks like...I've forgotten color!?? :) We go from brown, to less brown. O.K., that's not entirely true...there is some grey mixed in there. lol At least the golf courses are all green. I'd much rather be able to enjoy this though, just as long as the sun keeps everything warm enough.
I do like this one the best, the strong presence of the curve appears to make it a bit more "shapely" in the tighter framing. And what's this...people? A great line-up too, evenly spaced and even descending in numbers in the foreground, a neat little effect.
The colors really are amazing, I hope to see more as they intensify throughout the coming weeks. Always a popular subject, and with good reason...everything is bright and vibrant. Great shot from corner to corner! Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.
Cheers from the desert,
emka (105446) 2013-10-17 16:52
Hi Craig, I am sure that Gert is proud of you. You slowly learn to include people on your photos. And Lisa and you would be proud seeing me in Kappadokia with tirpod :). Very nice shot, I like using the curve of the path and splendid autumn colours. WArm regards Malgo
delpeoples (59684) 2013-10-19 4:10
You are so lucky to get those dramatic Autumn colours and here in combination with the luminous water on the left, create a stunning visual impact. I like the curve of the bay too, which guides the eye around the frame towards the magnificent natural beauty of the trees.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-10-19 8:29
Lovey autumn scene and well worked to bring out the glorious colours, good lively compo and great side lighting along with wonderful shadow to finish off nicely
Well done, TFS
adramad (48942) 2013-10-19 9:51
Enchanting this walk along the water and taking the other side of those beautiful trees, which at this time have an exceptional beauty, with those reddish autumn colors is a perfect composition that conveys an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
Perfect lighting and sharpness for details.
Very well done. I love the work
Enjoy the weekend.
All the best.
P / D. Regarding what you asked in your last comment, I'll tell you the colors of the facades are such as they are without any extraction of color.
I also wanted to talk to you about that as you love modern architecture, not if you've seen my picture a few days ago of a building in Spain by architect Frank Gehry, as this picture I have uploaded is the only one that exists in TE of this construction
tatadalou (7459) 2013-10-20 7:00
I prefer this one to the WS, for the people and for the tighter framing. I like the curve that drives the eye to the red tree. Good job !
COSTANTINO (68848) 2013-10-20 23:05
Hello my friend from Canada
I love autumn in my opinion is
one of the best seasons so romantic
this shot has ana amazing lightness
the atmosphere is peaceful and nice
I would like to have a walk there
shadows and lights play together
have a nice new week
bartekp (4746) 2013-10-21 13:10
Nice autumn shot. I like compo - curvy path and that red tree.
Have a nice evening
Cricri (124778) 2013-10-21 22:48
Sublime beauté des couleurs d'automne cet arbre est magnifique, comme la prise de vue, le jeu ombre et la présence des personnes, belles présentations aussi en WS
josepmarin (58359) 2013-10-23 10:11
Hi, my friend Craig,
a fantastic autumnal mood in the image that you presents here.
The vivid colours on the leaves of the tree are really beautiful, the curve of the balustrade with its shades on the ground is elegant and provides a good dynamism into the ensemble, and people strolling there adds a nice vital touch.
Light and colours perfectly handled, the park is delightful.
A splendid work.
annjackman (21903) 2013-10-31 3:19
Compared with your misty shot that I have just critiqued this has quite a different feel to it. The gorgeous, vibrant colous of the leaves needs the people in the shot. A lovely bend in the walkway and the shadows help to make an excellent composition.
Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
p.s. trying to catch up with TE after a great TE meeting in Scotland.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (71721)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-16 1:44