Monday, May 29, 2006

I've hit a Wall...


The weather has been so bad this month that I feel as though it's been ages since I took a good photo. It hasn't rained a lot, but the sky has just been a flat grey for several weeks. If the weather doesn't change soon, I'll be out of material to share with you.

Not sure what to say about this photo. I took it during a downtown photo excursion four weeks ago. I didn't get many photos from that afternoon that I was happy with and this is probably the last of them that I will share.

The image you see here is a reflection on the Wall Center, one of the tallest buildings in Vancouver. It is kind of an oval shape so the reflection is very unique and it peaked my interest. I'm not sure what building is being reflected. There is some post processing on this image, but the reflection has not been altered in any way.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 16mm, f/8.0, 1/30 sec, ISO 50


This is another view of the Wall Center and the building across the street, just so you get an idea of the shape.

29 Comments:

Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Very cool reflections here. Cool shot.

A note on the weather...you should try and get out a shoot away despite the weather...some of my best shots have been taken when there was no sun, rain, drizzle etc. You never know dude.

1:02 PM, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Really cool reflection shot. I like the color and the patterns.

1:31 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...

LOVE this reflection! Cheer up, the weather will get better.

2:39 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

That is a great reflection photo.

I've had the opposite problem with the weather, more like the time I able to get out to take shots. It's usually been during midday in harsh sun, so not much here either. I need to try and get out earlier or later for better light, but it's not always possible.

Hang in there!

3:51 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Fraser said...

I like the larger photo. The triple image using the overlaid reflections is intriging.

5:32 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

That is a wild reflection!! Nice capture!

8:17 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Natalie said...

I can commiserate with you on the grey skies. And supposedly I live in the land of sunshine! Ha! Hey, I use the same camera as you. =)

10:08 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Really cool shot : loving it.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!

"The weather has been so bad this month that I feel as though it's been ages since I took a good photo. It hasn't rained a lot, but the sky has just been a flat grey for several weeks. If the weather doesn't change soon, I'll be out of material to share with you." Exactly the same here man monsoons just began pfft....and the sky is also a flat grey here too :(

11:22 PM, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous John said...

Here in England the weather has not been good. The shot I took for my today's post was shot under dull light but the colours are still evident.
The reflection shot is great. It shows you are observing your surrounding in a way that others fail to see - nice one!
John

11:53 PM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Tony said...

like the refelctions, big buiolds give such different views on the world

12:12 AM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous david said...

I understand what you are saying about the weather stopping you taking good photos! I have the same thing happening to me of late - although the past week things are fining up :) these simages you took are quite creative..not bad for someone who has hit a wall!! cheers :)

12:32 AM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

nice shots here

2:45 AM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

This is a terrific reflection. Good colors too. As to the weather, you might want to try some rainy shots (as was suggested) or just move indoors and turn your home into an impromptu studio. It can be a lot of fun. (some white poster board or a sheet for background, a couple of lamps for indirect light, and you will be surprised what you can do). Would you believe I did this under one end of my dining room table? => (http://alohaphoto.my-expressions.com/archives/1472_1711322473/144278). Don't overlook self portraits. They can be pretty demanding.

2:47 AM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Jean said...

Je préfère les cathédrales romanes ou gothiques .
Mais , j'aime aussi ces tours modernes , elles ont de l'originalité , de l'élégance .

4:31 AM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Excellent work. I like this one very much. Interesting use of building reflections, if you ask me. Cheers.

4:57 AM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Interesting abstract shot.

5:27 AM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous Alice said...

Great shot, Tim. I really like this one. Hopefully your weather will clear up soon. :-)

6:03 AM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

really interesting reflections. Great shots.

6:10 AM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Love the building. Looks a bit like what they are planning for The World Trade Center site in New York on a smaller scale. Nice shot.

7:16 AM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Don said...

A beautiful reflection shot. The wather can be a bummer!

7:38 AM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous Joann said...

This shot is a great idea, showing the city in a different way.

It's not fun to get out in the bad weather, but don't let it stop you from taking photos. Like Dave Macintyre said, you never know what you'll get.

1:27 PM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous AlanG said...

It's an interesting shot - abstract enough to be pleasing, and real enough to be interesting...

I think it'd make a good desktop wallpaper if a similar shot was made in a more "desktop sized" ratio. :-)

4:00 PM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

This is great man! I used to have a calendar of famous buildings around the world, and there was a shot from Vancouver not unlike this one. I've always loved the concept of taking reflections of one building in the windows of another. Really adds a new dimension to things. Very cool!

7:06 AM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous My Camera Eye said...

Reflections are an cool and creative way to take shots. The first shot posted on this thread is very nice. It's well framed and crisp! Excellent job! Keep up the good work!

7:49 AM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

this my friend is one fantastic picture!!
love the reflections, love the colour!
;)
i really love living in the countryside, but i've said before in other places that i'd love to live in a bigass city, just so i can take shots of skyscrapers, reflections, etc

great stuff man!
;)

9:49 AM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Still said...

Fantastic double shots in this post. Really stunning reflection.Brilliant.

12:44 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous pixibition said...

really cool building and reflection:-)

7:27 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Keith said...

Magnificent reflection.

6:34 PM, June 01, 2006  
Blogger Palak Chokshi said...

wow what fantastic composition... I love this shot...

8:35 PM, June 01, 2006  

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