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.
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.
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.
"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."
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