Friday, February 12, 2010

Let the games begin

Gerry called from Vancouver this morning. He has been assigned to the floor for the opening ceremonies at the Olympics. This is HUGE for him! He and one other photographer will be on the floor in a white suit they have been given, so if you see a shooter with a white suit and a very expensive camera that's him (or the other guy). I told him to save some images for my blog, hopefully he will send me something. Last night Canon and Nikon threw a party for the media at the Vancouver Aquarium. He had dinner and beers next to the whales, so cool. I asked if he had any photos from there for me and this was the answer, "well, I did shoot some but I had a bunch of beers and I was messing with my camera and somehow formatted the card." My reply was, Ger, you are there as a professional photographer to cover the Olympics and you lost images for my blog!!!!!????? Jeezzz. Keep your fingers crossed for him that his cameras work tonight! This is probably the biggest event he has covered in his career. I mean, he went to Iraq and that was big, but this is really big! The best photographers in the world are there and he is on the FLOOR!
I'll post some photos if I get any.


Hollis Engley said...

That boy will have a great time, Tracey. There's nothing like that kind of assignment. We'll be looking.

Tracey Brome said...

I know Hollis, I'm pretty envious. I keep thinking, "I can't believe he is there." I remember right out of college when he was getting pet of the week assignments and loathing them but happy to be working at a newspaper. Man, he's come a long way!

Trish said...

Tracey..yes, congratulations to Gerry...that is terrific...fabulous opening ceremonies..was fun to watch and it IS exciting to think it is happening 'next door' and in a city that I have actually lived in!:)Yes, proud to be a Canadian!:) love the orbs in your last post..I am inspired. Have a great weekend.

Tracey Brome said...

Trish, I was proud of Canada last night. What dignity that country has! Youa re very lucky to be living in such a beautiful place!