Going back to one of my favorite places once again - i can't help it! :)
As you may know already, this is Stanley Park in Vancouver. The view has been photographed to death, and i'm apart of that, but it keeps me happy :)
It was taken early in the morning, just after morning Blue Hour on a crisp cold winter's day.
When you photograph a location so many times, you really get to understand it. For example, usually these Sails on the left are in color - reds, blues, yellows, greens and whites. But depending on the time of day they are Shut Off - I knew I had to get here early enough, but i was late! But in the end i liked how the Chevron sign came to life in contrast to the greys of the buildings.
Composition is SO important to me, i try to take notice of all the little things. I made an effort to position myself so that all 10 of the sails can be viewed, so that they are not overlapping eachother.
Hope you enjoy it
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JFS (32455) 2012-01-29 4:35
A luxurious post card my friend! Silver light in one of your favorite places in Vancouver, it could be mine too. Top shot!
snunney (73032) 2012-01-29 4:41
A well presented urban panorama with a particular mood to it. The lights add a splash of colour and help warm up the wintry atmosphere. Very good sharpness.
annjackman (15649) 2012-01-29 5:04
This reminds me of two visits to Vancouver and the wonderful urban landscapes that we enjoyed. Those sails are so appealing. This has been very well composed and interesting light. The dark clouds at the top of the picture hold the picture in - excellent.
Best wishes, Ann
Sergiom (45842) 2012-01-29 5:50
Effectivement , une vrai belle carte postale. Le point de vue est imprenable et souligne toutes les beautés du bord de mer sous une belle lumière.
Nicou (106237) 2012-01-29 6:53
fantastique pano e tiamge superbe vue quel compo moderne ces building dans une belle ambiance, sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
jemaflor (74340) 2012-01-29 7:12
Good panoramic format, interesting with this light, it's well managed, tfs.
jurek1951 (37040) 2012-01-29 7:19
A beautiful colorful nocturnal shot of Vancouver.The sharpness and POV are excellent,
Cricri (92527) 2012-01-29 7:28
Beau choix du format panoramique, une vue qui inclus beaucoup d'éléments,de détails, bonne lumière sous le ciel nuageux
bennyfunky (793) 2012-01-29 8:08
Beautiful picture, good exposure, bright light and well framed.
cagla (3794) 2012-01-29 9:11
Your Stanley Park is like my Golyazi lake..:) The colors of dawn is beautiful together with the lights still on, Your composition is really lovely, forming a triangle with the objects rising from left to right. Congrats.
bergese (6699) 2012-01-29 9:45
Une vue extraordinaire de cette ville.Il existe un belle harmonie des couleurs entre les éléments naturels et les buildings.Beau travail
Gigidusud (10408) 2012-01-29 9:55
Very beautiful postcard of Vancouver!I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
brianmcc (5832) 2012-01-29 11:28
what a wonderful cityscape. the clarity, detail and sharpness are incredible. love the lights in the city illuminating the scene and helping to create a fantastic atmosphere.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-29 11:52
very nice cityscape shot with a nice chosen POV...like the modern age architectures behind the river...nice texture cloudy sky...
nice wide view...
good light management with nice color contrast & sharpness...very nice low light shot...
tyro (15817) 2012-01-29 13:49
Your perseverance with your composition here has certainly paid off. Golly, we really do have so much in common - I can be incredibly obsessive at times too!
But your meticulous attention to detail has delivered the goods with this one. Lovely composition, perfect exposure, lovely light and colours and, as always, exquisite sharpness and detail.
emka (64492) 2012-01-29 14:05
Hi Craig, careful composition indeed, we can see all 10 sails. I wouldn't probably think anbout it. It is postcard but waht quality. it is so sharp and colours are fantastic, not too dark for me. Excellent photowork.
bertolucci (13354) 2012-01-29 15:14
A delightful pano in great light and with such a lot of enticing urban detail! The horizonal layers and the careful framing and exporsure (very well managed, all those different light sources) make it rock. I like it a lot!
Interesting note too - and I couldn't agree more about site knowledge and attention to detal while preparing to frame.
Best regards from Rotterdam
jjcordier (67562) 2012-01-29 22:50
Une carte postale que j'aurais achetée immédiatement! J'aime beaucoup ta composition en format pano et surtout les tons de l'image. Très beau!
Graal (92308) 2012-01-29 23:45
postcard is very nice. Superb panoramic view. I like the lights and contrast. An interesting modern architecture. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice day.
macondo (18461) 2012-01-30 2:09
A very good panoramic crop for this one, leaving just the right amount of dark cloud near the top edge, and water down below. I think the exposure of the tiny lights and the Chevron sign and building is superb. Pity about the sails' lights, I guess, but the detail you've captured in them by considering your viewpoint, and all over the shot, is outstanding. I love the sheen on the water!
Zengi001 (2307) 2012-01-30 2:22
A nice postcard image with excellent sharpness and superb light management.
I loved it!
lousat (64563) 2012-01-30 4:22
Hi Craig,spectacular capture of the last electric lights of Vancouver in this clody morning,great and total view and very impressives details and colors,a great postcard,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Cretense (68671) 2012-01-30 4:38
Fantastic, top quality photo, up to the highest professional standards, really a perfect postcard! Excellent composition and framing, perfect light management, perfect definition! Congratulations!
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-01-30 5:40
Ola Craig ,
Linda foto com Vancouver de fundo com um belo céu de final de dia , bons detalhes e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
dkmurphys (42699) 2012-01-30 5:45
A big commercial for Chevron?:P Lovely capture, you sure have an impressive city. Great colors, perfect mood.
Enjoy the day.
timecapturer (37412) 2012-01-30 5:53
a superb early morning shot so full of wonderful lights and detail. Love the moody sky which gives the shot atmosphere and impact. Executed in your usual accomplished style and a striking presentation.
Have a great week - Brian.
mkamionka (27187) 2012-01-30 8:22
no wonder - I would be a frequent guest there as well. This place is really photogenic, alternatively these maybe your photo skills which show it in a very attractive way.
Here you also captured an amazing sky which adds an extraordinary atmosphere. Beautiful light, I like it very much.
Answering your question: it seems I will move to England soon :)
Hansaphotos (6131) 2012-01-30 12:05
First of all, the Stanley Park seems to be inexhaustible as source of great scenes and views. A very nice postcard from VC. I like how the grey watersurface creates kind of odd reflections, and yes, the sign and the light from the tower in the bg provides a great contrast to the dominating grey. Thanks for sharing this one:) Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
vasilpro (40565) 2012-01-30 12:28
Wonderful composition with spectacular view to the city, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, excellent POV and panoramic presentation, lovely light and colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
npecanhuk (56450) 2012-01-30 13:01
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, composition, horizontal format and slim black borders are excellent!
TFS - congrats,
adramad (31151) 2012-01-30 13:14
Another stunning skyline of the city, showing us another part of it with a beautiful and varied architecture, these black clouds give a dramatic touch to the composition as well as more strength, your work is impeccable with delightful clarity, color perfect for a magical hour, as this magnificent work. I love it.
Charo (51208) 2012-01-31 14:44
This place is one of my dreams, come to Vancouver to see the city after visiting the beautiful landscapes of British Columbia.
The picture is superb with a perspective esplédida full of contrasts. The dim lighting adds a very intimate atmosphere. Bravo!
Royaldevon (21661) 2012-02-01 2:13
It's great to have a passion and your enthusiasm can certainly infect others.
This is a really well presented shot. Your care has allowed the viewers to enjoy the details of this early morning shot with great clarity. With the silver sky, the soft lights, and the lifting clouds, the city feels to be stretching, yawning and waking to a new day.
Fine thirds composition and sharp details.
Have a good day,
sacimar (25969) 2012-02-01 5:42
this is a good postcard from Vancouver, I like the grey tones and colors here, the composition is good and the view is interesting with the different buildings, well seen,
TopGeo (38080) 2012-02-01 10:23
Good panoramic format, Nice architecture photo, nice buildings Perfect atmosphere with dark clouds, Great composition and framing, great light management, beautiful colours and textures!
patdeph (35744) 2012-02-01 10:45
the softness of the colors, their harmony,the range of building, the boat, everything is beautiful, framed in a perfect way, in a panoramic format that emphasized the beauty of the view.Magnificent!
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-02-01 22:23
Hi Craig, Stunning, view and photo, Well done, I know what you are saying when you say you are comfortable with a place. Cheers Iain.
ikeharel (44321) 2012-02-03 2:33
The 10 sails, just saw and critique in TE:"CLIC" photo's, and as you noted this is an importent part in the whole area fabulous skyline.
Fine dusk scenery, with the Chevron sign lightened and stands-out, as well with the tower on BG.
Big city in calm ambiance.
ChrisJ (91360) 2012-02-03 2:52
Good decision to use a wide angled panoramic format here. Excellent sharpness with nice reflections. I like the repetition of the sails at left. Tfs!
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2012-02-03 11:41
beautiful view, i like light and exposure you had.
fine colors too
gildasjan (39622) 2012-02-04 3:47
Tout est bien cadré dans ce format panoramique et ici les quelques parties chaudes de l'image équilibrent parfaitement la dominante bleue de cette réalisation.
Robert1969 (6650) 2012-02-07 22:43
A beautiful skyline..
The panorama makes the picture extra wide.
The picture has a beautiful composition
and it has a beautiful light management.
sevy (14437) 2012-02-09 1:24
I like a lot the blue mood of this urbanscape. It is also well balanced in this panoramic crop and the clouds are nicely closing the loop, bringing back the look towards the buildings line.
steph (404) 2012-03-19 11:16
Very good postcard, but frankly, very good picture.
Excellent proportions and great colors. Nothing is missing !
InasiaJones (30050) 2012-04-03 19:46
A very nice one here, slick and moody, with a metallic feeling, provided by the steel blue dominant colour. I like the way the Vancouver Lookout tower stands out with its warm light.
The format of the frame suits your photo efficiently.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-29 4:03