So it turns out, I tried “getting fancy with the spices” and messed up.
Instead of using my reliable Nikon D80, I decided to use my wide-angle lens Olympus E-Volt during the Governor General’s visit at CBC North today. I thought the rounded lens would work better in a cramped studio.
But when this unexpected moment came — right as Her Excellency Michaelle Jean was leaving — I had my camera settings wrong because we’d been shooting a sit-down interview in low light!
The result is a blurry mess, ruining an otherwise-priceless photo.
Sorry Wanda and Dorothy!
Fortunately, some of the other photos turned out better.
We’ll also get photos sent from the official photographer, who visited today with a $7000 Canon camera and lens.
(Last photo courtesy of Zo Ho and ICS.)
UPDATE: The interview is now posted online at www.cbc.ca/northwind