This was taken a couple of minutes before one of my previous posts from almost the same spot. In this shot the colour is less intense, but more delicate and varied. The clouds were like streamers in the sky, and the light was just the perfect angle to light them up.
This is a view of the Vancouver harbour and downtown, as seen from Stanley Park. The jagged looking building on the left is the convention centre. They are currently building a much larger convention centre beside this one, which will also act as the broadcast centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics, but it will be much less photogenic than the current one.
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noogy (1074) 2007-01-04 20:26
This is one grand photograph and thank you for sharing. No wonder my relatives in Vancouvre keep talking about how beautiful the city is! The sweet spot of your photo to my view is the good balance between sea and sky :)
bobticoune (928) 2007-01-04 20:35
Absolutely wonderful !
Nice composition that gives all place to the sky and the reflection in the water.
PJE (20758) 2007-01-04 20:44
Hey Alvin. Next time you even sense that the sunrise will look like this give me a call and I will drive out to join you for a shot like this. Hmmm hardly think so.. Excellent timing in this one. One of your most WOW photos from this spot yet. It has that magic touch of grace and beauty. Thanks for sharing Alvin..You could sell this photo and make good $$$ with it!
asajernigan (21427) 2007-01-04 21:10
Great colors and reflection. The lighting is fantastic and the sharpness is nice. This is a very good long exposure.
sanalytis (1634) 2007-01-04 21:11
PJE is right, you could sell this one for $$.
The lighting and colors in this image are truly wonderful. Great job in capturing the natural light in the sky and ocean with the artificial lights of the city.
On a side note: I'm not a big fan of the green/blue lights that run vertically on the Shaw building (what do you think?)
sabin (0) 2007-01-04 21:17
Great electric colours in the sky.
Thanks for sharing Vancouver´s night.
prezntime (3946) 2007-01-04 21:47
These are definately amazing colors. The purples and blues are so thick and defined. Also, good exposure capturing the lights of the buildings without blowing them out. Obviously the reflection enhances the whole shot, all in all a wonderful capture.
singuanti (15250) 2007-01-04 22:13
Hey Alvin. Wow that light is spectacular. Whenever I see a sunset that good I never have my camera with me! I took a lot of pictures around Canada Place or whatever it's called. In your other shots you have something in your foreground and if you had that here it would be perfect. tfs Alvin.
borka (264) 2007-01-04 22:36
Love it. Of many sunset photos on this site, this one has one of the best POV AND the sky is very distinctive, actually interesting to look at. Very successful shot.
triptych2003 (1534) 2007-01-04 22:53
this shot has some awesome colours. adding the reflection to the shot makes this shot even better. it's a shame the convention centre is going to lose its shape. it stands out very well. thanks
jjcordier (79054) 2007-01-05 0:44
Fantastic colours for this splendid photo! very good composition and good rdflections. TFS
P-S-I-G (25536) 2007-01-05 2:02
Good moment chosen for taking this shot. I enjoy the colours in the sky. Excellent composition with the reflection. Well done.
Happy new year,
yuo (1182) 2007-01-05 3:30
craiggc (2509) 2007-01-05 4:26
A great capture with superb light, detail and composition. I love the various shapes on the horizon
gypsygirl58 (1329) 2007-01-05 5:22
Stunning shot!! The colours are lovely and the reflections on the water are superb. Great composition and I love the sky! TFS
Cheers Tina :-)
Fis2 (90089) 2007-01-05 5:34
Super night photo! I like the composition and colors. Good reflection in water. Well done.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-01-05 5:36
Another nice one in terms of reflection and colors, you really got THE timing on that day, I like as well the < opening og the buildings as we move to the right and the green/blue light of the tallest one that provides a splash of different color for the eye to focus on, excellent !
Have a nice day,
sandpiper (6788) 2007-01-05 6:34
Great result, nothing to criique really, its jsut a really attractive shot. Well composed, and good long exposure. Nice mood.
gramma (3519) 2007-01-05 7:36
Wonderful colors in this picture. The structure of the sky is also really nice. Superb !
jrj (34843) 2007-01-05 8:04
Wow, superb night shot Alvin with total control of the light. Top reflections in the silent water adds to the result. Top work
janneman (2674) 2007-01-05 10:19
The vertical lines of the city scene are in good contrast to the horizontal lines in the sky.
The clouds in the sky make a nice contrast to smoothe water.
The colours are, of course, supperb!
marietom (34609) 2007-01-05 12:20
superbes lumières et couleurs.
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-01-05 12:42
Nice colored sky.
The skyline and its reflexion are also nice.
Ann75 (0) 2007-01-05 12:50
Wow, what a festival of stunning colours in this shot! It's a treat for the eyes to see this. The POV is excellent with such great reflections in the water and the city lights on top of that! Great sky, great everything...I love this shot! Great work, Alvin!
Gdouble (0) 2007-01-05 13:10
Tremendous night shot with amazing colours.
kumbarov (210) 2007-01-05 14:32
Gorgeous photograph! Everything in this photo is perfect - composition, light, exposure, detail, colour... Nice blue and red sky and clouds. Their reflection in the water looks like aurora. Thanks for sharing!
claudio74 (7263) 2007-01-05 14:43
A beautifull picture of a beautifull town.
What an amazing sky. Great colours and light is well captured.
Philippe (11836) 2007-01-06 4:09
Hi, Alvin. A very nice sky and reflections on the water surface. The downtown buildings clearly mark the separation between water and sky and bring different tones in the picture.
svo555 (1028) 2007-01-06 5:32
Excellent light colours and compo, showing both super sky and reflexes in the water.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-01-06 5:37
This is a fascinating and very spectacular impression. Colours are fabled and very fine. Its an exciting POV and beautiful reflection. Splendid shot!
Thank you, nice days
golden (2289) 2007-01-06 5:59
The colors of the sky are wonderful. Good composition.
elmec (12210) 2007-01-06 6:56
Such a colourfull city and sky!
The reflections makes it so magic!
Just like from different world!
Emile (20352) 2007-01-06 11:25
Again a superb colorful shot, very well captured, excellent lighting and reflection.
Wonderful shot. Well done Alvin.
Happy New Year to you and your family and best wishes in 2007
tigra (2968) 2007-01-06 21:15
Great night capture!
The colors of the sky are incredinle.
Jaune (324) 2007-01-06 23:40
WOW you have capteured nice colors! The texture of the sky is very great. The reflection look very good.
One of my favorite and I am planning to go there this summer..
porto62 (2313) 2007-01-07 20:50
WOW real great wave colours.
cherryripe (21033) 2007-01-08 10:13
What a stunning sunset with the sky so pinky red over the convention centre which stands out so well. I like the colourful reflections and the smooth water.
carper (96) 2007-01-08 12:12
well Alvin I would go for this one too.
a fantastic night shot, good composition a fantastic pov and good details the colours are great here, fantastic job.
keribar (43841) 2007-01-08 13:36
I don't exxagerate if I say that these series are getting me excited in the sense that they make me think about travelling to Vancouver once again. Reflections, clouds and colors,the two dominant ones, blue and red matching so well , shortly a dream -
Hugs - Izzet
danyy (0) 2007-01-08 14:20
une superbe petite série bien séduisante avec des couleurs de cil un peu inhabituelles.
Les luages donnent des touches rosées très attractives.
J'adore aussi les reflets, eux aussi très colorés.
Best regards from Belgium.
mumek (20202) 2007-01-08 20:08
Great capture of the Vancouver skyline in the late evening. Superb colours of the sky and reflections. Very impressive shot.
vascao (192) 2007-01-09 4:47
Another mind-blowing image, Alvin. The sky is a masterpiece in its own right, and the reflections are great. The lights are spectacular.
Regards and TFS.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-01-09 5:02
the water is your best subject!!
this image is really great with stunning colours, a perfec composition so well balanced.
I LOVE the image taken at this time of a day, there are magic tones and atmosphere also!
the long exposure works very well on the water!
GREAT GREAT WORK!
capthaddock (28790) 2007-01-10 12:04
Hi Alvin - even if the snowy mountains are absent from this perspective, the timing and light conditions make it a spectacular cityscape, the convention centre, in the absence of mountains, distinguishes the city.
balatrek (7455) 2007-01-10 16:04
A fantastic image, the composition is perfect, you have used very well the colour of the sky and the impressive reflection of the water, great quality in the textures and a good illumination. Good work!
pinakie_slg (861) 2007-01-11 21:23
hi alvin, r u a pianter or a photographer.
all ur pics are so bright and colourful that i wished to provide a smiley to all, any way thanks for sharing - great shots.
to me u r a painter, i am not wrong, i hope!!
InasiaJones (31562) 2007-01-15 0:18
This image is a real eye-catcher, a one of a kind striking mood and colours. Even the cloud formation is out of the ordinary. Your point of view is also different and I really like the vertical composition. You’ve decided to offer the large part to the sky and I’m sure it was the right call. Reflections are also quite nice.
A very attractive scene, showing great Vancouver in a peaceful setting, before the visitors invasion for the Olympics.
P.S.: I’ve just found out that we share the same title for two different kind of Flying Colours... You did it before me.
Rodrigues (1035) 2007-01-26 5:03
This is an awesome cityscape...the colours of the evening, along the lights on the buildings, make this in an almonst surreal picture.
lucinka (9976) 2007-02-02 19:24
Alvin, this one is definitely winner from your recent posting. Those color are absolutely incredible, even hard to believe. That dramatic feel is increased by those beautiful clouds that reflect wide scale of colors. That calm reflection is just bonus to this fantastic shot. Very well done. Lucie
pierrefonds (60414) 2007-05-01 7:08
A nice photo of the sunrise which is giving beautiful colors to the sky, the buildings and to the water. The photo has a good composition and DOF. The reflection in the water is giving a nice effect to the photo. Have a nice day.
silverhead (1668) 2009-01-02 4:16
Hi Alvin, Congratulations... Great composition, great photo. Amazing colours -like a neon lights- Bravo.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-29
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/8, 3 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2007-01-04 20:19
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