Back to one of my favorite subjects, and places in Vancouver...the financial district downtown.
I have posted a similar photo of this same location a long time ago, but this one is different because of the long perspective lines and deliberate keystoning of the buildings. Normally i try to correct the keystoning in post processing, but i like the natural lean in this one.
The long structure on the left is an elevated walkway from the city buildings to the Ferry Terminal which takes passengers to North Vancouver.
Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for looking.
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serp2000 (38783) 2012-02-23 22:24
Excellent exposure. Well, 15 sec. gave us outstanding picture, good colors management and perfect sharpness.
ChrisJ (95080) 2012-02-23 22:36
Wonderful hot vs cold color contrasts between the deep blue sky & artificial yellow illumination. Well managed perspective with the wide angled lens. Impeccable sharpness & good light contrasts. Tfs!
JFS (32459) 2012-02-23 23:06
Hi mi friend!
Blue or golden Vancouver? Anyway, a great shot of Vancouver masterly captured by Craig!
emka (74963) 2012-02-23 23:18
Your favorite - blue hour in the modern district. Impressive this long walkway. Nice composition and colours. I have always doubt if i should correct keystoning in pp. The lean here looks attractive.
CLODO (29706) 2012-02-24 0:11
it is so crisp, and I do like the wide angle mood to bend the buildings. Superb colors contrast berwen the illuminated windows and the cloudy blue sky.
jjcordier (74454) 2012-02-24 0:38
Encore une heure bleue aux couleurs impressionnantes avec un excellent cadrage qui donne beaucoup de profondeur à l'image.
krzychu30 (15348) 2012-02-24 1:09
awesome blue hour composition.Slow exposure helped to bring out beautiful colors and most of the architectural details.I´m also impressed with this fantastic color contrast between blue sky and beautiful lit up buildings.Delightful cityscape Craig!
Royaldevon (27453) 2012-02-24 1:17
This is a fine blue hour photograph for its colour, sharpness and lack of noise.
There will be some who will not like the unnatural leaning of the buildings, to me, it gives them a strnge sort of life; the buildings seen to be responding, relating to oneanother; certainly the skyscraper on the right is taking a great interest in elongated walkway!
Have a good day,
boa (5845) 2012-02-24 1:39
I also like this part of Van(but East-side was more interesting for walks in my point of view)Great looking blue hour shot with the walkway that lead the eyes to the middle of the scene. I especially like the yellow light from the walkway combined with the zigzag pattern of the construction. I also like the skyscraper to the right who looks like it threaten to collapse, cool effect!Overall a nice shot with beautiful combinations of colors and light, well done!
Have a nice week-end in Vancouver!
timecapturer (46401) 2012-02-24 3:19
superb blue hour shot, taken from such a tantalising POV and full of wonderful lines. Like the concept here and the way everything is clear and sharp and sloping inwards. Very effective use of the W/A.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
lousat (73837) 2012-02-24 4:21
Hi Craig,magnificent choice of point of view to create this surrounding perspective,super details and colors and the best camera settings for the perfect boue hour.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
Sergiom (56449) 2012-02-24 5:38
J'aime beaucoup l'effet de distorsion que provoque la lentille. L'heure bleus ne dure pas longtemps et tu en as parfaitement profité.
dkmurphys (47600) 2012-02-24 6:31
Very fine POV to capture this impressive city. Well balanced lights and good distorted perspective. Well done, have a nice weekend.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-24 12:35
a splendid blue hour photo with spectacular composition and I like the attractive lights and the effective POV, imposing spectacle, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
yquem46 (38382) 2012-02-24 12:37
very simply a splendid blue hour
What else !?
Enjoy your WE
All the best
npecanhuk (62452) 2012-02-24 14:36
Very beautiful and interesting blue hour & urban & architecture picture!
Chosen pov, composition, colors, exposure, sharpness and horizontal format really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
bukitgolfb301 (34916) 2012-02-24 19:15
Hi my dear Craig
Sorry for my late reply, as I get a light pneumonia due to much fatigue, now getting well.
Your farorite sereis has already started, I have to catch up them as soon as your possible.
Another great twilight building shot as your own originality! Wide focus appraoch is so effective.
Very comfortable to see in the Saturday morning.
Perfect framework and so well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero from still cold rainy Tokyo
delpeoples (52771) 2012-02-24 19:53
This one killer of a Blue Hour. I love the keystoning effect of the wide-angle lens. Superb exposition, colours and sharpness. A great shot, congratulations.
Cricri (102943) 2012-02-25 7:40
Une vue spectaculaire de la ville pleine de lumière et a heure bleu, excellent POV et cadrage, netteté et lumières au top
jplebrun (21208) 2012-02-25 7:57
très belle photo de nuit de Vancouver avec ces tours et ce passage tout en lumière
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-02-25 17:30
Craig, beautiful capture on this scene! Love the clear blue sky and the yellow tones. A great color combination it is! Sleek and sharp capture! Great work!
sacimar (25975) 2012-02-26 5:31
excellent image of Vancouver in blue, I like the perspective, you got an interesting visual effect, details and light management are great, well done,
Schnappilic (9686) 2012-02-26 12:03
Impressive capture during the blue hour. Good composition and nice effect. Perfect sharpness and right colors. Congratulation!
All the best,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-02-27 3:02
The prospect is immense. The urban landscape is very dramatic. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. A beautiful and pleasant photo to the blue hour. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jhm (136580) 2012-02-27 3:52
We get a nice view about the financial district downtown.
A pity of the great deformation of the building.
Notwithstanding this a very good picture.
Nice depth and perspective picture this through your nice choice of your angle.
Excellent composed and nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Silvio1953 (118143) 2012-03-02 3:27
Ciao Craig, fascinating blue hour, fantastic urban view with splendid light and wonderful colors, great composition, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
francio64 (38276) 2012-03-04 5:58
prestigiosa blue hour a contornare nuova architettura mostrata con una bella prospettiva.
Eccellente gestione della luce e ottimo l'effetto ottico dato dalla distorsione prospettica.
You are great!
claudeD (31211) 2012-03-13 11:56
another very good blue hour shot from Vancouver with a perfect composition and excellent sharpness. I like the pictzre very much because of your perfect light managment.Very well done.TFS.
With reagrds from Luxembourg
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (53902)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-09
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/11, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-23 22:18