Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Inspiration, wherefore art thou?

I'm feeling a little short on material today. Lots of pictures, zero good ones. This one is okay, I guess. I took this photo while walking on the beach with Bethany last month. I took many mediocre pictures that day. I was ticked when I got home and discovered that I had somehow set my camera to a lower resolution, meaning that my already mediocre images were of a sub-par quality.

This photo was taken from a dock, looking east towards downtown (the west end). It was a really cold April day, as evidenced by the fresh snow seen on the trees at the top of the mountains.

I am always interested to see photos that document other cities, but it's hard to capture an image that has an impact on me when taking photos of the city that I live in. Vancouver is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Why can't I figure out how to capture such beauty on film (yeah, I know it's not film, but you know what I mean). Tomorrow I will take a drive through the country. Perhaps inspiration will hit me there.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 18mm, f/8.0, 1/200 sec, ISO 50


Anonymous Ana said...

oh, this is a great shot! i love that the sign is in there, it really adds a lot to the shot.

12:44 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger pasivirta said...

I like it because it looks kind of surreal, (not surrey'eel)

I really dig it though. of course I am sick of vancouver shots, living here and seeing postcards, but this is different. I think.

5:28 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Excellent. Potentially the sign is a little too much to the left, but I don't think so. It works very well and gives a different perspective to the usual cityscape shot. Nice one, timmybomb. Cheers.

5:44 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

BTW, I was in Vancouver for one night. Didn't get to see much; had dinner at the pier. Big cities can be hard to put your head around at first. If you're in a small town it seems easier, at least to me, to really document the place. Good luck on capturing beauty. But do try and find beauty in things rarely photographed.

5:46 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

I think this is a lovely shot. Ilove the mountains behind the city. That just looks wild to me.

8:45 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Love the shot man.The DOF is absolutely fantastic and you didn't do anything wrong.GREAT GREAT SHOT!

8:00 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous NoWords said...

I like this one, cool composition, that sky is wonderful!

8:45 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Lovely lovely shot

2:10 PM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

This is an interesting shot Timmybomb. The sign makes it!
Good luck in your documentation :)

4:06 PM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Great skyline...the sign makes it a 10!

8:21 PM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

This is a great shot it grabbed me as your page loaded nicely done

5:18 AM, May 25, 2006  
Blogger Nicola said...

GReat shot of the skyline! I like that you included the pole in the front as well.

8:10 AM, May 25, 2006  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Stunning shot, the depth of field is superb. What a great shot!!

7:57 PM, May 26, 2006  
Blogger Dalva said...


Come to Brazil, friend, therefore thou shall have inspiration always and always and always!!!
Huge photos, art these...


(I came here from Jean's blog, A la recherche de l'absolu - please come to my blog THE ROAD NOT TAKEN - and learn Portuguese ahahaha Kisses from faaaaaaar away São Paulo, Brazil)

7:38 AM, May 30, 2006  

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