A view of Vancouver skyline from False Creek. This shot shows the close relationship between the city and the ocean, which actually surrounds the downtown area, located on a penninsula (which explains the title). To get good reflections like this it's necessary to go very early in the morning, before all the boats start churning up the water and making a lot of waves.
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batalay (40373) 2008-09-10 16:50
Another magical shot of the Vancouver skyline — so very different than when I saw it for the first and only time in 1977. Surreal, magnificent, spectacular!
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-09-10 17:27
Great gold colours and lovely light!
Perfect reflection and beautiful perspective!
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2008-09-10 17:34
Gold and blue; what a marvelous combination,Alvin!
Yes, you do have a good camera but I think that the most important is the man behind the lens...
WOW, what else could I say?
placombe (7901) 2008-09-10 17:46
Simply superbbbbbbbb. Great skyline in an equally great water reflection, tones and shades, lightly waving.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-09-10 18:14
Wow, another gorgeous shot of the Vancouver skyline in awesome light. Great work - that D700 is doing a fine job for you. Well done and TFS. Gerald
sarahnatalie (697) 2008-09-10 18:42
Wow! And I thought I had some nice shots from Vancouver! This is absolutely fantastic, Alvin. The crispness, the light, the colour all make for an excellent composition.
Very well done!
hispic (9652) 2008-09-10 19:46
Beautiful cityscape early in the morning. The moment when the skyline by the sea is shining in the morning sunlight is expertly captured with a wonderful reflection. A soft depiction of pink clouds is also very impressive.
Best wishes, Hisashi
D4hu (98) 2008-09-10 19:51
Nice shot, interesting work of reflection, the colors are very good
testmaniac (13508) 2008-09-10 21:46
Hello Alvin, nice urban landscape with superb architecture!
luciola (2970) 2008-09-10 21:56
Uncommon photo, beautiful colour and light!
Morac (27723) 2008-09-10 21:57
It is a magical shot of the Vancouver skyline.
Great gold colours, perfect reflection and beautiful perspective.
Very well done!
leo61 (0) 2008-09-10 22:06
What a contrast to my "waterworld" images from Myanmar.
Fantastic light with nice golden tones at the architecture.Good reflections and I like how the sky changes from pink into blue.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-09-10 23:43
The reflection in the water est very beautifull, but the best is the light and the colors of the reflection.
Nice cloudy sky.
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-09-10 23:55
wow wow wow! such a beauty! even in the thumbnail the symmetry, colours and delightful brightness look stunning.
ahmkaplan (102) 2008-09-11 0:10
That's a superb photo with the varities of Blue and its sharpness. Congratulations.
kyrneucciu (1390) 2008-09-11 1:05
Hi Alvin, colors very dynamic and a well studied compo, congratulations . JO
asajernigan (21427) 2008-09-11 3:26
This is a wonderful shot of the Vancouver skyline! Your composition is great using the reflection to provide nice balance and depth for the scene. The low angle lighting provides nice warm colors and beautiful lighting for the shot. The clouded sky provides nice contrast for the brightly lit areas of the shot.
Fis2 (106222) 2008-09-11 9:11
Fantastic panorama, wonderful reflection in water.
Super colors and frame.
krzbia (398) 2008-09-11 9:52
Hey, this is just unfair to have a such spectacular photograph! OK, I'm adding Vancouver to my 'must go' locations. :-) Serious!
yaya13baut (3344) 2008-09-11 9:55
fantastic sunrise reflection. The symmetry is perfect. The sky and the water have the same looking and the golden light on buildins is fine.
carper (96) 2008-09-11 9:56
I like it my friend,
the place is stuning, good composition, fine reflection and a nice photojob, good one Alvin.
have a nice day.
josepmarin (58359) 2008-09-11 10:50
A great capture with the light early in the morning, which was offering you a few soft and very attractive tones, and in a setting with which you have obtained these two wonderful skylines, the real one and the reflected one on the water.
I like it, is a good photo and give us a great sensation of peace and calmness.
PaulVDV (32559) 2008-09-11 11:56
Wow ! The light is very good. Beautiful colours and great reflections. Well worth to get up very early to have this wonderful view.
Best regards, Paul
maximage (15537) 2008-09-11 13:19
Magistrale image de Vancouver! Lumière et couleurs de rêve. Superbe compo, Félicitations pour cette belle image.
ChrisJ (117699) 2008-09-12 0:35
Fantastic, symmetrical reflections, with good sharpness & repetition of the downtown highrise buildings. Tfs!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-09-12 4:18
I see you are revisiting your favorite povs with that fine new body... I like that impression of having the city floating between see and sky, makes it quite irreal and even more considering that warming from the left, great timing and superb image.
Have a nice week end JY
avene (12675) 2008-09-12 4:25
ah, the benefits of getting up early :)) great shot, Alvin, certainly worth the sacrificed sleep. I like a lot the golden light, and the cloud formation that adds a great 3D feel to the scene. I have to say that I quite like the more panoramic format of the WS as it emphasises the strong horizontal lines, but the colours there feel exaggerated and even muddied. I definitely prefer the original version in that regard.
lucasgalodoido (23649) 2008-09-12 6:36
muito bonita mesmo essa captura, os tons dourados ficaram ótimos, assim como o reflexo na água.
Parabéns e Abraço
PJE (20758) 2008-09-12 8:22
Reflections in the glass high rises and mirror like calm in the inlet has brought you good fortune for this photo. I love the cloud shape and excellent results here Alvin. Good work!
Cretense (68703) 2008-09-13 7:56
Amazing urban landscape, incredible photo with the nicest reflections I have seen in a long time! Excellent "split" of the frame in two, the positioning of the horizon in the middle is perfect for this type of photos! Flawless light managment, fantastic colours, impressive overall definition! Congratulations!
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-09-13 8:24
a new Vancouver skyline from you, the soft and sweet contrast of colours is eye catching, with silver and gold, so a precious shot ;)
cherryripe (21033) 2008-09-13 11:05
The colours here are very beautiful and seem rather unusual being so soft. The way the buildings and yachts reflect into the water seems rather metallic like in science fiction movies.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-09-14 0:49
Wonderful composition with magnificent colours and reflections. Very good POV and contrast.
It's pity the lack of sharpness. Anyway i like it so much
TFS and have a nice weekend
stevesaba (8167) 2008-09-14 9:16
Lovely photo of the harbour. Really a great collection of this area. The stillness and the reflection are amazing. Subtle, yet solid colors. The splash of gold from the sun is a treat. Great work as usual! cheers,
danielswalsh (13599) 2008-09-14 17:56
I actually typed up a full critique on this shot when you first posted it, but when I went to submit- I lost my interent connection (or somehting) and I lost it... so here I am again.
As a self proclaimed Vancouverite (regardless of the fact I'm from the Island or that I've lived in Singapore for over 10yrs now- I love this city), I love this shot! This shot was taken a few days after I left Vancouver, and what I would have done to be in your shoes on this morning...
Amazing detail Alvin, gorgeous colors, spot-on tonal levels- I'd love to have this shot hanging on my wall at home!
keribar (43841) 2008-09-15 21:20
We are once again at the place I would like to visit if I ever come to Vancouver. I would be happy if we could go together some day: By the way what do you do in life ? What is your job. With so many great images, you could have been a popular professional photographer too.
I'll be leaving the day after tomorrow for Lisbon.
Friendly yours - Izzet
dcawker (5717) 2008-09-17 6:29
Wow, excellent light here, Alvin.. Don't know how I missed this one - I love the almost HDR-look to the buildings in this shot too! Regards, Doug
danyy (0) 2008-09-17 23:48
deuxième photo de Vancouver que je critique ce jour, une ville très attirante mais située sur un endroit délicat de la planète.
Une photo bien dosée dans les lumières, beaucoup de détails au niveau des rendus des buildings.
Yeoman (1169) 2008-09-25 9:30
A photo sumptuous, with warm tones and amazing ... The composition is very dynamic and the mirror effect fabulously well seen.
RGatward (20086) 2008-10-12 19:04
Stunning light on this city scape, though looking through your portfolio, stunning light seems to be your trademark.
Calimero76 (10957) 2008-10-26 13:10
Very nice shot
I like the choice of composition in the middle of the pic
The lights is superb
I want to go to Vancouver :)
alexisborel (755) 2008-12-05 4:06
thanks for your critic
The view is excellent, sharpness too, and sunrise give warm gold colors and reflects on buildings. The reflection on water is always an excellent idea and clouds gives more product to picture.
Have a good day
donluicu (24724) 2009-01-17 14:15
nice to see this good image from your water garden..§
extreme sharpness for an unreal image
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D700, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Reflexos - Reflections [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 16:46