I randomly bumped into an old high school friend. As we were catching up, she was telling me about her impending rip to Tofino.
I asked her if she could surf, and she admitted she cannot swim to which I admitted the same.
We both agreed that we aren’t afraid of water… we’re afraid of drowning.
All jest aside, she asked if I wanted to take swimming lessons together, to share the struggle.
I think I just might. If she drowns, I can use her a flotation device. (just kidding).
I am so glad to now have a partner in crime… in the water.
I currently reside in the northern most major city in North America. It’s gets cold in the winter. In return, you do get “to see” the Northern Lights (more so in the rural areas).
So, I’ve actually seen the Northern Lights.
However, there is a difference in being in the bleacher and actually playing in the game.
I want to see the Northern Lights where it was meant to be seen… the North.
So be it in the Northern Territories of Canada or Alaska, this is where I want to view the Northern Lights.
Tentatively, I’m considering Whitehorse. At earliest, I’ll aim for February 2011 – I’ll make a 3-day weekend out of it.
My cousin was having her baby shower today, and I brought out my DLSR. I was expecting much – take a few picture, and post them on Facebook.
While I was shooting, my friend Gene asked me what type of camera I was using.
I started telling him about my intent to try photography, in the angst a newbie would.
Gene was more than empathetic to the cause. He’s lived it.
Unknowing to me, Gene does wedding and engagement photography.
He shared some really practical techniques about framing, aperture, and ISO – things that I read about, but he really made sense of them.
I still have a lot to learn, but having photography friends being able to share their wisdom, and demonstrate technique in invaluable.
Thank you Gene.