Coal Harbour Surprise Sunset

This sunset photo was taken a couple of weeks ago and was one of those sunsets that is the bane of photographers, coming as a complete surprise!

About an hour before the sunset, a lot of cloud formed and appeared to remove any chance of a good show, so instead of heading out, I stayed at home. Then, in the last couple of minutes before the sun set, it broke through a gap in the clouds and created this incredible display!

All I had time to do was grab my bag and head up to the roof of my apartment building. I had about two minutes to capture this panoramic image looking west from Coal Harbour, and then the colour was gone again, and it was just another cloudy evening.

On the left is the Qube building, and in the distance the UBC peninsula. The matching twin of my apartment building is directly opposite. In the foreground on the right is the Coal Harbour Marina, with Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge, and the north shore mountains beyond.

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