Thought I would head back to one of my favorite photo shoot locations once again :)
Here we are downtown at the False Creek area, located directly across from Science World.
When I got back into my car after the night photo shoot, over 2 hours had passed by. Time goes by so quickly when you're having fun!
I wish there were some funny story to tell about this scene, but it's pretty straight forward. A beautiful warm winter's night with a camera and tripod in hand, doesn't get any better than that!
Hope you like it
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lousat (68631) 2014-02-28 2:00
Hi Craig,fantastic spectacle made in black and bronze,with a very dark black as i like in the night pics,magnificent capture with impressives details and reflections too,truly great! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
danos (80967) 2014-02-28 2:01
nice the night view of this section of the False Creek area,with the reflections of the skyscrapers above to make the image even more effective.I like the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place during the night.Well done.
serp2000 (35826) 2014-02-28 2:09
Wooooow! Great night shot, impressive black&gold combination, perfect DoF. My congratulations, Craig! Just a solid music!
snunney (76436) 2014-02-28 2:11
A fine symmetrical nocturnal composition. Ideally exposed and with good colours and sharpness. A warm winter's night sounds rather a contradiction in terms:-)
timecapturer (41882) 2014-02-28 4:30
glad you liked my little post today. Really must try and sneak past that guard, this was my second attempt at getting in. Like this night shot of your home town. Looks amazing and the quality is your usual standard that being - superb! Night photography is an area that I am a complete virgin in, so must get out and have a try. Nice to know that I am not the only one who loses track of time when on a "mission". It is my second favourite waste of time if you get my drift......:-)
Have a great weekend - B.
claudeD (28908) 2014-02-28 4:34
very fine picture from Vancouver by night. Excellent composition, fine reflections in the water and a perfect light managment.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jjcordier (70605) 2014-02-28 4:58
Superbe version nocturne dorée de Vancouver et de ses reflets. Bravo!
Fis2 (79834) 2014-02-28 5:31
Nicely night photo.
Excellent composition and colors.
Reflection add savor of picture!
Sergiom (50674) 2014-02-28 5:37
Tu as su trouver le point de vue le plus spectaculaire pour nous montrer Vancouver de nuit.Les reflets sont à l'identique dans les eaux calmes du port. Le printemps semble bien installé .
Sonata11 (32261) 2014-02-28 6:54
I'm very sorry for my late response, but recently I'm very busy. I want to thank you so much for visiting and comments. This is very beautiful night picture of impressive architecture and its reflection. Awesome work. Fantastic observation and executed image. Perfectly well done. Like it a lot.
Best regard, Barbara
dkmurphys (44675) 2014-02-28 7:07
Perfect night scene with lovely reflections. Well done!
Kamilutka (6737) 2014-02-28 7:50
very nice cityscape at nighttime. The simplicity of the composition works very well in here and the reflections of the buildings on the water double the effect. Great contrast between lights of the city and darkness of the night.
ikeharel (48388) 2014-02-28 8:05
No need for a funny story about this view, Craig, the beautiful photo speaks for itself.
Marvelous night scenry over water that reflected the illuminated skyline, in a most immaculate clarity.
Superb photojob done, on an exquisite 26 sec. exp. culminate to a wonderful sight.
Salute, Bravo and Chees.
saxo042 (35846) 2014-02-28 8:29
Bright lights, big city! Fantastic reflections from this impressive skyline.
annjackman (16861) 2014-02-28 8:58
I love this for the copper colour of the buildings and reflections against the blackness. A very impressive image that catches attention.
Kind Regards, Ann
Ninello52 (7307) 2014-02-28 9:40
Night scene very effective! Spectacular reflections of skyscrapers! The perfect definition!
Best Regards, Nino.
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2014-02-28 10:05
Wooooo. This is the kind of scene I would love to have nearby, a beautiful golden skyline which stands out so perfectly against the inky black background. It seems as if this city is suspended in deepest space. Amazing detail in each of the little windows of the buildings, I feel I could zoom right into somebodies living room here!
All the best, have a great weekend.
yquem46 (38102) 2014-02-28 10:07
just a straightforward bravo to a just straightforward compo !
Best regards, have a nice WE
boa (5462) 2014-02-28 11:11
it was a rewarding night with a picture like this! Beautiful reflections from your hometown. The color tones are really attractive, great shot!
holmertz (34681) 2014-02-28 11:41
This is sooo different from Herat, Afghanistan 40 years ago. But why did you have to spend two hours here, when this shot only took you 26 seconds? :-) :-)
It's actually an amazing view of the city with so many lights and such crystal clear reflections in the black water.
Seriously, how do you figure out the correct exposure time for a picture like this? Do you take a great number of shots starting with 5 seconds, going to 10, 15 etc, up to maybe a minute, and then just decide which one to use? Or do you actually know how much time that is needed?
tenretin (1485) 2014-02-28 13:47
It is a beautiful composition. Your shot is balanced and the colors are natural.
There is a lot of detail in your photo, and no digital noise.
I think she looks a little or maybe it is a illusion?
Good start to the weekend.
worldcitizen (6139) 2014-02-28 13:56
I do like it. :-) I like illuminated cities against dark, black, night skies. I like reflections, too, as you well know. The only color breaking up the gold tones is that lone, blue light. Very sleek view.
Royaldevon (24350) 2014-02-28 14:22
A shot like this is hard to beat!
Lights always attract people and when frozen by a photograph, can be studied and enjoyed over and over again! Your shot, by using a slow shutter speed, has captured all available light and multiplied its effect. In addition, the water reflection has created a fine symmetrical pattern. The lights create an absolute contrast with the darkness of the night sky.
One to be proud of.
Have a great w/e,
delpeoples (50707) 2014-02-28 15:49
Gidday dear Craig
Whoop wooooo! What a f@&$g great shot. I saw the series on FB and it brought a huge smile to my face. Good onya, and as I said, they're certainly among your best. Only problem would have been choosing which one to upload here. And can't wait to see T's. Superb gold lighting - did you leave White Balance as shot or adjust it? And the immense black parts are pure magic. What can I say, except give you a standing ovation?
Cheers and enjoy your days off. Am so excited, we've just booked another holiday! Yay!
ACL1978 (7323) 2014-02-28 18:40
Hey Craig - another of your beautiful night shots, everything perfectly exposed as usual. There's a unique brown cast to this one, the color of dark chocolate, and the lights reflected in the water are gorgeous - perfect vantage point and framing. Thanks!
divail (8270) 2014-02-28 19:05
C'est une magnifique photo de nuit. Le miroir est superbe, et la composition, divisée en son centre, est un excellent choix.
Bonne fin de semaine Craig,
RhodieIke (11052) 2014-02-28 21:25
What can I say other than Fantastic, love the muted colours of the reflection.
Excellent Pov, perfect management on this glorious night scene of Vancouver, one for the promotional magazines.
carlo62 (23768) 2014-03-01 1:35
molto diversa dalla precedente foto, qui le luci sembrano formare un'intera galassia.
Fantastico riflesso supportato da uno sfondo nero molto intenso, un bellissimo effetto visivo.
jhm (131876) 2014-03-01 1:46
Lovely night picture with a very pleasant reflections.
Impressive black and gold combination of this mirror picture.
We get depth and perspective
Nevertheless a very interesting subject.
Your picture is very well, and very attractive made in high quality
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
cornejo (25543) 2014-03-01 4:19
Hi Craig, very good night shot of this beautiful and interesting composition with reflection, nicely composed and captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
subhendu_bagchi (24413) 2014-03-01 7:18
hello Craig, another superb one from you. This is a superbly composed night view which you presented with fine depth and good colours. Chosen POV is nice to show the reflection in such way. Excellent shot.
siudzi (29635) 2014-03-01 8:08
The whole night series which you have submitted on the FB is simply awesome! Love the water reflections and mirror effects which made this scene so unique and fantastic. Perfectly done as always. Many thanks for sharing!
Subhogen (4047) 2014-03-01 10:06
What a superb night shot. It seems that there is a festival of lights going on in the city. What fantastic contrast between the bands of darkness and the bands of light. Truly eye-catching shot, masterfully executed. Top class photography. Thanks for sharing.
Romano46 (15678) 2014-03-01 10:35
26 secondi spesi in maniera eccellente per raccogliere una immagine che incanta per la finezza del dettaglio e la superba composizione.
Quello che colpisce è anche il fatto che essa sia bella e semplice nello stesso tempo, segno che spesso le foto più belle sono quelle meno elaborate.
Ciao e buona domenica
jcpix (9324) 2014-03-01 13:51
I think I just spent two hours looking at this picture...you're not kidding, time flies right on by! :) Crazy how that happens though, yeah? I'm sure we've all lost track of time at some point when we get zoned in to what we're doing with camera in hand. The only down side is when you realize that after that much time spent, you still come away with nothing useful...or is that just me? lol
I can understand why this shot has been so popular, that's quite a neat skyline, and you've done wonders to bring it to life...well after the sun has set. The strong reds and yellows give this a mysterious kind of mood, and the blurred reflection adds to the effect. I'm guessing the heavy black contrast makes this even more "punchy" than the blue hour?? Either way, the city speaks...and speaks beautifully! Cheers to another few hours out and about! :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take it easy.
Your snow worked it's way down here in rain form, first we've had in 2 1/2 months...and like you mentioned with Vancouver, nobody knows how to deal with it. haha
SWEETFREEDOM (20810) 2014-03-01 23:42
great night shot, good exposure and reflections, i like the blue light on the top right.
eldancer1 (23116) 2014-03-02 7:42
Awesome nocturnal shot of this beautiful city! Looks like the buildings were arranged on certain order. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Gigidusud (12217) 2014-03-03 1:18
Wow! Splendid night shot on the city. I like the combination of black and gold and the reflections. A real miror, love it!
marina7 (8029) 2014-03-03 11:08
you can enjoy wonderful nights out there, I envy you:)
Amazing mirror image with warm lights, doesn't feel like winter at all. Charming atmosphere, love it!
Silvio1953 (111156) 2014-03-03 11:57
Ciao Craig, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic reflections, excellent exposure and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (33600) 2014-03-03 11:58
Great composition with this night skyline of the city, shining with thousands of lights, perfect fascinating reflections, which together create an image of beautiful effect and powerful result.
Very nice range of colors.
Splendid sharpness and good light.
Happy start to the week.
All the best.
abmdsudi (36390) 2014-03-03 22:18
Gorgeous night shot, this looks like a fairyland to me in vibrant warm colours in stark contrast enveloped by dark night creating such a glorious mood!! The reflection is indeed delightful with abstract quality in it as you have used the best opportunity to grab the moment precisely to you favour braving the element. I think you are more than happy with this as much as I do. This is a very fine photo work, remarkably done. Congrats
krzychu30 (14996) 2014-03-04 0:39
haha,I can understand you.I could stand there like you for two hours and it would be like a minute for me:)
Very good and elegant composition with well made division between real and reflected part.
It looks not only great,but also very moody!
I´ve missed this kind of photos on TE(will try to change it when I´m back from Dubai:)
Have a nice day
rychem (16500) 2014-03-04 21:02
Spectacular photo, very nice night shot with great composition and reflections, compliments
Waylim (24490) 2014-03-05 11:36
Perfect mirror reflection image. Love the black sky and brings out the contrast of the golden city light. the water so still, you can almost walk on it.
Good quality shot and composition.
adidas5nb (4021) 2014-03-06 23:27
well well i can only sit and admire the effect and your creativity.
ChrisJ (93442) 2014-03-09 3:07
Amazing symmetrical reflections with nice repetition of patterns shapes and designs of the bg highrise along withe the myriad of pinpoint lights. Well framed and composed with good breathing space right around. The bridge at left provides lead in lines. Tfs!
pili51 (423) 2014-03-28 10:54
Wow! Fantastic view to City with nice light and great reflections on the water.
Fascinating night shot,
Fantastic reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done,
I like a lot!
adores (32712) 2014-03-28 16:33
This is a nice place, no matter the time. Beautiful night shot, even after the blue hour the effect is great and the reflection gave you a perfect symmetry!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (49348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/8, 26 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-28 1:55