Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Let There Be Light and Then Add Glass and Steel
Lens: SMCP DA 16-45 f/4.0 Camera: K10D Photo Location: Vancouver, B.C. ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/200s Aperture: F14 
Posted By: chmance, 08-30-2015, 07:07 PM

This is one spot in downtown Vancouver that I fell in love with the first time I visited this place in April 1986: the end of False Creek where the Telus World of Science is located. The Buckminster-Fuller-inspired geodesic dome was constructed for the World Expo 86 during which it served as the Expo Centre. It is a lovely location for picture taking especially late in the afternoon when the setting sun illuminates the structures. (I have a colour version of this but I find the colours too distracting for the purpose of this photo.)

Those condo high-rises behind the dome are sitting on some of the most precious pieces of land in the world. A smallish three-bedroom unit will easily set you back by more than a Cdn $1.5M. But with the Canadian loonie in a tailspin because of lower price for oil, that amount is still a bargain. Lately, Vancouver properties have become even more attractive to wealthy overseas investors from the Pacific Rim nations. Great for the real estate industry here but sad for the locals who are increasingly priced out of the market.




Last edited by chmance; 08-30-2015 at 07:08 PM. Reason: corrected year dome was built
Views: 854
08-12-2018, 11:43 AM   #2
retired sw engineer
Loyal Site Supporter
reh321's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: South Bend, IN, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 18,071
Interesting scene, with different textures and tones
08-12-2018, 12:12 PM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Prague
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,163
Very nice!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, da 16-45mm f/4.0, dome, expo, false creek, photo, vancouver, world
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Landscape Let there be Light Jimbo Post Your Photos! 15 03-22-2013 02:53 PM
Landscape Let there be Light Jimbo Post Your Photos! 15 01-06-2013 04:52 PM
Let there be light, trees and... shadows {-_-} Monthly Photo Contests 0 10-16-2011 08:28 PM
Abstract Let There Be More Light SMPhoto Post Your Photos! 4 08-08-2010 03:39 PM
glass and steel gawan Post Your Photos! 9 04-01-2008 10:18 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:34 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top