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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
10/5000 second
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F/5.6
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135 mm
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200
Date Taken
Apr 20, 2008, 3:24:37 PM

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Up in smoke by BenoitAubry Up in smoke by BenoitAubry
On April 20th, at 4:20pm, the sun was shining and the air was filled with the sweet smell of marijuana during an assembly which had for purpose to protest the criminal status of cannabis in Canada's statutes.

An estimated 5,000 tokers filled Parliament Hill to light up in order to show that people who use it as a recreational drug aren't the demons and heretics the media makes them out to be. Everyone I spoke to had regular employment, education and many were self-employed with successful businesses. The "druggie" stereotype has been demolished.

The day went without incident. The mounties were in a good mood (despite being upwind). There was music and merriment to be had.

Note: I forgot to adjust my camera clock when the time changed this spring. I thought it was going to happen automatically.

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QuinneStranger Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Photographer
You've been featured!
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010   Photographer
Thanks a heap! :D This one didn't get alot of attention at first. I'm very flattered.
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QuinneStranger Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Student Photographer
No problem. I spent my 4/20 indoors thanks to the US's stubborn policies. I blame both parties and the officials.
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Photographer
Come on up to Ottawa next time. Parliament Hill. You can't miss it.
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QuinneStranger Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Student Photographer
i approve!
nice shot
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008   Photographer
:bow: thanks :D
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indi-is-conan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
great shot, really characterizes teh scene
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! I just wish the wind had been blowing the other way :P
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eires Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
The way life should be. Go Canada! I should move there soon if America doesn't shape up.
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008   Photographer
It's a very nice place and there's lots of room :D
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