I’m back from the Canada Photo Convention in Vancouver and… it was ridiculous. In an awesome way. I’m still mentally unpacking everything that I picked up from the conference, so I’ll post about that later. In the meantime, here are some personal photos from the trip. Truth be told, I took about 5 photos during the two days of the convention itself (that would be the iPhone selfies with people I’ve been friends with on the internet for years, but hadn’t met in person yet!) and the rest were taken on my last full day in Vancouver after the talks were over.
If you don’t feel like reading all my captions, all you have to know is: lots of sushi (I couldn’t get enough of that fresh fish). Lots of food, actually. Lots of mountains in the background — Vancouver looks like some sort of fairytale land. I’ve never seen a city like it. And while the cherry blossoms were in full bloom all over the place, I don’t think I took a single photo of one — which is pretty awful of me.
All photos were taken with the Fujifilm X100 and my iPhone. I actually hadn’t had much practice with the X100 until this trip, so the compositions are somewhat lacking :)
This meal in Austin would cost $40. Can you believe… $1 nigiri? The restaurant was in a hole-in-the-wall, ugly building covered in posters. I was scared I was going to get food poisoning, but I was so hungry that I didn’t care. The first bite of this was absolute heaven in my mouth. I’m pretty sure that this meal was the best meal of my entire life. Best part is, it was only $16.
I’m so happy to have met Orange County wedding photographer Luis Godinez, Xanthe from Australia!, globetrotter Kyle Hepp, Vancouverite Tomasz Wagner (who brought us to the aforementioned sushi shack), Aussie Mary Sylvia, and one of my roomies, Victoria wedding photographer Lara Eichhorn. Pardon my odd expressions!