Xavier Wiechers

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Lions Gate B&W Tower
Seawall from Lions Gate Bridge
Lions Gate Water Drops Play.tif
Lit Cable in Lions Gate Bridge
Granville Bridge from Granville Island
Burrard Street Bridge From Bridges
Downtown Vancouver
Eye of the Wind
Vancouver at Night II
Vancouver at Night
Van Dusen Gardens Building
Vancouver Fire and Ice
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Cauldron
U.S. Bancorp Tower
Lions Gate Bridge Street Lamp
Lions Gate A
Right Lion at Lions Gate
Lions Gate Bridge Frame II
Lions Gate Cables
Bell Tower
Vancouver Fountain of the Pioneers
Sacred Heart Church - Johnstown, Nova Scotia
Orpheum Theatre Organ House Left
Orpheum Theatre Lobby
SFU Academic Quadrangle Building
SFU Dome
Cathedral Place
Bell Building Vancouver
Canada Place Christmas Panorama
Canda Place at Night
Bloedel Conservatory Dome

Lions Gate B&W Tower

On Jan 11, 2015 I went on my first photo-walk with the Van City Free Capture Photography Meetup group. We were aiming to capture a sunrise but instead we ended up getting a lot of fog which made for some great photo opportunities. This is a picture of the main tower of the Lions Gate Bridge. You can see the rest of the images from this photo-walk here https://500px.com/xwiechers/sets/lionsgatebridge

Seawall from Lions Gate Bridge

Lions Gate Water Drops Play.tif

This is another shot from the photo-walk at Lions Gate Bridge. Ended up getting many great captures but this one is one of my favourites. The fog, mist, and very light rain caused water drops on the lens causing the lights around the street lamp that makes it look like bokeh.

Lit Cable in Lions Gate Bridge

Another image from the Lions Gate Bridge photo-walk. It is amazing what a great background fog and myst provide. It removes all distraction

Granville Bridge from Granville Island

View of the Granville Bridge as seen from Granville Island at night

Burrard Street Bridge From Bridges

View of the pier and Burrard Street Bridge from Bridges restaurant

Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver BC buildings in the downtown core Burrard and Georgia st. This image is an HDR of three images. The angle was wide so I corrected to straighten it up. The fog of that day created a great atmosphere but the traffic on the street was ruining the shot. So I blended the image with a vertical motion blur to remove the distraction of the street

Eye of the Wind

Eye of the Wind. 1.5 megawatt wind turbine of Leitwind LTW77-1500 type with 65 metres hub height and 76.8 metres rotor diameter at the peak of the Grouse Mountain resort in Vancouver British Columbia. The design was recognised in the 2011 Consulting Engineers of British Columbia "Awards for Engineering Excellence"

Vancouver at Night II

Vancouver at Night

Van Dusen Gardens Building

Vancouver Fire and Ice

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Cauldron

U.S. Bancorp Tower

The U.S. Bancorp Tower is a 42-story skyscraper in Portland, Oregon

Lions Gate Bridge Street Lamp

Lions Gate A

Right Lion at Lions Gate

Lions Gate Bridge Frame II

Lions Gate Cables

Bell Tower

Vancouver Fountain of the Pioneers

Sacred Heart Church - Johnstown, Nova Scotia

Sacred Heart Church in Johnstown, Nova Scotia. The Church sits on top of a hill overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake. It first opened it's doors to its Christian community on November 8,1891

Orpheum Theatre Organ House Left

The theatre mighty Wurlitzer organ, once used to accompany silent films and mounted on a hydraulic lift, was restored by volunteers from the American Theatre Organ Society.

Orpheum Theatre Lobby

The lobby at the Orpheum Theatre is beautiful entrance full or chandeliers and beautiful architectural detail

SFU Academic Quadrangle Building

Simon Fraser University Academic Quadrangle Building

SFU Dome

In SFU by the transportation are towards the parking lot there is a dome to let light in. Underneath is this tree. I like the contrast of the stark concrete and the natural setting of the tree. SFU has incredible architecture, it is worth at least a one day trip for photos.

Cathedral Place

Cathedral Place. The beautiful twenty-three storey office tower in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

Bell Building Vancouver

Canada Place Christmas Panorama

Vancouver city at night during Christmas. In the months of December the sails at Canada Place are adorned in constantly changing Christmas Colours. See Christmas at Canada Place.

Canda Place at Night

Bloedel Conservatory Dome

A photo of the Bloedel Conservatory facing north with a view of Vancouver's mountains. The Bloedel Conservatory is the lush, domed tropical paradise at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park the highest point in the city of Vancouver. The dome has been recently renovated. The dome structure has more than 1,400 individual ubblepanels of 32 different sizes.