A foggy day in Vancouver makes a great opportunity for taking photos. This was taken from a viewpoint on a nearby mountain, Cypress Mountain, looking down on the city right after sunrise. The low angle of the sun means that the light was just hitting the tops of the fog banks, really allowing us to see the texture there. I had rented a 300mm lens the day before just so I could get some good shots, and fortunately the foggy weather continued to the next morning.
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jovejupiter (234) 2009-02-04 17:02
Wow! Fantastic shot. I love it. It makes Vancouver look like a cloud city. Nice colors and great composition. One of the best landscapes I have seen.
jplebrun (21208) 2009-02-04 17:31
photo pleine de mystères bien cachés dans la brume, toute ces couleurs sont de toutes beautés, bravo.
zeca (19762) 2009-02-04 17:41
Wow! Excellent photo, Alvin! The foggy over Vancouver makes it even more beautiful! Excellent light management. Perfect framing. The picture is amazing! Congratulations!!
melissahubley (119) 2009-02-04 18:31
I would have never guessed this was Vancouver. It look a little eerie and mystical. Excellent job with the layering; the clouds are fantastic.
colinb (1590) 2009-02-04 19:03
Very nice. The waves of fog are captured really well. It is quite an unusual scene, and would be hard to identify as being Vancouver without the title and description. Thanks for sharing!
alainh (35583) 2009-02-04 21:17
the atmosphere is top and your post-traitement is the good one. Congrats
Morac (27723) 2009-02-04 22:00
This is a picture full of mysteries hidden in the fog, all these colors are very beautiful.
zanzi (13670) 2009-02-04 22:31
The previous one was already outstanding. I do not know which one I prefer.
Here the vertical format gives much more importance to this colorful fog and I like it.
wolf38 (31284) 2009-02-04 22:56
Hello Alvin. Fog, - a wonderful topic.... During the hasty running over the TE pages I see your beautiful photo. It pleases me very well. With regards, Wolfgang.
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-02-04 23:14
wow, that´s a spectacular view. And you managed to control the light perfectly.
giorgimer (34941) 2009-02-05 0:20
I'm really sorry I finished my rating possibility because this is an extremely beautiful shot! Good vertical framing, wonderful effect, the skyline in the BG is a perfect add-on.
vmukherjee (612) 2009-02-05 0:23
Amazing shot! This looks magical.The tones and patterns also look beautiful.
Gerrit (51684) 2009-02-05 0:39
Wonderful effect making this a city build on clouds.
Floydian (30970) 2009-02-05 0:44
If you know where to go that it's not that difficult in making what you have in mind. But i think when seeing this in real life there must be a big wow because this looks awesome. Like it is from another planet. Those colourful clouds and that fog looks too good to be true. A crazy shot we don't see that often, but very beautiful, very artistic also...excellent work.
Have a nice day,
jhm (146618) 2009-02-05 2:19
Lovely picture, almost a satelite photograph or a moon landscape.
Nice captured and good composed, TFS.
ChrisJ (107149) 2009-02-05 3:05
A fantastic early morning shot of Vancouver, with good sharpness, & wonderful sunrise colours, on the banks of fog & cloud. Tfs!
Sne011 (3084) 2009-02-05 3:20
You've planned this very well :) Amazing scenery, almost unreal. Beautiful photo, excellent idea and realization!
Have a nice day,
carper (96) 2009-02-05 4:11
marvelous shot Alvin,
fantastic atmosphere here, never see it before, good composition, fine quality job, I like it a lot, have a nice day.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-02-05 7:23
Nicely done Alvin
The rising sun really creates lots of layers in the fog. It looks very surreal which is what you were hoping for I presume.
brevbrev14 (140) 2009-02-05 9:06
ciao Alvin, STUNNING IMAGES!
it seems to be in the sky!
the colour tone is great too
rgarrigus (0) 2009-02-05 9:08
Bags of mood in this image which is everything I like. I bet you were wishing you had a 500mm as well!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-02-05 11:49
In the sale style as the preceding one, the succeeding ofg banks combined with the vertical framing give it a lot of depth, but in the end I think I prefer the one with the trees.
Have a nice day jY
Fis2 (92169) 2009-02-05 12:22
Next excellent shot, fine effect.
I like the coloring and light.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-02-05 15:22
A rare Vancouver moment captured perfectly. Great perspective, I like the unusual colors, and the unusual view of downtown is a treasure. Well done and TFS. Gerald
dougie (2966) 2009-02-05 22:57
Well done. I like zoom landscape shots and it looks like you have a superb location to provide such a viewpoint, without involving too much early morning trekking! This has good depth with the buildings emerging ominously from the cloud. Good to find a spot like this where you can watch a city wakening. Thanks,
pilpel-adom (3018) 2009-02-07 0:44
Good shot of the fog at sunrise! Your choice of POV and composition is such that it feels like vancouver is atop of a mountain surrounded by clouds!
Good exposure and very smart composition- Well done!
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-02-07 3:24
wonderful warm tones on the clouds, it's a really amazing moment captured, how great that there is a mount near Vancouver to get such a POV !
Leoness (118) 2009-02-08 5:19
.. great POV .. I love it .. also the streams of light among the buildings .. lots of different feelings arise when looking at it .. TFS ..
IgorDeleze (585) 2009-02-08 11:31
What an incredible atmospher !
A Fantastic shot.
James_mcg (196) 2009-02-09 2:12
What a great shot here, spectacular view of the city rising out of the fog. Excellent use of colours, thanks for sharing Alvin!
marietom (34609) 2009-02-09 13:02
Presque irréelle, cette image, quelle magnifique atmosphère !
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-02-10 14:03
it's an incredible vision ! the colors are beautifull. The skybuilding in the back are beautifull.
Congratulations for this picture
kiks (11785) 2009-02-17 11:25
Indeed a very good shot. Renting the 300mm was a greta idea. LOve the surreal result of the layers and colors.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-02-23 5:30
Que linda foto vertical em tons laranja , gostei muito deste nevoeiro a tapar a cidade de Vancouver ficando apenas os aranha-céus , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
filidor (56) 2009-03-23 6:08
Wow this one cought my eye on a longer. You have captured really fantastic atmosphere here!
Klaracolor (203) 2009-05-05 10:17
I find this one very spectacular. The stripes of different color of light in the fog, the chosen composition and at the end the buildings coming out of the fog. My compliments.
smarcell (19963) 2009-12-22 0:51
Fantastic light and clouds conditions. The skyscrapers come out of the fog like mysterious presences.
Really an excellent picture
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm f/4
- Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 16:55
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