Burrard Bridge, Vancouver, B.C.

AUGUST 2002 – The Burrard Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, is subtly illuminated during the blue hour on a calm summer evening. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

On our second night in Vancouver, B.C., we explored the city during the blue hour, that’s the beautiful period between sunset and night. The remaining light dips the place into all kinds of subtle colors, usually ranging from blue to purple. As the direct sunlight can not create harsh shadows any longer, the contrast is reduced, and you may suddenly realize details you did not notice before.

We went to Sunset Beach that provides awesome views across English Bay, and as the name implies, is a good spot for watching sunsets. When I turned around, I realized the beauty of Burrard Bridge that bridges False Creek. It was a warm summer evening and there was still a lot of activity on the water and on Granville Island (situated in the center behind the bridge) and the buildings of the city in the far distance.

I put the camera on a tripod and captured this beautiful moment. Nice.


The high resolution image

Capture Date07-AUG-2002
LocationVancouver, B.C., Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3684 x 2288 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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