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What an incredible opportunity this was! To listen to this man speak is incredibly inspiring. He’s literally travelled around the world around 2,300 times during his stint on the ISS.
I’ve been listening to Barenaked Ladies since I was about Eight years when my parents brought home a cool little cassette tape of what is probably their biggest album, Gordon. I was hooked, along with most of Canada. The folk festival itself was also quite interesting, and an article will appear on ABORTmagazine later this week with my thoughts on that. So until then, enjoy the photos!
The 2017 New Westminster Grand Prix happened this week, and while it blocked off my apartment from the rest of the world, I was able to literally just head downstairs with one camera and one lens and grab some shots. I’m all for not having to carry around a heavy camera bag!
All shots here are shot for fun, with the D800 and the Nikon 50/1.4 Lens playing around with some shutter dragging (no flash) to try and capture some compelling shots with a sense of movement. It was a challenge, but I came away with enough shots to share. So enjoy!
Fred Penner. What can I say about Fred Penner. First, he is exactly the person he portrayed on television. A true positive force if there ever was one. Having shot both the Dalai Lama and Fred Penner, I can say without exaggeration, that they exude positivity through their every pore.
I had been a big fan of Fred since I was a young lad, and have no problem saying that when he was singing to the kids, I was sitting there on the floor there with them loving every minute of it. Perhaps appreciating it more in my “old” age. It was amazing. I shot a lot, but want to share a few while I can. I’ll probably share more in a portfolio later on, but found it important that these go up now.
Wow, it has been over a year since I last updated. Be advised however that I have been quite busy this last entire year… There has been a lot of shoots, mostly weddings taking up my time, but I also spent a lot of time taking a step back from the events that I could have picked up to look at the bigger picture. However, when the Birdies for Babies tourney came up, I got the call to put on my Titleist hat and catch an awkward one sided sunburn (from driving the cart).
As always, this event was top notch, and I am always super happy to get this job done. Check out a few from the day, which was a while ago, but still fresh in my mind.
It’s looking like this summer is just generally going to be about golf. Maybe I should take up the sport. I did pick up a new Titleist hat at this tourney (mostly because I forgot sunscreen), so it might be a sign. I’d probably need a few extra strokes on each hole for a while , though.
More Golf! This time around I was out at UBC at the University Golf Course for the Annual Birdies for Babies golf tournament. I was happy to be a part of the event which raised around $200,000 for BC Women’s Hospital. It is always fun shooting around the course with a cart that spent a lot of time with the pedal to the metal.. Except for the tight switchback heading up to the 14th tee. That’s a bit scary.
It’s definitely Golf season, and not just for the Canucks! A nice sunny day with a golf cart and a camera? Yes, please!
This event was held in Surrey at the exceptional Hazelmere Golf Club.