Before posting more photos from my recent trip, I coudn't help myself to post more from Vancouver.
I know its a place thats well documented in my gallery, but I'm sure in your own cities you live in there are areas that you love so much you can't help but keep photographing them.
And what's new is the addition of the Question Mark "?"
Not sure what it means or why its there, but it made for a fun time with my camera and wide angle lens, trying to get the most unique perspective.
In the bg in the middle is the football stadium BC Place, and the rest are mostly highrise expensive condos.
I'll post a couple more in the WS aswell.
Hope you like them
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jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-21 22:34
Les trois versions sont belles mais c'est celle-ci que je préfère. Très bonne compo avec ce point d'interrogation rouge qui contraste superbement avec ce ciel chargé. Ton très grand angle a encore fait des miracles (celui qui appuie sur le déclencheur y est aussi pour quelque chose -))
Periko (5902) 2013-06-21 22:46
Interesting composition, although I would have liked to see the skyline with this grand gray sky.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-06-21 23:13
very nice wide angle shot, i like this one more than the zoomed version. excellent colors and details.
emka (102484) 2013-06-21 23:15
Eyecatching composition with this big red question mark. it is a question in itself - why it is there. The perspective is really unique. The dark clouds make big impression. And the stadium is similar to the one in Warsaw, do not you think?
Royaldevon (40988) 2013-06-21 23:54
This is a shot that has the wow factor. The question mark takes centre stage but, then, everything is so beautifully composed that the eyes want to follow the leads and explore, explore, explore ... and feel satisfied!
I really enjoyed this!
Have a good w/e,
As a very recent addition, is there something in the press about the question mark? In our area, someone would surely have commented, or raised a feature about something so very 'different'.
Graal (103036) 2013-06-21 23:58
amazing mark "?". Interesting place in Vancouver and view of stadium in BG, also. Good complementary WS. Fine quality of photo, effect like after HDR pp.
Have a nice WE.
dkmurphys (61967) 2013-06-22 1:00
You sure made quite an image from this weird artwork. The light is amazing, very beautiful scene overall.
Enjoy the weekend.
jhm (156446) 2013-06-22 1:07
I believe your "Altered Image #2" the most beautiful of the three picture, this is my choice, but maybe not of other photographers.
But all three spectacular pictures with a lot depth and perspective
Very splendid picture with these image
Colours and sharpness be superb.
A lovely view about these area.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (43554) 2013-06-22 1:53
Hi dear Craig, how are you here?
Another impressive image via clever widefocus appraoch and so tasteful light / color touch. As usual greatly professional the best composition and nice framework.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
olive224 (2719) 2013-06-22 1:58
Hi Craig ;)
I am a big fan of ultra wide angle lens and it's a very nice capture you did there ;)
With a relatively low aperture f/7.1 you succeeded in having a very nice DOF !!
The composition is well thought too, i like the table and of course the big "?"
The background is amazing too with a beautiful sky and the buildings visible through the "?"
An masterpiece ;) --> favorites ;)
rigoletto (34279) 2013-06-22 2:16
this is quite an existentialist sculpture, probably asking the biggest question of why? instead of lesser questions like who, when, what, which or where...
i had the same fun when i first grabbed my 10-20, the world was now so wide and distorted, and i was shooting everything possible to see how they looked in this new dimension. indeed a nice place to play with your 8-16. have fun :)
Noel_Byrne (32500) 2013-06-22 2:34
It's certainly a unique sculpture and very eye catching with its vivid colour. I can see why this would be among your favourite places, the view over the city is beautiful, and the stormy clouds create a fantastic atmosphere. Maybe the quests mark was put there by the local met office...will it rain, will it not? Who knows. Great scene, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-22 2:48
una ottima fotografia che incanta per la perfezione della composizione e per lo splendore dei colori che risaltano in maniera vistosa in una ambiente dominato dal grigio delle nuvole e della pavimentazione.
Ottimo l'utilizzo che hai saputo fare del grandangolo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
rbassin (23967) 2013-06-22 3:40
une composition bien pensée et bien réalisée:
la vue sur Vancouver avec ce ? rouge en avant-plan.
Le ciel sombre et les quelques rayons de lumière créent une atmosphère particulière.
parvatibb (1387) 2013-06-22 3:50
I guess nowadays every body has many '?' in their heads for one reason or another. And the moody clouds is the brain holding the '?'s :)Great POV.
have a nice WE
holmertz (56075) 2013-06-22 3:56
The leaning orange colored question mark and a few other strange objects have given you a fine foreground, along with the angles of the white railings. This almost beats having a group of colorful people standing there watching the city skyline. These objects actually raise a number of interesting questions which ordinary people wouldn't. The most interesting feature of the city waterfront is the stadium, the rest looks like any other modern city but does well as a backdrop to the question mark.
Nicou (146688) 2013-06-22 4:04
quelle oeuvre d'art sueprbe compo et captage quelle couleur et belle forme le ciel gris fait parfaitement ressortir et le cadrage est très recherché avec du mouvement dans le ciel.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (84337) 2013-06-22 5:27
J'aime beaucoup cette mise en scène. Le point d'interrogation rouge ressort parfaitement sur fond de ciel gris et menaçant qui surplombe ta superbe ville. Comme toujours , cette lentille te convient à merveille.
Fis2 (102234) 2013-06-22 7:07
A very interesting view.
I like frame and colors.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice day
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-22 10:30
who knows what the question mark could mean,but I think we both agree it helps to enliven the whole scene.
For me also this strong color contrast between the sculpture and the grey cloudy sky is superb.
And of course I enjoy as always in your pictures the way you processed the image-the graphical effect is amazing my friend!
Wish You a nice weekend
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-22 14:40
That's a very wonderful capture and so well composed.Splendid details and atmosphere.Amazing lightning usage and POV.Very well done.
All the best
jcpix (13930) 2013-06-22 21:26
So many neat and fascinating things to take in from this image, I don't quite know where to begin...and that's part of what makes this so cool! :) Obviously the big red question mark draws the most attention, and I love that the artist has placed it on an angle for even more emphasis to design, but I think what I like the most about this is the band of sunlight stretching from the right side of the frame to the waterfront section adjacent to the stadium.
That dark and moody sky sets a great tone for the image and certainly gives a lot of contrast against the red. It has kind of an Armageddon feel about it with the way the clouds are expanding out from the center, wide angle mastery! Great way to show off part of your city, and something I've never seen before. Good on ya' for originality!
Best wishes from the desert,
rychem (39345) 2013-06-22 22:15
This is an interesting and beautiful artwork, but I think the skyline of Vancouver is even more interesting, well done
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-06-22 22:34
Lovely question mark atop this platform near the lake.I like the way you have handles the overcast sky.The tall buildings in the background add to the charm of the scene.Very well done.Keep sharing.
m (0) 2013-06-23 1:28
Fantastic pic, Craig,
from the thumbnail it looked like some roof top to me. Wonderful perspective and a stylish gray and orange palette. Super sky.
Enjoy your Sunday
limielski (0) 2013-06-23 6:37
I agree with Emka. The stadium looks like stadium in Warsaw :-)
I use Sigma lenses, too A wide angle gives more dynamic and dramatic presentation.
And the red "question mark" perfectly contrasts with the grey colouring of the scenery.
Have a nice Sunday.
PS. It's raining in Warsaw, now :-( And the sky is almost like on this photo.
jemaflor (100065) 2013-06-23 8:07
Very well managed, intersting effect with the wide angle and the contrast of tones, well presented, tfs.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-06-23 8:42
Hello Craig. Everything here looks utopian and futuristic. The combination of all the details is perfect. Excellent technical quality. The photo is very nice.
worldcitizen (8980) 2013-06-23 9:57
Punctuation just doesn't get enough exposure, so I am happy to see this giant question mark starring along with a lovely slice of Vancouver. Ha ha! ;-) I must say that I am actually drawn to that wooden stool in the foreground! It's interesting, too. Great view with some cool public art. It's a nice scene. :-)
tyro (26138) 2013-06-23 11:21
I knew you couldn't keep away from modern architecture for long!
And this is a new side of Vancouver which I don't think we've seen before on your gallery. The light here is superb and your take on this curious "question mark" is superb! All three shots are delightful and I just love how the orange/red of this curious sculpture stands out so brilliantly against the much softer background colours.
Excellent composition, lovely light and colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
delpeoples (59184) 2013-06-24 3:56
hehehehehe I think your orange question mark has just done to question mark poos there in the FG, but what an interesting installation and one that complements the big spiky bally thingy we've seen in your photos before. It's a new POV and I can't stop looking at it. Again your sky is bl**dy fantastic. I can't believe you've never really noticed just how stunning your skies are. Even in overcast weather! I guess the wide angle lens has a little to do with it, but so does the PP and the photographer behind the camera. I like orange and grey together, this is an impressive photo, congrats.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-06-26 11:59
? ? ? What a presentation Craig... Like the '?' for the first time... Wide composition, dramatic sky and the orange-grey contrast made it very special. You composed it just superbly. Love it. Tfs.
annjackman (21899) 2013-06-30 23:55
I missed this wonderful shot while away in the Azores. I love the wide-angled effect with the threatening grey sky and the grey surfaces in the FG punctauted with the red question mark.
Clever and appealing photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
adores (46079) 2013-07-06 15:16
I like it! It's unusual and a really good composition. I like the way you placed the question mark and the stadium in background with such a great sky. The dark clouds really add to the composition and the light is very good also.
cornejo (44607) 2013-07-12 10:42
Hi Craig, nice views of this interesting city, with the interesting sign?, Very well captured with good pov, good and beautiful in these photographs. Some interesting images, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing these interesting views in your city.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jurek1951 (42196) 2013-07-15 3:53
Very nice HDR work! Stunning colors and great details. Well composed with good sharp focus.
frunchy (1800) 2013-08-17 2:36
wide angle at its best! You did a great Job balancing that light, and i can imagine it wasn't that easy!
I can't keep wondering if the Sigma 8-16 somehow Shows much less distortion than the Sigma 10 - 20. Also i always think about that extra 2mm that might open up new possibilities to me :-)
jmdias (66301) 2013-11-03 12:54
marvelous contrast between the orange and the grayish mood of the town ahead. nice position of elements . a compo well done and very beautiful. TFS.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (70515)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-21 21:42
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