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View of Downtown Vancouver from North Van

Downtown Vancouver’s buildings at sunset as photographed from the Burrard Dry Dock Pier (near Londsdale Quay) in North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

downtown vancouver at sunset photographed from North Vancouver

Sunset Behind Downtown Vancouver (Purchase)

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   While I consider myself a landscape and nature photographer I do enjoy photographing almost anything – including cityscapes. I have photographed several panoramas of downtown Vancouver in the past, though most of these have been from various vantage points in Stanley Park and some from Kits Beach. I have been wanting to do the same from North Vancouver’s perspective and had the opportunity to do so a few weeks ago.

   I had spent the day photographing around North Vancouver in areas such as Maple Flats, Cates Park, and Deep Cove. When the light was running out at Deep Cove I determined that this would be a good chance to shoot the sunset and downtown Vancouver from somewhere in North Van. I had previously tried this at the dog park near the automall, but there always seems to be a large amount of barges and boats blocking the view from there. I’d heard that near Londsdale Quay would be a better spot, so I headed there from Deep Cove. There has been a lot of changes in that area since I was last there, so I had to find my way to various viewpoints in new ways. I wound up on the Burrard Dry Dock Pier (just east of Londsdale Quay) which offers a great view of downtown Vancouver. I was able to make some good photographs here including the one above. While I had to dodge the Seabus and a few other boats moving through the foreground (and their wakes) this turned out to be a great location to view Vancouver.

For more photographs of downtown Vancouver visit my Cities and Buildings Gallery.

Cruise Ship Docked in Vancouver

The Princess Cruises ship Golden Princess docked at Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Cruise ship docked at Canada Place in Vancouver, BC

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   Recently I have been going through my archive of photographs and editing a few I missed, and re-editing a few that showed promise but I didn’t do a good enough job of processing years ago. This is a photograph I shot in 2007 but I simply didn’t know how to stitch a panorama at the time. I liked it enough when I came across it the other day to process it now. This is the cruise ship terminal in Vancouver next to Canada Place. The ship is the Princess Cruises Golden Princess which at this time was about to head back to Seattle. If you look at the larger version you can see the Helijet flying past near the stern of the ship.

North Vancouver Sulphur Works Panorama

panorama of the north vancouver sulphur works from stanley park

7 exposures stitched, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM @ 200mm

Panorama of the North Vancouver Sulphur Works from Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC.

I have always liked the view of the North Vancouver Sulphur Works from Stanley Park – especially at night. Always reminds me of a roller coaster that just dumps passengers into Burrard Inlet. I have an earlier panorama from this location in Stanley Park but it is not nearly as clear – owing to my old shaky tripod and lack of techniques such as a shutter release and mirror lockup.

August, September, October 2007

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Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham, Wa.

up playground sandstone wall

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Capilano Suspension Bridge

capilano suspension bridge

Capilano Reservoir at Cleveland Dam

capilano reservoir

English Bay

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Burrard Inlet from Burnaby Mountain

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