This is a voyage of discovery, just what can be done. We haven’t seen our friend Melanie for over 5 years, since she and her family moved back to Vancouver. We’ve tried to meet a few times over the years, but something always crops up. Even this time, I had a dental emergency, and had to change the date, and then while I was on the train, we had to change the time so she could take care of a family matter, but we stuck at our mission and were able to have a very enjoyable if brief reunion.
On the way up, I was taking lots of photographs, but I was obviously distracted by my teeth; I thought I had set the camera to be able to adjust to maintain a fast enough exposure speed, but I hadn’t; the lens I was using has a light aperture ring, and I didn’t notice that my handling was repeatedly silently moving it to too narrow a depth of field. Eventually I realized I wasn’t meant to be doing this.
Melanie and I met at the cafe in the Art Gallery and after she left and I’d had a look round the gallery, I walked back to the Pacific Central train station. Along the way I found myself by water, False Creek between BC Place and Telus World of Science. It was raining, but I got the camera out and took some not great photographs and felt better about my camera again.