We all know how much our dear friend Lisa (delpeoples) loves her nature, landscapes, beaches, waterfronts, and most of all - rocky shorelines.
So this one is for you Lisa!
For some unknown reason I don't walk around this area of Vancouver too often, but after being there today, I may change that behaviour :)
In the bg is my favorite of all Vancouver's bridges, our Art Deco Burrard St. Bridge.
Hope you like it, and I'll add a wide angle view in the WS too.
enjoy your weekend everyone
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emka (104238) 2013-11-08 23:57
Hi craig, I am sure that Lisa will love these rocks and city scape in the background. Maybe you should go there in pink hour. Lovely sky. Marvelous composition. The wider view in WS is also quite spectacular.
have a nice weekend
Angelillo (9374) 2013-11-09 0:27
It's always a pleasure to see your photos. The foreground is very impressive, and the line: beach - bridge - city is amazing, guiding us to the beautiful background. Very nice perspective: the stones so big, and the skyscrapers so little!!! Beautiful!
delpeoples (59434) 2013-11-09 0:49
Aww fellin the lurve in the room here! Thanks so much for the dedication and you hit the nail on the head, I love it. Between the rocks, the art deco bridge and those wonderful Autumn colours, I'm hard-pressed to pick my favourite element, so I'll just sit back and enjoy them all uniting to make a sensational combination. Love the huge foreground and the definition in the rocks. Pietro Wall would be screaming at them, but I just love em! :)
Have a lovely Saturday and thanks again
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-09 1:02
splendido punto di vista per una bella vista panoramica sulla città di Vancouver.
La presenza dei massi che dominano la scena contrastano in maniera magnifica con la grandiosità deii grattacieli e dello stesso ponte sullo sfondo quasi a voler contrastare con la loro semplicità e naturalezza la complessità delle opere dell'uomo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-09 1:32
superb idea to focus on the stones in the FG!They become a very strong focal point of the scene.In my opinion as important as the bridge and buildings in the distance.
First class shot!
PS.you should really try to capture the scene again at sunset/sunrise or blue hour.
Have a nice weekend
papagolf21 (106845) 2013-11-09 2:42
Bonjour, cher Graig,
Très belle mise en image avec ce premier plan.
Le cadrage est excellent.
snunney (104765) 2013-11-09 3:01
Hope you don't mind but for some reason I prefer the wide angle version; it has more impact on my mind. Whatever, both versions are very well composed and make excellent use of the foreground rocks a a lead-line toward the bridge. That lovely sky engenders a very agreeable ambient light with colours to match. Superb clarity as always.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-09 3:32
you made such good use of that wonderful Sigma lens of yours in this shot. Being a lover of my W/A lens I can appreciate this shot and the impact your POV has created. The DOF and quality is amazing, which if hand held must have been quite a difficult one to get. Enticing image with a wonderful sky and autumnal tones contrasting perfectly with the textures of the fg rockery.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
siudzi (34141) 2013-11-09 4:57
Wow! What an original and interesting shot of this amazing view! Really cool! The stones captured in the foreground are great elements of composition and made the scene eye-catching and so classy! Impressive work!
PS. Re your Qs submitted to my last post - it has been taken around the noon like the rest of my images with quite difficult light conditions I must admit. I am sure that early morning or evening lights would gave an interesting result. But sometimes you don't have a chance to select the moments to take of pics so you have to use the current moment.
Burano is superb place and we met a lot people there who came only to take pictures. If you plan a trip to Venice it's for sure worth to consider one day on Burano. It's quite small island for only few hours walking. I don't know if there are any hotels...
Sergiom (86065) 2013-11-09 5:25
J'aime bien le point de vue au ras du sol et de l'eau qui utilise parfaitement les cailloux pour donner de la profondeur à la composition. Aucune déformation dans les gratte ciel ce qui étonne avec cette lentille.
jacquest (19045) 2013-11-09 5:31
I also like this line of coastal rocks pointing to the bridge in a low point of view and giving deepness to the image. The city line adds an interesting architecture backgroung contrasting with the natural rock elements. The sky is also quite beautiful.
annjackman (21901) 2013-11-09 6:00
Including the rocky FG was an excellent idea and contrasts so well with the modern city in the BG. The bridge makes a very good link. The quiet colours and fluffy clouds all come together to make a lovely image.
Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
holmertz (57405) 2013-11-09 6:11
A very well composed photo (well, of course it is) with fine boulders, a very well placed nice bridge and beautiful clouds. As for the city skyline it looks fine, no doubt, but to be honest I find more beauty in the older and more organically grown European cities, rather than these rows of highrise buildings.
(No personal offence intended.) :-)
saxo042 (37966) 2013-11-09 6:14
All these big rocks provide a lot of interest to the picture, maybe even more than the impressive buildings in the background. A good POV with a good combination.
marabu61 (11229) 2013-11-09 7:01
An unusual view over Vancouver, but one that works really fine. The boulders in the foreground are gorgeous and the way they lead the way towards Burrard bridge is perfect. Very well seen here is the unique green glass architecture that make most of downtown Vancouver.
have a great weekend
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-09 9:46
hi craig. rocks, sand, water, clouds, high rises and reflections, and an art deco bridge... what else could you expect more :) this is a delightful gathering of subjects, which many of them are your favourites.
Herquin (7789) 2013-11-09 10:42
mis à part le ciel légèrement envahissant le cadrage est parfait et mets en opposition ce milieu urbain et la nature représentée par les rochers et le fleuve.
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-11-09 10:58
Hello Craig, you have a fantastic photographic eye with fantastic point of view. I really enjoy your pictures. Very beautiful vertical pic with the stones in the FG and the beautiful bridge and architecture in the BG. Wonderful photo job. Congrats.
Best regards and have a great WE, Barbara
worldcitizen (9182) 2013-11-09 12:29
Nice rocks. :-) They do make a bold foreground, and I guess you were balancing on some of them when you took this photo. I like the long lead-in to the buildings and bridge, and the glimpse of the autumn trees, too.
Royaldevon (41825) 2013-11-09 12:33
I'm a sucker for this type of shot.
I love to see f/g features which grab attention because of their shape or texture. In addition to this, we have the water, strong with reflections, leading to a b/g that is worth the effort. The sky scrapers and bridge seem to ring fence the scene, keeping attention and interest within their bounds.
Have a lovely Sunday,
carlo62 (53308) 2013-11-09 13:55
una bellissima fotografia e una bellissima dedica a un'amica molto gentile.
Questa versione la preferisco, sono un amante dei tagli verticali, in ogni caso il ws è ben fatto.
C'è una grande profondità e la qualità è eccellente.
zoomer (6) 2013-11-09 16:54
Hi,fantastic use of the wide angle lens!The DOF is awesome,colors and light perfect.Great work,all the best Wolf.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-11-10 0:31
A beautiful classic composition Craig which combines elements of landscape and cityscape really well. I am impressed by the detail in the Fg rocks and like their inclusion in the shot as they lead the eye straight to the bridge and skyline. Gorgeous soft light too. This is a winner! Warm regards Rosemary
olive224 (2719) 2013-11-10 0:40
All has been said about this image and i agree with all !
I think you've found the perfect spot to come back to at the blue hour or at early morning !!!
dkmurphys (62881) 2013-11-10 3:10
Very good idea to ad those foreground rocks into the composition. I like it, very nice place there.
Have a fine day.
tyro (26142) 2013-11-10 7:57
I just knew that Lisa would love this one! Those huge great (?granite) rocks in the foreground really hold the whole composition together perfectly and the line of them and the shoreline lead the eye right to your favourite bridge and the distant city skyline.
An excellent composition which is yet another triumph for you and your beloved super-wide lens. The light and colours are divine and the details and sharpness exquisite as usual.
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-11 7:13
Love the way you have composed this one with a low POV using the rocks in the foreground as alead in towards the bridge and the buildings in the background. Nice depth and the sharpness allows us to see the texture in the rocks. Superb.
All the best
imageme (1790) 2013-11-11 18:39
Hi Craig, Thank for your criticism on my picture., I certainly would benefit from the tips you gave me.
In this image, I found the peace with the rocks and life from the city skyline on the other side. It is really a super POV and composition. Thank very much.
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-11-11 21:37
Impressive shot with excellent sharpness and clarity.Good use of wide angle lens.Superb pov and exposure.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
fds (9569) 2013-11-12 9:35
dear Craig very beautiful sky line from Vancouver with the great rocs in the foregroud and great building in the background
i licke very much this very impressive sky with the clouds and very interested bridge on the right
very nice postcard my friend
Mics (980) 2013-11-15 3:23
This one is beautifully composed.:-) I love how all the elements perfectly fit in this photo. Nice,nice,nice!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (71059)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-08 23:27