Great turnout for some racing action during our September meet. Big thanks to Andrew (Rofflewaffle604) for organizing! On to the pictures!
Day 3 of the adventure, and we are checking out of Seaside, OR and its' beautiful beaches and travelling further south down the 101 to stay a few nights in Florence, OR and check out the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Along the way we stop at the Tillamook Cheese Dairy factory for some cheese samples and ice cream (sugar free for me). Check out the gallery!
And now a panorama of our view off our hotel room deck. On the right is the Florence Bridge crossing over the Siuslaw River and on the right is part of the sand dunes, part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
The shoes were on sale, therefore, low budget... Did you fall for that?
Neither did I.
But, the lighting and photography was relatively low budget this time. I used my girlfriends brand new Canon G11, relatively cheap compared to other cameras you could purchase, capable of manual control and has a hot shoe; two very important features for Strobist style shooting. The flash I used was a Yongnuo YN462, triggered with a Yongnuo PT-04 from Deal Extreme. I also used a light stand, umbrella, umbrella adapter and a home made reflector. All in all, Strobist everything for sub $700.
In case you are wondering why the photos are square cropped, it is because I didn't know the G11 doesn't shoot in 4x6 like my 40D, so my framing didn't allow me to make my usual crop, but I do like the square framing here. Live and learn.
I haven't updated since Halloween. Oh noes!
Well, I just haven't been using my camera much. No excuses.
Time to catch up!
Just a few shots from the Richmond Olympic Inukshuk made of shipping containers. Had some Bakudanyaki and they also had a ramen and sushi place. Penny had a sushi roll as well.
Penny and I visited the Goerge C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island in Delta. For $4 an adult can walk the trails inside the sanctuary and for $0.50 you can get a paper bag of bird seed. I felt like a little kid, feeding the ducks and having them encircle you. If you hold still, black capped chickadees will eat the seed out of your hand. Unfortunately no photos of that. Beautiful scenery, and probably will be even better in a few weeks when the fall colors really set in. I definitely recommend it.
Spent a beautiful day in Squamish, BC at the BC Railway Museum. Had a great time. Here are some photos.
Kev detailed Brent's STI today and Darryl was there. I whore'd some STI photos as they whore'd some STIs.
I've got a new toy. ;D
I've created a page dedicated to it to fill, hopefully, with my future modifications. So far I've just lowered the seat frame. I really want to do an extension next. Yay!