Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowshoeing 2010 at Cypress Mountain

It was my first time snowshoeing.  Thought it would be boring but being in a large group is crazy fun.  Love seeing the big kids doing the snowball fights....  This was to celebrate Nicole's birthday as well at Pete's... Happy Birthday guys!

Date: Sunday, December 26, 2010
Time: 12:30pm
Weather Condition: Snowing
Visibility: Limited

Snowing photo!
Listen yo!  We need to figure out the directions.....

Jake + Nicole
These guys were sneaky.  Hiding and ready for the snowball fight....
Raise that flute, Nicole!  Jake on the bottle....  That's how we do it!
Group of 20 snowshoers (including me behind the camera).  4 snowshoers missing as they left early.

smartest cost effective way of keeping your feet dry!
Workin' it... Lets go!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fairmont At Nature's Door, Whistler

First, I am extremely blessed!  Thank you!

When I am doing gigs in Whistler.  I tend to stay in one of these 3million dollar homes.  It's really amazing.  Amongst my crazy schedule, here are a few quick images.  I know, many of you asked me for these images.  Sorry, didn't spend alot of time shooting this....

One day, I will do a lifestyle shoot in this home.  Gotta run....Bye!
One of the Guest Rooms 
Kitchen and Living Area
Master Bedroom Washroom 
Main washroom 

Master Bedroom

Event Shoot: 2010 Whistler Film Festival

(L) Leif Bristow (Producer)
(R) Brittany Bristow (Actress)

Ali Liebert (Actress)

George Stroumboulopoulos (Writer, Producer, Actor)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Set #3 - Experience China 2010

Beijing National Stadium aka "The Bird's Nest".  Designed to use throughout 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
Inside "The Bird's Nest".  I didn't have my 16mm with me at this very moment.   Total seating capacity during the Olympics including temporary seating was 91,000.  After the Olympics, the stadium capacity is 80,000.  The farthest seat from centre field is 140meters (460feet)
Beijing National Stadium aka "The Bird's Nest".   Designed to use throughout 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.  110,000 tons of steel made in China.  17,000 construction workers.  A few workers died from building this arena.   7811sq.meters of grass laid in 24hours.  I was amazed by the thickness of the steel columns.
This isn't messy compared to what I have seen in this developing city.  As long it works, who cares?
An example of "Chinese English" and English. 
Handcrafted details on the roof in Xian
"Write your prayer"
Details of "Giant Wild Goose Pagoda" in Xian.  Closeup view of the eaves and the exterior bricks.
A monk meditating
The difference between eastern and western chinese guys....
Frustrated and impatient bus riders.  When the bus arrives, there is no line up.  Everyone rushes in....
Gold Discs (from Western Han Dynasty 206B.C.-A.D.8).  Excavated from Dongshilipu Village, Tanjia Town, Weiyang District, Xi'an City
This kite is 90m long.  Coincidently, a group of marching army passing by my frame.
Taxis in Xian have guard bars.  You won't see them in Beijing or Shanghai. 
I came across a random farmer selling persimmons....

Selling pomegranates beside the highway...

Pit #2 and #3 images coming soon.....

View of Pit #1
Restoration area at Pit #1.  Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together?
Its hollow inside the figure.....incredible!
Details of a warrior...
NO PHOTOGRAPHY!  But I managed to quickly photograph these guys working....
Large arched steel roof over Pit #1 built in 1976
TerraCotta Warriors Pit #1.  This pit is 5meters (16feet) deep,  62meters (204feet) wide and 230meters (756feet) long.  Also, temperature and humidity controlled.  Here there are over 6000 terracotta warriors and horses.  Approximately 1000 unearth warriors.
The city wall height is 12meters (40feet).
Tandem riders on the city wall.  The width of the wall is 12-14meters (40-46feet)!  
Restored city wall over time...
Ancient city wall in Xian.  This is the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.  The wall height is 12meters (40feet).  Smog is heavy in this city.  I was careful not to fall over....
Bike rental store.  When in doubt, use a hammer....