My buddy Atif asked me if I had any recent videos that I wouldn’t mind sharing so he could edit something and enter it into a video contest down in Texas. I gave him a few weekends at Carolina Fest as well as the AZ Challenge over Memorial Day. Here is what he came up with……Nice one Atif!!!!
I’ve been living in Colorado since December and I really haven’t seen much of the state. So over Labor Day I took an extra day off and headed out with Laura to explore the Southwestern corner of Colorado. Telluride, Mesa Verde, Pagosa Springs, The Great Sand Dunes, The Royal Gorge Bridge and The Garden of the Gods. It was a full weekend to be sure.
With a quick trip to Nationals behind me, I did managed to get a few jumps in with a couple of the freefly teams there. One of the teams was So Cal Converge, the current National and World Champs.
Take a peak at the full gallery here. My team on the other hand CO-TX didn’t fair so well. One of our team members had an off landing that resulted in a last second effort to avoid hidden power lines and he ended up in a tree and slightly injured. He’s walking, just a little beat up. Unfortunately we weren’t able to finish but 3 rounds thus forfeiting the chance to knock So Cal Converge from their first place seat. Oh well, next time…..but in the mean time, heal fast man!
When I moved to Denver I was fortunate enough to find a nice home on a Lake with a great view. I was also fortunate enough to have a huge Peach Tree in my back yard. Well people, if you live near Denver, it’s time to come over and help me harvest! If you like peaches and want a bunch of free ones, give me a call and stop on by, there is enough for everyone to go around. Take a peak for yourself….
There are obviously more peaches than I know what to do with. So seriously, bring a bag and come on by!
They are starting to fall off the tree all on their own, so I’d say it’s time to start picking! Help yourself and if you’re wondering what they look like on the inside. Well here’s a peak:
I’ve been wanting to do it for a while now. I have the space for it, I bought the lighting equipment off a buddy of mine, I got the backdrops and some other necessities and my home studio was ready to be broken in with it’s first Shoot. The lucky winner was Amy McIlwain. She is a friend of a friend in Denver that is branching out to try her hand at her own business and needed some professional shots to help market herself and her comapny.
Her company has a niche in the Financial Services industry implementing social media marketing strategies for other companies. Take a peak at her website here. Also, please let me know what you think of the shots.
I’m also GIVING AWAY 2 MORE FREE STUDIO SHOOTS to the next two people that contact me. If you want shots for yourself, your family or your dog, please contact me and let me know. I’d be happy to pass on the details (Studio time is free, prints are for purchase). I’m still learning about lighting and angles, etc…..so the free shoots are going to be partial classroom time for me as well.
I hope you all enjoy the shots and I’m really looking forward to doing more studio work from my home and on location.
Everyone needs new toys now and then. Well Canon just announced a new 8-15mm f4 L Series Lens to be released in January 2011. It’s supposed to retail for around $1400, but we shall see. Not sure if this will be the next lens to be added to the collection, but it’s on the list. Let’s see how the reviews look first.
As you may or may not know, I live directly on Sloan’s Lake in Denver. I wake up every morning and look out my front window across a park and see the lake with the Rockies as a backdrop. I have to say, it’s not a bad way to start the day. Well in late July the 10th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival was held on the lake, which means 2 packed days of Dragon Boat Races right in front of my house. How can you go wrong?
No boat for me this year, but the races went on all day and the festival was in full swing as well. Every type of Asian food you could imagine and some that you couldn’t. The Asian market was also a good place to start practicing for your trip to SE Asia. “$15 for this Bamboo plant and some rocks? How about $5 and you keep the rocks?” There was also a dragon head in search of it’s body and a few karate demonstrations going on too.
I even managed to track down some wild life and get Riley out for a little while. Looks like this goose lost a paddle! Lucky for him Riley was on a lease 😉