Smoke plumes from major fires in the British Columbia interior sometimes found their way over the Lower Mainland during the summer of 2009. The result, a smoky haze that contributed a strong sense of atmospheric perspective. During sunset, the thick pallor would cast the waning light an unusual, eerie and very spectacular orange to red color. Once, during an intense (and equally unusual) thunderstorm, lighting sizzled from a sky the color of fire. This image shows downtown Vancouver high rises standing amid haze produced by fires hundreds of kilometers away. The vantage is from the patio at the fine restaurant Seasons in the Park, located in Queen Elizabeth Park, a great place to watch nightfall.

Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4 L USM
131mm, 1/250, f / 4, -0.7 EV, ISO 200

From Seasons in the Park at Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
29 Aug 2009


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  • kittyrodehorst
    kittyrodehorstabout 5 years ago

    An awesome sight and very well captured!!!

  • Thank you!

    – Wolf Read

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseabout 5 years ago

    My home town!
    Absolutely splendid capture!! :))))

  • Thank you! I felt very lucky to have had this view at that particular time.

    – Wolf Read

  • dasSuiGeneris
    dasSuiGenerisabout 4 years ago

    Very gorgeous! I love the waning sunlight as it reflects of off the skyscrapers. The colors of the depth of field are beautiful and soft. I love the layered feeling of the distant mountains.

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