I joined a Victoria meetup group and the first meetup for me was to photograph the opening of the new bridge in Victoria. The bridge event did not generally appeal to me but it got me out to capture other photos. I really like this image opportunity and tried to take a second image with a woman wearing a dress standing in line with the display. After waiting 15 minutes, a suitable subject materialized but she could not understand why I wanted her to pose in the stage so rejected my suggestion suspiciously. Oh the challenges of artistic ventures! At least this moment was captured.

I am looking forward to my first coffee event at a coffee shop/bakery with the group to discuss photography? They sound like a fun group but I would have preferred to meet at a pub; not for the beer, of course, but for the food. However, I am sure they are a wife approved group.