Vanier Park - Vancouver
Activity: There are a number of reasons you may want to visit Vanier Park on the south side of English Bay, just west of the Burrard St. bridge:
Kite flying: small kites, big kites, fighter kites, specialty kites.
Vanier Park is home to the Pacific Space Centre - Vancouver,Vancouver Museum, and Vancouver Maritime Museum.
Vanier Park is just a hop and a skip to Granville Island - Vancouver.
Kitsilano Pool and Beach is just another hop and a skip west of Vanier Park.
It's right on the water so you can see all the boats entering and leaving False Creek.
Age group: All ages.
Expense rating: Free unless you go to the museums.
Proximity to attractions, and something for everyone.
If you've seen enough of kites, you can take a 5 minute walk to Kitsilano Beach, or Granville Island.
Details: Vanier Park is at the North foot of Chestnut St.
Season: All seasons
Educational highlights: Museums
Fun for the adult?: A relaxing place to lay back on the grass and watch the kites soaring in the sky.
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patdeph (35744) 2009-06-09 11:28
the colours are spledid!I like very much the white of the buildings and their contrast with the deep and strong blue of the sky,sea,and mountains of the background!I also like how you have framed the town with the vegetation of the foreground to give some depth!Very well done!
npecanhuk (56382) 2009-06-09 11:32
Another beautiful composition with Vancouver's skyline!
Sharpness, exposure and colors are quite suitable to the image too!
TFS - congratulations!
jemaflor (74128) 2009-06-09 11:54
Nice perspective with an interesting depth, good contrast with the beach and the buildings in the bg, good light capture and good details with trees on the beach.
vasilpro (40563) 2009-06-09 12:24
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφα συνέθεσες την καταπληκτική αυτή θέα με το δέντρο αριστερά, με πολύ καλό βάθος πεδίου και όμορφα ζωντανά χρώματα.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
brano14 (2566) 2009-06-09 13:08
Nicely composed photo, especially the left side. Good colors and clarity, especially the sky looks great.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2009-06-09 13:51
It is pleasant to discover the city and the park starting from these trees. The colors and contrasts are excellent. The sober light is well controlled. It is a tempting image. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
lousat (64295) 2009-06-09 14:02
Hi Danos,there is a fantsstic blue inside this pic....and the perspective too is very impressive,a interesting place taken at the best of quality,my best compliments for the note so elegants! Have a nice day,LUCIANO
leonorkuhn (16233) 2009-06-09 14:27
Nice city view! I like very much the dark blue tones. Excellent contrast of colors and good deep.
ChrisJ (91292) 2009-06-09 17:06
Wonderful colour contrasts, between the yellow green foliage, & blue sky, with good repetition of the logs & splendid sharpness & colour. Tfs!
danyy (0) 2009-06-09 23:12
des couleurs très saturées comme je les aime.
Un surtotu un ciel bien polarisé dans lequel ces voiles nuageux nosu font un peu oublier ce qu'il y a au niveau du sol.
Une jolie carte postale bien cadrée.
Graal (92190) 2009-06-09 23:45
another interesting presentation from Your Canadian serie. Nice composition, fine glance on the big town in BG. I like it. Well done photo.
papagolf21 (79598) 2009-06-10 0:53
Bonjour, mon ami Danos,
Très bonne présentation dans la note de cette grande ville de Vancouver, cela donne envie de tout abandonner et de se rendre sur place pour découvrir les merveilleux paysages de British Columbia.
Une très belle photo (comme d'habitude).
Budapestman (82620) 2009-06-10 2:10
Beautiful panorama with spectacular composition and picturesque colours, the foreground is beautiful. The depth of the photo is superb, the distant city details are imposing. Congratulations. Tfs! Have a nice day!
pablominto (53744) 2009-06-10 3:42
I like the rich colouring!
The view to the city skyline is well framed, and the architecture comes out with pin sharp details...
Is that driftwood I can see on the shore? Amazing...
rodgerg (55767) 2009-06-10 10:36
An incredible depht of field with a FG rich in details very well collected and a great prospect to the buildings in the BG. These buildings give a great prospect effect.
Have a nice evening,
gracious (20025) 2009-06-10 11:03
Thank you for sharing another great shot from Vancouver!
framed well on the great city and loved the great lighting and colour contrast in this beautiful shot
thanks for the notes as well
warmest regards always
ymrk (14947) 2009-06-10 12:53
Wonderful landscape Kirie Danos.I like a lot of cloud and an amazing view of sky....
Take care of yourself,
paura (47166) 2009-06-10 17:01
Fantásticas as cores aqui, amigo. Á composição como um todo também está excelente. beleza de trabalho.
belido (19934) 2009-06-10 17:14
this is very unusual for me, pretty different than the beachs we have here. The point of view chosen by you reveals your attention to the composition. I like a lot to see the cityscape in the horizon line and that intense dark blue on the sky. Great job!
parbo (11092) 2009-06-10 19:09
Excellently creative view of sea side. I liked your skillful way merging skyscrapers with wonderful park at front. The logs on sand bank creates a unique scene under great sky. I can not imagine kite players while running between the logs there. Wonderful one, congratulations. Ευθυμίες.
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-06-10 20:52
This is a wonderful POV over looking the beach towards Vancouver with the mountains in the background, Nice capture of the people on the beach, Excellent colors and details in this image. Great job Danos.
anducina (8407) 2009-06-10 22:15
Interesting scene, well captured, mixture of city and nature, witht the tree in the FG, the beach with those trunks, the ocean and with the distant cityscape (impressive skyscrapers !) in the BG. Excellent POV.
jafadabret (56497) 2009-06-10 22:59
Le grand angle a fait merveille pour ce paysage de printemps grandiose. Le premier plan avec les bois flottants échoués sur la plage donnent un graphisme intéressant. La ville reçoit la belle lumière devant les montagnes à l'horizon. Bien composé avec cet arbre au premier plan !
Bonne journée !
Cricri (92267) 2009-06-11 4:20
Un ensemble de couleurs très jolies avec un contraste intéressant avec les buildings, belle note et image
Have a nice day for you
Vasa (16612) 2009-06-11 8:30
Your position is most important Danos. You got the panramic view, but also so interessent first plan. I will remember your trip in Canada, as it was mine.
dip (22130) 2009-06-11 9:01
Geia sou Dano,
mia fotografia me polles kai oraies leptomeries,
mou aresei o sundiasmos xromaton mple,gkri kai prasinou pou kuriarxoun stin fotografia,
poli kalo simeio lipsis episis,
Emile (20348) 2009-06-11 9:55
Wonderful composition with the park and Vancouver skylines, the park looks a nice place to relax and take it easy. Good POV, colors and sharpness.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-06-11 10:16
You've done a great job here. Lovely DOF and interesting sky. Nice blend of textures and colours. Sharpness and clarity are superb. The town (Vancouver)in the background looks very impressive.
Well done! TFS.
ahmetgedikli (25151) 2009-06-11 12:44
Beautiful landscape... Magnificent colours, light, and good POV. Nice work!
Have a nice evening.
ciakgiak (30383) 2009-06-11 13:39
this is a superb view on this park.
I like a lot the magnificent colours and the way you composed the scene, with the tree on the left to give depht.
jurek1951 (37040) 2009-06-11 23:51
Wonderful landscape.Beautiful clouds and sky.Very interesting perspective and lovely colours.
plimrn (21344) 2009-06-12 12:56
I begin to think I can recognize your photos without seeing your name; they feature a unique perspective, crisp detail and clear, pure colors. Then too, the note is always informative.
Philippe (11836) 2009-06-13 13:39
Hi, Danos. A good natural framing with those trees in the foreground. They contrast well with the concrete of the city buildings. The logs on the beach lead the eye towards the city and the people give the scale of the picture.
Have a nice weekend,
sacimar (25969) 2009-06-13 15:46
beautiful picture, I like the composition with the branches in the foreground, the city buildings are a good end of the bay, good details, nice job,
josepmarin (56517) 2009-06-14 8:22
Nice sight of the city from this Park, in a very deep image.
I like the great luminosity, the contrast and the chromatic strength of your photo, that it attracts our eyes very easily.
Excellent sharpness and high quality of image.
bostankorkulugu (41344) 2009-06-14 12:01
an original one with the logs on the foreground... a beautiful postcard of vancouver in saturated colours... ta leme dano...
alvaraalto (5473) 2009-06-14 14:00
You mentioned a lot of activities for this attractive place but I missed “caber toss” part of the Scottish Highland Games involving the tossing of a large wooden pole called a caber. All that cabers are lying here on the beach. :-)
delkoo (68) 2009-06-14 14:09
You've achieved a nice and interesting result,all those trunks on the sand leads the glance to the skyscrapers, i could say : beach in the city...
well seen and well executed
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2009-06-14 15:19
From this perspective you can see just how green a modern city can be, Vancouver is a model in that respect. Love the glass skyline in the background.
trekks (14348) 2009-06-14 18:37
As I always imagine, there are places where the city skyline is impressive, like this POV that you have chosen very nicely to show a low angle shot. Very good bright day for you and the blue sky is giving a superb contrast to this landscape.
Good work. Very nice DOF and sharp detail.
gunbud (34066) 2009-06-14 19:28
Love how all the driftwood on the foreground beach makes such an interesting lead-in to the Vancouver skyline.
Really love the polizered blue sky together with the yellow tinted foreground tree.
shevchenko (18725) 2009-06-14 21:51
Good pov to show skyscrapers surrounding by natural environment, what a beautiful city located between mountains and water, lovely clean environment, nice blue sky and feel good with sunny weather, distinct color, good sharpness, well done.
athanvas (2369) 2009-06-15 7:37
Geia sou Dano!
Poly wraio kadro anadeiknyei yperoxa thn poli dinintas ths mia wraia prooptiki.
JCG (35129) 2009-06-16 3:20
Curious all these trunks on sand… Still a pretty panorama on this beautiful area of Vancouver. The buildings with far have a pleasant sight on the lake and this park. The strong constrast are pleasant. It's a pity that it either so far because I will spend well a few days in this area !!! Thank you Danos.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
siolaw (37642) 2009-06-16 10:29
Geia sou Danos,
Good view with depth provided by the bush in FG left side and the size of logs and people on the beach tells us about distance... nice cityscape in the BG. Good general quality too.
Se xereto ap' to Parisi
pierrefonds (51056) 2009-06-17 7:08
The trees are framing well the highrise buildings. The point of view takes our eyes toward the buildings which is giving depth to the photo. The light is enhancing the different tints of colors of the scenery. Have a nice day from Yellowknife.
stego (22556) 2009-06-18 8:14
A very good POV, cleverly used to produce a great compo. It's very nice to see the modern city framed with the beautiful park, half beach, half garden. It like also the snow clad mountains behind the city.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-06-18 23:07
Hi Danos. Great photo. Good colours and depth. I love the sky and mountainous BG that you have captured in this shot. The logs scattered on the beach in the FG are an interesting touch also. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
bobocortis (15918) 2009-06-25 4:50
Great one, urbanscape and landscape in a shot!
Perspective, colors and dept are fantastic.
argycon (2769) 2009-06-25 16:29
Geia sou Dano,
Eksairetiki synthesi epelekses na mas parousiaseis thn yperoxi thea sthn poli! Poly wraia xrwmata kai antihtesi! Apsogi technika!
foozi (7101) 2009-07-03 6:40
very intereting and exciting place it seems here. i like the way you positioned thew beach, framed by the tree and bushes. morever, the idle logs make this scenery very interesting. very dramatic blue sky and superbs clarity of the buidings.
well composed shot.
Jakab (3865) 2009-07-04 16:43
the phantastic sky, the cold colours and the metropolitan city scape produce a somewhat futuristic feeling. (Most probably the wide angle lens has its part in the effect as well.) Good that there are also natural objects (bush, tree, wood) in the foreground for contrast.
pajaran (41787) 2009-12-02 14:26
Pozdrav, samo sto sam stigao kuci sa kartanja, remi, pada jaka kisa.
Secanje na jedan lep trenutak prikazan ovom lepom fotografijom, dobrog prednjeg plana fotografije i lepih boja koje su istakle arhitekturu. Svidja mi se vas rad.
Prijatno vece, neka nam novi dan donese nesto lepo, Paja.
subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2011-02-17 1:03
really a superb composition. So clear, so crysp. Beautifully controlled light with excellent depth. The POV with the tree at FG is fine while we can see a clear view of blue water and those fine buildings at BG. Great work. Tfs.
geoant68 (2861) 2011-05-28 9:45
η θέση λήψης της φωτογραφίας είναι εξαιρετική,με την παραλία και τους κορμούς να οδηγούν το μάτι του θεατή στην απέναντι πλευρά της πόλης.Η οξύτητα είναι αάψογη.
Miguel82 (14530) 2013-04-03 14:26
So beautiful picture of the west coast Danos,
Clear shot, excellent contrast and colors saturation
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (78144)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, B+W SLIM 82E C-POL MRC
- Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Canada-British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-09 10:19