Where does time go? It’s hard to believe that Christmas break ended over a week ago. Thankfully, I had a really good Christmas break (unlike last year where I got sick) with lots of family, skiing and good food! Mr. Bean and I even managed to get away for a few days to the cabin we had our honeymoon at in Field, BC. We wanted to improve on our last trip out two years ago, where we were both very grumpy and didn’t have much fun, so this time we were both determined to enjoy ourselves – apparently it helps if you have the mindset of “it’s not the end of the world”! We went cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tromping, enjoyed good food and hung out in front of the fire. Mr. Bean was a champion and skied 16km (10 miles) up Moraine Lake Road despite not having gone skiing in over a year!
One thing I did get to partake in that I really haven’t in a while, was night photography. Luckily, we had fairly mild weather despite it being mostly cloudy and a new moon (so no sweet moonlight on the mountain photos like a few years ago.) Oh well, I tried to make the best of it with decent results and lots of fun had. I first tromped all over field:
One interesting thing you can especially see when the moon isn’t around is the colour of various light sources:
Going right after Christmas with all the coloured lights probably help as well.
We were there for two nights – the first night when I went out, no trains came around, so I was stuck playing with textures, shadows and light in different kinds of motion:
However, on the second night, a train showed up! (I’m sure my dad would be proud of my excitement).
Random fact: Did you know that the drivers exit the train from a door on the very front of the locomotive? That makes me incredibly happy.
Maybe it makes me a complete nerd, but it made this photographer very happy to play with motion. Also, I think I provided some amusement for various people as I ran from one side of the village to the other to capture some shots.
I think I probably spent almost four hours outside and both nights Mr. Bean was already in bed by the time I finally got in. Oh well, totally worth it!
To make good on the 2013 word of the year: here’s my selfie!
What was the favourite thing that you did over Christmas?