Bearfoot Bistro Evening

Bearfoot Bistro evening dinner
Polaris Global CEO Shane Krider sabres a bottle of Champagne in the wine cellcar of the Bearfoot Bistro.

I recently had the oportunity to spend an evening with the Polaris Global Media Group in the fabled Whistler restaurant, the Bearfoot Bistro. Boasting one of the largest commercial wine cellars in Canada, as well as a walk in -27C blast freezer vodka bar, it’s a one of a kind place.

Bearfoot Bistro evening dinner
Guests arrive for the evening by limousine.

Bearfoot Bistro evening dinner
Wine somellier Edwin Hammond gives a tour of the cellar.

Bearfoot Bistro evening dinner
A toast after sabring a bottle of Champagne.

Bearfoot Bistro evening dinner
The -27C blast freezer vodka bar.

Bearfoot Bistro evening dinner
Shane Krider, Greg Strom, and Bearfoot owner André Saint-Jacques enjoy some vodka shots.

Bearfoot Bistro evening dinner
A toast with friends to end the evening.

Tech Stuff
Everything was shot with a Nikon D700 and AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 lens. In the wine cellar, I’d been in there before with another group, and found on-camera flash to be totally inadequate for the job. this time I brought an umbrella and light stand, and mounted my SB-900 flash to really light the place up. You can see it in the corner when Shane is sabring the bottle in the first photo.

This is also where the D700’s low light capability really come into their own. In the wine cellar, I was shooting at ISO 800 with the flash, for rapid fire action. In the freezer, I didn’t want to blow out the mood lighting, so I shot at ISO 1600, and for the final shot, that was ISO 6400.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8
Lighting: Available, and SB-900 bounced into a photo umbrella, controlled by the SU-800.



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