Sep 29, 2012

Greetings from Yakima

Ness & I spent a quick day and a half in Yakima for the annual WNPA awards. Just wish we could have enjoyed the beautiful surroundings a bit more, its a beautiful time of year there.


Sep 24, 2012

Homecoming bummer, on the green, birdies and self Polaroidation

 NHS not enough
On Friday I was in Naselle for the NHS homecoming game. Unfortunately for the Comets, they had to play Valley, possibly their toughest regular season game. Despite coming back to be down by 8 in the fourth, the Comets miscues and Vikings power running game were too much. Another bummer for the Comets, they lost their starting running back Sam Scrabeck (second below) on one of the first plays of the game.

The links
Saturday afternoon after the triathlon, I went up to Surfside to shoot the IHS Invite meet. Getting there late I mostly stuck with Ross Kukula, defending state champ.

Out the window
WHile sitting in my chair at home before work a few weeks ago I happened to look up and see a crazy number of seagulls circling the neighborhood — more than usual I should say. 

 Me, instantly
Been working on a good set up for shooting ports with the Polaroid, tested it out on myself, kinda like Bruce Banner, except in my case I did not turn into a giant green beast. Instead I got some decent self ports, the top one is currently my new bio pic on my website.


Sep 20, 2012

The wrap-up on the Round-Up

Here's to my crew from Pendleton last week.

"What we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case (thats me BTW), a princess, and a criminal. Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club."

Eric Keto

Rachael Owen

Joe Tierney

Me (thanks to Rachael) and yeah, thats a Polaroid 600 around my neck

This may well sum up Round-Up week.

Pendleton by the numbers:
Days in eastern Oregon: 6
Most hours of sleep in a single night there: 6
Number of digital cameras taken: 2
Number of Polaroid cameras taken: 2
Number of hats worn: 4
Number of pictures taken: 6,469
Polaroids made: 33
Polaroids used in paper: 0
Number of "regular" pix that made the paper: 25 (I think)
Number of Coke's drank during week: 10
Number of Coke's drank since: 0
Number of beers drank: 2
Number of beers drank in previous year: 0
Hottest day: 89 degrees
Number of nose bleeds from heat & dust: 5
Slices of pizza after going 10 hours foodless: 6
Number of rides I got from Kathryn or Skip: 9 (Thank you!)
Days I drove myself to the rodeo: 1
Number of people I would now call my friends, met on trip: 5

Pano of me & Joe's room. In six days I probably spent a total of six or seven waking hours in there.

Here's some of the Polaroids taken while there

And last, but most importantly
I spent much of my day off yesterday putting together a photo essay I titled "out of the dust" from my time in Pendleton and have posted the gallery on my portfolio site. You can check it out HERE


Sep 14, 2012

Day three at the Round-Up, Pendleton, Ore.

 Downtown parade, American Indian beauty pageant, and of course, more rodeo. 

I didn't think I could like a rodeo event more than the Indian relay races, that is, until I saw wild cow milking.