Another Day, Another Bus Ride (and Sport)

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Best overheard conversation of the day.

Visitor: How do I get to the Canadan Mint display?

Olympic Volunteer: Walk two blocks until you come to the end of a lineup and stand there.

As a fan the Canada vs USA match was a disapointment but next game, for sure. We can beat Germany, can’t we?

Today I have aerials at Cypress at 6pm. That means catching a 3pm bus to the mountain (55minutes), an hour window to set up and make sure everything is on time, out to the course to get a spot an hour ahead and even then all the best spots will be taken. Wait and hour, shoot for an hour and a half, rush back to file, Hike back to the media bus stop (a long trek at Cypress, especially with all your gear at the end of the day). 55 minutes ride back to the media centre and then still have an hour back to my bed.

I’m envious of the guys at the bigger organizations who have hotels close by.

Knock wood, no serious camera, computer or disc problems, seeing other photographers trying to recover images from damaged discs and dealing with malfunctioning cameras and computers. I’ve lost a skylight filer and the protection screen from the back of one camera. Screen rubbed off while was sprinting through Whistler village trying to catch the bus back to Vancouver (or have to wait another hour). Made it with the door literally closing behind me. Then spent 15 minutes trying to breathe again. Sprinting with a camera back, computer backpack and long lens while trying not t run over small children not recommended especially for the out of shape, yes me.

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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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