Recently I had the opportunity to photograph Stanley Park at sunrise and in the evening. For the morning shoot, Terry suggested that we photograph around the Brockton Point lighthouse to catch the sunrise prior to a club hike in West Vancouver. After that hike, my friend Jim suggested Stanley Park as the night location. It was interesting to work an area twice in the same day and find new compositions.
Stanley Park is without a doubt a real jewel for Vancouver and we are very fortunate that it was persevered. From a photography standpoint, there are lots of interesting subject matter, from the sunrise and sunset, city lights, Lions Gate Bridge, and the North Shore Mountains.
Arriving early, we photographed the sun rising over the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge and Burnaby Mountain.
Canada Place and the seawall with morning light.
Harry Jerome, a Canadian Olympic track and field athlete, is immortalized in this Jack Harman sculpture.
Vancouver Wharves Terminal in North Vancouver with the distinctive sulfur pile and the north shore mountains.
Brockton Point Lightstation and the Lions Gate Bridge.
Lions Gate Bridge and the impressive stone work on the seawall.
Returning back to Stanley Park around 7pm we started at the Stanley Park Drive overpass to photograph the Lions Gate Bridge and the Stanley Park Causeway.
Two compositions of the buildings in Coal Harbour and downtown reflected in the still waters of Burrard Inlet.
Another composition of Harry Jerome, Canada Place, and the downtown towers. We used a flashlight to light paint on the sculpture to provide some details in the face and upper torso.
I was photographing the Lions Gate Bridge, seen in this next photo, and took a few different exposures.
Each of those were multiple seconds long and during one of them, I moved the camera forgetting that it was still exposing. The result of that moved exposure photo was a very intriguing abstract photo. I spent the next 15 minutes perfecting the movement that would provide a more refined abstract photo. I rotated the camera back and forth a few degrees along the horizontal axis while moving the camera horizontally left to right.
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