Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Spring blossoms with a view of downtown Vancouver seen from Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

About this photo: While most other parts of Canada are in the deep freeze and covered in snow, Vancouver is enjoying an early spring with lots of sunshine and mild temperatures. Since I am off for almost 2 weeks I will try to enjoy this beautiful weather as much as I can. Yesterday was another one of those gorgeous days and I decided to go to Jericho Beach/Spanish Banks after lunch.

Ava and I enjoyed a lovely walk on the beach, she was making some sandcastles while I was taking some photos. I put my variable ND filter on and tried some slow shutter photos. The views from here are really amazing! We had a wonderful afternoon!

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~Camera Settings:
*Camera Model: Sony SLT-a57
*Focal Length: 17mm
*F-Number: F/32
*Exposure Time: 30 sec.
*ISO Speed: ISO-100
*Exposure Program: Shutter Priority (S)
*Exposure Compensation (E/V): 0 step

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoy this photo!
Ann 🙂

Some information of Vancouver:Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is located by the Pacific Ocean on a peninsula surrounded by water and in the distance there are 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" 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 were held here in 2010 as well.

Posted by Ann Badjura Photography on 2015-03-12 21:49:04

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