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Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:43 pm
by Nrthwnd
Today was the day that the Vancouver Pride Society holds it's annual Gay Day at our home park, Playland, prior to our Pride Weekend in August (parade on Aug.03).

There's an area for gathering together, with live music and of course, the all-important Beer/Refreshment Garden, lol. And everybody is asked to wear a red shirt, as per the usual request at every Gay Day in every park ever held, around the world, heh heh. A lot do, and a lot.... well, don't LOL. But it's all for having as great time in our park here, today.

Unfortunately, I didn't see any of our great drag performers in this early afternoon, to entertain both us and the unsuspecting other people at the park, lol. They most likely had a big night of entertaining the night before, and would probably show up later. Much - later. <grin>

:)

I decided to take my little mini-digital camera over there and try my hand at taking (only) 20 high res photos with it. This camera I bought during the TPR UK Tour two summers ago, off a rack at a rest stop shopping place. Never broke it out of it's clamshell holder until this summer.

And as you'll see, some of the pics need a lot more... um... centering than I ended up with. A terrible little "view finder" (hah) with it, but I did my best. And no backscreen for either previewing or seeing what you took. Had to wait until I got back home and downloaded it all.

So I apologise in advance, for the heads that have been un-ceremoniously chopped off "a bit off the top" as I found out, when I downloaded. And all those front pavement shots! <sigh> I'll get it, eventually. :smile:

Enjoy.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:59 pm
by Corkscrew
Nice to see a TR of Playland! Nice job on the pictures, it's tough using tiny cameras like that.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:28 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Thanks Corkscrew. And yes, it was a tiny little headache to figure out, LOL. But once in a while, I got a fairly good shot. Even Mario who took my pic got me excellently "centered", heh heh...

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So I went around the hedge, which took me near our log flume ride, and Voila! There was the entrance to a nice little area set aside for gathering, a few cocktails, some entertainment... and Pride-sharing, lol.

Again, apologies in advance for the couple of head-chopped shots, lol.

:angel:

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:43 pm
by Corkscrew
Once again, good job with the camera you had!

Re: Photo TR: Playland goes GAYland in Vancouver today!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:36 pm
by darklingscribe
Nrthwnd wrote:And as you'll see, some of the pics need a lot more... um... centering than I ended up with. A terrible little "view finder" (hah) with it, but I did my best.


You don't need to apologize Bill. The mere fact that you are trying to embrace digital will soon mean that you'll no longer have to worry about how much film you've got left on future TPR trips.

A great trip report for your first foray into digital.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:26 am
by TheRapidsNerd
^Agreed. No apologies necessary. Taking time to share your adventure with everyone is what counts here. =)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:40 am
by rllrcster
That was fun Bill. One of my top 5 parks I have yet to get to!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:36 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Top 5 parks, Miles?

:?r

What are the other four, may I ask?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:41 am
by montezooma
Miles, want to take a trip to Vancouver????? I would love to get up there and ride that great coaster again and I am sure Bill would be the perfect host!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:11 pm
by rllrcster
^Oohhh, a weekend trip sounds fab to me! Let's discuss.

^^ Indiana Beach, Mt. Olympus, Valleyfair, and Chessington off the top of my head.