On Vancouver Harbour

Portside Park, on the northwest side of Gastown, was a short walk from the hotel we stayed at last week in Vancouver, BC. It’s a small shoreline park with some very nice harbour views.

Looking towards the city.

City view on the harbour

A view of harbour industry.

Harbour view on the harbour

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
First shot: 50mm, 1/125 second at f/11. ISO 200.
Second shot: 24mm, 1/60 second at f/11. ISO 200.

Canon T2i at port side.

Seemingly random series

I’m a big fan of the Hipstamatic camera app for the iPhone. The app has quite a few film/lens “paks” to choose from, but “Ina’s 69” film and the “John S” lens are my defaults. This combination produces relatively clean images with wildly different colorizing depending on the quality of light. Here are three shots I took during our recent trip to Seattle/Vancouver, and except for desaturating the brownish borders (Ina’s needs a border update), resizing for the blog and adding touch of sharpening, the images are straight from my Hipstamiticized, iPhone 4 camera roll.

At the Oakland airport in a plane at the gate trough a rain-splashed window before take-off.

Through a rain splashed plane window before leaving the gate

Fruit stand workers at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Pike Place Market fruit girls

Skip waiting patiently for his friend to finish lunch at a cafe in Seattle. (I call him “Skip” because that’s what it says on the road.)

Skip the street dog

iPhone out and about.

Fourth floor view

While in Vancouver, BC this past week we stayed a few nights at the Patricia Hotel on East Hastings Street. The neighborhood is a little shady, but the price was right, the room was fine, and the proximity to downtown was ideal. I took this shot from our fourth floor room. To keep the camera steady for the 2 second exposure I rested it on top of the push-out window.

Patricia Hotel sign on East Hastings St in Vancouver BC at night

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 16mm. 2 seconds at f/9.0, ISO 400.

Canon T21 hanging out a window.