Dedicated to macjack(Craig Macintosh)
Vancouver Convention Centre
The Vancouver Convention Centre (formerly known as the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, or VCEC), is a convention centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; it is one of Canada's largest convention centres. With the opening of the new West Building in 2009, it now has 466,500 ft² (43,340 m²) of meeting space. It is owned by the British Columbia Pavilion Corporation, a crown corporation owned by the government of British Columbia.
The West Building is directly adjacent to Canada Place and consists of 220,500 square feet (20,490 m2) of convention space, 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) of retail space along a public waterfront promenade, and 440 parking stalls. Surrounding the building are 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) of walkways, bikeways, public open space and plazas, for a total project area of 14 acres (57,000 m2) of land and 8 acres (32,000 m2) over water. The project also supplies infrastructure for future water based developments including an expanded marina, a float plane terminal, and water-based retail opportunities. The design architect for the expansion is LMN Architects of Seattle, in association with Vancouver firms MCM Architects and DA Architects + Planners. Morrison Hershfield ensured quality assurance and conducted enhanced field review during construction of all building envelope components including innovative curtain wall glazing and green roof. On February 9, 2010 the building was certified LEED Platinum by the Canada Green Building Council.
The West Building opened to the public on April 4, 2009. It effectively tripled the capacity of the convention centre. The building hosted the International Broadcast Centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics. Connecting to the centre is the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel.
Adjacent to the West building is the Jack Poole Plaza (formerly known as Thurlow Plaza),in honour of Jack Poole, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2009. He was responsible for securing the bid of the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics to Vancouver.
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jemaflor (76624) 2014-02-08 8:24
Beautiful night shot well managed, interesting architecture, pov and management, nice reflections on water.
pajaran (44372) 2014-02-08 8:29
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Vancouver Convention Centre ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i refleks na vodi, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting and good article on the Vancouver Convention Centre ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and reflection on the water, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
serp2000 (35082) 2014-02-08 8:46
Good evening, Danos,
It could be great TE-meeting in Vancouver with Craig, but I think he was not a TE member in 2009. Excellent quality for a night photo, perfect exposure, fine details, good capture of the reflection.
mesutilgim (75580) 2014-02-08 8:49
Hello dear Danos,
Nice nocturnal capture.
Perfect layout and light management.
A good dedication to our common fraind Craig !
I like the centerpart with the nice warm lights of this modern architecture.
TFS and have a great weekend
macjake (48357) 2014-02-08 9:08
thanks for the dedication :)
I've walked around this building hundreds of times and i STILL take photos everytime.
its a beautiful area of Vancouver.
I like how the orange looking lighting from the inside pops. And the blue light from the Shaw Tower on the left is nice too.
the new RoboCop movie coming out soon was filmed in the Convention center. So were parts of Tom Cruise's movie Mission Impossible 3
claudeD (28273) 2014-02-08 9:08
wonderful night shot from Vancover with a perfect light managment and excellent sharpness. I like the picture very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Kamilutka (5725) 2014-02-08 9:16
great nigh photo. The lights of the building have been very well managed and as a result there is nothing overexposed and also the darker parts of the photo have some interesting structure instead of being just plain black.
I like how the sky has some bits of dark blue contrasting with dark clouds and how reflection of the buildings on the water add to the image.
Superb sharpness and well chosen POV.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend
Fis2 (78808) 2014-02-08 9:22
Excellent night photo.
I like light and colors.
ourania (21482) 2014-02-08 9:41
μια εντυπωσιακή νυχτερινή λήψη με εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια και απόδοση τόσο των λεπτομερειών όσο και των φωτεινών περιοχών και των χρωμάτων. Είναι εκπληκτικός ο τρόπος που απέφυγες ενοχλητικές λάμψεις και όλα τα σημεία που περιλαμβάνει η σύνθεσή σου έχουν την ίδια καθαρότητα και "ηρεμία". Τα σκούρα χρώματα του περιβάλλοντος αναδεικνύουν ακόμη περισσότερο το χαρακτήρα και τα χρώματα των κτηρίων. Μου αρέσουν όμως πολύ και ανοιχτές πινελιές των αντανακλάσεων και του ουρανού. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
siudzi (29053) 2014-02-08 10:04
Wow! What a great night shot of this impressive modern architecture! Really great result with lights was achieved here to make the view truly spectacular. Well done!
lestans (16904) 2014-02-08 10:27
you tell us that this compound have been improved, I remember it when I went there some years ago, it was really a nice place to enjoy near the ocean.
A very nice picture , beautiful capture of lights and shadows.
Greetings from Italy
ricardomattos (3778) 2014-02-08 10:58
Hi Danos ,
Excellent night shot.I like so much. Very interesting note. Lovely lightning and reflections, and sharpness too!
cornejo (24633) 2014-02-08 11:18
Hello Danos, very good night photography interesantee these buildings with nice lighting, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jurek1951 (38974) 2014-02-08 11:26
an another splendid nocturnal photo with attractive composition and beautiful lights, the realization is superb,
COSTANTINO (46512) 2014-02-08 12:18
Hello dear friend
difficult nocturne shot with hundred lights
the lights of the buildings have been
perfectly given to our eyes
excellent quality for a night photo
have a nice Sunday
lousat (67159) 2014-02-08 15:18
Hi Danos,the choice of the moment make the difference,a beautiful late blue hour and a fantastic choice of exposure to have the best detail and colors everywhere,very nice building with a lot of reflections like a lot of underscores,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
kato (10593) 2014-02-08 21:38
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Convention Centre with modern/innovative design and the curved promnade faced to the bay in blue hour. It's also very effective for the light's reflection projected to the bay. And, the whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and the beautiful color combination.
krzychu30 (14398) 2014-02-08 23:38
magnificent night shot from Vancouver!
The picture has superb quality and really excellently captured colors,which make the scene so attractive(for me the sky is really amazing!black with some dark blue looks here just fabulous!)
And in the end I´d like to mention the reflections,which create so nice and tranquil character of the scene.
Have a nice sunday
ikeharel (47000) 2014-02-09 0:42
Fantasticly applied this night shot, with great light management, as no excessive bulbs-glare from the illuminted building.
The archi.-details is most intriguing, well placed on pic. space, and in fine contrast to darkening sky.
Have a nice Sunday,
papagolf21 (80986) 2014-02-09 2:32
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Très beau spectacle nocturne. Les détails ressortent à merveille.
Une très belle composition.
Ravissement pour le regard.
Romano46 (14520) 2014-02-09 3:37
Una nitidezza incredibilene fanno una delle foto notturne meglio riuscite.
Colori impeccabili ed ottima la composizione per un soggetto che si fa apprezzare amche per i colori.
Ciao e buona domenica
Subhogen (3216) 2014-02-09 4:41
Lovely night shot of the building in Vancouver. The water reflections are very nice. Like the way you have managed to show some sky colours even at this time of the evening. The modern architecture specially the roof of the building is nice. The orange light coming from the interior of the building is contrasting the dark surroundings well. Thanks for sharing a nice photo.
pierrefonds (52606) 2014-02-09 4:56
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. Using a tripod and a slow shutter speed is showing the details and colours of the Convention Center. It also has a special effect oin the colours. Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2014-02-09 8:22
This is a really appealing and enticing night show, the colors in the sky are such a compliment to the light wood colors of the building. Your framing is perfect, and the scene has such perfect clarity. Really nicely done, I like this a lot!
Miguel82 (16568) 2014-02-09 10:18
Hello Danos, you forgot the "g" in your title but anyway this is a brillant night picture with an excellent light management, very modern building, useful photo comment, have a nice We
marina7 (7799) 2014-02-09 11:26
lovely night shot, I like the deep blue color of the sky contrasting nicely with the lights of the city. Good angle too to catch the reflections.
jmdias (49691) 2014-02-09 13:08
a very nice use of the light here. I liked the inclusion of these reflections and the architecture shown here. TFS.
Royaldevon (23412) 2014-02-09 16:10
This is a great place to photograph with its opportunities for colourful lights, the wonderful curved frontage and reflections in the water. You have been able to make the best possible use of all these features.
I believe it is a favourite haunt for Craig.
He will appreciate this.
My warm regards,
mcmtanyel (7335) 2014-02-09 18:07
An excellent night view of a building in which I spent three days for 2012 ASEE Annual Conference. By nightfall, I was tired of the place and never lingered around - thanks for showing me the view I missed.
imageme (797) 2014-02-09 18:13
Hi Danos, A splendid night shot with great sharpness and details. I like the reflections in the water and the lights from the buildings. Nice perspective and momentum of the night lights. Thank for sharing
thebest (4202) 2014-02-09 19:33
Back on board after a bit of a break... now to catch up on all the critics I owe!!!!
Lovely night time shot of the Convention Centre in Vancouver - what a wonderful City Vancouver is.
I like the remnants of the ' blue hour ' draping across the roofline of the centre.
Reflections in the water are lovely.
fabbs99 (13515) 2014-02-09 23:20
Fascinating composition of the Vancouver Convention Centre in the dark.Great POV and good composition.Excellent composition,good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (23657) 2014-02-10 0:21
wow! What a composition here. You got a class one night shot using a very good POV. Light management is great. Like the contrast between the colourful lights and those dark parts. Excellent one. Tfs & Namaste.
Graal (93606) 2014-02-10 1:03
very nice place and view by night. I like the modern architecture. Fine lights and reflections in water. Good presentation.
Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (35366) 2014-02-10 2:48
Nice composition, beautiful night shot with wonderfully scintillating reflections and the sparkling blue with excellent fg interest and detail throughout. Contrast is great to dark night sky. Well done, Congrats.
mirosu (10208) 2014-02-10 4:44
This is a beautiful night view of the Convention Centre building. The great building lighting and the excellent reflections also lends a lovely contrast to the scene. Very well done!!
Silvio1953 (109341) 2014-02-10 5:48
Ciao Danos, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic reflections, great exposure, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (22445) 2014-02-10 7:33
Awesome nocturnal shot of this building, I've been to this building once. Good pov and nice details. I like the reflections on the water. Well done, tfs.
adramad (32897) 2014-02-10 7:35
This splendid modern architecture, Convention Center, fine POV captured on this night, where even looks great with blue patches in the sky, too beautiful reflections in the water.
Very nice,these natural colors.
The lighting and sharpness are perfect.
Have a good day.
Didi (52437) 2014-02-10 8:25
The end of the blue hour before black lights
I note a good lights management
Did you use HDR system ?
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2014-02-11 3:16
Beautiful vision in the night. The light is well managed. Great picture.
UlfE (14455) 2014-02-11 12:08
A really fine and well-composed nightshot. In particular I like the bending line along the shoreline that is starting in the left bottom corner. Excellent sharpness and detail. TFS and have a nice evening!
mjw364 (6282) 2014-02-11 13:03
Great night time shot that makes effective use of the brightly lit "curve" of buildings to structure the graphics of the image. Nice glimpses of blue showing through as the blue hour dies too.
clic (13006) 2014-02-11 13:48
Geia sou Danos
You and your camera are experts in night shots because the depiction is outstanding, as well as the reflexions that compete with the sleeping blue tones of sky to compose an attractive view.
jcpix (8362) 2014-02-12 15:07
A very nice tribute to Craig and his city, and certainly a subject worth being photographed. The lighting sure stands out nicely against the darkened sky, projecting warm tones and atmosphere. In fact, the heavy black makes for some strong contrast, and the touch of remaining blue sky adds that subtle added touch of ambiance to the scene. Crisp, sleek lines and modern architecture set against the taller buildings along the shoreline, this is a most pleasing all around visual. Sharp and detailed throughout, this turned out quite nice indeed! :) Enjoy the day ahead.
delpeoples (50271) 2014-02-14 3:37
Kalimera dear Danos
A superb nocturnal image, beautiful symmetry, colours, and lights. You obtained such exquisite reflections and I like the curve of the landscape that brings the eye into the frame.
geoant68 (2747) 2014-02-14 9:43
υπέροχη ωυκτερινή φωτογραφία που θα την ζήλευε και ο κάθε ντόπιος φωτογράφος νομίζω.Το φωτισμένο κτήριο με τις αντανακλάσεις στη θάλασσα λειτουργούν τέλεια,κάνοντας την φωτογραφία μαγική,
ChrisJ (92128) 2014-02-15 18:34
A good transition shot between blue hour and night with wonderful fg reflections and good sharpness throughout. Excellent color and repetition of patterns and shapes with superb saturation and well framed and composed. Tfs!
nikkitta (10462) 2014-02-19 7:22
Not blue hour but night capture that helps to the contrast with the so well light building
Like the more the touch of blue of the building at the left and the reflection
mvdisco (17416) 2014-02-19 7:32
Hi Danos, Bonjour,
Beautiful nocture picture of the Vancouver Convention center in Vancouver BC.
Great details and lovely architecture,
Beautiful point of view and details,
I like the reflection on water..
Very well done.....Michel
adidas5nb (3953) 2014-02-20 22:30
now this is a wow pic.what light and colors and light sources.love the light management here with great colors in the sky.nice pov.
npecanhuk (58246) 2014-02-21 19:45
Very beautiful and attractive night & architecture picture!
Exposure, colors, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Angshu (53665) 2014-02-26 5:10
Sharp & crips, this is a fine night shot.
The exposure is perfect and the details are beautifully rendered. The pitch dark sky creates a contrasty backdrop
pili51 (112) 2014-03-02 15:59
nice the night view of this section of the Vancouver Convention Centre area,with the reflections to make the image even more effective.I like the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place during the night. Well done.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (80288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA HD UV 82mm
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Canada-British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-08 8:21