Float planes are a popular mode of transportation around the Downtown Vancouver area for locals and tourists. Its popular to take a plane over to Vancouver Island, and also just for fun to fly up to Whistler and back. You can also purchase flying time just to see Vancouver from the air - which i have yet to do.
In this photo, i was shooting architecture across the street when i looked over to my right and noticed this sunset light reflecting onto the water. The Sun is setting behind the planes, therefore the fg was almost impossible to brighten. I could have brightened the fg in post processing, but it looked too fake so i left it like this.
Hope you like it.
Enjoy the weekend everyone.
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PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-11 10:07
Craig, I think you did great here. I like the way the planes are both pointing in two different directions. I really like the light management and the color saturation and all with sweet clarity as well. The sun setting really has enhanced the colors on the water, which looks beautiful. Your POV is always following your Mind's Eye, and I for one am very glad you do. Excellent Job Craig!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California.........Buddy
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-05-11 10:07
I always wanted to climb into a plane and make a trip. When I see remind me of scenes in movies. The golden waters create the idyllic atmosphere to enjoy the composition.
Have a nice weekend,
MJR (3360) 2012-05-11 10:08
Even the might of Photomatix has not pulled this one round ! Even so, the effect you have achieved is very pleasing, the golden glow on the water entirely cativating.
I can imagine being there, with the rather more accommodating human eye on the job, was a beautiful moment. ( actually I understand the eye does what a camera does, its the brain that readjusts all the exposures ! )
I have always imagined Vancouver a wonderful place to live, this image and the lifestyle it portrays helps confirm it.
Thanks for your repsonse this morning, I have done a little inevstigation already. I will answer more fully shortly.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-05-11 10:33
Ola Craig ,
Sem duvida uma bela foto na golden hour com estes reflexos dourados , gostei muito dos detalhes destes dois aviões , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
marina7 (8055) 2012-05-11 11:30
yes, the planes are cool and very well positioned towards each other but the main attraction here is definitely that golden light streaming from the upper corner. Pure gold. Adds so much charm to the whole composition. Wonderful shot.
bukitgolfb301 (37068) 2012-05-11 12:55
Hello my dear Craig
So fantastic color gradation color shot indeed!
Unusual object you post but still great presentation.
So well considered framework and composition. Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Sonata11 (33426) 2012-05-11 19:47
Impressively beautiful subject you captured. Wonderful compo and framework. Stunningly beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity, perfect POV. I really like it this execution. Thank you for your wonderful work.
All the best and have a nice WE,
jjcordier (77870) 2012-05-11 22:27
Très belle photo de ces hydravions qui contrastent très bien sur ces superbes reflets d'or. J'aurais peut-être quand même coupé un peu le haut de la photo pour supprimer ces bateaux dans l'ombre (même si on perd une partie de ces superbes reflets dorés)?
JFS (32459) 2012-05-12 1:17
Few golden hours I've seen on Te so nice like this one. Good taste my friend and good sharpness too. Have you ever taken a plane like this? I guess you could take splendid photos from the air.
Enjoy the WE!
abmdsudi (44966) 2012-05-12 3:25
It's good and wise decision on you part to have included the glimpse of highlights in shadow areas in the background just to give us the depth and scale proportion as well. Super shot in the evening, just as the last of the sun's rays are going down and golden tone works a treat here and you managed to register the main subjects in great detail filling the fg appropriately. The sheen of warm light on the ripply water really catch our attention and hold the focus in and boosting the overall effect. What a moment captured! TFS, Cheers. Have a Great WE
npecanhuk (68262) 2012-05-12 6:28
I love the presence of those airplanes in the lower half of this image!
The golden tones on the water surface are also beautiful!
TFS - congrats,
ikeharel (60485) 2012-05-12 8:28
Planes on golden water's...
A beautiful premeditated shot, the colors along with special light and juxtaposition of the airplanes, on third of picture space, culminated to great depth and fine calm image.
dkmurphys (50788) 2012-05-12 9:03
A lovely capture in a splendid moment. A scene that I saw only in movies. Great shot!
jemaflor (87415) 2012-05-12 9:22
Well famed, a composition well balanced and I like these so lovely reflections, the golden light is splendid.
ktanska (25325) 2012-05-12 11:32
Light is just wonderful. Golden light is stunning especially on the upper left. Vancouver is a city of sea and mountains, and it would be just great to take a tour on one of those Otters. I'm not sure how the background boats should be framed, omit them altogether or show more of them.
Hansaphotos (7175) 2012-05-12 13:27
I like this composition with the planes that floats in a sea of golden coloured water. Wise inclusion of the stake and a glimpse of the boats to get balance and depth to the scene. Very well done, my friend:) Enjoy you weekend.
Best regards, Erling
emka (82718) 2012-05-12 16:48
Have you tried such flight? These planes look rather small, so I would be afraid to fly. Luckily you looked over in right moment - the light at sunset is wonderful here. Nice quiet mood. Excellent shot.
Silvio1953 (127002) 2012-05-13 11:04
Ciao Craig, lovely composition with fascinating golden reflections on water, splendid light, excellent details of airplanes and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kennyblack (4207) 2012-05-13 11:28
Gold sunset in a picture of total quiet and beautiful reflection. Excellent POV chosen with two aircraft in the foreground. I love it, thanks to have shared.
Greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
gildasjan (41946) 2012-05-14 4:31
Des teintes bleutées au premier plan qui s'accordent très bien avec ces reflets chauds à la surface de l'eau.
tyro (21184) 2012-05-14 12:10
Ah, you call these "float 'planes" - we call them "seaplanes" but I guess they're just the same things - 'planes with floats rather than wheels! Or maybe "seaplanes" are really those big ones where the bottom of the 'plane is like a ship's hull? Not sure.
Anyway, this is a very fine photograph with the most magical lighting - not only the lovely subtle shades of blue on the 'planes but also the glorious golden glow on the water as a reflection of the sky. Just enough of the distant view at the top not to cause any distraction, the picture is wonderfully sharp and clear.
P.S. Thanks for the "y"! Again, very, very subtle and thoughtful use of HDR!
mauro61 (52631) 2012-05-14 12:15
mi piace questa inquadratura con i riflessi dorati del sole sull'acqua e con i due idrovolanti in FG.
Buona la qualità dell'immagine anche se avrei lasciato qualche centimetro in più in basso,
delpeoples (54189) 2012-05-17 3:24
A simple minimalistic photo where you've let that magnificent warm, golden light do all the talking. The image is luminous and the texture of the water just magic. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day, don't work too hard.
baddori (20021) 2012-05-18 23:35
Calda serata e dolce crepuscolo.
Il molo, gli idrovolanti con derive contrapposte e "livrea della stessa linea di noleggio.
Una foto dei mille laghi del Canada ed il mezzo più efficace per muoversi .
pierrefonds (58810) 2012-05-19 16:54
The aircrafts are well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the DHC-2 Turbo Beaver. The sunset is giving nice colors to the water. Have a nice day.
Angshu (56406) 2012-05-20 21:16
The subject here is quite different...the float planes which gives a twist to the otherwise normal sunset scene. You've brought out details on the plabnes well, otherwise I feel they would have been quite in the shade. Though I wish there was some bit of space between the 2 planes, I doubt whether you could have had a POV to make it happen. Otherwise a nice work!
Have a great week
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (58992)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-06
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax 60-250 DA* F4
- Exposure: f/5.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-11 8:52