Paddling a False Creek

Paddling a False Creek

Those with a keen eye and a knowledge of Vancouver might notice that this shot was taken a while ago - read several years - and that the skyline looks different now.

The street that you have an unobstructed view down is Hornby and it shows one of the neat features of the downtown core. In order to prevent a claustrophobic feeling with all of the towers, specific streets were made to have a clear path all the way through giving a much more open feeling. It's something that adds to the quality of life, but is hard to pin down unless pointed out. A "you don't notice it until it's gone" type of thing.

I'm sure a developer would have loved to place a tower right at the foot of Hornby with an extravagant loop entrance but that would have taken away from the Granville Island view - which is where I took this shot from. If I was a little higher, you could see straight through to the north shore mountains.

Fuji Velvia 100, scanned, colour corrected, sharpened in Photoshop CS3.

EDIT: For some reason, the image wasn't flipped properly so I fixed that and got rid of some lens distortion while I was at it. Then I re-did the contrast and levels.

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Paddling a False Creek

Paddling a False Creek

Those with a keen eye and a knowledge of Vancouver might notice that this shot was taken a while ago - read several years - and that the skyline looks different now.

The street that you have an unobstructed view down is Hornby and it shows one of the neat features of the downtown core. In order to prevent a claustrophobic feeling with all of the towers, specific streets were made to have a clear path all the way through giving a much more open feeling. It's something that adds to the quality of life, but is hard to pin down unless pointed out. A "you don't notice it until it's gone" type of thing.

I'm sure a developer would have loved to place a tower right at the foot of Hornby with an extravagant loop entrance but that would have taken away from the Granville Island view - which is where I took this shot from. If I was a little higher, you could see straight through to the north shore mountains.

Fuji Velvia 100, scanned, colour corrected, sharpened in Photoshop CS3.

EDIT: For some reason, the image wasn't flipped properly so I fixed that and got rid of some lens distortion while I was at it. Then I re-did the contrast and levels.

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Views: 1488
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Posted: 2007-01-22 | 18:41