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The Big Smoke

Posted by
Mooie (Vancouver, Canada) on 22 September 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I love Vancouver. I also love that there is a body of Water between myself and the downtown hub of it. This clear crisp morning I was on my way to a trade show courtesy of my amazing new employer :-)

PS: I missed you guys the last couple of days !!

I am not sure how or when, but posting on this blog has become my most accurate platform for creative expression. It's so inspiring to browse through other blogs and every comment is very appreciated!

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Beautiful, lovely view of the city, the colors are beautiful. A great shot, I love.
Good weekend.

22 Sep 2012 5:22am

@gerard1948: Thanks a lot, hope you are enjoying the weekend as well!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Symmetrical enough, not symmetrical enough

22 Sep 2012 6:05am

@CElliottUK: I know, if only they had built the sea bus dock just a little to the west!

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel ciel orangé sueprbe quelle immensité et compo fantastique.

22 Sep 2012 6:33am

@Nicou: merci beaucoup!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

What a stunning skyline.

22 Sep 2012 6:36am

@kiwisa: Thanks a lot! The view is from the North Shore of Vancouver :-)

tataray from france, France

Belle profondeur d'image sur un point de vue magnifique et coloré à merveille.

22 Sep 2012 6:57am

@tataray: Wow, merci beaucoup!

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

bravo mooie , terrific shot*****

22 Sep 2012 7:02am

@Melocoton: Thanks a lot!

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Excellent compo and crazy sky.

22 Sep 2012 7:43am

@Basile Pesso: Thanks! I almost cropped a good portion of the sky out

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A stunning image ... full of light and color ... I regret that but as a smoke contaminante perfect photograph ... Your words are interesting too ....

22 Sep 2012 10:30am

@Adela Fonts: Thanks, Adela :-) Sometimes we refer to a city as "the big smoke"

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

very beautiful photo
have a nice day ;)

22 Sep 2012 11:37am

@Soheil: Thanks a lot, good day to you as well :-)

yalda from Iran

Excellent compo
so nice colors.. bravo

22 Sep 2012 12:46pm

@yalda: Thank you!

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful scene and your processing with very unusual colors adds so much beauty to this image !

22 Sep 2012 12:50pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you! the processing is sometimes almost as much fun as the photographing :-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It is important to love where you live, as often as possible. I spent some quality time in your town, on two different band tours at two weeks per, and enjoyed getting a feel for the place. Sure there are urban issues just like in any big city, but it is hard to imagine a better location for a metropolis, rain notwithstanding. So, congrats on the text here and the new job! Extra congrats for a very pleasing nature-meets-skyline picture.

22 Sep 2012 4:40pm

@Rick: I'm glad you feel the time you spent in my town was "quality" :-) I'm not much for city dwelling, but this is a pretty sweet one to call home, that's for sure! Ha, and yes, rain notwithstanding, although being in the nearby forests during a downpour can be soothing.... and I wonder if I wouldn't take the city's beauty for granted if the sun shone here every day. Thanks a lot for the comment :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautifully done!

22 Sep 2012 6:58pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks!

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Great morning scene... have a nice day

22 Sep 2012 7:17pm

@SalSa: Thanks a lot, you too!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic view of the city and very attractive colors in the sky ~ beautiful capture!

22 Sep 2012 7:46pm

@RBL: Thanks a lot!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

22 Sep 2012 8:55pm

@omid: Than you, Omid!

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Excellent capture with the city in great depth. Good color and light. regards

22 Sep 2012 11:04pm

@Nelida De La Fuente: Thanks! It's not often we get days like this here... but this year there was nearly a month and a half of them all strung together! This was only a few days ago, but we are back to grey clouds today. :-)

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous shot of this impressive skyline ... The colors and the sky are absolutely amazing !!!

22 Sep 2012 11:15pm

@Baldwin: Thank you.... I was lucky to have seen it on such a good day!

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

very nice

23 Sep 2012 6:45am

@Mehdi Monadi: Thanks!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

There are kernels of truth in sayings like "variety is the spice of life"... my youngest brother is in Kelowna and it is sunny so much of the time, I know it would begin to bother me after a while ! I want to return to the Tofino area again some time, but for the rain/storm season. It must be incredible up in that lush rainforest. Cheers :)

23 Sep 2012 5:53pm

@Rick: Yes, another saying with a kernel of truth to it is "the grass is always greener" :-) What wouldn't we give to experience what we often do not?

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Great and precise symetric framing. Nice colours.

25 Sep 2012 8:17pm

@Philou04: Thank you.. I just wish the boat and the city were lined up, too!

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