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Vancouver - my Hometown by Adele Oliver

Vancouver - my Hometown 


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12.12.2011 at 6:38h
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another view from Queen Elizabeth Park on Nov. 28

A great surprise tonight finding this image in the voting centre. Thank you so much, dear Renate (from Downunder)


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Ruth Hutsteiner, 12.12.2011 at 6:54h

A great view.
The skyline so varied and interesting.
And then of course the mountains in the background.
A picture in subtle light mood.
A fine Hometown, indeed.

Inge Becker, 12.12.2011 at 7:19h

Ein toller Blick auf Vancouver. Obwohl eine Großstadt, ist dort scheinbar noch viel Natur zu erleben.
Wünsche dir einen guten Wochenstart.

LG Inge

Majid mehraban, 12.12.2011 at 7:24h

Your city has a great mountains around itself,next time I'll be there.Well done Adele

Sigrid E, 12.12.2011 at 7:29h

A really impressive view of your hometown!
I'm very excited!
Greetings from Germany

Lawson McCulloch, 12.12.2011 at 7:32h

A very lovely city skyline with the mountains shining in the background.
best wishes from Lawson.

Frederick Mann, 12.12.2011 at 7:39h

seems that this city sits idylic... magnificent landscape

David H Thomas, 12.12.2011 at 7:45h

wonderful image

Perry Blevins, 12.12.2011 at 8:11h

Nice capture of the city with the mountains in the background. Wonderful sharpness.

JURAFR, 12.12.2011 at 8:58h

Superbe avec ces sommeys enneigés en arriére plan !!! trés belle vue de Vancouver !!

Ingrid H, 12.12.2011 at 9:54h

was fuer ein aeusserst eindrucksvolles panorama!!! und fein saeuberlich geteilt, die hochhaeuser und das individuelle wohnen!!
lg ingrid h

TeresaM, 12.12.2011 at 10:07h

MAGNIFIQUE vision, Adele !!!
Une très belle prise de vue.

Segura Carmona, 12.12.2011 at 10:32h

La gran ciudad de Vancouver,,,,,, preciosa luz y color, Gran nitidez Un abrazo Amiga.

s. sabine krause, 12.12.2011 at 10:37h

what a breathtakingly beautiful view of your hometown! strange light in this late november haze makes it really special looking! and the "queen elizabeth park vantage point" brings out the best in the vancouver skyline striving upwards, it seems, to join the magnificent clouds and snowy peaks of the mountains! you showed us so many autumnal deciduous trees and shrubs those last couple of weeks, that i almost forgot, how vancouver is surrounded by forests of majestic looking conifers, like the pines (?) in the foreground of this shot! hugs, sabine.

ARTURO MEDINA, 12.12.2011 at 10:45h

Adele Una maravilla de photo +++ Felicidades
Un saludo

Alfred Schultz, 12.12.2011 at 11:52h

Your hometown belongs to one of the
nicest cities worldwide.
No wonder with this environment.
A good quality postcard-pic.
Gruss - A.

José Ramón Miguel, 12.12.2011 at 12:01h

Excelentes niveles de luz en la visión de la ciudad, imponentes los edificos con ese fondo montañoso intenso y nevado.
Saludos. Ramón

Manfred Jochum, 12.12.2011 at 12:04h

What a gorgeous picture!
It isn't hard to believe that you love living in that most beautiful area....

Inez Correia Marques, 12.12.2011 at 12:11h

excellent image,and light .. a beautiful "window" Adele


Mark Billiau., 12.12.2011 at 13:41h

What a beautiful and magnificent cityscape of Vancouver !
The mountains in the background are wonderfully shining in the sunshine !


Hans-Günther Schöner, 12.12.2011 at 15:19h

Very,very nice !!!!!!


Birgit Noack, 12.12.2011 at 15:26h

Another beautiful image of your hometown. The snowy mountains in the backyard are so wonderful. It seems like the clouds are touching them.
Greetings, Birgit

Ernst Seifert, 12.12.2011 at 15:27h

Dieser Kontrast zwischen den Hochhäusern der City und den Bergen im Hintergrund ist fantastisch. Es sind offenbar nur wenige Kilometer, heraus aus der City und hin zu Füßen der Bergkette, die bereits mit Schnee bedeckt ist.
VG Ernst

gemblue, 12.12.2011 at 15:27h

what a view!!! to me this is breathtaking, and with the Mountainrange in the background makes this the perfect picture!
Wishing you a great week!
regards, Gi

Runzelkorn, 12.12.2011 at 16:52h

Schöne Lage hat Dein Dorf -
mit vielen erwachsenen Häusern.

Vera M. Shulga, 12.12.2011 at 17:16h

Great View ! and very beautiful!

Leo_nid, 12.12.2011 at 17:19h

wow, great, fascinating view
what a beautiful appearance your city has in this light and setting!

phonya, 12.12.2011 at 17:19h

I have never been there - but my next trip to north america should include a visit. congratulation ... a great city-scape picture. congratulation!! lg phonya

Matthias Moritz, 12.12.2011 at 17:21h

What a breath-taking view! A glistening city skyline in the foreground and a beautiful mountain silhoutte in the back!
This is a place to live.

Claudio Micheli, 12.12.2011 at 18:42h

Meraviglia!...ottima luce, bellissima presentazione.

adriana lissandrini, 12.12.2011 at 18:51h

fantastic view, a large modern city in a setting of great natural beauty, wonderful Photo!


Ernst Heister, 12.12.2011 at 19:24h

Die Wolkenkratzer wollen ja hoch hinaus aber den Bergen können sie nicht das Wasser reichen - schön dieser Blick und schön auch das Licht!
Liebe Grüße, Ernst

willy ombret, 12.12.2011 at 19:59h

Un magnifique panorama
willy ombret

Alfredo Mazzoni, 12.12.2011 at 20:13h

Uno Skyline FANTASTICO Adele !!! Vancouver è una splendida città che spero di conoscere presto !!!!
Cari saluti

Vitória Castelo Santos, 12.12.2011 at 20:19h

WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deryck, 12.12.2011 at 20:44h

Wow! This is a beautiful shot of Vancouver. Great light reflections on the buildings. Stunning mountains in the background too

Conny11, 12.12.2011 at 20:50h

Was für ein grandioser Blick auf Vancouver.
Ich bin begeistert+++++++++++++++++++++++
LG Conny

Leeb Monika, 12.12.2011 at 21:12h

Wow, ganz große Klasse, ein super Blick auf die Stadt und so schönes Licht und davor noch die Herbstfarben! Ein ganz tolles Bild!
LG monika

vittorio L, 12.12.2011 at 21:43h

Fantastic shot !!!
Beautiful point of view !!!

Rosa Phil-Li, 12.12.2011 at 21:46h

fantastic view ... stunning ! greetings rosa

adriano j faria, 12.12.2011 at 22:48h

Beautiful city scenary!!!

good week.


zanon, 13.12.2011 at 3:28h

bellissima complimenti e brava ciao

Arnica, 13.12.2011 at 19:39h

you must love it. It looks so great.

Cheers Arnica

Elisa M, 14.12.2011 at 5:57h

Me impresiona ese contraste tan brutal entre las grandes moles de edificios y las majestuosas montañas a sus espaldas.

Alfredo Yanez, 14.12.2011 at 8:10h

Magnifica toma! Con el esplendor de la gran ciudad, en contra punto las montañas!!!
Felicitaciones Adele!!!
Saludos y buena luz!*

Jochen Braband, 14.12.2011 at 14:56h

Great picture with a wonderful light!
I'm very impressed!
Best wishes, Jochen

Franz Bernhardt, 15.12.2011 at 8:25h

Eine sehr beeindruckende Heimatstadt hast du, Adele! Und ein sehr beeindruckendes Foto hast du davon gemacht!


sfs-photography -Sören Spieckermann-, 16.12.2011 at 8:09h

Hi Adele,
i wrote in the voting that i think that this picture is not very good. You then asked me why.
No problem.
First of all:
image formation is good. You have a clear foreground (trees, smaller houses), main subject (city with tower buildings) and background (mountains and sky with clouds). This alls fits pretty well together. Good work.

if you do landscape photography you have many times the same problem. lack of contrast at greater distance.
And this is what i think is the problem.

The foreground is clear and dominating the picture to much.
The lack of contrast in the background ist Ok. That is something we estimate and this gives the picture the third dimension. But i think the difference between the contrast in the foreground and the contrast of the main subject is to high.
What do do? Photoshop? Possible, but we are photographers :-)
Thinks i had tried to do:
=> use a polarisation filter to get more contrast.
=>took a picture at another daytime. Maybe when the sun is much lower and the then existing shadows between the tower building gives you more contrast in this part of the picture. Or at a time where the air is not so "foggy". (very early in the morning)
=>wait for another weather situation that gives you more contrast in the landscape. (e.g winter season is much more "clear" than summer, other light)

This is "MY" opinion and point of view. Maybe you can take it as something to think about. But not as "the truth". You can follow my suggestion or refuse them. This is your picture. =>Your decision.


Anne Louise Schneider, 16.12.2011 at 22:36h

ein sehr interessanter Blick auf diese Stadt,
TOP!!! Grüße von Anne

Voting Center, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

This photo has been successfully nominated for the gallery with 67 pro- and 58 contra-votes. Congratulations, Adele Oliver :-)

Claudio Micheli, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h


Ilse Rehn, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

einmal sehe ich mir das auch in natura an, vorläufig ein dickes +++PRO+++

BRYAN CRUTE, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h


MAURICE CLEGG, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

great depth.

Luigi Scorsino, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h


Leo_nid, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

p r o

Rainer Pastari, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

very nice + PRO +

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Hans Georg Gemünden, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

*** pro ***

Bernd Ullrich, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

+++ P R O +++

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fionnghall, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

Great picture

Adele Oliver, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

Thank you so much for this nomination, Renate ...

sfs-photography -Sören Spieckermann-, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

nice town.
But i think the picture is not very good.


Susana Miguel, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h

So much modern life surrounded by such great natural backdrops.
A wonderful place it seems, still on my list of places-to-visit.
Beautiful fall image, a pro!
Best regards,

Ruth Hutsteiner, 7.01.2012 at 0:28h


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Inez Correia Marques, 7.01.2012 at 12:20h

Congretulations my dear Adele. A beautiful image

Hans Georg Gemünden, 8.01.2012 at 8:19h

congratulations - this breathtaking foto really deserved it!

David H Thomas, 8.01.2012 at 9:01h

fantastic image

Iole S. Trovato, 8.01.2012 at 15:08h

Your Hometown is beautiful.
All the mountains full of snow that surround it are fantastic.
Good Sunday Iole

Verena F., 8.01.2012 at 21:09h

What a beautiful view to your hometown! Next time in Vancouver I have to visit the Queen Elisabeth Park.

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Information about the photo

  • Canon PowerShot S3 IS
  • Unknown 6-72mm
  • 18.2 mm
  • f4
  • 1/640
  • ISO 75
  • 0EV

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