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This is another blue hour shot taken at Kitsilano Beach. It's a bit of a different view compared to my previous photos. This is a view towards downtown Vancouver from the beach between Kitsilano Beach and Vanier Park in Vancouver, Canada.

About this photo: We've had some great weather in September and the beginning of October. In one of the weekends we went down to Kitsilano Beach for a walk and to enjoy the sunset. It was a wonderful evening and the sunset was quite beautiful. Of course I brought my camera with me to take some photos as well. This one was taken after sunset when the city lights came on and the blue hour appeared. You can see the lights of North Vancouver to the right, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver and the mountains in as a backdrop. Enjoy!

This photo is not narrow enough to be a panorama, so please click on the following link if you wish to see a larger version of this photo: View a LARGER version!

~Camera Settings:
*Camera Model: Sony DSLR A200
*Focal Length: 18mm
*F-Number: F/10
*Exposure Time: 30 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-100
*Exposure Program: Shutter Priority (S)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -1.0 step

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you like this photo as well!
Ann :-)



Some information of Kitsilano Beach: Some information on Kitsilano Beach: Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, especially in the summer months. From the beach you have amazing views over the mountains, English Bay (an inlet/bay of the Pacific Ocean) and downtown Vancouver. The beach is home to a salt water outdoor heated swimming pool which is the longest pool in Canada. This beach is great for a walk any time of the year. You can walk towards Vanier Park or Jericho Beach from here.

Some information Vancouver: Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver is Canada's third largest city and is located by the Pacific Ocean on a peninsula surrounded by water and in the distance there are the mountains. Vancouver is considered a pretty clean and safe city with a great variety of shops, museums, theatre, outdoor activities (hiking, walking, kayaking, sailing, skiing on the local mountains in the winter) and more. Walking around Stanley Park is a favourite thing to do for tourist and locals alike. This beautiful park extends from the city centre of Vancouver almost to the North Shore. With wonderful views of the mountains and the ocean around every corner, downtown Vancouver is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Walk along Robson Street, the most popular shopping street. Experience Chinatown with the different kinds of building and stores, walk on the beaches of English Bay and the seawall of Stanley Park, enjoy a walk in Gastown with the old steam clock and the many gift shops.

Look out for some Hollywood film sets as Vancouver is used for many big Hollywood movies and shows. That's why you might hear that Vancouver is called "Hollywood North". Here are some examples of shows and movies that were/are filmed here: "The X-Files", "Dark Angel", "Stargate-SG1", "The 6th Day", "Kiss of the Dragon", "Small Ville" and many more. Then there is also the Canada Place, the stadiums, the Harbour Lookout, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Science World, the Vancouver Art Gallery and much more! All of these attractions are located within minutes from the city centre.

Vancouver is also popular in the winter for winter activities. There are 3 local mountains where you can do any type of winter sport. There is Grouse Mountain, most famous for it's stunning views over the city and fresh powder snow. Grouse Mountain is accessible by skyride...this is a big airtram that will take you up to the top of the mountain. Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain are famous too and you also get wonderful views from the top of these mountains. As you can see...Vancouver has lots to offer.

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