I visited Vancouver, BC, a couple of weeks ago. It’s only a 90 minute ferry ride and a 30 minute drive from where I’m staying on Vancouver Island.
For most of my life, I haven’t had much reason to go over there except the occasional work meeting or perhaps a concert. But now my sister lives there so I’ve gone over to visit a couple of times.
I used to hate going over there. You have to take multiple bridges to get anywhere and the traffic is unbelievable. It seemed like every time I went I would end up in a traffic jam!
But my sister lives near downtown, just a couple of blocks from where I made this image on False Creek one cloudy afternoon.
From her place you can walk anywhere:
- to Granville Island where you can buy all your fresh fruits and veggies, be entertained by street buskers, and enjoy some fantastic restaurants and pubs;
- you can walk along False Creek and buy fish straight from the dock;
- you can walk to downtown;
- you can even walk to at least three different beaches!
It seems like a totally different place from what I remember visiting people who lived in the suburbs.
I made this image by taking three exposures, one for the highlights, one for the mid-tones, and one for the shadows and combining them to create a high dynamic range image. Then I further processed it by bringing out the details with my favourite new plugin, Topaz Clarity.
If you think this looks nice, wait until you see what Vancouver looks like on a sunny day!!
I have some sunny day images and some night shots from Vancouver coming up on the blog soon.