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Vancouver by night
Made by BelCan75
This is a view towards downtown Vancouver from the beach between Kitsilano Beach and Vanier Park in Vancouver, Canada. About this photo: We've been having some great weather this past few weeks and on 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 a little while after sunset. Enjoy! ~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! 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.
Kits Beached Boat II - Photo
Made by ryian
Boats - about 6 of them landed on Kits beach during a wind storm. The owner of one of four Vancouver sailboats that were blown ashore during a windstorm on Thursday morning is blaming city authorities for putting his life at risk. Brad Carter said he and several other people who were living aboard their boats were evicted from the protected waters of False Creek last week. Carter said they asked for extensions to remain in the inland waterway because of the rough weather in the forecast, but their request was turned down. So they dropped anchor off Kitsilano Beach, only to be slammed by a windstorm early Thursday morning. 'We shouldn't be out here when there is safe harbour in False Creek,' —Live-aboard sailor Brad Carter - Carter said he was sleeping aboard his wooden sailboat, Gini 2, when was awoken by the storm at 4 a.m. PT. The storm toppled trees and downed power line along the entire South Coast, as gusts hit 90 kilometres per hour. Carter soon lost his outboard motors and his anchor line snapped, and he was forced to leap from his boat as it crashed into the rocks of Kits Point, just after sunrise. In 2006 Vancouver passed a bylaw banning boats from dropping anchor for longer than two weeks in False Creek, in order to clear out a large number of live-aboard boats clogging the waterway in the heart of Vancouver. But Carter said those policies should be eased when bad weather is likely to hit boats anchored in the more exposed waters of English Bay. We shouldn't be out here when there is safe harbour in False Creek, Carter said. But Kitsilano resident Dave Harris questioned whether it was the authorities who were to blame, as he surveyed the wreakage on the beach.
Opium Poppy Seed Pods
Made by The Blackbird
Poppies on the seniors' patio at Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre in Vancouver. Last Saturday, Canadian Forces Master Corporal Kristal Giesebrecht, 34, and Private Andrew Miller, 21, were killed in a roadside explosion near Kandahar City, Afghanistan. The loss of these soldiers brings the Canadian mission's total number of fallen personnel to 150. In a March 2009 interview, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that he believes the Afghan insurgency will never be defeated. At the time he uttered those words, the number of Canadian Forces soldiers killed in the war was 108. 42 brave, loyal and proud Canadian lives lost since the Prime Minister's admission on CNN, yet he and his government insist on keeping our troops in harm's way until the end of 2011. The Government's rationale for not leaving sooner is that it must honour its commitment to the allied mission. What about its commitment to its own people? How many more will be lost? Section 46 of the Criminal Code of Canada states that anyone in Canada who assists an enemy at war with Canada, or any armed forces against whom Canadian Forces are engaged in hostilities whether or not a state of war exists between Canada and the country whose forces they are may be charged with High Treason. When our Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense knowingly send Canadian Forces overseas to fight a war they acknowledge cannot be won, they assist al-Qaeda by offering our soldiers up as target practice. Happy Canada Day, Prime Minister Harper.
Made by HDR Cafe
Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (British English, Australian English, South African English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by some scientists). The family name comes from its type genus, Coccinella. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone. Coccinellids are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae. A very large number of species are mostly or entirely black, gray, or brown and may be difficult for non-entomologists to recognize as coccinellids (and, conversely, there are many small beetles that are easily mistaken as such, like tortoise beetles). Coccinellids are generally considered useful insects as many species feed on aphids or scale insects, which are pests in gardens, agricultural fields, orchards, and similar places. The Mall of America, for instance, releases thousands of ladybugs into its indoor park as a natural means of pest control for its gardens. Some people consider seeing them or having them land on one's body to be a sign of good luck to come, and that killing them presages bad luck. A few species are pests in North America and Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladybird
Where's Waldo in Google Maps?
Made by Si1very
Canadian artist Melanie Coles built a large image of the iconic Waldo onto a rooftop at an undisclosed location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The image was intended to be later searched out through interactive mapping applications like Google Earth and Google Maps. Check out my blog article on this subject, Where's Waldo in Google Earth. I got this photo from Melanie Coles' sister's Flickr set, Check out the additional shots she has on the construction and such! FYI - a key relevance of this is that Where's Waldo is known as Where's Wally outside the US. SPOILER: I have placed this image onto a map here in Flickr, pinpointing the building's location in Vancouver where the building with the image is located. While you can view the satellite image of the building now, it will be some months before Yahoo! Maps has updated the images -- so, it will be a while before Waldo is visible in the online map. To view the map, click on the (map) link found to the righthand side of this description, under the Additional Information list in the sidebar next to the text Taken in Vancouver, British Columbia. -->
Made by Claire Chao
It's been raining and gloomy all day long... However, the clouds started to clear out from the west around one hour prior to the sunset time and a beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky! I decided to go for evening shooting instantly when I saw the rainbow... Vanier Park came out top as my gut feeling told me the sky there might turn out beautifully at blue hour! So I drove there, had a stroll, and waited near the creek side! The sky was changing rapidly as I expected, with clouds from dull and flat to colored cotton candy shaped ones. It's been a while since I saw such a delightful cloud movement last time... I'm glad that I made the right call on the Friday evening! LOL! I'll post a couple more photos later on to show the beautiful clouds above downtown Vancouver this evening! Have a great weekend ahead!! Much better details if ~溫哥華, 英屬哥倫比亞省~ Vanier Park, Vancouver, Canada - ISO 100, F16, 231 sec, 20mm - Canon 5D Mark II with EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens - Sunset @5.45pm / Shot @ 6.19pm - High Tide 4.5m @4.55pm - Water Level 4.3m @6.00pm/3.8m @7.00pm
Glowing City At Night
Made by Claire Chao
My last post of this series... The city was incredibly covered by luminous clouds even when it's around one hour after the sunset.. Meanwhile, the rest of the sky was so clear that stars could be easily seen there! What a glowig city at night!! p.s. It's been raining and gloomy all day long... However, the clouds started to clear out from the west around one hour prior to the sunset time and a beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky! I decided to go for evening shooting instantly when I saw the rainbow... Vanier Park came out top as my gut feeling told me the sky there might turn out beautifully at blue hour! So I drove there, had a stroll, and waited near the creek side! The sky was changing rapidly as I expected, with clouds from dull and flat to colorful cotton candy shaped ones... Much better details if ~溫哥華, 英屬哥倫比亞省~ Vanier Park, Vancouver, Canada - ISO 100, F13, 481 sec, 23mm - Canon 5D Mark II with EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens - Sunset @5.45pm / Shot @ 6.37pm - High Tide 4.5m @4.55pm - Water Level 4.3m @6.00pm/3.8m @7.00pm
Good Evening, Vancouver...
Made by Claire Chao
I really did not plan to stay that long, especially on Friday evening... But the clouds just kept dancing there, and it made me unable to walk away from the scene! LOL! p.s. It's been raining and gloomy all day long... However, the clouds started to clear out from the west around one hour prior to the sunset time and a beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky! I decided to go for evening shooting instantly when I saw the rainbow... Vanier Park came out top as my gut feeling told me the sky there might turn out beautifully at blue hour! So I drove there, had a stroll, and waited near the creek side! The sky was changing rapidly as I expected, with clouds from dull and flat to colorful cotton candy shaped ones... Much better details if ~溫哥華, 英屬哥倫比亞省~ Vanier Park, Vancouver, Canada - ISO 100, F16, 544 sec, 18mm - Canon 5D Mark II with EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens - Sunset @5.45pm / Shot @ 6.27pm - High Tide 4.5m @4.55pm - Water Level 4.3m @6.00pm/3.8m @7.00pm
Crab - Museum of Vancouver and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium
Made by janusz l
This crab has been “scaring” visitors since 1967 . In his belly , he holds a time capsule to be open on Canada's Bicentennial, July 1, 2067 . Designed by Vancouver artist George Norris and build of welded stainless steel by Gus Lidberg . Inspiration was a Haida or Coast Salish legend. Shape of the roof of the museum resembles of native woven hat … not UFO :-) Actually this is the first time I have taken pictures of one of the most photographed structures in Vancouver. We were leaving fireworks and heading to the car ( just like hundreds of thousands of other people ) and just to let the traffic clear we spend bit of time there. Very cool place but the fountain is off at night … really too bad :-(
If you'd known what fate had in store, spinner ...
Made by The Blackbird
... would you have taken such care in fashioning your web? I took this photo while on a coffee break at work. Came back an hour or two later, as the sun was minutes from setting, but the spider and its web were gone. I felt a sickness in my belly in that moment, then anger. Who the f*** do you think you are? I murmured while looking up and down the adjacent sidewalk. So tough you can wreck a spider's web with a stick? Get help before you kill a cat or a kid. Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Chief Seattle
Dancing of Clouds in Full Moon Night
Made by Claire Chao
I saw full moon rising from the east when waiting for the blue hour to come. Just when I thought I might get lucky to get a wonderful cityscape in blue hour with moon in the backdrop and snow in the foreground, the clouds started to dance around the moon! Clouds were dancing in a rhythm that they kept the moonlight on the fringe during my 6-minute exposure... Kind of like it although it's not what I originally expected!! ~溫哥華, 英屬哥倫比亞省~ Vanier Park, Vancouver, Canada - ISO 100, F16, 367 sec, 24mm - Canon 5D Mark II with EOS 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens - Sunset @4.25pm & Moonrise @ 3.32pm (57°) / Shot @ 5.01pm
Vectorial Elevation 2
Made by hurgleburgle
There's a pretty cool art installation called Vectorial Elevation setup as a part of the whole Olympics extravaganza. This night was especially good for getting photos of the different searchlight patterns as the clouds were more varied than the usual flat overcast that hangs over the city about this time of year. I ended up setting my camera to manual, and the shutter speed to bulb so that I could get clean exposures of the beams. The patterns shift around after about 12 seconds, and it took me a few moments to recompose between patterns.
Vancouver In The Moonlight...
Made by Claire Chao
The sky was getting dark in the breeze and the moon's still struggling for appearance with the clouds... I'd like to see who won the game before night fell, so I waited there watching. I guess both parties did their best in the game... the moon bordered the clouds with moonlight while successfully showed her face briefly at nightfall...!! :-) More details will show when you ... ~溫哥華, 英屬哥倫比亞省~ Vanier Park, Vancouver, Canada - ISO 100, F16, 536 sec, 24mm - Canon 5D Mark II with EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens - Sunset @4.25pm & Moonrise @ 3.32pm (57°) / Shot @ 5.08pm
Made by The Blackbird
It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing And it was going to snow. The blackbird sat In the cedar-limbs. From Wallace Stevens' poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. I was listening to Lisa Germano's instrumental Tarnation end credits while setting up and taking the series of shots from which this one was chosen. It was February and we'd had some snow and the music has a wintry feel. Enjoy! _________ self-portrait
Celebration of Light – Vancouver July 31 2010
Made by janusz l
Celebration of Light – Vancouver July 31 2010 . Saturday was a day for China – spectacular fireworks. I have not gone to fireworks downtown in years , crowds … not my thing but this year was special . Few days earlier I went with my sister to see Mexico's show and it was fantastic and even traffic was not too bad . For Chinese show we took Kasia with us and went to the beach 2,5 hours earlier . I really wanted space right on the shore , I guess you know why . There will be few more shots from there but let's start with this one.
City by the sea...
Made by Claire Chao
This photo was taken on Wednesday evening. I felt freezing that evening, but the temperature further dropped since that night... Now we've got some snow on the street, and I hope I can catch some of the cityviews with snow!! :-) Please for better details... ~溫哥華, 英屬哥倫比亞省~ Kitsilano Point, Vancouver, Canada - ISO 100, F16, 542 sec, 29mm - Canon 5D Mark II with EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens - Sunset @4.28pm / Shot @ 5.04pm - High Tide 4.2m @1.59pm - Water Level 3.3m @5.00pm/2.8m @6.00pm
The Crab . sculptor George Norris
Made by ZedZap
BETTER VIEW At the Vancouver Planetarium there is a fountain that has a piece of public artwork by sculptor George Norris. Installed in the 1960s, the design known as The Crab incorporated a system which jetted water from below now the interesting bit , George Norris is my father in law !! so i made sure i got a good photo of it when we visited Vancouver . . 3 exposure HDR
Tanning at Kits Beach
Made by Stephen Rees
There are all these signs around about seek out the shade, slip on a shirt ... but fortunately many people still rely on sunscreen KIts Beach is now one of the top ten sexiest beaches in the world according to Forbes On July 22, 2011 this image reached 24,000 views - by far the most of any of my images.
Made by Clayton Perry Photoworks
A 3-Image Panorama Of English Bay Vancouver BC. Vectorial Elevation is an interactive artwork that allows participants to transform the sky over Vancouver, Canada. Using a three-dimensional interface, this web site lets you design huge light sculptures by directing 20 robotic searchlights located around English Bay. www.vectorialvancouver.net/home.html
Made by Claire Chao
What a pleasure if I can come down here ... have a walk, enjoy the sunset, and watch the colour change at dusk ... every single evening!!! :-) Much better details when you ... ~溫哥華, 英屬哥倫比亞省~ Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, Canada - ISO 100, F32, 25 sec, 150mm - Canon 5D Mark II with EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L lens - Sunset @5.48pm / Shot @ 6.11pm - High Tide 4.6m @3.43pm - Water Level 3.7m @6.00pm/3.1m @7.00pm
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