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VIDEO: False Creek
Made by Hejl
In Explore: 3rd position on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 FALSE CREEK by Jim Hejl This is a view over False Creek in Yaletown (in Vancouver, BC) Posted on Sunday, April 20th, 2008. -- VIDEO -- Equipment: - 5D still camera (it captured 2263 images over 5 hours) - Images remotely captured with Remote DSLR Pro on a WinXP machine - Cropped, batch adjusted, and batch exported in Aperture - Combined images with QuickTime PRO - All post work done in FinalCut Pro 5 If you want to have some fun, scrub the video forward and backward (using the timeline), and watch the water level change (and the entire dock move!). Pretty entertaining :) The technical challenge here is to expose each frame properly, without getting horrible flicker. The daytime shots were shuttered arround 1/250th, while the night shots were often 7 second exposures (or more). This variable exposure is difficult, because any SLIGHT difference between any 2 frames will cause a flicker (and the human brain is very sensitive to flicker). So, the magic trick is to go from 1/250th to 7 second exposures smoothly. If you've done time-lapse over varying illumination conditions, you know what I'm talking about. it isn't an easy problem. -- SOUNDTRACK -- Artist: Radiohead Album: Radiohead - Me & This Army: Radiohead Remixes (2005) Track: You & What Army (bonus beats to bust rhymes to in the shower) If you have Quicktime 7, you can view a less-compressed version on my site: hejl.com/portfolio/video/False_Creek_NTSC_3ivx.mov Cheers, Jim Hejl hejl.com/ (the first few frames of video are needed b/c Flickr uses the first frame to generate the thumbnail ----- not the marked Poster Frame in the stream. Grrrrrrrr........)
Not what I had in mind
Made by mezzoblue
So you've just moved your entire life into a storage locker on the other side of town. You're living off a laptop for the next three weeks. No problem, in today's ultra-connected world, right? Now what if on, say, the second day of the three weeks, your laptop's hard drive decides to crash and burn? Yes, my Powerbook finally packed it in. So after a day of mad scrambling through boxes in storage, and a trip to the local Apple retailer that ended up with the purchase of a whole new machine entirely, and an evening of recovering from backup and re-installing application suites, I'm back on track. I was planning on selling the PB at some point in the unspecified future for the sake of picking up a MacBook. But in times of crisis, you've gotta improvise. It turns out that buying the MB now, fixing the PB under AppleCare, and selling it later will end up being quite a bit cheaper in the long run than simply replacing the PB hard drive now, and making the exchange later. Not what I had planned to do with my Monday. But hey, with scenery like this, it's hard to get too upset.
Made by Hejl
In Explore, #1 on Sunday, August 3, 2008 --------------------------------------------- Solstice 1584 images, captured with my Canon 5D Assembled in into a .mov with Quicktime Pro, and blended the frames in FinalCut. Over the duration of this entire capture, the aperture is fixed and the sensor is exposed progressively longer. The first frame was captured at 1/500th of a sec -- and the last exposure was a full 8 seconds (!!). The technical 'goal' of this project was to capture this enormous dynamic range - and to blend through it seamlessly. The most challenging sequence is from :40 to :55, where the exposure rate of change is extremely steep - and the amount of incoming light drops like a rock. From a signal processing point of view, it is a challenging dataset. The entire thing must be tonemaped into a very small range (problem #1) *and* to be perceptually smooth without loosing perceptual detail (problem #2) View is of False Creek in Yaletown Vancouver, BC
Made by Lloyd K. Barnes Photography
Photo by Lloyd Barnes I woke up at 2:30 this morning to look for the aurora borealis, which is brighter than usual due to recent solar activity. But the city lights in Vancouver are too bright to see much happening in the night sky, so instead I took this shot. At 2:30 a.m. it's good to see most of the office lights in the buildings are turned off to save energy. It was a beautiful night with the crescent moon rising and Venus shining brightly. There's a haze in the air caused by the smoke from forest fires in the region. The haze was lit up by blue light over the city which was quite beautiful contrasted with the yellow city lights. This is an HDR photo combining 3 exposures (-1, 0, +1 ev) using the Photomatix HDR plug-in for Adobe Lightroom 3.
Brittany - [004/100]
Made by i_fall
This is #4 in my 100 Strangers Project. Find out more about the 100 Strangers Project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the . The Skinny: A few minutes after I took Zach's photo (Stranger #3), one of my ex-students called out to me from the other side of the street. She had a friend of hers in tow. Brittany (NOT: Brittney - she was very clear about the spelling of her name) is a make-up artist, who is currently training with MAC Cosmetics. I loved her ginger hair and asked if I could take her photo: I'm doing a 100 Strangers Project, you see... Oh, I love having my photo taken. Where should I stand? Should I pose? Whatever you like. I'll shoot a few if that's okay... I hope you like the results, Brittany - and thank you for participating in my project. (Thanks, too, Michelle, for coming over to say hi - I'm so proud of how well you've done for yourself!)
Made by Brian Hill Photography
The first annual Illuminate Yaletown. This was a free event featuring all sorts of interactive and expressive light displays. On February 21, 2009, for one thought provoking evening, light art will illuminate Yaletown. Cutting edge technology will mix with vibrant music and artistic vision to inspire and impress. All this in the epicenter of Vancouver’s hippest neighbourhood. There were several fire dancing groups, featuring different styles, and music. This guy was dancing with a couple of flaming chains to some techno music, he only spat fire twice, I missed the first one, but managed this lucky shot and captured the second. ISO 3200 45mm f/4 1/2000 sec. • Processed in Lightroom 2.2 • Post-processing in Photoshop CS4 *Photo licensed exclusively for 3yrs from Sept 16, 2009, to concert-online.com.
A Room With Two Views
Made by Tim McDonald
My first, and belated, foray into the Strobist pool. Shot details: 1. SB-25 positioned on top of the couch at the left of shot and bounced off of the ceiling. Zoomed to 50mm at full power. 2. SB-600 positioned behing the TV and bounced off of the back of the TV at 45 degrees to the wall to remove shadows caused by the SB-25. Zoomed to 50mm at 1/8 power. 3. Flashes triggered via ebay remotes. Overall, pleased with the result considering very little effort was put into the shot. You can see some slight shadows above the picture frames over the TV (caused by the SB-600 below) and reflection of the flash on the left-most window frame, as well as a reflection of the room in the window. The view outside is downtown Vancouver.
Made by Vesuvianite
Arbutus unedo Excerpted from Wikipedia, Arbutus unedo, the Strawberry Tree, is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe and north to western France and Ireland. It grows to 5-10 m tall, rarely up to 15 m, with a trunk diameter of up to 80 cm. The hermaphrodite flowers are white (rarely pale pink), bell-shaped, 4-6 mm diameter and form in groups of 10-30; flowering in autumn. They are pollinated by bees. The fruit is a red berry, 1-2 cm diameter, with a rough surface, maturing in 12 months, at the same time as the next flowering. The fruit is edible, though many people find it bland and mealy. This one is growing on my neighbours deck.
Vancouver, Canada - False Creek
Made by GlobeTrotter 2000
TELUS World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the end of False Creek, and features many permanent interactive exhibits and displays, as well as areas with varying topics throughout the years. The building's former name was Science World, still the name of the organization. The building's name change to the TELUS World of Science became official on July 20, 2005 following a $9-million donation to the museum from Telus. The official name of the science centre was subsequently changed to TELUS World of Science, although it is still routinely referred to as Science World by the public.
Flickr Meetup at the Olympics
Made by Ron Hanko
Monday evening from 5:00 to 9:00 pm there was a Flickr Meetup at the Yahoo! Sports Studio in Yaletown. Didn't meet any of my contacts but did meet some other Flickrers and had the opportunity to see some of the others' photos of the Vancouver Olympics. Flickr really outdid themselves, providing a wonderful spread of food and drink, all sorts of gifts and a great place to meet. Thanks, Flickr!!!! The information and pictures can be found at: upcoming.yahoo.com/event/5343207/BC/Vancouver/Flickr-Meet...
where all the light comes from
Made by cherryrae.
vancouver's cityscape is one of much debate... it's a lot like marmite - you either love it or hate it. some hate the uniform, glass buildings that apparently all look the same. for me, i just think these people aren't looking close enough (or noticing the right things). i adore vancouver i fell in love with the city of glass and it's naivity and futuristic sense of self. such a young city... and the young are always scorned for their wacky ideas and unusual outlook. vancouver i adore you. farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3223479630_781fda45a4_b.jpg
Italian Flag at Olympic Village
Made by Ron Hanko
In Explore February 20, 2010, #387, but not picked up by Scout. Thanks to Boshaft for finding it. For Valter. This was photographed from the Cambie Bridge in Vancouver overlooking the Olympic Village. Most of the flags were hanging on the sides of buildings, but the Italian flag was hanging above them all on this huge crane. We speculated that it was there because the last winter Olympics had been in Turin, Italy, or that some of the athletes had been daring enough to climb the crane and hang their flag there. Dennis suggested that perhaps the crane operator was Italian. You may take your pick of explanations.
Made by Vesuvianite
The Double-crested Cormorant is the most numerous and widespread North American cormorant. It's also the only one that occurs in large numbers inland as well as on the coast. Growing in numbers throughout its range, this cormorant is increasingly being blamed for declines in sport fisheries and for devastating fish farms. From: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Double-crested_Cormorant/id Member of the Activists for birds and wildlife Explored, Jan. 29, 2011; #254. Thanks for letting me know, Rebeak & Joss.
Emery Barnes Park, Yaletown
Made by cabbit
I never learned the name of it until I wanted to label this photo, but this is one of my favourite parks in the city. Just a small, elegant, 1/4 block garden park. It's next to a construction site now, but what isn't in Vancouver these days? This stream is wider than it looks and it descends down some stairs, which is what I was straddling to get a shot at this height. --- Film EXIF Camera: Yashica-A Film: Fujicolor Pro 400H Focal Length: 80mm Aperture: F/8 (?) Shutter: 1/300 (?) Metering: Approximated 'overcast 8' rule Processing: Minor dust removal, contrast adjustment Handheld
Made by Vesuvianite
Look, he's crawling up my wall Black and hairy, very small Now he's up above my head Hanging by a little thread Boris the spider Boris the spider Now he's dropped on to the floor Heading for the bedroom door Maybe he's as scared as me Where's he gone now, I can't see Boris the spider Boris the spider Creepy, crawly Creepy, crawly Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly -The Who www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWpz2OYf1QU HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!
Made by christianyves
Nikon D700 + 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S 58mm, f/2.8 @ 1/400 Spot metered off her forehead. Preset WB off grey-card (in shade). High-key look is intentional as per model's request. White side of 5-in-1 Reflector held just out of frame (bottom). Natural light only; shot in open shade. Some minor retouching and contrast adjustments but otherwise left untouched. Made it onto Explore #492, 11th May 2009.
Canadian Red Ensign
Made by Coastal Climber
The Canadian Red Ensign is the former flag of Canada and was used up until 1965. Originally for the group to guess where this flag is located. After it is guessed, or proves to hard to be guessed I'll change this photo to the uncropped version. This photo is now a little larger than the original, I'll widen it up again if necessary. This is now the uncropped version of the photo, I think it would have been a little to easy if I had started off with this size.
Today in Vancouver: Yaletown Quayside
Made by [travelfox]
This is the view in Yaletown as the ferry along False Creek in Vancouver takes passengers around in different pick-up/drop off destinations around the city. Today was a beautiful day to take this ride, which was rather relaxing. Well worth the $10 roundtrip ticket. And for $4 more, you can use your ticket all day on a boat-hopping spree to explore the city. This photo is an exclusive at Vasensa Vancouver = enjoy photos, city, community.
Olympic Village and Russia House
Made by Ron Hanko
In Explore February 23, 2010, #101. We spent yesterday afternoon and evening in Vancouver and it was a very profitable time. We saw some of the sights by night, attended the Flickr gathering on Hamilton Street, saw the nightly fireworks and enjoyed someof the excitement and busyness. This picture was taken from the Cambie Street Bridge and shows part of the Olympic Village and the geodosic dome of the Science World building which for the duration of the Olympics is the Russia or Sochi House.
Autumn Colors @ False Creek
Made by Chun@Vancouver
Ok, I am back with good and bad news after two days away. Ok, the bad first, finally my pc crashed yesterday :( Now the good news, it happened just one day after I did the last data backup. So at least no loss of data, no loss of my 500G photo which I took over the years. I have to give big thanks and credit to my flickr friens such as Eric Flexyourhead and Kennymatic who warned us to back up our data. I listened and di it. So take the advice from the sage!!!
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