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(January 1st - December 31st, 2006)

Andrew C. Bairnsfather

El Rancho de las Golondrinas Harvest Festival

G. Donald Bain

Saturday on the Seawall

Brockton Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

August 12, 2006 14:56 PDT

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I shoot a lot of unpopulated landscapes, so I thought for a change I would offer a panorama with lots of people in it.

It was a Saturday afternoon with perfect weather, sunny and cool. Vancouver is dramatically located on a peninsula between deep inlets on Canada's rugged west coast. The very tip of the peninsula has been protected as Stanley Park since the 1890's. I spent the day walking the perimeter of the park on the Seawall Promenade, taking a dozen panoramas as I went.

As I approached the point I could hear the sound of bagpipes. Then the music stopped and I saw the big limo and people moving around. The piper took a rest while they photographed the bride and groom. It was the first of four times that day I would see wedding photographs being taken in the park.

Roller-bladers and cyclists kept passing by, some paused to watch. Traffic is one way, with separate lanes for pedestrians, skaters/cyclists, and cars.

To the west (left) you can see the Lions Gate Bridge. Straight ahead across Burrard Inlet is the industrial port of North Vancouver, backed by the Coastal Mountains. Vancouver itself is out of sight behind the trees.
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USA-Canada / Canada-British Columbia

Lat: 49° 18' 3" N
Long: 124° 8' 1" W

Elevation: sea level!

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Photographed with an Olympus E-500 digital SLR with an 8mm Zuiko fisheye lens, on a Nodal Ninja VR mount, Acratec Ultimate Ballhead, and Velbon Carmagne carbon-fiber tripod. Stitched with PTGui 6 on a Mac dual-G5 tower, retouched with Photoshop CS2, converted to QTVR using Cubic Converter.

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