writes on the waterfront where the natives and the tourists stroll,admiring the beautiful place.
This is opposite from the Empress hotel.
British Columbia Parliament
The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
The Speaker and the Sergeant-At-Arms are amongst those responsible for the legislative precinct, which by statute include the Parliament Buildings and grounds.
The Neo-baroque buildings face north on Belleville street facing the Inner Harbour and diagonally across from The Empress Hotel. A statue of Queen Victoria stands on the front lawn as well a statue of a soldier to commemorate the province's World War I, World War II and Korean War dead. A top the central dome is a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver.Free guided tours of the facility are offered year-round.
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lousat (72197) 2014-02-24 1:02
Hi Danos,a beautiful sky,a bit strange but perfect to contrast what you show us in the ground,a beautiful architechture taken in a great way with a special light and details and an excellent work in PP.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (26481) 2014-02-24 1:06
Good Morning Danos,
This is a most attractive shot; the vast building, with its copper domes and backing, sky colours is very eye-catching, even as a thumbnail.
I like how you have created depth and balance with the use of the trees in this nicely exposed shot.
It is very friendly, with its 'welcome' sign.
Have a great day,
pajaran (48369) 2014-02-24 1:22
Dobar tekst o British Columbia Parliament, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na mesto i arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, trenutak i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobro ulovljen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
A good article on the British Columbia Parliament, with a description ...
Nice view of the place and architecture ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated, timing and architecture, beautiful colors.
Well captured moments.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
papagolf21 (83214) 2014-02-24 1:48
Bonjour, cher Danos,
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance qui règne à travers cette composition.
L'architecture du bâtiment ressort merveilleusement sur ce ciel lourd.
mesutilgim (79956) 2014-02-24 2:05
Hello dear Danos,
Very nice capture from Victoria with an amazing dramatic sky as background. Again many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-24 2:29
The magical colour of the sky is contrasting very with the scene beneath. Magnificent architecture presented with this beautiful building with unique green domes. Nice photo with natural colours and light. Thanks for sharing.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-02-24 2:35
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot,
timecapturer (45143) 2014-02-24 3:33
an eye-catching shot this, not just for the beautifully composed and detailed shot of this impressive building, but the orange skies add to the impact and drama so wonderfully. Like it a lot!
Have a good week - B.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-24 3:47
what a lovely pictures with truly outstanding colors and masterly managed light. The sky has very unusual tones and the whole picture benefits from it. Nice architecture and well composed with other elements.
Good sharpness and well given contrast.
Thanks for sharing! All the best
jacquest (18171) 2014-02-24 4:00
This is a great shot of this long and imposing building with this orange sky, either from sunrise or sunset. The distance with the flowers, terrace and people adds deepness. The sky and the light create a very special mood.
pierrefonds (54904) 2014-02-24 4:42
The distance between the waterfront and the Parliament building is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the architecture of the Parliament building. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (54421) 2014-02-24 5:43
Je constate que tu as visité le Canada. C'est quand même à 3000 kilomètres de chez moi. J'aime beaucoup La Colombie Britannique. Ici, le ciel est de toute beauté.
kato (11630) 2014-02-24 5:44
You're capturing well this architecture and the surroundings by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the British Columbia Parliament Buildings with Neo-baroque style and green domes. This parliament buildings is surrounded by a good environment, such as the wide lawn and the inner harbour. And, red flower planted at promnade draws outthe gentle atmosphere.
mirosu (12518) 2014-02-24 5:54
Beautiful arrangement, excellent light and colors. The golden "burning" sky, the green roofs, just perfect. I like it very much.
Very well done
Wish you a very nice week.
John_F_Kennedy (42026) 2014-02-24 7:51
Excellent effect and experiment. Lovely colours and well handled light.
ikeharel (52205) 2014-02-24 8:41
Stunning view of the parliament building under the golden clouds. The composition has a unique texture and colors.
Vibrant waterfront activity, vivid and colorful - yet in contrast to the sky texture, which a bit melancholic, to my taste.
Every detail on image is well placed, and that include the white "balls" on the lamp-post in FG.
Fis2 (81876) 2014-02-24 9:10
Wonderful view, interesting palace.
Excellent frame and colors.
Photo has climate.
Very well done.
SimoAle (632) 2014-02-24 9:17
una composizione dai colori insoliti che la rende veramente speciale. Un cielo che brucia e che risalta le cupole turchesi. Ottimo POV per un' edificio bellissimo.
ourania (26316) 2014-02-24 9:54
ένα μέρος όμορφο, περιποιημένο και ενδιαφέρον. Η γνωριμία μας μαζί του άρχισε από τις προηγούμενες φωτογραφίες σου, καθεμιά με ιδιαίτερο χαρακτήρα και ατμόσφαιρα. Έτσι και αυτή η φωτογραφία είναι ξεχωριστή, το ζεστό φόντο δημιουργεί μια μαγική ατμόσφαιρα και κάνει τα επιμέρους στοιχεία ακόμη πιο ελκυστικά. Μου αρέσει επίσης η ισορροπία της σύνθεσης, οι λεπτομέρειες και η αίσθηση κίνησης. Πραγματικά εντυπωσιακό το κτήριο. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό σου βράδυ,
Romano46 (16578) 2014-02-24 11:07
una tua particolare interpretazione della città e dei suoi colori che però, pur se troppo marcata in alcuni particolari (quale il cielo) e al contrario troppo grigia in altri (quale l'acqua) ha un suo particolare fascino che non si può disconoscere.
Bella la composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
Noel_Byrne (20698) 2014-02-24 11:38
I know the Empress now through your gallery, and to think of this building in front of it, I can say wow, what a place! The sky has superb and such unusual colors, which server beautifully to show up the green tones of the many domes. A fine building, and a nice addition of the big red WELCOME!
All the best
Silvio1953 (115837) 2014-02-24 13:33
Ciao Danos, fascinating composition with fantastic sky, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
subhendu_bagchi (25249) 2014-02-24 17:53
what a shot! I love the colour tone of it. The golden sky made the atmosphere. Great composition with those beautiful architectures using a nice POV. Very good one indeed. Tfs.
mcmtanyel (10429) 2014-02-24 17:54
I love that copper sky against the copper-oxide roofs. The tone of the sky makes the photo very moody and pleasant. There I see your name written on the edge of the sidewalk again, I hope you used sidewalk chalk. ;-)
Corry (4508) 2014-02-24 20:58
Belle perspective sur le magnifique Hôtel Empress en face du port. La luminosité fait bien ressortir les dômes verts du bâtiment sous un ciel doré. Bon cadrage. Bien fait.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-24 22:11
A lovely picture.
The sky has its own, so the too the tops of the building.
The flag waves majestically.
jemaflor (80650) 2014-02-24 23:21
An interesting architecture and composition, great original result with this tone for the sky, well captured, tfs.
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-02-25 0:19
the presentation itself as well as the architecture you present to us are delightful,but I think it´s the light and colors,which makes the image so unique and successful.The sky is just fabulous my friend!It´s a rare thing to see something like this.Breathtaking!
Have a nice day
jmdias (52524) 2014-02-25 0:57
very nice the hues of the sky here. the building has a beautiful architecture and it is very well shown in the image. TFS.
Graal (95343) 2014-02-25 7:12
very nice and interesting view, like from good postcard. Beautiful place in Victoria. I like the architecture and warm colors. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (27959) 2014-02-25 11:50
Hello Danos, very good picture of this interesting and beautiful building, very well captured in this interesting image very well composed with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jcpix (11440) 2014-02-25 15:10
I don't think I've ever seen a sky with such color, it's wildly fascinating and sets a strong tone to the overall image. A fun way to display this proud and elegant architecture, the green domes contrast extremely well with the orange backdrop. I like how you've framed this to stretch from side to side, showing the entire building in glorious detail, and the red rose "welcome" is just that...welcoming! :) Enjoy the day ahead. Take care.
mvdisco (17638) 2014-02-25 17:30
Hi Danos, Bonjour,
Nice POV. and architecture of the British Colombia parliament Buildings in Victoria,
Beautiful tone of colors and light with a wanderful sky too,
Nice perpective and details of this lovely place.
My compliments. ...Michel
abmdsudi (39522) 2014-02-25 20:19
The vision of this waterfront is tempting.worthy of few shots and the immediate element in the fg conveys that feeling of space drawing the eye into the scene The prominent edifice being a strong contributor directs all attention in, its lively with lots more features to savour and clarity is fine. I have one crit: The sky colour- i know that it's your personal taste- doesn't look photographically natural to my logic mind and since there's no exif data to guess time of day this was taken, i assume this had been heavily photoshopped. This is my sincere opinion and I always believe that enhancement is a normal process in the digital age of photography but severity will erase some of the natural look. Hope my honest comment is acceptable to you, but it really is that vivid. Congrats
emka (73139) 2014-02-26 0:37
Splendid view of this impressive colonial building. I like these nice small green domes. The sky is fabulous in the evening time. But I am really surprised that vancouver city was named after captain vancouver. Learning about the world through TE.
WArm regrads MAlgo
adramad (35301) 2014-02-26 7:32
Splendid composition of this great building, that looks wonderful, in the beautiful surroundings of the river and the beautiful gardens, original colorful sky.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
saxo042 (36904) 2014-02-26 7:55
A strange colour combination with this kind of sky above the beautiful building with its green cupolas.. The red letter of flowers here and a fine accent. An interesting capture and note.
boa (5648) 2014-02-26 11:41
i remember this beautiful city very well. I was walking here for hours and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. Great shot of this central place, good depth and sharpness, tfs!
Have a nice evening/
dip (23520) 2014-02-26 14:35
Γεια σου Δάνο,
μία ωραία φωτογραφία με πολλές και ενδιαφέρουσες λεπτομέρειες!
fabbs99 (15681) 2014-02-26 20:42
Great shot of the Parliament Building.Truly very sharp and crisp.Very well captured with good lighting.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
mohammad_H (8746) 2014-02-27 1:37
beautiful, eye-catching and has a nice view, horizon background of warm colors and light management is Best wishes to you
Didi (55021) 2014-02-27 9:15
Interesting use of a tobacco filter for this nice view
Very nice architecture
PaulVDV (20387) 2014-02-27 11:53
With the orange sky you provide a strong contrast with the many green domes.
The British Columbia Parliament Building looks very impressive. The people on different spots in the park give us a good idea of the scale.
Best regards, Paul
COSTANTINO (51262) 2014-02-28 0:47
Hello dear friend
amazing shot dedicated to all of us
excellent chosen point of view
beautiful architectural details
many wishes for all those days
of carnival have a nice time
have a nice weekend
claudeD (30431) 2014-02-28 4:09
very fine picture from Victoria with an excellent composition and fine colors. Very good light managment for this golden sunset shot.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
geoant68 (2751) 2014-02-28 4:17
Δάνο γεια σου,
πολύ όμοργη και εντυπωσιακή φβτογραφία από την Βικτώρια,με τον ουρανό παρά το Photoshop είναι πράγματι πολύ εποικοδομητικός.Το κτήριο το παρουσίαζεις υπέροχα με τους τρούλους να κάνουν το τέλειο κοντραστ με το υπόλοιπο της σκηνής,
clic (14118) 2014-02-28 10:05
Geia sou Danos
This yellow backdrop behind the Parliament Buildings is quite attractive and enhances the natural majesty of the official constructions!
I took a picture of that beautiful building in 2005, at night.
You show the best of it with great clarity and your picture constitutes an homage to Victoria Island.
TRB (13561) 2014-03-02 23:04
Architecture, sharpness, color and image and very nice.
a very nice frame, congratulations
Cricri (101211) 2014-03-03 11:29
Fantastique la couleur du ciel, il donne une ambiance particulière, l'architecture bien rendue dans les détails et les couleurs, bon POV, très jolie présentation
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-03-03 13:59
I know this spot well. Looks great lit up at blue hour too! The tobacco filter has worked well here. Good sharpness and nice fg reflections in the water. The people animate the scene and add life. Well framed and composed. I hope you went to Barb's fish and chips and crab and clam chowder shack along the waterfront a little more right of the flag.
omid266 (3214) 2014-03-03 20:07
** Hi Danos,
Very nice catured this historic building,
excellent view with yellow and orange colours,
well done friend, Thank you for sharing ,
Angshu (54709) 2014-03-04 4:12
The sky is strange but looks nice. I thought it as a PP work because the reflections in the water do not show the orange tones...
the buidling is nice & majestic and the FG is interesting as well!
nikkitta (13220) 2014-03-04 11:54
Wauwwwwwwwwwwwww and wuawwwwwwwwwwwwww Danos what color contrast and capture with great sharpness
Great building , never imagine that kind in Canada, like the green coupoles
Also the gardens at the front where is writting Welcome!
but much more the very natural sky color
Gigidusud (13251) 2014-03-08 13:35
Great capture of this splendid architecture on sunset. I like the détails and the nice atmosphere. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end.
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2014-03-08 20:36
Δάνο, μια ομορφη στιγμή διάλεξες για τήν φωτογραφία σου γιατι τα χρώματα ειναι πραγματικά θεσπέσια!!μια πολύ ομορφη αντίθεση με τον ουρανό και μια εντυπωσιακή παρουσίαση τής μοναδικής αρχιτεκτονικής!
καλη σου μέρα!!
Υ.Γ σ' ευχαριστω πολύ για τα καλά σου λόγια!
serp2000 (37875) 2014-03-11 11:05
Excellent view of the spring Victoria! Did you use a tobacco filter? Just impressive color of the sky, outstanding picturesque composition. Fine details of the Parliament.
mkamionka (29199) 2014-03-13 10:01
beautiful architecture but the real highlight is the amazing color of the sky. It introduces an extraordinary atmosphere here. I like the POV with the use of the waterfront in the foreground.
Miguel82 (20120) 2014-03-18 9:44
You note that unusual sky hues Danos and you were prompt to capture that view, welcome is written with the help of red flowers on the lawn, a wonderful building used by the parliament, a brillant picture, thanks for your support, greetings
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-03-18 22:58
What a splendid photo of this gorgeous building, being The British Columbia Parliament.
The domes are highlighted with the fantastic sky,
Great Pov, well managed, Tfs,
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (83051)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-25
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Canada-British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-24 1:00