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First light, Canada Day, Downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, Salish Sea, Burrard Dry Dock Pier, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Canada Day morning over the Salish Sea

Canada celebrates its birthday annually on 1 July. Known as Canada Day, the 2016 version marks the 149th anniversary of 1867 Confederation, with the creation of the “Dominion of Canada” and four provinces of Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

From 2015’s Canada Day, the photo above is first morning light on the downtown Vancouver skyline across Burrard Inlet (Salish Sea) from the Burrard Dry Dock Pier in North Vancouver. The bright vertical reflection comes from light striking the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia (at Howe and West Georgia). Both tower and reflection converge at the “white sails” of Canada Place, a focal point for Canada Day festivities in Vancouver. Prominent at the left are three red gantry cranes at Port of Metro Vancouver’s CenTerm container terminal facility.

I made the photo above at 543am on 1 July 2015 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L-lens, and the following settings: 1/160s, f/14, ISO500, and 105mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8wJ.

Marine fog streaming into Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, Canada, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: fall fog in Vancouver’s 1st Narrows

Marine fog is another indicator of fall or autumn in Vancouver, as cool moist air from the north makes its way over the warmer waters of Georgia Strait. The leading edge of the fog seems to breathe and pulsate with the “lungs” of the Strait. Streaming through First Narrows, the fog partly obscures the two towers of the Lions Gate Bridge, spilling into Burrard Inlet. In the foreground are Coal Harbour and the changing colours of deciduous trees in Stanley Park.

I made this image from Vancouver’s Canada Place on 7 October 2014 with the Canon 6D camera and the EF 50/1.4 prime-lens with the following settings: 1/500s, f/11, ISO200, 50mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

Sunrise over Burrard Inlet : Vancouver, BC, Canada - 1 July 2014, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: First light on the 1st of July

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 Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-5nc.

Olympic cauldron, Jack Poole Plaza, 2010 Winter Olympics, downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver city at night

The photos below show some familiar landmarks and favourite places in Vancouver at night.


Sculpture by Gathie Falk, installed 1991 at Canada Place, The Lions, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Salute to the Lions of Vancouver”, by Gathie Falk, 1991 : Canada Place

Canada Place, The Lions, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Salute to the Lions of Vancouver”, by Gathie Falk, 1991 : Canada Place

SeaBus, Port of Metro Vancouver Centerm, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SeaBus, CenTerm Port of Metro Vancouver

Downtown, dusk, Harbour Centre, Granville St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Downtown at dusk, 1 of 2

Downtown, dusk, SeaBus, Waterfront Station, Woodwards sign, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Downtown at dusk, 2 of 2

Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Illumination from the Convention Centre

Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Burrard Inlet, Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lights from Lions Gate Bridge, Cypress Mountain

Vancouver Convention Centre, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Convention Centre

The Drop, Inges Idee, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Drop”, by Inges Idee (2009) : Vancouver Convention Centre

Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sails at Canada Place

Olympic cauldron, Jack Poole Plaza, 2010 Winter Olympics, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Silent Olympic cauldron reaches out to Grouse Mountain

West End, downtown, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lights near and far, glass and hill

Granville Island Public Market, Granville Island, False Creek, Granville Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Granville Island Public Market

Burrard Bridge, Granville Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Burrard Bridge, from Granville Bridge

North (city) pylon, Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

North (city) pylon, Burrard Bridge

North (city) pylon south to central truss, east side of Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Looking through, Burrard Bridge

Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lines are drawn, Burrard Bridge

fog, First Beach, English Bay, ayyulshun, Salish Sea, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Foggy’s dark lines at First Beach

West End, Denman, Davie, First Beach, English Bay, ayyulshun, Salish Sea, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Sands and Milestones”, Denman at Davie

Vancouver Public Library, Central, downtown, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Central’s lights, Vancouver Public Library

downtown, West Georgia, Hamilton, CBC, SRC, BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

West Georgia at Hamilton

BC Place Stadium, downtown, Georgia Viaduct, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Where am I?

downtown, Granville St., West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Great White Way”: north on Granville to West Georgia

downtown, Granville St., Robson St., Orpheum, Vogue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Great White Way”: south on Granville, from Robson


•   Vancouver by day (2012).

I made these photos in January and February 2012. This post is published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-1Bp.

Inukshuk, First Beach, English Bay, ayyulshun, Salish Sea, West End, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver city by day

I was born and raised in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I left Vancouver in 1994, and for the next 17 years, I hadn’t spent more than one to two weeks in any subsequent visit.

I returned to Vancouver on 2012 January 4 after leaving job, career, and country of residence behind. In the six following weeks, I discovered new aspects to my hometown, and rediscovered “old” things I hadn’t encountered in over 20 years.

With this gallery, I’m showing parts to Vancouver which make the city beautiful and compelling. Anyone can find these gems for themselves at no charge, apart from the cost of public transit, because, really, why are you driving around town? Another gallery showing Vancouver at night will be posted very soon.

Here is some more photo goodness from Vancouver:

I made the photos above on January 2011, January 2012, and February 2012. This post is published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

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