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First of all I would like to wish all my fellow TE members a very Happy New Year. May 2010 be a year full of luck, happiness, love and good health!

It's been a while for me again, but I have some time again to be active on TE again.

This might not be the most technically correct photo, but I wanted to share it with you due to the Olympic theme. This is a view from Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet towards Stanley Park, North Vancouver and the mountains. You can see the Olympic rings lit up in the Burrard Inlet. Please see My Larger Post for the panorama.

About this photo: On Saturday we went to downtown Vancouver to see some of the Christmas and Olympic decorations. I absolutely wanted to take a photo of the Olympic rings lit up in the Burrard Inlet. After it got dark, no lights on the rings and someone told us that they wouldn't come on until 9.00pm. We didn't have time that night to stay that long, so we started walking back towards the Canada Place.

All of a sudden I looked across the water and there they were all lit up! I set up my tripod and camera as quick as I could and took a few photos. It was pretty windy and some photos turned out a bit blurry. About 5 minutes later the lights went off again and that was the end of my photo taking of the Olympic rings. I didn't have my zoomlens with me either, but at least I got a couple of photos that turned out decent. We will go back some time to take some photos of these beautiful rings.

~Camera Settings:
*Camera Model: Sony DSLR A200
*Focal Length: 22mm
*F-Number: F/10
*Exposure Time: 25 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-100
*Exposure Program: Shutter Priority (S)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): -1.0 step

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you like this photo!
Ann :-)


Some information Vancouver: Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver is Canada's third largest city and is located at the Pacific Ocean on a peninsula surrounded by water and the mountains. Vancouver is considered a pretty clean and safe city with a great variety of shops, museums, theatre, outdoor activities (hiking, walking, kayaking, sailing, skiing on the local mountains in the winter) and more. Walking around Stanley Park is a favourite thing to do for tourist and locals alike. This beautiful park extends from the city centre of Vancouver almost to the North Shore. With wonderful views of the mountains and the ocean around every corner, downtown Vancouver is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Walk along Robson Street, the most popular shopping street. Experience Chinatown with the different kinds of building and stores, walk on the beaches of English Bay and the seawall of Stanley Park, enjoy a walk in Gastown with the old steam clock and the many gift shops.

Look out for some Hollywood film sets as Vancouver is used for many big Hollywood movies and shows. That's why you might hear that Vancouver is called "Hollywood North". Here are some examples of shows and movies that were/are filmed here: The X-Files, Dark Angel, Stargate-SG1, The 6th Day, Kiss of the Dragon, Small Ville, The Twilight Saga and many more. Then there is also the Canada Place, the stadiums, the Harbour Lookout, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Science World, the Vancouver Art Gallery and much more! All of these attractions are located within minutes from the city centre.

Vancouver is also popular in the winter for winter activities. There are 3 local mountains where you can do any type of winter sport. There is Grouse Mountain, most famous for it's stunning views over the city and fresh powder snow. Grouse Mountain is accessible by skyride...this is a big airtram that will take you up to the top of the mountain. Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain are famous too and you also get wonderful views from the top of these mountains. As you can see...Vancouver has lots to offer. The Winter Olympics in 2010 will be hosted by Vancouver as well.

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