Last week the whole III family went out to Jordan River for a night. Saturday evening the ocean was blown out, so there was no surfing going on. Instead we did the usual camping activities: smokies, marsh mellows, beer, music and of course, kids causing havoc. I woke three or four times through out the night and each time I could here the rain just pounding down. I figured there would be no way were getting any surfing shots on this little expedition. I got up around 7:00am and found Snorri’s son, Oscar, outside sword fighting with the trees. We hung out for half an hour, but the weather still looked impossible. After awhile the clouds began to break and the opportunity to shoot happened. This girl was the 5th surfer in the water that morning and honestly she was the best until that point. After shooting for an hour, Matt took the telephoto and got his licks in. Just as we pulled out to head home the weather shifted back to rain, but we got what we wanted.
Archive for March, 2008
Last week I got the opportunity to shoot an Old Timer’s hockey game at the Save On Foods Centre, here in Victoria. This is a shot of the rink about two hours before the puck dropped. I had a ton of fun shooting the game, but the best part of the night was when this shot was taken. I had the arena to myself, so I wandered around taking random shots. Everywhere I turned there would be some player I watched since I was A kid; players like, Cliff Ronning, Claude Lemieux and Tiger Williams. I’ll post some action shots in my next blog, I just really like this shot.
Well, over the weekend my 30th birthday finally got me. However, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to say goodbye to my 20′s. On Friday, Snorri and I went up to Naniamo for a full day shoot with B.C. Ferries. The shoot really could not have gone better, except for the weather. When the shoot ended I jumped in the truck with some friends and headed to Tofino for the weekend. Oddly enough, the weather was unreal on the West Coast. This is a shot ( 3 exposures ) of the sunset on Mackenzie Beach on Saturday evening. I know my 20′s are gone for good, but this weekend opened up my eyes for what’s to come.
Growing up on Quadra Island definitely helped with the way my friends and I look at the world. I’ve noticed ever since moving to Victoria, some people find certain things a big deal; “snow storms” or snow dustings, power outages and wind storms seem to effect peoples way of living in cities differently. This is a picture of what my buddies and I made for dinner on the third day of a power outage on Quadra. Instead of going and raping the store for bread and water, just in case this was the Apocalypse, we grabbed a couple of beers, some chicken, made a fire pit and past the day by. The chicken took so long, the power came back on and we finished it in the oven, but it was fun hanging out looking for something to do while the power was out.
I’ve always thought old barns looked cool, so on my way through the interior this past weekend I told myself to take some pictures on the way. The one thing I didn’t think of was, slamming on the brakes at 120k isn’t the save bet. As I blazed down the highway passing potential pictures, with road dragons (semi’s) breathing down my back, my frustration grew. Finally, I found the right barn for me and a place to pull over. This is a shot of an old barn in Westwold, B.C., just outside of Vernon.