Morning mist in downtown Vancouver. This was my first opportunity to try out my new super-wide angle, which amazed me by allowing me to get both the street and the top of the buildings in the same shot from almost in front of the building. The building on the left is one of many new towers along Vancouver's waterfront, approximately 45 stories. The building second from the right is one of the most beautiful in Vancouver, an Art Deco office building from 1930, which has that stepped design characteristic of the era.
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Ann75 (0) 2005-11-21 21:39
Wow, super photo! And yes, you did get a lot of whole view in your photo...cool new wide-amgel I'd say! It's been quite misty for the past few days, giving some neat photo opportunities.
Great perspective and I love how the blue sky comes through the clouds and how the building are in the mist. Very cool shot!
MIG13 (0) 2005-11-21 22:01
What a great pic!
singuanti (15250) 2005-11-21 22:14
Hi Alvin. Oh what a great shot for a super-wide angle. Do tell what sort of lens did you get? It seems to do a fantastic job. I am going to be posting skyscraper shots in Vancouver with reflections but I didn't have nearly enough wide-angle to allow for this style of shot. Awesome shot Alvin!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2005-11-22 1:16
What an impresive POV!! Really marvelous.
The sky, the lights, the contrast...all, all nice.
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-11-22 1:23
AWESOME SHOT ALVIN!
I love it! Wish I had the opportunity to try out my 17-55mm on the streets of Vancouver!
An awesome sky in conjunction with the reflections off the windows- complimented by the foggy/ mist created.... well done Alvin.
You must have been up pretty early to capture this one.
Cheers Alvin- this one's going into my fav's!
kensimage (8561) 2005-11-22 1:30
Great shot, Alvin, I enjoy this type of lens, too. As one critique said of my recent "The Shore at Dusk," for certain shots it makes you feel "sucked into the photo." In this case, though maybe not "sucked in," it really gives the feeling of actually walking down the street and looking up. Nice one! Regards, Ken.
Bien (4745) 2005-11-22 1:41
Hi Alvin, A stunning shot with these impressive buildings, the fluffy white clouds covering a perfectly blue sky and then wow, that oh so magical light shining through the morning mist. It's all simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Sabine
ecmel (1127) 2005-11-22 2:06
Buildings, sky(beauty of altocumulus clouds) and fog, all seems incredible. Very nice composition.
fkk (2037) 2005-11-22 2:31
wooow excellent photo, very nice colors and composition...
i like the photo
Quentin (5280) 2005-11-22 2:45
Woow! This is a great picture. The sky is very impressive and
the point of view amazing. I like a lot the wonderfull light
on these building. It cut my breath... Well done
alacious (56) 2005-11-22 4:03
Man, as gorgeous as ever!
You always post great stuff, and this is no exception. The slight angle, while usually something that would bother me, works fantastically with this shot. It gives the photo a lot of interest, and the colours you've captured are brilliant.
Makes me long for Canon's 10-22mm!
Thanks for sharing!
crhieatt (5347) 2005-11-22 4:09
That's pretty amazing Alvin - I think you're going to have a lot of fun with that lens! :)
Apart from the amazing angles, this shot has a really nice transition from darkness to light, reflections and colours. Brilliant.
Overall I think the shot could have taken a little more brightness - but that's a minor thing - possibly a pc display thing.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-11-22 5:22
Congratulations on getting wiiiiiiiiiide, you'll see with the use it relates pretty much to addiction !
We can see here the dynamizing effect brought by the wide distortion, but this alone is well complemented by the clouds that have just the right pattern to further strengthen this effect.
Have a nice day,
capthaddock (28790) 2005-11-22 9:34
Hi Alvin - very Gotham, the sky above is so clear, yet the mist below gives a special atmosphere, the way the clouds reflect on the left tower blends with the real ones behind it, making it look like we are seeing through the building.
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2005-11-22 9:53
I like how you have captured the mist and sky here - very well sorted shot - great POV :)
ALSOM (6616) 2005-11-22 12:57
I can only appreciate this pov as I did not succeed to take a decent shot of Vancouver buildings. You catch a great sky despite the latest foggy days. I could only use a local fish-eye ;o).
Fis2 (83798) 2005-11-22 13:06
Fairy tale mood! I like the wonderful sky. Good composition, contrast and colours. Very impressive picture.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-11-22 13:47
I'm taking a couple of days off from TE, Alvin, but this one I absolutely felt like commenting on. Congrats on the super-WA lens, and you sure found a nice way to apply it in this upward angle on the skyscrapers. As if the framing as such weren't spectacular enough, the added treats of fluffy clouds, ambient light and haze do the rest to elevate this to a great shot.
flydragon (0) 2005-11-22 14:13
amazing and beautifull picture
the light is simply beautifull
a great shot from your city
jbweasle (9373) 2005-11-22 15:36
Wow, Alvin, this is a great light, great sky and an awesome perspective. Your new lens sure does kick ass.
bboss (3578) 2005-11-22 16:36
It makes me feel all dizzy. Amazing lighjt and composition, the mist adds mood and the mackerel sky is superb. The new wide angle certainly does its job
PJE (20758) 2005-11-22 20:59
Alvin I see you really took adcantage of the fog in this photo. I was in Vancouver yesterday and it was foggy from Abbotsford all the way to downtown Cancouver. The sky is incredible and the distant fog a pleasure to see. Good work!
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-11-22 21:26
You made a very effective use of your new zoom.Is it the Sigma? I´m thinking of buying it too,-but I´m not shure yet.
Astonishing superwide perspective with good handling of the strong contrasts.Also a nice catch of early morning urban mood.
ChrisJ (95624) 2005-11-23 3:31
A superb pov looking up through the forest of highrise. Good lighting & mood. Well done!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-11-23 17:42
Excellent POV, and amazing capture/ Its great how you could cathch so much of the building plys the place seems invaded by the clouds
very well done
ArtLook (2348) 2005-11-23 23:24
Very interesting photo. I like the perspective here very much, it looks like 3D. The sun light and sky with cloud are incredibly attractive here. Very good shot, BRAVO!
With BEST regards,
maphoto (8082) 2005-11-24 0:20
Beautiful shot at 10mm Alvin, great perspective and wonderful morning mood in the big city. The sky contrast perfectly with the building, well done.
danyy (0) 2005-11-24 2:15
un superbe ciel et une perspective qui donne le vertige.
De très belles lumières qui mettent la brume en évidence.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-11-24 17:31
Wow - what a view - can't remember seeing this combination of misty weather together view a skyscaper view like this - congratulation Alvin.
john_c (24662) 2005-11-24 18:55
This shot is a tour de force. In fact, it has made up my mind as to the super wide angle lens I've toyed with acquiring. The depth in this shot is unreal. I love also the clarity and the dramatic sky. One of your best.
richtersl (3546) 2005-12-05 8:28
This is SUPER! Your POV is outstanding. I love how the distant buildings are still covered by some early morning fog and how the sunlight is delicately hitting the building in the distant center.
Teten (582) 2005-12-13 11:58
Amazing shot Alvin. Really great composition so well framed. And this lovely sky with mist. Really well done!
I like it so much!
Clairedelune (4923) 2005-12-14 23:05
Impressive. Giving almost vertigo, even if your point of view is from the ground! The wide angle gives very beautiful pictures. It may be one of my future lens (not Nikon though lols!). Your POV is fantastic, creating the feeling we are between highrises, at least for me. The morning mist is a big plus, with the sun trying to break and almost succeeding. Very beautiful picture!
Salil_B (737) 2005-12-29 3:16
Super-wide gives fascinating perspectives. As it has doen here. You saw the scene very well.
commenta (1145) 2006-01-07 14:03
Un cadrage inhabituel pour une athmosphère étrange ; un cliché réussi où la grandeur domine.
KevRyan (22952) 2006-05-02 14:07
Having trod this street a lot in the last couple of weeks I am really inspired by this image - this is simply fantastic - I was looking a little for some opportunity like this but never really got the weather or skies ....or position......this is a really great take - brilliant!!
best wishes kev
cdmonson (4612) 2006-12-04 23:29
Wow Alvin, what can I say? What a shot! You couldn't ask for better clouds for a shot like this. I think the fact that they are small and fairly aligned goes well with the multi-windowed buildings, much better than if you had big billowy or wispy clouds. The mist is a great touch as well, and the wide-angle lens appears to have come through for you. Fantastic all around. Thanks for sharing.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2007-07-11 12:45
Really a fantastic capture Alvin! Such atmosphere and futuristic look to this. Its a very powerful image and certainly one of your best from Vancouver. Excellent work.
Cuto (55) 2011-01-14 9:18
i know im no expert on these matters, but i really the angle in which u took this beautiful sky, the clouds are really nice and i like the effect the reflection has on the buildings, hope i can get i sky like that now that im in the caribbean, thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26545)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Killer Clouds II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-21 21:28
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