Sunday 17 January 2010


I'm back home after travelling more than half way across the continent on both sides of the 49th parallel.

I was surprised at how mild, and green, things are here. On much of my trip the weather was between -10ºC and -20ºC and almost everything was snow covered.

In Vancouver today it got as high as +9ºC.

There is a fair bit of snow on the mountains however.

Aside from the obvious explanation that I was holding the camera crooked, I know there is a technical photography-type explanation for why the buildings look like they're tilted to the right. But I don't know what it is. Cheap lens maybe.


Chuck Pefley said...

Simply a tilted camera. I think the term you're fishing for is "keystoning", but that is different; the buildings would look either wider or narrower top-bottom. Depending on where the vertical axis of the film-plane (now sensor chip) was in relation to true vertical.

A lovely clear day in any case, and it's nice to keep the snow "in" the mountains where it belongs, IMHO.

Wayne said...

Thanks Chuck. I knew it was technical. In fact, now that I think about it, the camera was tilted and there was a lot more sky in this shot before I cropped it.

It's less lovely and clear this morning. In fact it's wet and grey.

Laurie Allee said...

Tilted or straight: beautiful! Love those frosty mountains.

Virginia said...

I'm with CP. Tilted camera. The other thing is what drives me nuts. You shoot upwards and the tall buildings ( In B'ham that would be all 4 of them) all look distorted. There's a "thingy" you can do in Photoshop to fix it. I know not how.
Great shots.

ANd the weather in Vancouver should teach you not to strike out for the North Pole every winter! For the love W!

Aimz said...

oooh that is your high? well you do get snow so I guess that figures :-)