Archive for the ‘Views’ Category

Penthouse at the Azura

February 13, 2016

We caught one of the few nice evenings when we shot this beautiful penthouse for Jacky Levi and Jacob Krause. It was a little overcast but clear, so we were able to showcase the panoramic view. The interior was pretty nice too. Have a look here to see the writeup. And the price tag.

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Azure Vancouver

Azure Vancouver

Azure Vancouver

John Bentley architectural photographer

John Bentley architectural photographer

John Bentley architectural photographer

John Bentley Photographer

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Empty Vancouver

December 27, 2015

Sunrise, Christmas morning. I looked outside to see a touch of blue in the dark sky, and the promise of a sunny day ahead. I remembered a story about a photographer who shoots downtown streets at dawn on Christmas morning. He figured that there are fewer cars on the road then than at any other time of the year. So I jumped in my car and headed over the Burrard Street Bridge to confirm that theory. Sure enough, I had just about every street to myself, apart from the occasional cab and a handful of committed joggers and dog walkers. I can park anywhere. Jaywalk as I please. Stand in the middle of intersections with impunity. So this is what it feels like to be the last man on earth.

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When the sun finally came up I headed to the overpass on the Stanley Park Causeway to see how the day looked from one of my all-time favourite views in the city. The clouds parted and gave me a glimpse of the North Shore mountains, then closed for the rest of the day.

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Night and Day

February 15, 2015

I recently had a chance to do a daytime and twilight shoot of the same property, at the request of realtor Juliana Jiao. This 3-bedroom condo is on the 30th floor of the Callisto in Coal Harbour, and offers floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed views of Stanley Park, the North Shore, and downtown Vancouver. These images demonstrate how the look of a home can change dramatically, depending on the type of light being used to illuminate the room. In the daytime images below, indirect sunlight filtered through some thin clouds is the main source, which gives the rooms soft shadows and fairly even light. In the evening shots, recessed lights in the ceiling flood the rooms, with a little help from my flashes. Outside, the night sky still has a trace of daylight in it, and the buildings add some twinkle.

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Coal Harbour condo

Coal Harbour condo by John Bentley architectural photographer

Coal Harbour condo by John Bentley architectural photographer

Coal Harbour condo by John Bentley architectural photographer

Coal Harbour condo by John Bentley architectural photographer

Coal Harbour condo by John Bentley architectural photographer

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Point Grey Masterpiece

September 18, 2014

Hidden behind some strategically placed trees is this beautiful West Side home, on one of the best view streets in the city. Its floor to ceiling windows give you an unobstructed panorama of the North Shore mountains, downtown Vancouver, and Jericho Beach just down the hill. Sue and Sarah can fill you in with the details of this unique property.

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High in the Sky

May 8, 2014

So, let’s see. Multimillion dollar condo? Check. Giant, floor to ceiling windows? Check. Southern exposure on a bright, sunny afternoon? Check. Another day at the office. This time for Harvey Kardos.

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On the Waterfront

April 18, 2014

I shot this beautiful home last week, but it just hit the market today. It’s right on the water on a quiet little street in Deep Cove. Complete with pool, putting green, private dock, boat lift, and a whole lot more. Patricia Houlihan can fill in the details. The price? Well, if you have to ask…

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West Vancouver beachfront

February 9, 2014

I have shot quite a few waterfront properties over the years, in White Rock, Horseshoe Bay, Deep Cove and Point Grey. While there are lots of areas where private property touches the shore, most of them feature rocky shores or steep cliffs between the lot and the water. This West Van house, on the other hand, has an actual beach and a slope that allows you to wade right in to Burrard Inlet. Add to that the wood and granite interior, and huge windows with unobstructed views from east to west, and you have an amazing estate you can only find on the West Coast. Here are a few choice photos. Harvey Kardos has the rest.

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  • Kitsilano Penthouse

    October 13, 2013

    This beautiful condo at 6th and Burrard is about as photogenic as you can get. Soaring ceilings, huge windows and a cloudy sky rendered my small flashes useless, and almost unnecessary. I’m glad it wasn’t a bright sunny day. This shoot would have taken much longer and would not have turned out as well as it did. Sue and Sarah can fill you in on the details of this listing.
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    Richmond Panorama

    March 26, 2013

    Although Richmond is flat, it’s few hi-rises are well spaced apart and offer an unobstructed view of the Lower Mainland. This condo, offered by Vancouver Luxury Realty, also faces north, making it easy to capture these impressive views from its floor to ceiling windows.

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    Arbutus view property

    February 7, 2013

    A truly unique home in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Vancouver. This beautiful house designed by Stuart Howard Architects sits at the top of Mackenzie Heights with an unobstructed view of the city. The ribbed ceiling on the main floor eliminates the need for walls and columns so the view can be enjoyed from anywhere. The entire house can be run from your iPad. It’s always a pleasure to shoot homes of this calibre. See Jay McInnes for the full listing details.

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