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Old September 13th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #1
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Vancouver Photo Request: Skyline

Hello fellow Canadians,

I've been searching for a few perfect Vancouver skyline shots for a thread in the CVSC forum. Problem is, I'm having troubles finding good shots with the whole skyline in it.

There are one or two photo's that I have in mind that are particularly mind-blowing.... they are panoramas from the south. The photo has brilliant colour in it, and I beleive the shot was at night. I know I've seen it around here, but I can't find the damn thing. Can someone help me out?

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Old September 13th, 2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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I believe these are the three panoramas from the south. They aren't the original size, I uploaded a smaller version I had saved because I couldn't find the original. They are amazing, I wish I could find the photographer.







It is difficult to fit the entire Vancouver skyline in one photo but these are pretty good.









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Old September 13th, 2005, 06:57 AM   #3
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You mean this pic?



Skybean has the whole collection.

BTW, variations of this shot (day time shots) might already be posted in the oz-can skyline thread!

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Old September 14th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #4
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Amazing shots of Van City! What it lacks in height, it makes up for with length and number.
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Old September 14th, 2005, 06:15 AM   #5
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i guess ill have to take the ferry over and check out downtown one day... nice looking pics!
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Old September 15th, 2005, 02:31 AM   #6
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Old September 17th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #7
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Here's a zoom I took from the Spanish Banks area. It still doesn't show the whole skyline, but is a good profile showing relative building heights.

^RT, do you know where the panos below were taken from; could it be from the roof of an office building or the hospital?
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Old September 17th, 2005, 02:37 AM   #8
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Here's a zoom I took from the Spanish Banks area. It still doesn't show the whole skyline, but is a good profile showing relative building heights.
Actually that gives a really poor representation of building heights! In the forefront you can see 30 storey towers that appear to be half the height of the same size tower 5 blocks behind it. What that picture does show, is how hilly downtown is, and how that really effects the Vancouver skyline, making our office towers seem taller than they actually are from a distance. I believe the Shangri-la for example reaches a height of 750-800' above sea level, however the building itself will only be 650'.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 02:51 AM   #9
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You are right, you have to take into account the elevation of the land too (you can't avoid that). The hills facing English Bay are quite steep, but the downtown peninsula has a maximum elevation of only around 150 ft in the area around Bute/Pendrill/Jervis/Comox Streets (according to topographic maps), while much of the downtown is between 50-100'.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 03:51 AM   #10
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Quote:
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^RT, do you know where the panos below were taken from; could it be from the roof of an office building or the hospital?
I wish I knew, I want to go up there and snap some pics too But by looking at the picture, my best guess is that it's a building just around Charleson Park, possibly just south of W 6th Ave (or at least nearby it). I'm sure the Cambie Bridge intersection on the right is with W 2nd Ave, & if my memory serves me correctly, W 2nd merges with W 6th West of Cambie. The pic's centre seems to be between Marinaside and David Lam... & right across that from False Creek is Charleson Park.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 04:19 AM   #11
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Just to clarify, the photographer for the panos above is Douglas Morgan (pbase).
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Old September 17th, 2005, 08:07 AM   #12
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Here is a skyline shot I took while flying home during sunset:
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 07:41 AM   #13
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Excellent fotos dude! It looks straight out of a movie.

I wish to visit Vancouver very soon.
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Old September 24th, 2005, 06:49 PM   #14
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Quote:
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I believe these are the three panoramas from the south. They aren't the original size, I uploaded a smaller version I had saved because I couldn't find the original. They are amazing, I wish I could find the photographer.






I believe I have the original size versions of these three and maybe some others. I don't really want to just post them (because of bandwidth) but I'm sure we can arrange something.
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Old September 24th, 2005, 06:58 PM   #15
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Here is a skyline shot I took while flying home during sunset:
I sure wish I could get a full size version of that. AWESOME!
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Old September 27th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #16
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Quote:
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Here is a skyline shot I took while flying home during sunset:
Looks amazing! Supersize it please!
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Old September 27th, 2005, 02:01 AM   #17
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:59 AM   #18
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rt_0891, that pano you posted in the 3rd post of this thread is just unbelievable. Makes me want to get back there right now.

Awesome stuff.
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