Moon rising over the city of Vancouver. What really makes this different is the light wispy cloud passing right in front of the moon, which somehow gives the appearance of the moon having a tail, like a comet. I have some other shots with the moon lower and closer to the buildings, but this cloud was fast moving and didn't last too long, so this is the only one with the cloud in just the right spot.
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PixelTerror (0) 2009-01-11 10:36
Ahah do I see another one who's been shooting under the moon, nice urban pov and the kind of photo that allows to show that psychedelic Nikon blue, placement of the moon is top.
Have a nice day JY
silvia_zenova (1336) 2009-01-11 10:40
I'm very glad to see your picture from Vancouver again, I've realy missed some good cityscape lately. Beautiful and peaceful scene, with interesting effect in the sky with the cloud and the moon. Beside of the this, the reflections are always interesting!
Longroute (19396) 2009-01-11 10:41
Fine marina view at blue hour. The reflections and the moon above enrich an alredy good composition. Smart and sharp.
baclama (18896) 2009-01-11 10:41
un point virgulr dans le ciel limpide, de tres beaux reflets dans l'eau, une incroyable lumiere...
c'est tres beau
Vanessa132 (94) 2009-01-11 10:45
amaing colors, reflection and sharpness!!
Fis2 (107448) 2009-01-11 10:45
Good frame and super colors.
I like the reflections.
yedirenk (11244) 2009-01-11 11:20
great colours,a superb moment.very nice scene,very good timing.well done.TFS
afroditi (731) 2009-01-11 11:34
Wow!Beautiful nightly composition of picture and colours and the mirage in the water is perfect!
hdl (7035) 2009-01-11 12:02
Hi Alvin. That blue colour gives a cold feeling. Lots of things to see in this picture and the orange lights give a good contrast.
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2009-01-11 13:01
That what I have always admired at your photos is the neatness and that is present here,in this photo. The blue atmosphere creates a very special mood and technically the photo is impeccable.Like usual,I should add.
Thank you teacher for the lesson:)
lestans (17208) 2009-01-11 13:09
what a beautiful moon! a great picture all in blue.
Sistercosmo (242) 2009-01-11 16:21
amazing symmetry with the reflection, wonderful comet-like moon. You've presented us with a very romantic and stunning photo! Thanks!
carper (96) 2009-01-12 3:53
very beautiful Alvin,
marvelous colors here, a good sharpness and a perfect composition, I like it a lot, have a nice day.
Gerrit (52283) 2009-01-12 4:28
awesome colors and reflections in this appealing composition and place.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-01-12 4:39
amazing crisp details, strong colors, very nice shot
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-01-12 5:38
The sky has such a good colour. The refelctions and their colours are wonderful and make a great contrast with the blue. Great night photo.
Floydian (30970) 2009-01-12 6:14
Seeing this it makes me jealous that i could not make such an image last August. It looks so typical Vancouver seeing this from your hand and the exposure is better than ever before, probably caused by the D700. Sharpness is superb, but all those lights twinkeling against the blue is for me the best part in ehre...wonderful.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-01-12 7:11
Beautifully done. The reflections are awesome. Good catch with the cloud passing the moon.
cherryripe (21033) 2009-01-12 10:01
The blue hour light is stunning, especially with all the bright colours and reflections. That cloud certainly does make it look like a comet tail and gives added interest.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-01-12 10:32
Ola Alvin ,
Que beleza de reflexos em tons de azul ,é um belo momento as nuvens a passar pela lua , bonitos os edifícios iluminados , bons detalhes,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
delkoo (68) 2009-01-12 12:15
This is a pleasant scene; the moment of capture was good because of the reasonably soft light and resultant colour range. especially of the blue color, the whole quality of the image is simply amazing.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-01-12 18:24
An awesome Vancouver skyline and marina shot with stunning late hour beauty enhanced even more by the moon with a tail. Very effective colors and reflections. Well done, Alvin, and TFS. Gerald
jjcordier (79297) 2009-01-13 5:41
Magistrale heure bleue avec cette superbe pleine lune en guest-star. Une composition de toute beauté rehaussée par ces magnifiques reflets et ces extraordinaires couleurs.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-01-13 9:48
The simmetry in this view is simply amazing, so is your light management. Notwithstanding my compliments for choosing the right moment in catching that little cloud skimming by, that's what qualifies as THE perfect accent. Technically superb and highly atmospheric, GREAT job! Have a good day, I'll see you around.
marietom (34609) 2009-01-13 13:07
Magnifiques couleurs et lumières, pour ces immeubles, ces bateaux, et leurs reflets !
ChrisJ (118927) 2009-01-13 15:05
Wonderful reflections, with a good inclusion of the moon, in the dark blue sky, to fill the negative space. Superb repetition of the multitude of yachts, with good sharpness. Tfs!
ahmetgedikli (25609) 2009-01-14 7:59
Excellent shot! I like your composition and frame.
Beautiful colors and good POV.
All the best.
feather (51130) 2009-01-15 9:06
Stunning blue hour shot; perfectly timed with the cloud on the moon and perfectly exposed. The detail in the boats, and buildings is incredible and the reflections stunning. Excellent work
plimrn (21344) 2009-01-15 19:51
Wonderful blue hour photo of the Vancouver skyline over a marina; that moon with a tail is just outstanding. As always, all the technicals are spot on with stunning color.
I looked at this photo and thought, "It is amazing how this man can take so many photos of the Vancouver skyline with a marina in the foreground and never repeat himself." That thought took me off into a trip through your Canada photos. What a lovely trip, each photo has unique light and color.
jhm (160941) 2009-01-16 5:11
This is top quality Alvin, colour and composition are extraordinarily.
The reflections and the moon above enrich an already splendid image
Great perspective excellent presentation and wonderful composition too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
omerozden (1259) 2009-01-16 6:36
the lights and the moon are very eyecatching.
keribar (43841) 2009-01-20 11:38
At this moment I am half on TE and half on TV with the inauguration speech of the new President of the US. But I still appreciate the deep blue and the magnificent reflections : One day, I'll let you know that your pictures have directed me to this great place.
Friendly yours - Izzet
buscape (6219) 2009-01-20 17:18
great shot of this harbour and the full moon.
Fantastic colors and perfect exposure. I like the reflections on the water very much and of course the little cloud in front of the moon. Very good composition.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-01-23 7:58
Fine night picture in the blue hour. Excellent details, sharpeness and light management
Have a nice weekend
cdmonson (5254) 2009-01-25 8:24
Yeah, I rather like that bit of cloud, very artistic and unique. Good job making something that would otherwise be nice but wellworn into something really cool.
pierrefonds (71711) 2009-01-26 14:55
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the highrise buildings in the background. The moon has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D700, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/8, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-11 10:32
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