This is one of my new favorite spots in Downtown Van.
I usually don't take photo's here simply because its crawling and crawling with business people and locals walking the sidewalks, people who get in the way of my scenes. Remember, i try to keep my photo's people-free!
But yes, I am learning the benefit of having some people shots every now and again.
Not today though :)
Here we have the Vancouver Art Gallery photographed in late Blue Hour. In the fg is the little reflecting pond, and behind me there are 2 large tall flood lights illuminating the entire scene. The exposure time is 30 sec, therefore the lettering on the Banner may not be readable because of it being blown by the wind.
Hope you like it
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quovadis (1867) 2012-04-03 9:31
I know this place very well and agree with you, it's usually busy spot with people all over during the day time. Enjoy the sky vs. the water reflection, kind of interesting composition.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-03 10:00
WOW Craig, this photo made me drop what I was doing and had to comment on this. The clarity and detail is so refine it almost looks unreal. The colors are perfect and the lighting is wonderfully presented here. Love the reflections in water, and your POV is first class.
lousat (93660) 2012-04-03 10:15
Hi Craig,really a magnificent pic.The child so little give at the pi the sense of the big dimensions of this building,a beautiful capture perfect from this dark sky to the magic reflections,excellents details and a lot of colors as i like.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
claudeD (39871) 2012-04-03 10:41
THAT'S REALLY GREAT ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY. ILIKE YOUR COMPOSITION VERY MUCH. THE REFLECTIONS IN THE WATER ARE AMAZING. VERY WELL SEEN AND D0NE.TFS.
WITH REGARDS FROM LUXEMBOURG
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-04-03 10:52
Hi Craig, Beautiful Architecture, Aboriginal culture( hip hop) and a gorgeous reflection, and miniature people, ahh Magic. This is super, well realized and managed. Have a great Wednesday, Cheers Iain.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-04-03 11:16
Ola Craig ,
Que beleza de reflexo , ficou magnifica esta tua foto na blue hour com este edifício em tons de castanho , bonitos detalhes de arquitetura nesta Art Gallery , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-03 11:25
Çok iyi çekilmiş!Tebrikler
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-03 11:43
netliği renkleri ve ışığı ile çok güzel bir fotoğraf.Güzel çalışma!Tebrik ederim
pajaran (62516) 2012-04-03 12:33
Vrlo interesantan i lep pogled, na reflekse u vodi i zgradu galerije, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar ostrina i trenutak snimka sa refleksima na vodi, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i prikaz, moje cestitke na dobrom snimku dugom ekspozicijom.
Very interesting and beautiful sight, the reflections in the water and the gallery building, good composition.
Good sharpness and with the reflexes of recording time on the water, beautiful colors.
Good article and view, my congratulations on a good long exposure shot.
All the best.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-03 12:41
a very spectacular blue hour photo with beautiful architectural details and glittering lights, I like the reflection and the POV, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
brianmcc (6219) 2012-04-03 13:15
30 seconds, wow. what an incredible result. the image is flawless. the detail and sharpness are excellent. the light has been perfectly managed and has resulted in some beautiful colours. the contrast of the deep blues in the sky with the rich golden tones of the stones is fantastic. the reflections in the water addthat extra touch.
ourania (47844) 2012-04-03 13:30
an enticing, vivid picture with captivating atmosphere thanks to its superb clarity, lighting, colours and contrasts. The lighting makes the vertical and horizontal lines of the architecture very appealing and the banner enlivens the facade and makes it more interesting. The reflections are fascinating, apart from the lovely colours, they give a softer, dreamlike version of the rigid facade. The sky is a wonderful backdrop. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best,
bona (13737) 2012-04-03 16:44
what a wonderful photo. The light here is superb! And you got a very pretty reflection of the art Gallery facade.
Sonata11 (33969) 2012-04-03 18:00
You capture this Art Gallery wonderfully in blue hour. Awesome work. Beautiful photo of this fabulous place and show beautifully architecture with an excellently executed wonderfully flawlessly picture. Great light, colors, sharpness, clarity,an amazing clear reflection, wonderful POV and depth of field. Marvellous work. Thanks for sharing, Congratulation.
All the best,
delpeoples (58804) 2012-04-03 18:16
I can see why it's one of your favourite spots. And what an exquisite Blue Hour. As if this beautiful building and cobalt sky weren't enough, you're showing off now with the pool and those reflections in the water. Top job, sensational photo.
bukitgolfb301 (42940) 2012-04-03 19:42
Hello my dear Craig
Another wonderful fantastic image shot!
Nice reflection as usual.
Marvelous color touch and light control.
Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good day, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-03 21:54
this is a great picture. you have composed it very well. the colours are superbly well saturated. fantastic patterns in the building.
the reflections are incredible.Great light management.
cargus (10273) 2012-04-03 22:23
An interesting architectural details,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
Rafer (0) 2012-04-03 22:48
Excellent presentation and composition!!! Greetings!!!!!!!
sabermonajati (11281) 2012-04-03 22:51
amazing light and excellent composition with reflect you captured.
emka (100865) 2012-04-03 23:55
Hi Craig, Why you try to keep photos people-free? people can be very interesting in the photos. Nice shot with reflections. The exhibition there must be very interesting, about the aboriginal culture.
JFS (32459) 2012-04-04 0:11
Mamma Mia! I love this shot! it's so appealing...so many things...blue hour, superb reflection, nice building...GREAT!!!!
tyro (25930) 2012-04-04 2:06
Yes, I agree - sometimes it's nice to divorce oneself from the members of the human race but, at other times, especially in photography, they can come in useful in a composition.
Despite the wind, I find I can read the writing on that banner perfectly well. If there was any wind, your long exposure has smoothed the water in the foreground pool magnificently and the relections there are wonderful.
Fabulous light, lovely colours, a perfect "blue hour" sky and, as always, stunning detail and sharpness.
Sergiom (82851) 2012-04-04 6:00
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. L'heure bleue nous offre un ciel superbement dramatique et le bâtiment très beau jouit d'une luminosité exceptionnelle.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-04 6:06
love this! It is so beautifully captured, full of wonderfully sharp detail and textures and this light is so serene and adds such a palpable atmosphere to the image. Exquisite reflected glory - this half of the shot is an absorbing image in its own right. Glorious!
Regards - Brian.
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-04 6:54
very beautiful picture of a great quality,where I love the reflection mixed with the graphism inside the pond, and the its golden color.The blue hour was a superb choice to get the best result, for the magnificent contrast golden-blue.
Hansaphotos (8253) 2012-04-04 9:48
A wonderful photo of this impressive building. Great blue hour lighting and stunning effect of the reflections in the calm water. Fine work, bravo:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
gildasjan (43654) 2012-04-04 10:18
Une belle composition avec ce reflet et ici ce ciel bleu nuit crée le bon équilibre des teintes avec l'architecture.
cagla (4250) 2012-04-04 14:05
Hi Craig,this is a very nice night reflection shot, the kind which I like most. Wonderful shutter speed and wonderful architecture...You must have some shots from inside the gallery also, I would also love to see them.. Thanks and congrats.
npecanhuk (75592) 2012-04-04 16:32
Wow! That's a wonderful picture!
Those reflections are magnificent!
Superb colors, exposure, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
danos (99828) 2012-04-04 23:20
beautiful presentation of Vancouver's Art Gallery with its reflection on the little pond on the foreground completes perfect the whole scenery.I like the clarity as the light and colour management of the image.
Royaldevon (40316) 2012-04-04 23:38
My first focus was on the gallery, understanding the subject of the exhibition and that strong associated portrait. Then I moved to the architecture of the building. It was on the third focus that I took in the reflection and I cannot quite explain what an impact it had. It sort of moved the whole shot into a new dimension, I suppose because what I had originally perceived as just f/g, suddenly took on its own life with the strongly reflected portrait.
You guessed, I like it!
Have a good day,
jjcordier (79297) 2012-04-05 0:29
Heure bleue + reflets, tu nous fait la totale là! Excellente composition pour cette photo techniquement parfaite et très agréable à contempler.
danyy (0) 2012-04-06 3:35
une photo bien pensée à l'heure bleue. Un festival de couleurs fortes dans des lumières crépusculaires. La photo est nette et bien cadrée, les reflets parfaits occupent une place de choix.
dkmurphys (60737) 2012-04-06 4:42
The combination of light, colors and textures made that interesting reflection. Well catch, have a lovely weekend.
Gigidusud (21151) 2012-04-06 12:25
Beautiful architectural composition in blue hour.Splendid reflections on the water and nice colors.
Thanks for sharing.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-04-06 13:28
very impressive photo Perfect place! what an amazing capture. Beautiful shot. Fantastic management of light, The reflections are fascinating, apart from the lovely colours, they give a softer, dreamlike version of the rigid facade colors, perfect sharpness, clarity, POV. Excellent executed image. I love it blue hour.
All the best,
ManuMay (36273) 2012-04-07 13:27
The use of long exposure, very long, deserves this fantastic sharpness, this great light management and details, even the reflection ...Excellent colours and light and very good composition indeed...Great work once again!!
Have a nice day...
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-04-08 0:11
good exposure and colors. i like the reflections on the pond. interesting building.
Silvio1953 (146681) 2012-04-08 0:42
Ciao Craig, great view of fantastic building, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, beautiful colors, splendid light and superb exposure, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio
annjackman (21899) 2012-04-08 23:15
I was looking at the shot that you posted today and then came across this one taken from a different POV. I like both but this one has some fascinating reflections with dreamy shapes and light. Stunning clarity and the blue hour effect is tremendous.
Kind Regards, Ann
Cricri (121253) 2012-04-09 11:40
Superbe le cadrage avec les reflets, les couleurs, intéressante architecture de cette galerie d'art joliment prise a l'heure bleu, compliment
ikeharel (73551) 2012-04-18 8:20
Managed a fine reflection of the art-gallery, on a beautiful night scenery, Craig.
Bright illumination upon, enhanced the details of the edifice with good contrast.
are those Lions need to have an Anti-glare eye-glasses...
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (69777)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2012-04-01
- Categories: Architecture, Moment décisif
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposition: f/22, 30 secondes
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-03 9:22