Ricoh GXR Mount A12 - Zeiss ZM 35/2
Yeah, the sun has returned to Vancouver and with vengeance! Earlier I'd shot some straight up water scenes and the city from quite a distance with the ocean as foreground but I never really like these myself... but they were my "safeties" and our dog Kady had a great time running along the beach a Spanish Banks.
On the way home it was clear the light on the downtown high appartment buildings was getting more and more intense relative to where I was, and just east of Granville Island I spotted a place to park illegally and quickly grab a few shots, bracketing a bit but evidently not enough... maybe my GXR is over-exposing; I think its histogram underplays light in these conditions. No matter.
Sadly this shot isn't done justice on my laptop but in full resolution on an IPS display it looks like a painting or HDR.
All I've done is adjust the foreground a little with a grad filter control in lightroom, and increased clarity some overall.
I've a few more shots, one including zero people in the foreground, which is amazing to me in hindsight because just as I ran down to take a few pics an entire class of young kids walked along the seawall with their teachers. In the end what grabbed me most as a foreground feature was this solitary runner no doubt revelling in the lovely scene after all the rain.