Nearing the end of summer, my wife and I went to check out a visual art display under the Cambie Street bridge. It was a 30 minute show projected underneath the bridge documenting the life cycle of a salmon run. The show was called Uninterrupted. I had heard about the show through a local site I follow called Vancouver Is Awesome. Karen and I put Zoe to bed and headed down to catch the show. I decided to take my trusty Sony A7II along in case there was some photo opportunities to be had along the way.
I decided to travel light which means I only brought one lens and no tripod. This meant I could not do long exposure and everything would of had to be hand held. Even with 5 stops of image stabilization on the Sony, it was hard to take photos through the show while lying on my back looking up underneath the bridge. I had to improvise a bit and use my own body to stabilize the camera. As we walked over the Cambie Street Bridge, I would rest the camera on the guard rails to stabilize my long exposure shots. A little improvisation can go a long way and thinking outside the box is what one must do.
The show was visually interesting considering the subject matter behind the projected film. There was quite a crowd that watched that night and I look forward to future events. Knowing what I know now, I would of brought a blanket to lie on even though we were lying on the spongy surface of the kids playground.