Here we are looking up from the aquabus stop outside Granville Island Market to the Granville Bridge from where I took yesterday's night time shot. The little ferries do brisk trade throughout the day dropping people off along the residential high rises near the waterfront on the other side of False Creek and to the delights of the island, boats and residencies and work on this side. Across the creek and just beyond the apartment blocks is Vancouver's Downtown.
Once you're up on that bridge it's a long (and at night, lonely) walk but people do it to save the few dollars the ferry guys charge and after around 9 p.m. they shut up shop anyway - maybe it's different at weekends.
I just fell in love with the look and feel of this area and the potentials for B&W and colour photography here. As a lot with this trip I was interested in the wider view and as I've said in my intro more with the idea of thinking in terms of 18x12 inch prints as the end result.
Still playing though!
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MiKa2000 (2432) 2006-05-09 4:48
Nice tilt and the b/W is perfect!
Paolo (41222) 2006-05-09 4:51
Hi Kev, excellent tilted shot. a wonderful black and white with st4rong contrast and light and a fantastic view on the skyline and along the bridge perspective.
danielswalsh (13593) 2006-05-09 4:57
Nice shot Kev, and congrats- I notice you have yourself a 5D!
Great exposure on this one, with perfect contrast. But I'm curious which lens you used? Did you pick yourself up a wide angle?
Great shot- hope you're enjoying your time in Canuck land!
themieky (153) 2006-05-09 5:01
Wow. I, too, am in love this shot. Almost 18 years living in this city and I've never stepped foot on an Aquabus. And I've spent quite a few days wandering Granville Island, too.
Pretty much everything about this photo I love. The B/W, contrast, perspective.. wow.
Someday, this Vancouverite will spend his vacation in Vancouver as a tourist. And not as a Vancouverite sitting at home watching TV.
Fantastic shot, Kev! Thanks for reminding me of what I'm supposed to do this summer. Ha!
Prisley (1485) 2006-05-09 5:07
It's true that the B&W is a good option with all those contrasted lines. The tilt certainly add some dynamic and a great line to lead the eye from that guy on the bottom left to the up right going through the bridge structure and discoverung meanwhile the queue line, the "sea" and the building line in the background. Great angle.
jinju (14265) 2006-05-09 5:56
This is ane excellent b/w. The tonality here is breathtaking. Fantastic whites, deep blacks and all in between is nice as well. I hope this doesnt get frowning faces like Maciek got for his tilt. I couldnt understand that. The tilt here works fantastically. Ive been to vancouver a few times and you give it a really cool urban feel more like NYC than Vancouver.
bantonbuju (51771) 2006-05-09 6:20
hi kev, this is both the mid-size print, but also the wall-hanger;
i can envision seeing this image on the wall of a launge-club with an ambient music;
on the other hand - seeing this image i even more appreciate yesterday's image, strange;
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-05-09 7:21
I really like the strong tones and tints in the photo,
really well done
nwoehnl (122) 2006-05-09 16:02
Beautiful photo, Kev, I remember standing at this very spot in 2002 and waiting for my aquabus ride back from Granville Island. The tonality in the well-contrasted b&w is striking, and the tilt was cleverly employed on this one to fit everything into the frame that should be in, and to give a dynamic aspect.
sergecross (3438) 2006-05-09 17:26
Kev, the high contrast helps to the shadows on this picture really nice. I like the diagonal angle and the pov.
Furachan (0) 2006-05-09 19:28
Excellent panoramic view here - the TILT puts us in the boat and OFF we go! There is a nice flow to this picture, a majestic, silky sweep to it that one finds in the martial arts sometimes with a certain kick or one of the circular movements in Aikido.
CaptainJack (0) 2006-05-09 20:13
I get this tilt, much like the view one would get stepping down with their left foot down a step, becoming slightly off-center while no doubt gazing up at the Granville Bridge. B&W is always a good choice for the rainy 'Couv, but looked sunny here! :)
herbnallison (1109) 2006-05-09 22:23
You broke the rules here and it pays off. I like the tilt for the way it brings the bridge and the people into the frame. Good B&W choice as well. Man, I miss the place, I just love Vancouver. I remember eating dinner at an awesome sushi place near where this photo was taken.
PJE (20758) 2006-05-09 23:21
KevRyan I am glad you had a great time in Vancouver. I see you like to get into the cultural aspect of the city. The off level befits this scene as well as the black and white medium. Very nice capture!
AnimeshRay (9083) 2006-05-10 0:11
Wow! What a tilt! And I agree that the b/w is perfect! The bridge is positioned just right within the frame.
RGatward (20060) 2006-05-10 5:48
Good use of tilt here, making the most of the span through the compo. B&W fits the scene.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-05-10 6:21
This is great,the way you worked it in B&W made me glad !
a very strong and nice shot you posted,
a superb perspective and a great composition for elements yoyu managed and drew,with atistic tilt that I love here,
excellent quality and sharpness and DOF,too,
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2006-05-10 12:46
I like the angle and can imagine this looking stunning as a large print - cool :)
starbug (6924) 2006-05-28 7:26
hi Kev, looking at pictures like this a classic b&w shot of NY comes to my mind,and i remember this was the first picture of a city I considred hanging on my wall (as a landcsape lover that was a big step:-)) there is some elegance in monochromatic shots of cities- while colours show their energy and lively atmosphere, b&w uncover patterns and designs, the perfection of constructions, some harmony in otherwise chaotic city life- so for this reason i love the tonation of your shot, but i also love the tilt that helped you fit in both the bridge and the people.
Cormac (26545) 2006-06-23 23:24
Great shot, and nice use of the tilt! I'm normally not a big fan of tilt, but sure works well in this shot, with the bridge angling to the corner of the frame. I like the black & white treatment too. I'm way behind in my critiquing, but I see that I have a lot of shots to catch up on from you. Since I am a Vancouver resident I'm anxious to see what your take on the city is. Great work from what I've seen!
- Copyright: Kev Ryan (KevRyan) (22952)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D
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- Date Submitted: 2006-05-09 4:33
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