I took a bunch of picture for Amrik’s 27th birthday, but never posted them anywhere. So here they are, good food and fun times from June 10, 2010.
I took my first skiing lesson about 10 years ago, changed to snowboarding and never put on a pair of skis ever since.
Back then snowboarding was the ‘cool’ sport, but I have to say, skiers put on way flashier tricks than boarders. I’ve been saying I wanted to try skiing again, and I wish I had stuck with skiing.
For my cypress trip today, I packed both my snowboard and my sister’s skis in the car with me. I snowboarded early in the morning, then switched over to skis for the rest of the day. It was scary at first, but surprisingly some of my muscle memories came back, and I did better than I thought I would.
The video is taken by Amrik of me skiing down a green run. I think it was my 1st or 2nd green after a couple bunny hills. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to learn skiing again, the mountain was almost close to empty, the snow was awesome, and the weather was just beautiful. It’s like it was meant to be.
Some shots from the mountain, and the cypress look out on my way home.
Summer of 2009 I took one of my first photo walks at White Rock beach with Dave, ee, Janet and Amrik.
This was when I was still learning how aperture, shutter speed and iso work together, and before I truly appreciate the lighting at golden hour. At least I wasn’t shooting auto here.
Nice summer evening it was.