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Arbitrary image assembly

Hello readers. As you know, we’ve all done some things yesterday. It was inevitable. I’ve extrapolated from this theory while drawing upon photographic evidence to determine that we did some things last November and December as well.

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It appears I read The Sense of an Ending last November. Weird book. Nice to have these reminders.

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Here practicing my eyelash photography.

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And night balcony photography.

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Looking south over the Burrard Street bridge from my friend Rick’s place.

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I may have been here before.

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Wet city streets.

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Clear city skies.

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City light tunnels.

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Sabrina’s passenger arrived the next day.

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Some celebration for Christmas happening here.

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They were just drawing in there.

Yeah, so that’s some photographs. One thing I have to tell you is that there are still many more photographs and many more blogs. That’s all for now.

Take care, readers.

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More Formula

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Saturday morning free practice session, Daniel Ricciardo winds through turn 17.

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Sebastian Vettel through the fence at turn 9.

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Turn 9 track marshals.

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Paul di Resta, turn 7.

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Kimi Raikkonen.

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Michael Schumacher.

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Fernando Alonso.

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Lewis Hamilton.

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Kimi Raikkonen at turn 8.

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Felipe Massa.

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Here’s the view looking back up the hill from down near turn 11.

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I dunno who’s that guy.

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Or that guy.

 

 

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Friday Free Practice

It was early to rise and a cold outdoor shower (more on this later) before we headed downtown to catch the Friday morning shuttle. The driver made a wrong turn making us late to the circuit for the 9:00 am start of the first practice session. A bus full of not very impressed passengers. As we piled out of the bus we realized it had to be another kilometer walk just to enter the grounds and arriving at the north,  to reach our seats, we’d need to cross to the other side of the 5.5km circuit. We definitely showed our shoes how to walk that weekend.

Making our way up the hill the desert sun glistened off the newly surfaced circuit and the wail of a 750 horsepower naturally aspirated V8 screaming up to 19,000 RPM sent a chill down my spine. It was Kamui Kobayashi in the Sauber C31 and you could tell by the exhaust note. Actually I could tell because the F1 live timing app on my smartphone told me that Kamui was currently the only car out on track to perform an installation lap.

But we picked up our Fanvision and made it in time to sit down and enjoy some good morning running.

Attending my first Grand Prix. The first time to hear, see, smell the Formula 1 cars. Also the first chance to photograph such a thing. The secret to my success this weekend is the trusty Carl Zeiss Jena 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 MACRO. I don’t know why anyone bothers with auto-focus lenses. It seemed trivially easy to manually focus on racing cars. /s

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Michael Schumacher, 7-time world champion and the first man to pass my capture.

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This was part of our view looking out from the bleachers.

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Button winds his way up the hill in the silver McLaren.

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Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari. There’s a challenge to find much variety shooting from one place. Cars are only out on track for a limited time so it’s not great to waste time walking the huge distances around the track.

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Sebastian Vettel brings the Red Bull through the S curves and up the hill.

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Paul di Resta exiting turn 6.

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Kamui following a lockup in to turn 8, follows Grosjean up the hill.

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Mark Webber.

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Nico Rosberg.

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Vitaly Petrov.

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The board after 90 minutes of free practice.

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Next the Historic Grand Prix cars took to the track. We walked over to turn 1 to check out the view from the top of the pit straight.

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Ma Qinghua getting a morning practice session in the HRT.

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Vettel through turn 6.

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Lewis Hamilton.

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Fernando Alonso.

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Looking across the circuit we could see the back straight from our seats.

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Some various views follow.

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It was time to leave the circuit for today.

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The shuttle dropping us off back downtown. Getting a look at the Texas State Capitol.

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Ending up at the karaoke party with Will Buxton. I’d say that was a memorable night, but I’m not sure it was for many people.

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Finding other things.

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Slowdays; spring portraits

This is 59 photos, together in one place. And nothing much exciting, just some moments that seemed to happen this spring.

Backyard moments.

When you’re young, you’re not allowed to use the garden hose. But having been turned off recently there remained some lingering pressure to get excited about.

But it didn’t last long.

Time to fall down and feel depressed on the concrete.

Then again, there’s other things to get done.

Moody shots from upstairs inside the red barn.

It is necessary sometimes to employ a flash to capture the decisive moment.

One day we went to the Bloedel Conservatory. I wrote about that trip in a previous blog entry but I never developed this film until now.

Our Town. This little series reads like a dialog.

Yep.

Something about these tourists was not quite right.

Back for another visit.

The sun had just set. The Where’s Waldo of lovers in the landscape.

The desire to finish off that roll coincided with a nice afternoon view from my apartment.

This fella had a funky dance as he glued his posters up. I made this frame and then waited a long time for another, hoping he’d look my way but I left frustrated.

Dad’s giving my sister some make-up tips there.

My sister was enjoying a nice coffee.

Dom left.

Bye, Dom.

That’s Loscil performing at Red Cat Records.

I enjoyed that.

The Main for some brunch by the window.

She’s saying something.

Another day, and brunch at Habit.

You won’t hear it often, but that would be better in colour.

This is that photo that I wouldn’t normally make, but when you already have the camera at your face you sometimes decide ‘why not?’ and then it’s your favourite shot on the roll.

For anyone who doesn’t understand graduated licensing in BC, it’s required to display that L when one has a Learner’s Licence. I think this photo is special because it isn’t just a Porsche Cayenne, it isn’t even just a Porsche Cayenne S, or a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It’s a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. It’s never a bad idea to learn to drive on a six figure 550 horsepower eurominivan, at least that’s what I’ve always said.

John didn’t have much to say about that.

But Randy was quite impressed.

Enjoying the rest of the evening sunlight.

And checking out what the neighbors are up to.

We were at the park another evening to throw a disc around.

I had lunch with Gil Grissom.

Just something that I saw.

Hmm, I wonder what’s next.

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