Victoria Harbour at Swiftsure


This weekend is Victoria Day, so we thought a picture from Victoria would be appropriate. The following weekend has the annual Swiftsure yacht race. This picture was made from the city's inner harbour during "Swiftsure Weekend". The parliament building is in the background. It is lit with hundreds of 25-watt bulbs, some of which are painted.

This picture was made after sunset. The camera was held on top of a granite railing for the long exposure. A 50mm f1.4 lens was used, but a smaller aperture of f5.6 was used to give better depth of speed. An even smaller aperture would be nice, but the swaying of the boats has to be taken into account.