Day 2

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My pick for the item lost the most during these Olympics? It will be those red mittens with the white maple leaf on them. You’re starting to see people wearing them everywhere, men and women, even though it’s not cold in Vancouver. I passed a transit worker holding up a pair and saying to a co-worker”Look I found another pair” and last night spotted a lone mitten left on a Skytrain seat.

My Skytrain story of the day was getting on a fairly crowded car and having a young guy jump up from from the disabled persons/seniors seat he was in and offer it to me. Apparently grey hair makes me a senior .

We had our planing meeting for our schedules and it’s going to be a busy few weeks bouncing back and forth between the Vancouver and Whistler sites.  Friday is the first actual day of events and we’ll have the opening day ceremonies to cover, Jenna got a pass while I didn’t (it was a draw) so I’ll be outside shooting the torch arriving etc. The real fun starts Saturday my first trip to Whistler (for skiing). I’ll have to be up by 4am to catch the Skytrain downtown by 5 and then on the 6am media bus to Whistler.

I will be covering most sports everything from hockey to short track speed skating.

Last night Nikon and Canon hosted a spectacular party for the accredited photographers at the Aquarium. You could wander through the whole complex looking at the exhibits while enjoying food from a whole series of tables not to mention quenching your thirst from an equal number of bars. It was  great chance to catch up with other photogs. Most  photogs showed up for the event, some even driving down from Whistler just for the evening.

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Don Denton is a fine art documentary photographer who lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Denton is noted for his editorial and magazine photography, early images of Vancouver punk rock, Canadian writer portraits and images of the Pacific Northwest. He is currently working lens based artworks and creating a Canadian photographer history archive.

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