For some time now I have been getting out with my camera less than I would like, so when I saw that there was a “Valerie Jardin’s Hit The Streets Photowalk” taking place just across the Salish Sea, in Vancouver, I thought it would be a great photographic opportunity and a chance to meet some other photographers. The photowalk lasted about two hours and went from Granville Plaza, near the waterfront, around the Vancouver Art Gallery, past the Vancouver Public Library (VPL), Central Branch, and back to Granville Plaza.
Every year in Victoria there is the Victoria Camera Swap Meet and this was the first time I made it out. In fact, several members of the Camera Club I am part of headed out there to check it out. It was an interesting mix of mostly older 35 mm, medium and large format film cameras, as well as movie cameras, accessories and some dSLR’s. I could easily have spent enough to put me into debt, but in the end common sense won out and I only picked up one filter.Continue reading