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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Look at the moon.

I took the camera and the big lens outside tonight and shot some photos of the moon. It was harder to shoot than you might think, because it reads as too dark on most light meters, when in fact it's way too bright. Rather than depend on the light meter, I guestimated the exposure and made a few adjustments. I shot it at the 400mm telephoto length. I would love to try this again with the 2x extender. I want to get as close as possible to it.

So here's the one that turned out the best:

The beautiful moon.

Tomorrow's Fun Run

Well, I'm all geared up for the big run tomorrow morning! I picked up a rental lens today downtown in Vancouver; the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM. I've been running around with it all day today, taking all kinds of shots. It's an extremely easy lens to use. It's only drawback is that it's heavy, but it's ok, it'll be on a tripod most of the time.

I stopped by Dunne and Rundle Photo Source (my favorite camera store) and showed the big lens to J.S. my photojournalist friend. He put a 2x converter on it and we played around with that for a while (with a 2x converter on the Canon EOS 20D and a 400mm lens, you get the equivalent of a 1280mm lens, because of the 1.6x cropping factor!(which is very exciting for photo geeks like me.))

I know I haven't updated my Blog for the past week. It's been a very busy week for me, so I didn't really get the chance. Things will slow down after Monday, then I'll get back into the swing of things.

By this time tomorrow, I should be sorting through about 300 image files from the race. It's going to be a sunny day, so everything should go nicely.

Tonight I'm just going to stay home and get some business cards printed out. I'll have plenty of time to play with the lens after the run tomorrow.

THIS JUST IN: I just recieved word from Bingo and Betty that there will be about 400 people at tomorrow's run! That's going to be a great turnout!

Monday, September 20, 2004

Doughnut culture

I swear this whole city changes at night. I think the ordinary people check in to their homes by about 9:00 PM. What's left is a lot of strange people that hang out at Tim Horton's or drive their cars around all over the place all night. What's their deal? Don't they have to go to work sometime in the morning? They all seem to drive expensive vehicles, so they must have a job right?

I'm usually in bed at around 11:00 PM (usually) but if you walk into Tim Horton's at 11:00 PM, you'll see it's packed with people--even a lineup--and it's not just teens. It's all age groups. There will be a table with mom, dad, the kids, a baby or two and even granny and grandpa. There's no way my parents would have taken me out past my bedtime, to a doughnut shop in the middle of the night. It's no wonder this new generation of kids are so strange. I'm living in the twilight zone.

This sure puts things in perspective...

...And makes one think. I wish everyone could see this:

The Miniature Earth

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Fort Langley

I was in Fort Langley on the weekend (Sunday) with some friends. I brought the camera, but I didn't really shoot that many photos. It was just nice to get out and walk around in the nice weather. It was the first truly sunny day we've had in a long time.

Here's an old church. If you look closely, you'll notice that the cross on top is broken. It's actually a big "T" instead of a cross:

Here's me:

Photo by Andrew O'Keefee