I was definitely a side kick on this trip. Up for the Madonna concert, tickets were so much money, that I opted not to go, but rather bum around town while Vic did what he had to do.
Not that it was a bad thing. I recently picked up a new fixed lens for my camera, a standard 50 mm that on the digital gives a bit of zoom effect. I’ve not mentioned it before as I’ve not had either much time or much success shooting with it, let alone time to sort pictures and post them.
One thing I liked about this trip, is that we actually did a few things I’d not done recently, if ever.
We made the drive out to UBC to the Anthropology Museum. It was closed for renovations, so instead we had a lovely walk through the Botanical Gardens. I actually spent a bit of time walking and window shopping in Gastown, which I haven’t done in ages. And finally, I actually split up from Vic more than once to have a bit of alone time, including a lovely several hours looking at feminist art in the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Stressed with pressing work, we left the city earlier than I would have liked. That contract wraps up next week, and I’m very much looking forward to learning a bit more on how to use a fixed length lens in general, and this one in particular. Combine that with some quicker post-production skills in Aperture, and I’m hoping for a lovely winter of mad shots.
As recent Nexus holders, I am please to report that crossing the border, even with all the construction, took us 4 minutes combined! (that’s about a minute into Canada, and 4 coming back!) Listen, at $50, spread over four years…it may be the best vacation money I’ll ever spend. It’s like our pimping ride just got a free trade agreement.
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