AUGUST 2002 – A De Havilland Beaver Floatplane (C-GACK) passes the Esso Petrol and Service Station Wampler Marine at Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
One of the awesome locations in Vancouver, B.C., is Stanley Park. It’s close to the city center and offers plenty of space for recreation and relaxation. As a bonus, there are many stunning views to be discovered – for example, the Vancouver skyline, North Vancouver, the seaside, and of course the activity at Coal Harbour.
Back in 2002 there was still a lot of floatplane traffic. My photo shows a De Havilland Beaver DHC-2 marked C-GACK as it passes the Esso petrol and service station called Wampler Marine.
I remember taking this photo with my 300 mm lens, and the scan seems to be a bit on the soft side. Well, I did not have a tripod and wanted to avoid camera shake. So I opted for a short exposure time (probably 1/500 sec) and a large aperture (most likely f/4 or f/5.6) which resulted in a slightly soft image.
Still, I really like this image as it is quite unusual for us Europeans to experience such an active floatplane base. (The only one I can think of is at Lago di Como in Northern Italy.)
The high resolution image
|Location||Vancouver, B.C., Canada|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 300mm f/4|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6652 x 4295 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|