Sunday, December 4, 2005

I fought the mountain and the mountain won

Today, Kristian and I drove up to Killington, VT to go skiing. It was my first time out on sloped terrain, let alone the first time in 15-20 years wearing a set of skiis.

I fought the mountain and the mountain won

I fought the mountain and the mountain won

After some moderate success on the learning slope, Kristian convinced me to try the green slope pictured above (or was it blue? Supposed to be an easy one either way). I was told that I looked rather freaked out after safely returning to the base camp but that it was somewhat decent attempt; go go go! Heh, things take time I guess.

Either way, it was awesome and I’m definitely going to go again soon. Especially as I shelled out quite an amount of money for skiing clothes but ended up renting the skiis, boots and other stuff.


Bokeh Galore

I also brought my camera and a set of lenses (the 10-22, 24-70, 70-200 and 2x extender) though, since the weather was quite bad, I only used my recently acquired 50mm f/1.4 - the bokeh on that one is awesome, though it’s a bit difficult to focus correctly although that is a known issue.

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