A few years ago I spent more than seven hours on the sidewalk of the Alex Fraser Bridge to photograph the cables and pillars at sunrise. I even drove over the bridge heading north and set my camera on my roof with the sunroof open and clicked a number of shot.
Next posting, I will put up the photo I took through my sunroof. It is a very nice and interesting image.
Now, here I am on an outbound cargo ship heading for English Bay anchorage, when the MV Laurel Ace heading for Fraser Surry Docks to load cargo, sails under the Alex Fraser Bridge.
People driving in their cars on the Alex Fraser Bridge heading north or south in the centre lane would not even see this view.
This photograph was taken on August 27, 2016 at 6:38 p.m. using a Canon 5D Mark 111 camera in manual mode with an ISO of 500 and shutter speed of 500 sec with a 16 mm lens at F/10.
Sunrise over Seymour Mountain, North Vancouver, BC
I was at the Lynnterm Terminals in North Vancouver taking photographs of a ship when I noticed the brightness of the Eastern sky indicating that the sun was soon to rise over Seymour Mountain.
I put my camera on my Really Right Stuff tripod and looking through the lens, I thought that perhaps I should put on an Extender EF 1.4X to get closer to the sun.
While the sun was rising, I noticed a cyclist on the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge who was heading south on the new bicycle pedestrian walk way. I took a series of images trying to just capture the cyclist with no cars and have him in a good position silhouetted against the rising sun.
This image was taken on August 25, 2016 at 6:38 am using a Canon 5D Mark 111 camera in manual mode with an ISO of 100 and shutter speed of 800 sec at F/18 at 280 mm lens, with an Extender EF 1.4X.
SST stands for Saam Smit Towage Canada Inc., Capilano represents Chief Capilano, historic leader of the Squamish First Nation.
While on board the M/V Sea Charm, a Panamax class Bulk carrier ship heading for Cargill grain elevator in North Vancouver, I noticed the SST Capilano heading toward the ship to assist in docking.
The 71-foot ASD tug is among the strongest of Saam Smit Towage’s Vancouver fleet with a bollard pull of 65 metric tonnes.
The SST Capilano was built locally in North Vancouver by ABD Boats.
Here are a few technical pieces of information – Camera used, Canon 5D Mark 111, ISO 200 with a shutter speed of 500 at F/4 at 70 mm lens opening at 06:49 a.m., July 18, 2016.
PS Here is a link to the Christening of the SST Capilano, earlier this year.
When I saw all this steel pipe on the dock, I had to take a beauty photograph. A few months earlier, I spent half a day on the roof of the shed photographing the pipe. The pipe is one thing but the beautiful view of the mountains surrounding Squamish Terminals is breathtaking.
Here are a few technical pieces of information. Camera used, Canon 5D Mark 111, ISO 640 with a shutter speed of 320 at F/16 at 17 mm lens opening at 2:10 p.m.
PS. Squamish Terminals used this photograph in an Ad and it was also used on a desktop calendar by the shipping company.
It is 6:08 in the morning and the tugboat, Sharbett, which works the North Arm (Marpole area) of the Fraser River, is pushing the Meridian Marine Industries Inc.’s dry dock up against the dock, as a 220 Ton barge is rolled onto the dry dock.
The photo was taken February 23, 2016 ISO 2500 at one quarter of a second at F4 using a Canon 16-35 mm lens on a Really Right tripod.