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Holiday Snaps! - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Holiday Snaps!
Apparently I'm a camera snob, so on the last holiday I made the effort to take steps to remedy this. The first was the purchase of a Canon IXUS 500 and leaving the camera-that-weighs-more-than-hand-luggage at home.

I mostly cheated, and persuaded quondam to take on "snapping" duties, but I did take a couple. Behind the cut are two panoramas that will break your LJ style.

More stories soon, maybe, including a number of puns on "O Canada" (as seems to be the official national tat marketing policy). None of these capture the irony of landing in Manchester where there was more snow than at Calgary when the plane took off.

So, these are my skis. This shot was mainly taken for me to see if I could grip my poles between my knees, take off my gloves, get the camera out of my bag, take a photo, then replace everything before the chair lift reached the top.


This shot (with my reflection in the helmet) was designed to see if I could use the camera, with associated bag trauma, while on the back of a moving snowmobile. After my initial fears I won by scaring quondam more than she scared me.


Top of the Glacier Express Gondola in Lake Louise, AL.


From the top of the Mount Standish lift in Sunshine Village, AL.

Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Hocico - Keep Barking Dogs

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From: curlwomble Date: March 4th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
"...to see if I could grip my poles between my knees, take off my gloves, get the camera out of my bag, take a photo, then replace everything before the chair lift reached the top...."

Ooo. That's brave. I get so paranoid about dropping stuff off chair lifts.

Great pics again, too. Next year, I will ski. Oh no, Venice is gonna get in the way. 2007, then. For my 40th.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 4th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Having talked a bit to Stu Maher, at least one of the 3 or 4 weeks I do next year will be an "everyone welcome let's make it a group thing" where you (and others) will be most welcome.

I think next year will be 2x1 week in Switzerland plus 2 weeks in North America (probably Canada rather than USA).
From: curlwomble Date: March 4th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
[salivates some more over the pictures]

[starts saving]
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 4th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I reckon that a week in Europe costs about:
£400 for self catering, flights and transfer
£150 lunches, drinks and food
£200 Lift Pass
£125 boots and ski hire
From: curlwomble Date: March 4th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nigh unto one thousand of your English pounds, with incidental things like a new ski jacket... I may just be able to on the basis of no longer having to pay for a car loan after April...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 4th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - you can give or take bits like that. Booking online and early can save about £100 for example.
From: curlwomble Date: March 4th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
And then there's the consideration as to whether I'd still fit the salopette I have... It's been a lonnggg time.
westernind From: westernind Date: March 4th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

surprised, but not sure why

You can't be nearly 40!
From: curlwomble Date: March 4th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: surprised, but not sure why

It's a little less than 700 days away...
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: March 4th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It looks just like Kent. Or so the media would have us believe. Getting the army out, indeed. Southern Softies.
kingandy From: kingandy Date: March 4th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Camera snob? You? Nevar!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 4th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
We'll book some studio time for you soon dahlink.
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: March 4th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
*pouts*
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 5th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Calm down! My plan is to hire some space then have as many people as possible use it during the time so I'll be inviting everyone close to me!
purplewizard From: purplewizard Date: March 4th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool photos I especially like the snow mobile shot!
But what's the blue metal thing in the third shot - your camera arc light? :-)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 4th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
The snow cannon?

So, coming next year then? Once Jules has healed...
pixel_person From: pixel_person Date: March 4th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh oh!! i've been there! Bamf? near Calgory (sp?) great skiing there :)
nice piccies too
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 5th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
That's the one! Do you ski?

Also, I'm guessing you're not in London next Thursday night for any reason - as I am and fate is conspiring against us getting together...
pixel_person From: pixel_person Date: March 8th, 2005 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
yep i ski ( okayish) haven';t been this year though :/
and since i only just got this message..no i won't boo...one day!!!
From: ex_john_hat807 Date: March 5th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I use an ixus myself, albeit the 3.2MP version, and I like it, on the basis of very portable, very little wrong with it and does exactly what it says on the tin.

I'd be interested to see what a more "serious" photographer makes of it....
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