Telus Science Center
Telus world of science at night. Vancouver city lights reflection on the water at false creek. BC Place.
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I have been to this special location at least 15 times in the last few months in hopes of catching just the right amount of light and just the right angle. On this day, I was blessed with magnificent light and a slight fog to enhance the overall effect.
MISTY MOON OWLS
This beautiful panorama needs to be seen large to fully grasp all of the elements that came together during this encounter. I originally set out to capture a long exposure of star trails and was using the trees to set my focus (in the dark) when I noticed an owl sitting near the treetop. I adjusted my plan and had high hopes that I might be able to capture a number of images and prepare a panoramic of the calm lake, starry night sky and the islands that have been beautifully illuminated by the mist and moonlight.
In the end I feel it was a tremendous success. While reviewing the combined image at full scale I discovered that a little luck had been with me and I was fortunate enough to photograph a second owl that I could hear but not find.