Taking a good hockey action photo is difficult. Personally, I'd want to see some ice flying, an emotional face, a puck and some stick movement in the frame to communicate the stress of the moment. Of course I didn't capture anything like that at the hockey game last weekend, which was a disappointment. That was made up, however, by the background crowd that I found I could tell more of a story with by imagining different speech bubble scenarios. And it was a good prompt for me to learn how to draw them to boot.
The best game you can name is the good ole hockey game.
Some Junior A hockey at the Langley Events Centre: Surrey Eagles at Langley Chiefs on October 23, 2010.
It's that time of year... get your muck boots out of the closet and head down to the local pumpkin patch. I spent a few hours at Aldor Acres in Langley last weekend; hay rides, petting zoo and a little bit o' dancing too.
When I was living where I had yards, weeds were the bane of my gardening existence. I'd collect an entire yard waste bag full of them every week and curse the lawns around me for letting theirs go to seed and float onto my lawn to spur more. Now with apartment living can you believe I actually went out in search of a dandelion in bloom to retrieve and bring home to photograph?!
When it rains it can indeed pour. It's like how there's nobody in line at the grocery store when you walk in, then when you're ready to get to the checkout so becomes everybody else and their brother. Murphy's Law is you're thrown everything exactly when you don't need it. We didn't need the bunch of rain we got last Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, but it made for a video topic nonetheless:
Gastown has some interesting sights, with Gaoler's Mews being part of one of the most aesthetically pleasing regions. Surrounding yourself with brick walls, sturdy-looking doors and old towne signs, the cobblestone paths make you expect your horse and buggy to round the corner at any moment. I've learned that Gaoler's Mews was once the town jail. It's nice to be able to walk around with freedom.
Standing out in the rain and getting soaked amongst the falling leaves isn't very pleasant. Standing under a glass overhang to keep dry and looking out at the rain and leaves falling is much more tolerable. Looking up while under the glass overhang is just plain interesting.
I turned the focus beep off on my camera but the clunk of the shutter didn't make it any more comfortable for Duck or myself, being in such close proximity to one another. I had visions of getting attacked by a duck for getting too close - we've all seen versions of those home movies. When it got up and hissed I decided to take my leave.