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I work in the building in the lower right. My manager has a suite high in a building beside the office tower and were thinking of getting an image from there for our Christmas cards.

The building I work in was maybe for a split second the tallest in the British empire at the time of completion. I call it the baby bottle building, others have much more interesting descriptions of it. In the distance is Harbour Center, one of the very useful landmarks when navigating Vancouver. To its right, where it looks like there are sails, is Canada place which was constructed back in 1986 for the world exposition. Now boasts to be one of the nicer convention centers and has attached to it an Imax theater and a very posh (and expensive!) hotel known as the Pan Pacific.

Composed of three images taken over 2 hours with a camera on the tripod (without moving it). First was to expose for the background so that there would be the sillhouette of the mountains. The next two were when the dome lights finally turned on (by then the sun had fully set and the sky was completely black) two exposures. One for the lights and another for the building details (the contrast between the lights and the building was so strong that I could only correct in post) Exposures ranged from f/8 @ 1" to 30".

Finally combined the three images by laying them on top of each other and erasing the overexposed/underexposed areas to pull out as much detail as possible.

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