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Iguanasan
11-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Ok, people. I've decide to do a Photography.ca Olympic Torch Relay. I've taken a couple of photos of the torch bearer here in Halifax and expect all the other Canadian thugs on this forum to get out there and add to the thread with photos of torch bearers in their city. It was certainly a challenge - a moving target at night. I ended up with two that, while not great photos, at least are recognizable for what they are.

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Bambi
11-18-2009, 08:22 PM
good work Iggy. I headed out of the city so I wouldn't get stuck in the traffic. My daughter sent me a text that she had seen the lighting of the torch.

I think it's a great idea to get pictures of it. I know they are coming to Lunenburg on friday. i will see what I can do :). hopefully it won't conflict with my curling game. :fingerscr

casil403
11-18-2009, 10:32 PM
Neat stuff Iggy!

Iguanasan
11-19-2009, 07:08 PM
Thanks!

Calgary, January 18, 19, 20...

Olympic Torch Relay Interactive Map : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/olympic-torch-relay/olympic-torch-relay-interactive-map/)

Find the day it's going to be in your neighbourhood and plan accordingly ;)

kat
11-19-2009, 07:42 PM
Very cool! It must be quite a feeling to be able to run with the torch!

Iguanasan
11-20-2009, 11:53 PM
Very cool! It must be quite a feeling to be able to run with the torch!

I might have been more impressed if I hadn't found out there were many, many torches. They're selling the things off apparently. Plus the torch gets driven around and such. Not like a straight trek across country. It was the biggest joint I have ever seen though. Not surprising since the Olympics are in BC. ;)

Get your photos, Bambi?

Bambi
11-21-2009, 09:08 AM
I might have been more impressed if I hadn't found out there were many, many torches. They're selling the things off apparently. Plus the torch gets driven around and such. Not like a straight trek across country. It was the biggest joint I have ever seen though. Not surprising since the Olympics are in BC. ;)

Get your photos, Bambi?

I have no interest in getting a torch. My husband said that he had heard that the Coke people who carried the torch were given theirs, but the CIBC ones had to buy them. :rolleyes:

Yes I got some pictures. this is the only part way decent shot :wall-an:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/SwfzeKNwjyI/AAAAAAAACQQ/vSuxbRKY9bI/s800/DSC08920.JPG

My camera does not do well in these lighting conditions. Plus I had so much fun at the beach that my battery was almost dead-oops :yell:
but it was cool to see it. My daughter came with me. when I saw it coming over the bridge I was bouncing on my toes saying 'I see it, I see it' . My poor child was 'mom!' :headslap:

Iguanasan
11-21-2009, 04:33 PM
Great capture! Don't blame yourself, it's the lighting conditions. I really had a challenge myself. Maybe better gear would help but I think more experience might help too. I rarely take a shot at night.

I took half a dozen shots on one corner then took a shortcut to another vantage point before I got the two I posted. It's really fricken' tricky to shoot photos at night of moving subjects.

Iguanasan
11-21-2009, 04:37 PM
Who's next? Montreal? Do we have anyone in New Brunswick?

Bambi
11-24-2009, 09:50 PM
thanks Iggy! this could be a project we could take on: night shots!!!

But Nova Scotia has definitely thrown the gauntlet. We'll see how the other's do! :evil2:

Iguanasan
11-24-2009, 10:06 PM
thanks Iggy! this could be a project we could take on: night shots!!!

But Nova Scotia has definitely thrown the gauntlet. We'll see how the other's do! :evil2:

It has to be something we get better at. It's getting dark at 4:00pm!

Bambi
11-24-2009, 10:09 PM
It has to be something we get better at. It's getting dark at 4:00pm!

yeah, no kidding. might make a good photo challenge .....

Iguanasan
12-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Hey, Marko. Did you miss this thread? Did you get the torch on it's way through Montreal? Anyone going to pick it up in Toronto? Follow the torch:Olympic Torch Relay Interactive Map : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics (http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/olympic-torch-relay/olympic-torch-relay-interactive-map/)

It'll be in Toronto Dec 17, 18, 19.

Marko
12-12-2009, 09:37 AM
Sorry Ig I did miss this thread....had I known in advance I would have made it my business to catch this......BUUUUUT...I'm in Ottawa for the day and word around the city is, there's a torch in town today....

I'll see what I can do to compliment your efforts!

Best

Marko

Marko
12-13-2009, 06:32 PM
I took a coupla shots in Ottawa yesterday during the day - will post them within 24.

Thx!

marko

Marko
12-14-2009, 12:22 PM
I managed to get a coupla shots for Iggy :) in Ottawa on Saturday.

Bambi
12-14-2009, 12:36 PM
those are great Marko! Love the one of the truck full of photographers! :laugh:

Iguanasan
12-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Cool. I'll forgive you for missing Montreal :goodvibes

Nice shots.

Next up: Toronto... I know we have at least 1 Toronto member... get out and shoot! It'll be there on the 17,18, and 19th.

JAS_Photo
12-14-2009, 12:38 PM
Cool! What is the torch supposed to represent? It looks like a fish from Haida art?

JAS_Photo
01-17-2010, 10:36 PM
The torch is coming to Calgary tomorrow. They were setting up Olympic Plaza today for it.

Iguanasan
01-17-2010, 11:47 PM
Excellent. I hope that means you'll catch a few shots.

I missed your earlier questions (previous post). Most people I've talked to has said that it represents a very important ingredient in snowboarding. ;)

JAS_Photo
01-18-2010, 12:33 AM
Being in B.C. your guess is probably true but I will go with mine for now. :)

Bambi
01-18-2010, 08:25 AM
Cool! What is the torch supposed to represent? It looks like a fish from Haida art?

here's what I found out:

The 2010 Olympic Torch, designed and manufactured by Bombardier in collaboration with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), is a symbol of the 2010 Winter Games, and will carry the Olympic Flame across Canada on its 45,000-kilometre journey. Twelve-thousand torchbearers will hold an Olympic Torch as they move through 1,037 communities across Canada. Over 90 per cent of the Canadian population will have an opportunity to see the beauty of the Olympic Torch and experience the warmth of the Olympic Flame.

Designer/Manufacturer: Bombardier/VANOC

Inspiration: Canada’s open land, vast potential and smooth, fluid lines left in the snow and ice from winter sports

2010 Olympic Torch : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics (http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/olympic-torch-relay/about-the-olympic-torch-relay/2010-olympic-torch/)

JAS_Photo
01-18-2010, 12:23 PM
Yeah, they be smoking the green stuff.

Bambi
01-18-2010, 12:38 PM
Yeah, they be smoking the green stuff.

lol! that's true

JAS_Photo
01-18-2010, 12:40 PM
A bit off topic, but an example of a Haida transformation mask. Click on the photo for the transformation. Pretty impressive stuff.

Raven Transformation Mask (http://www.changingtidecreations.com/item_html/raven.html)

JAS_Photo
01-18-2010, 11:44 PM
The flame arrives in downtown Calgary!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4286500203_736787389e_b.jpg

Iguanasan
01-19-2010, 11:43 AM
Cool. I'm glad you were able to continue the thread.. I think it was kinda fun.