Sunday, June 3, 2012

Vancouver Harbour

While in Vancouver last weekend I saw this same paddle wheeler several times. Each time it was working it's way along the edges of the inlet between Vancouver and North Vancouver. After asking I came to find it does Harbour tours. What better way to get a good look at this large inlet and all the goings on especially on a nice day with a good camera!


  1. I like the contrast of the bright colors against the water and the background.

    Is it just me or do a couple of the buildings in the background seem to be leaning just a little?

    1. Yes the picture came out not bad. Except for resizing the picture is as shot.
      Either the buildings were leaning or the photographer was! LOL Still using the Nikon 18-135 kit lens on the D-90. Just about time to upgrade...

    2. Paul, not all of the buildings are leaning. That's what was puzzling to me. I saw two in the photo that looked like they were actually leaning to one side compared to the other buildings.

      I can highly recommend the Tamron 18-250mm lens. I've used it now on the D300 for a couple of years and it takes really nice photos. They have the new version out that is an 18-275mm and it has the VR on it but I don't know anything about it. As far as an all around lens the 18-250 has served me very well and I wouldn't ever get rid of it. I actually have two, one for the D300 and one for the wife's D80.

    3. Not totally decided but am leaning towards purchasing the Nikon 28-300 VR and a full size sensor camera body to go with. Be nice to get the D800 body for the high megapixel pictures but would also like the high ISO / low light performance which the D800 dosn't have.

  2. Well if you're going to go full frame then the 28-300mm would be the way to go. As far as camera bodies, I think the D800 is a little over rated for the price. It's not a pro body but you're paying almost the pro price but without all of the ease of the pro or prosumer models. You can get a good used D3 for the price of a new D800 and if you look around you can get a really good deal on a used D700 because everybody wants a new D800.

    That's how I got my D700. The guy I bought it from was all hot and bothered about the D800 so I saved about a grand on the price of a new D700. If you are wanting the high ISO then the D700 or D3 is the way to go. For what you would pay for a D800 you can get a good used D700 with the 28-300mm lens for about the same price.

    I can guarantee you will love shooting full frame. There really is a difference. (Be sure to blame it on Q and not me when you talk to the wife. LOL!)

  3. What a beautiful Skyline, Vancouver has! And what better way to take it all in than a Harbour Paddlewheeler! Cosmopolitan City at it's best!

    Paul I just finished catching up on all the wonderful posts and pics that were made while I was off running around. Enjoyed viewing and reading each and every one!

  4. That's another place I would love to visit. Great shot.


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