A Cape Town Lion’s Head tagged image from photographer – w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines) as published on Flickr.
Harry Jerome Statue – Stanley Park, Vancouver
Image by w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines)
On the east side of Stanley Park, not far past the Totems area, there is a bronze statue of Harry Jerome. Jerome was a famous track athlete from Vancouver (he moved there when he was 12). Harry won several Olympic medals and held several (4) world records for the 100 meter dash. This statue has a great view of Coal Harbour and downtown-Vancouver.
Be sure to visit some of the other monuments and statues in Stanley Park (especially the one to Lord Stanley if you are a hockey fan).
I lit the statue of Harry Jerome using a single Canon 430exii and a Yongnuo RF-602. I didn’t feel like setting up my gorilla pod, so I set the camera to "10 second delay" and simply walked over to the statue with the flash. I believe it was on 1/4 power and 105mm from about 10 feet away.
Vancouver Travel Photos
If you ever visit Vancouver, you won’t want to miss the beautiful views of the city. Here is my shot list of the top 5 places (in my opinion) for photographers:
1) Stanley Park (day or night). Be sure to shoot the skyline, the totems, visit the zoo, and enjoy the gardens.
2) Drive up to Cleveland Dam. There is a beautiful park there complete with hiking trails, views of the two "Lions", and an awesome reservoir.
3) Drive up to Cypress and stop off at the scenic overlook. Bring your longest lens – on a clear day you will be rewarded with some spectacular views of the city.
4) Shoot the Lion’s Gate Bridge and the Vancouver skyline from West Vancouver.
5) Head on over to the Chinese Gardens and Chinatown. Vancouver has long been home to many immigrants. This is one reason why you can find so much diversity in architecture, parks, churches, and the people.
If you are efficient, you can shoot all of these in two days. I did not have a chance to shoot inside the city as much (there are many great parks, churches, and the famous Gastown area). I’m sure those are awesome as well – I will get them next time.
digcam.meetup.com/cities/ca/bc/vancouver/ – This is a great resource for photographers in Vancouver. If you are looking for classes, photowalks, or just tips on where to shoot – check it out.
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