I’m back for the Paralympics

Lately I feel naked without a lanyard on...I got back from Austin on Wednesday and then Thursday morning, I picked up my media badge for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic games and dove right back in.

Except this time around, my camera is still in the shop. So I’ve been using my wife’s DSLR which is a nice camera, it’s just not as capable as mine is so it started off a little different than I was used to.

Then I discovered the Nikon Professional Services booth inside the media centre at UBC which loans all kinds of gear out to photographers to use during the games. As you can imagine, it’s like a kid in a candy store:

So Nikon loaned me some more gear #para2010

I got back up and running with gear I can currently only dream of owning including a Nikon D3 and D300s camera bodies along with a 14-24mm f2.8 lens and the massive 400mm f2.8 lens:

Yes, it's as heavy as it looks

So far, I’ve already shot about 50 gigs of photos over the course of two days. I’ve attended a number of Ice Sledge Hockey games and Wheelchair Curling with more to come later today and this weekend.

So for now, here’s just a small sampling of photos that I’ve shot with lots more coming once I have a chance to process and upload them all.

2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games

2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games

2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games

2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games

2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games

2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games

2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games

The rest of the photoset can be found on Flickr and I’ll be adding to it shortly.

One Comment

  1. Tyler Ingram says:

    I’ve tinkered around with a friend’s D3s and it’s amazing :)

    It’s making me want to switch to Nikon actually.. Even the D300s is more user friendly than my Canon 7D. The fact that I haven’t seen Canon reps anywhere is a bit discouraging too. The WMC has a Nikon office, but I couldn’t find the Canon one :(

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