This is my last post on my Vancouver series, and I’m excited to share with you other adventures (we’ve been so busy!).

Vancouver is a very beautiful city, and my camera seemed to leap into my hands of its own accord in an effort to capture it.  I loved the cool mornings, I loved the sunny afternoons, and I loved the stunning evening clouds.  All too frequently, we vacation too hard to have much energy come nightfall, but we managed one evening with a vantage of the sparkly skyline.

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Nighttime only enhances this city’s beauty.

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I don’t frequently use models in my shots (with the exception of Aaron on occasion), let alone myself (as I’m usually behind the camera), but I wanted to try something new.  I set the timer and posed for a few shots, with this one ending up being my favorite.

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What emotions come to mind with this image?  I’m biased because I was there, so I’m curious to see how others react.

In truth, when I try to look at this picture objectively, I see a juxtaposition of sadness in an otherwise serene city.  What could have happened to this person to lead to this scene?  Why does this person have any reason to be sad amidst such beauty?

I won’t spoil the illusion with the truth; I’ll let you interpret for yourself.  Let me know what you think. What do you see?  How do the nighttime skylines make you feel?

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What do you think?