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Registered: December 2009
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Taken on a visit to Vancouver, B.C. I managed to do a series of double exposures... purely by accident... when I tried to do this on purpose it
very seldom worked. I liked this particular image which is a combination of a view looking west from the area of Second Beach in Stanley
Park towards Vancouver Island and then Lions Gate Bridge seemingly leaping out into the void. A dreamlike feel to the composition which captures a sense of how I view Vancouver from behind the mask of 40 years gone from that city and what Vancouver was like in 1970.


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· Date: Sun February 21, 2010 · Views: 697 ·
Keywords: Vancouver, Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park
Camera Make / Model: Canon EOS 650
Lens Make / Model: Canon 50mm
Filter / Type Used: Cokin
Flash / Type Used: none
Event e.g.Grand prix, Birthday , Sunrise: holidays
State / County / Area Image Taken: Vancouver, B.C.
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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Sun February 21, 2010 8:58am

There really is a dream-like quality to this, mainly invoked by the "bridge in the sky". This picture also shows how important is composition. It is the addition - though faint - of the road and trees of the second exposure that lead the eyes to the bridge whence it slopes down towards the ships.
I well remember the disappointment after having spent precious time and money on creating a masterpiece only to find after developing my film that I'd used the same roll of film twice. It always seemed that our very best pictures were there but ruined. Oh the joys of film photography!
Happily the outcome of this particular mistake is worthy of printing (and bordering as here) IMO.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Sun February 21, 2010 9:25am

This definitely has a dreamlike quality to it. I like the peaceful feeling that effects me when I view it. Nicely done, Jan.

Registered: September 2009
Mon February 22, 2010 11:22pm

It really does work well. Agree with the above, and really like the color and toning.

Registered: October 2009
Tue February 23, 2010 2:19pm

I agree with, Vic. Serendipity worked to your advantage. I spent several days in Vancouver 2.5 years ago. Parts of it look as I imagined it did 40 years ago. There are other parts I am sure you would not recognize at all.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 58
Tue February 23, 2010 9:53pm

Very nice, really catches and draws the eye in. Certainly dreamlike as well. Serendipity or not, it's a very impressive image.
Jan Holland

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 11
Fri February 26, 2010 9:27am

Hello Jan.
Even accidents can turn out well, haha
It looks good, aswell the presentation with the nice borders.
Regards, Jan

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Fri February 26, 2010 2:56pm

Someone said "dreamlike", I'll second that. Unique meld of the two exposures, sometimes we get lucky Wink

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 184
Tue March 2, 2010 12:46am

It takes a lot of talent or luck to make a double exposure work but you certainly did it here. I love the Sepia and the dreamlike quality. I spent several days in Vancouver with friends a few years ago and this brings back great memories. Thanks for sharing.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,833
Thu March 11, 2010 8:15pm

A fluke capture and a very good scan Jan. Lovely pastel colours in the image and the border sets it all off nicely,

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 1
Fri March 12, 2010 10:05pm

A good capture of all Vancouver has to offer---I particularly like the inclusion of the bridge-----great accident----lynne

Registered: March 2009
Mon April 26, 2010 2:15am

Jan, this is indeed dreamy. Great job. Thanks for all your comments on my photos. I appreciate it very much. Have a great week, Bill

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