a few days ago, i was debating about whether to fly to seattle for our workshop via connection in vancouver, or to skip the connection and drive the rest of the way. realistically, if the drive is 2.5 hours and the connection wait is 2, i’ll probably get there faster by car.
but it wasn’t about speed for me. i’d made the drive with casey + danielle (mindcastle) + patrick last year, and i knew i had to do it again.
so i started getting excited. and then i posted on twitter that i’d love to get together with anyone along the way to take some shots together and get a little tour from a local.
enter cooper blade. i had no idea whom i was looking for when i pulled up. old, young, anywhere in between? i guess that given the work on his website, i figured he had to be older than he really was, and with some experience under his belt. turns out, he graduated from high school 2 weeks ago. let’s just say this: this guy has an awesome road ahead of him.
i’m excited to see some of the pics he took, and i hope i’ll be able to link to them from this post. but for now, here are my images from yesterday, starting in surrey, bc., continuing on through burlington and anacortes, wa.
in south surrey. i took a random exit off the highway and went for a stroll with my 24 and 135. i shot a lot of landscapes with the 135 that day.
cautiously on the prowl. i was really careful to get the heron with the reflection of the sky in the background to highlight him (or her).
stop #1 with cooper. one of his favourite places to escape to.
one of my favourite shots of the day. taken from deception bridge.
beautiful mt. vernon.
stop #1 as seen from stop #2.
there was something so magical abut the way the sun twinkled in the sea.
looking back at deception bridge.
the shots i took of cooper HAD to be of him talking. we gabbed the entire time, never running out of interesting things to say.
this group of friends sat around a fondue pot, with sounds of violin and guitar.
and probably my favourite. this one might make the wall.