New Listings – Preview Notes: Inukshuk Monument, English Bay, Vancouver

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Admin under big sky, seascape, Sunset, Uncategorized
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Inukshuk monument silhouetted against Vancouver sunset, with sunburst
Inukshuk Sunburst: The Inukshuk – a monument celebrating Inuit culture and practice, standing on the shores of English Bay, Vancouver. A favourite sunset from an all too short visit. Extract from full image in the Sun Sea & Landscape Gallery.

English Bay, Vancouver is the home of the most spectacular sunsets I have seen.  And this photograph of the Inukshuk monument on the shores of the Bay is my favourite from an all too short visit. The main picture here is an extract from that photograph.

The sky was simply beautiful, and still bright enough for me to throw the sculpture into sharp silhouette.  Given I wanted to capture the sunburst, I was lucky to find a grass bank a little way back from the image, allowing me get to the right height to position the sun in the corner of the sculpture.  For those wondering how to create the starred effect, it can be done with special filters, but it can be done (as here) with very careful positioning and a small aperture.

The Inukshuk sculpture is worthy of further mention – the plaque tells us:

“This ancient symbol of the Inuit culture is traditionally used as a landmark and navigational aid and also represents northern hospitality and friendship. Constructed of grey granite by Alvin Kanak of Rankin Inlet, this monument was commissioned by the Government of the Northwest Territories for its Pavilion at EXPO ’86 and later given to the city of Vancouver. In 1987 the Inukshuk was moved to this site and sponsored as a gift to the City by Coast Hotels & Resorts through the Vancouver Legacies program.”

The  Inukshuk is a fabulous addition to the English Bay coast, a great monument to photograph in any light and simply stunning against a Vancouver sunset.  I hope you enjoy the photograph as either a memento of a visit, or to inspire you to visit one day.

The full version of Inukshuk Sunburst is listed in the Sun Sea Landscape gallery, with a variety of standard sizes listed.  However, I am always happy to discuss custom prints for a favourite frame or to fill a particular space in your home or office, just use the Contact page to message me. I’m always happy to discuss whether your requirement will work for a particular photo.

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