At a latitude of 49 degrees North, Vancouver gets a lot of light from the early morning hour during the summer. If you stay up all night, you’ll watch the dusk’s glow diminish in the northwest, a faint glow hover over the entire length of the northern horizon, and dawn’s glow strengthen towards sunrise in the northeast. I awoke at 415am, headed out by 445am, and arrived on foot at the waterfront by Burrard Inlet by 515am. The morning sky continued to brighten until the moment the rays of the sun climbed up and over the North Shore mountains. Over on the right, the sails from Canada Place and the cranes from the CenTerm port facility reach high into the sky, as if by sheer reach they’re commanding the high wispy cirrus clouds to break apart for the big bright summer sun.
I made this photo at 545am to begin my 16+ hour marathon to photograph parts of the greater Vancouver area on Canada Day (1 July 2014).
I made the photo above on 1 July 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com, and also appears on Travel Photo Thursday for Nancie McKinnon’s Budget Travelers Sandbox.