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Friday, October 08, 2004

Yay! It's the weekend!

I've been away from work for a few days this week, because I'm not feeling too great. Just needed some R&R I guess. It's been raining a lot! I guess it's that time of year, but yeah, it's depressing! I have some photos to post here from last weekend when I went downtown with Bingo and Betty.

In other news, I've finished the new website for the Trees for Life FunRun 2004 photos. You can view them here.

There were so many photos to work with that the website ended up being about 10Mb in size, which is the absolute limit on shaw webspace. I had some troubles uploading it, and I eventually had to lower the quality of the images to make them all fit. Now I'm wondering if it would have been better to pick out the best photos and just post those ones, but at a higher quality, but I also wanted as many runners as possible to be able to see their photo on line. It was a tough call.

Bingo recommended that I go rent the movie "Heater" today. It's supposed to be the best movie ever. I'm going to check it out.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Goodbye Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield, the famously self-deprecating comedian, died Tuesday at the age of 82. He had been in a coma after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery in August. News Staff

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Monday, October 04, 2004

Weekends always fly by...

...And before I know it, I'm back workin' for the 'Man' again. All work and no play, makes Mark a dull boy.

But anyway, I did have a good weekend. I got up really early on Saturday morning and I went out to Burnaby Lake , at about 7:00 AM, with my friend A. to shoot some sunrise photos. It was quite foggy when we arrived there, and the sun had not come over the horizon yet--it was about 5 minutes away. I set up and shot a bunch of photos of the geese and other waterfowl that were just getting ready for the day. It's interesting to watch them stretching their legs and wings while they're waiting for the sun to rise. As soon as it did rise, the geese started flapping their wings and calling out to each other, while signaling with special head nodding.

The colors of the sun in the morning mixed with the thick fog were spectacular. The light was a gold, platinum color reflecting off the water. I shot several photos of the birds in the water with a lot of bright reflection. It was hard to look into my camera because of the brightness, but it was worth it.

I posted a couple photos the other day with the birds standing in the fog, but I ran out of time for posting more. Here is one of my favorites:

I wish you all could see the image in it's original size and color. It's exciting to see the light like that.

On Sunday I went into Vancouver on a photo adventure with Bingo and Betty! If you're not sure what I'm talking about, be sure to check out Bingo and Betty on Blogger:

Ok, I'm starting to fade now, so it's time for bed. I've got more photos to post, I'll put them up soon.