Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Photo Walk
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Gardens is a serene oasis in the middle of Vancouver. Surrounded by noise blocking walls, this non-profit garden is located in the middle of Chinatown, just a few blocks away from downtown. Jesse and I were excited to check out this beautiful garden and a few weeks ago made the short walk. It amazed me that even in early May, Vancouver is in full summer! The trees are thick with luscious green leaves, and everywhere is covered in vines, leaves and flowers.
I recently purchased some macro filters for my Canon 50 mm, and wanted to try them out on some flora and fauna. Jesse also brought his camera, his Sony NEX 7, with his macro lens. What started out as a peaceful and romantic walk thought the botanical gardens slowly turned into a battle for the best macro shot. I didn’t realize it was so obvious until an onlooker was chuckling at our polite way of nudging each other aside for the best shot of a fat honeybee on a pink flower, once we decided the other had enough of a turn at the flowers.
I really enjoyed the macro filters, they are super fun and I look forward to using them throughout the summer! I didn’t use them the whole shoot, only on the close ups of the flowers and ferns. I was unable to use them for anything further away than a foot, as everything would be blurred.
Jesse is an avid Sony consumer and has extreme brand loyalty. His Sony NEXY 7 is an amazing camera, with a mirrorless lens system and wide array of lenses, both in quality and variety, and we both use this fantastic little camera on road trips and personal projects. Due to the mirrorless system, it is super light and small, and perfect to stick on a purse or carry around the neck all day without pain, and I can’t help hoping that professional cameras will eventually become all mirrorless. As much as I love neck massages, wedding day headaches from neck strain are no fun… My Canon weighs up to 7 pounds on a wedding day!