Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sunset in Vancouver

My wife and I went out to Stanley Park last night to have fun with the new tri-pod. We had a lot of fun, but the results left a lot to be desired. I should say that I really had a great time with my wife. She helped me carry some of the gear and she recommended some great shots. We really enjoyed each other's company. So if you've got a significant other, try bringing them along some time, it's a lot of fun.

I took several photos of the sunset as veiwed from the west side of Stanley Park. I'll probably post a few over the next couple of days. This was my first time ever photographing a sunset. I was amazed at how often the colours change! I've never noticed that before. I think I tended to overexpose a lot of my shots, so I'll try correcting that next time. I learned a lot and can't wait to try it again...


Anonymous pixibition said...

amazing gradient colors from the sky...beautiful capture wt a silhoulette of the ship:-)

7:20 PM, April 05, 2006  
Blogger Wolf said...

This is a great photo! I like the ship, lots of details!

8:04 PM, April 05, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

My Husband is my "assistant" too. We usually take one day on the weekend whenever possible and make a day of it, go to lunch and just have a nice time.

This is lovely.

If you haven't done this, try different exposures by using the spot metering. Meter different areas in the shot and use that to set the exposure values and look at the different results, then adjust it to what you like best. I LOVE spot metering. You should be able to use it in any shooting mode you like. I find it to be very useful. I am trying to master it still.

10:03 PM, April 05, 2006  
Blogger Nicola said...

Beautiful sunset! And the tanker (or whatever kind of ship it is) looks great in its silhouette against it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

10:54 PM, April 05, 2006  
Blogger samcam said...

Wow! This is a beautiful shot! Love the colors and the composition! Btw, thanks for stopping by...

9:53 AM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Bethany said...

Tim, you are learning so quickly and I am so glad you are enjoying your new hobby! I look forward to seeing new stuff everyday!

10:50 AM, April 06, 2006  
Anonymous Sinem said...

Beautiful! Like the colour feast here!

11:07 AM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger pasivirta said...

dude, that is a great shot! we live in the best city ever. except maybe vienna. vienna is nice too. and so is langley.

11:12 AM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Joy said...

A very nice sunset with the ship positioned just right!

12:17 PM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

Love the photo -

Its nice that photography can make us all appreciate the beauty of the world a little more than we do usually - it also helps us find beauty in the most strangest of places and objects - I'm glad your enjoying your new hobby - and your getting better with every shot -

I'm also happy that your wife is not getting excluded - my girlfriends tend to get very bored if i have a camera with me - I dont pay them enough attention when i have it.


2:12 PM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Fraser said...

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ocean, mountains, temperate climate, and Stanley Park. The city fathers were so forward thinking when they first planned Vancouver and drew in 1000 acres for Stanley Park. I am so glad you captured this view. This is both enjoyable photographically and brings back a lot of happy memories. Thanks, tb.

2:35 PM, April 06, 2006  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

I love yellow and red... great contrast to the blue water.


2:51 PM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...

This is just beautiful. Love the position of the ship and the colors.

8:04 PM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Beautiful!! I really like that the ship is not centred...more interesting that way.

10:09 AM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Ali said...

The sky looks really beautiful. Great shot.

11:28 AM, April 07, 2006  

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