As the title says, this photo was taken from Cypress Mountain, and the view is of the Downtown Vancouver area.
The bridge in the middle is the Lions Gate, a bridge i've photographed a few times here on TE, and i'll post a WS photo of it too so jog your memories.
Another subject you may remember that i've posted many times are the Canada Pavillion/Imax, also referred to as the Colored Sails. I will post a photo of those two in the WS. If you look real close, you can see the colored sails in the middle of the photo, just above the suspension cables of the bridge...do you see them? There are hints of blue, yellow, red and white.
To get this shot, I had to wake up at 3:30 in the morning, drive into downtown, and hope for the best.
Thanks for looking!
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ciakgiak (30421) 2012-04-30 10:17
WOW! Che spettacolo! Una splendida panoramica di Vancouver con le miriadi di luci sullo sfondo ed il bellissimo ponte in FG. Splendidi colori e riflessi.
Un caro abbraccio
Herquin (7555) 2012-04-30 10:23
belle vue nocturne sur Vancouver .C'est bien réalisé .
paololg (31448) 2012-04-30 11:05
Fantastic nightshot, dear Craig, I love this kind of photo, especially if taken with this perfect photo quality. A special applause to the management of lights and colors, absolutely extraordinary. The perfect clarity allows us to appreciate every detail lit, even the most distant. You did a great work, dear friend, sincere congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
brianmcc (6185) 2012-04-30 11:16
what a stunning view of the mountain over the city. it is such an impressive sight, and your picture captures that perfectly. the colours in the water constrast with the wonderful illumination from the city lights that strectch out as far as the eye can see. and the whole scene is secured by the wonderful bridge which spans the frame as well as the river.
rychem (25080) 2012-04-30 11:17
Excellent photo, beautiful wide panorama with a sea of lights, well composed with the bridge in FG,
GREGG (7888) 2012-04-30 11:36
a nice night view of illuminated Vancouver,
with the bridge and the river filled with colored light,
yquem46 (38746) 2012-04-30 11:39
Impressive view on Vancouver in this excellent night shot
Perfectly mastered exposure
Very well done and a good tribute to your city
have a nice day
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-04-30 11:47
Ola Craig ,
Esta muito bela esta tua foto noturna com vista pra Vancouver, achei lindos os reflexos da ponte e das luzes dos edifícios , bom uso dos 15 segundos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
PaulVDV (23035) 2012-04-30 12:23
WOW ! Cypress Mountain certainly is a great viewpoint to admire the city of Vancouver!
How is it possible that I've never seen this fantastic panorama before?
Seen from this mountain and with that beautiful bridge Vancouver surely looks as wonderful as San Francisco and Sydney, two metropolises of which we often get to see panoramic views including their bridge.
Excellent light management, splendid colours, superb night shot.
Best regards, Paul
golus (2893) 2012-04-30 12:23
A very well planned and engineered night shot. The composition is flawless but what impressed me most is the enormous tonal range and extraordinary clarity you've acquired. A very hard to do job, executed victorously. TFS and best wishes,
dkmurphys (50376) 2012-04-30 12:31
Spectacular night panorama. I love the perfect management of lights and the atmosphere captured. Well done, enjoy a fine week.
jester5 (2022) 2012-04-30 12:49
Stunning view and well worth the effort Craig.One of the best shots taken at night that I have seen and the
coloured sails stand out very well too.Beautiful colour and composition. WOW.
ourania (33433) 2012-04-30 13:04
this is a captivating view of the city, a sea of lights and the water surface so beautiful and still capturing as many lights as it can and reproducing them in lovely luminous reflections. I love the clarity, the vibrant blue atmosphere and the reflection of the lights of the bridge. Although extremely spectacular, this view is also surprisingly tranquil. The colours are rendered marvellously. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good month,
marina7 (8055) 2012-04-30 13:38
what is it about bridges that makes looking at them so captivating though many of them look alike? I definitely see the Bosphorus bridge in this one because the memory's still fresh:))
But for me the most stunning part of this shot is the background - just like a universe of myriads of stars. I guess it can beat any Hubble shot.:))
And I admire your passion for photography. 3.30 a.m. up and go? That's the character! Something I'll never possess. That's why you don't see me posting that often:))
Thanks and all the best
Ninello52 (7572) 2012-04-30 13:49
Fantastic night scene! Beautiful design of bright dots that make up the picture! Beautiful colors too! Bravissimo!
Best regards, Nino.
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-30 13:59
fantastic night shot where the lights of the town don't appear like windows lights, but like a cloud of luminous points above the town.This is really impressive.I also love the colors, particularly the blue-purple river, and the colorful reflections inside.Magnificent!
lousat (79019) 2012-04-30 14:17
waawwww!! The view is fantastic but it's incredible the details and the sharpness of this panorama in the little space that TE give us for the upload.Magnificent work my friend,the top of perfection,i like it...a lot! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-30 14:43
this is a fantastic photo from this view, the composition is very spectacular, the lights and details are splendid, great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
finlay (1549) 2012-04-30 15:17
A really great night shot of the city. A fabulous display of lights, a wonderful view of the bridge, and superb reflections too.
npecanhuk (67388) 2012-04-30 19:42
Wonderful cityscape & night photograph!
Colors, lights, chosen pov and composition are excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-04-30 21:02
Great composition of fabulous architecture and daily life with spectacular panorama at night time. Wonderful flawless executed image with perfect sharpness, perfect clarity, POV and DOF also are perfect. Marvellous shot. Thanks for sharing. I love it a lot. Congratulation. Awesome !!!!!
jjcordier (77372) 2012-04-30 23:56
Fantastique photo nocturne! J'apprécie autant la partie basse avec le pont et les superbes couleurs de l'eau que la partie haute avec toutes ces petites lumières qui créent un effet féérique. C'est vraiment magnifique!
JFS (32459) 2012-04-30 23:57
Hi my friend, i'm back in Barcelona with some Milano and Lugano shots in my camera. In Milano was raining the whole day I was there, so you will see Milano in B&W. Your shot is spectacular, I admire the sharpness of your night shots, they all are incredible!!!!A pleasure for the eyes.
emka (81684) 2012-04-30 23:59
Hi Craig, Big wow,what a view! So many lights and this beautiful lit bridge. Spectacular shot.
have a nice 1st of May
Nicou (124994) 2012-05-01 0:47
quelle vue extraordinaire fantastique cpatage et image sueprbe ce lumière partout qui scintillent et la vue sur le pont grandisoe image et compo.
Bravo et amitié
siudzi (34113) 2012-05-01 0:51
Love this night shot! It's absolutely awesome with all these colorful lights and details. Taken with superb quality and composition as well. Bravo!!
bukitgolfb301 (36676) 2012-05-01 0:55
Hello my dear Craig
Wow 1 million $ night landscape !!!!!!!!!!!!
A great of great shot!
I have lost any words and have a sigh.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
ChrisJ (100630) 2012-05-01 1:56
This is exceptional & amazing. The early morning rise was well worth the effort. Good sharpness & an incredible high pov. Good exposure management on the highlights with wonderful color & an astonishing array of lights. Tfs!
Royaldevon (31171) 2012-05-01 3:29
Have you ever seen Blackpool Illuminations? Well, this reminds me of that event but on a grand scale! Not only have you achieved a fantastic mosaic of lights but, also, the composition works very well, with the water defining the thirds and the bridge taking the opposing diagonal across the frame.
Have a great day,
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-01 4:46
I bet you are pleased with this! Well worth the early start eh? The result is a stunning image and prolific light show. Supreme quality as always and the overall effect is awesome! Spectacular work!
Regards - Brian.
wolf38 (31282) 2012-05-01 7:04
Hi craig. This view from the top of the nightly Vancouver is terrific. Very beautiful lights and colors. Excellent technical quality. The fantastic reflections are a great side effect. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Cricri (108601) 2012-05-01 7:47
Quelle vue splendide de Vancouver, une ambiance nocturne merveilleuse avec toutes ces lumières et ces couleurs, deux belles images aussi intéressante en WS, compliment
Silvio1953 (125483) 2012-05-01 8:57
Ciao Craig, fascinating nocturne composition with fantastic reflections, excellent exposure, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cebe (1481) 2012-05-01 9:49
So beautiful night view of Vancouver! Exposure here is simply excellent. Nice colour of the water. Accent pleasantly put on the beautiful bridge. I wonder what for that vertical blue line on the side of a building; based on the way it impacts your excellent photo, that doesn't seem a so great idea.
Have a nice day,
tyro (20884) 2012-05-01 12:54
Boy, oh, boy! This is brilliant!
Of course I can see the sails in the distance - I can see everything in this stunningly sharp and detailed picture. And what amazes me more is that you've taken this with a long lens - 135mm - we're not really used to seeing night shots like this taken with a telephoto but it's worked out perfectly. And, of course, why shouldn't it?
The exposure, colours, composition and sharpness are all second to none. A fabulous photograph. Now my usual question, er, I don't think that this was HDR, was it?
worldcitizen (7189) 2012-05-01 13:13
Wow! You are really dedicated to photography, getting up at 3:30AM!!! This view is gorgeous. I definitely recognize the colored sails from your other shots, and the bridge and city lights are amazing, too. Great high POV, and I really like the WS photo of the bridge as well.
Didi (57652) 2012-05-01 13:16
Interesting violet colour on the river
Good lights management at the end of the blue hour
Very good point of view on this big city
delpeoples (53523) 2012-05-01 18:18
I think I saw this on FB and wondered why you hadn't uploaded it. It's stunning in every detail. The framing, the exposition, the colours and the light are all exquisite. Your eye for detail is always present in your photos, but in this one, it's there more than ever.
PS: I thought I might have seen you or T on top of the Golden Gate spinning your steel wool;)
sevy (15365) 2012-05-02 0:13
A nice night shot with all those colors. Your point of view was perfect to have the bridge against the river and so to provide a good view on this main element.
I like the background rendering like a sea of stars.
josepmarin (57833) 2012-05-03 5:11
a wonderful panorama from this high point of view.
The night image is splendid, you have caught with a great sharpness and a good depth this vision of the illuminated city, with the bridge in foreground.
The golden tonalities of the lights in the city and the purple color of the water provide a great beauty to your composition. It is a magnificent work, my friend.
Noel_Byrne (25640) 2012-05-03 11:09
Stunning city shot with amazing light and color. What can I say, excellent!!
mkamionka (31179) 2012-05-05 23:57
the problem with facebook is that sometimes I forget to comment on a photo here if I saw it there first.
This is a breath taking view and I am actually surprised that you did not think about it before. The POV is excellent and obviously very well thought through, the timing perfect as well.
I like the changing surface of the reflection.
Fantastic colors. Beautiful city. Great clarity and detail.
No words to give it a justice.
Have a great Sunday,
Hansaphotos (6967) 2012-05-06 2:22
Now, what a stunning view! Fantastic vantage point. Love the purple light and the blurred reflections in the foreground. Excellent work, Craig:) TFS.
Best regards, Erling
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-06 10:51
Beautiful night-shot here and with superb colors and reflections. The clarity is out of this world, so clear and crisp!! Excellent DOF and your POV is outstanding and stunning. Great and masterful job Craig!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California...........Buddy
adores (38591) 2012-05-07 17:17
This is a really great night shot! Your pov was just perfect and the quality also. Great composition, colours and exposure!
Really worth the effort:)!
kwekwekan (1078) 2012-05-27 13:56
Well worth getting up at 3:30! Great glassy effect on Burrard Inlet with the long exposure & thoughtful composition.
Miguel82 (24975) 2015-02-11 10:04
Fantastic night view, very clear photo Craig, gorgeous purple tons combinated to the golden lights of the city, bravo
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (57728)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2012-04-21
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Moment décisif
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax 50-130mm F2.8
- Exposition: f/7.1, 15 secondes
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Date Submitted: 2012-04-30 10:02
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