Here’s my wonderful wife, ripping it up behind our house today here in Windsor, VT.  We received 14″ of new snow yesterday, and it looks like we’re in for more tomorrow.

Ripping it in the backyard!

Ripping it in the backyard!

Pico tomorrow!  I’ll fill you in on the conditions.

iVermont

Well, I thought the day would never come.  And it still hasn’t.  But it seems to be just around the corner.

Looks like the AT&T deal went through and they’ve taken over Unicell.  I think I’ll wait for the iPhone until the next model is released, but I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these babies.

There are all sorts of cool apps available and some such as this sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset et. program which will work great for photographers. Moose Peterson reviews it Focalware here.

Now, does anybody know if there are any good backcountry topo maps available for the iPhone?  That would cinch the deal.

Frosted Flower

October 28, 2008

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Well, maybe it’s actually the remaining puff ball of seeds from a dandelion, or similar flower.  I shot this the other day out behind my house.  Mornings are routinely below freezing now and the collision of the seasons bring about interesting opportunities for photography.

I thought I’d try the super-contrasty black and white method on this one.  I don’t know whether it works or not, but it certainly takes a second to figure out what it is.

Tidbits and Tidings

August 15, 2008

Okay, I admit that I have not been very good at blogging. But I’m going to keep on trying and hopefully eventually, it will become habit. But I do have an excuse. I’ve been extremely busy.

  • First, I revamped my website. Later this fall I’m going to add a lot more content. Let me know what you think. (Thanks to Michael Clark for the design.)
  • Secondly, I’m getting married in three weeks.
  • I’ve been working hard with fellow photographer Stephen Gorman. Currently we are working on illustrative photographs for a series of books on Hiking and Backpacking, Car Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking. More to come!
  • I’ve also been traveling. I went to Washington and even did some July skiing

Here’s a photo from that trip. This is Steve making some nice buttery turns on Mt. Rainier, July 14.

Just watch it.

Thank you aunt Connie for sharing this.

Back in again.

April 22, 2008

I’m realizing that I just need to set some looser standards for myself. It’s not every day or not at all, it’s quality, not quantity, right?  Well, what better way to get into it than by showing a recent full moon rise over Mt. Moosilauke.  This is from the bridge in Newbury, VT.

Moonrise over the south peak of Mt. Moosilauke from bridge in Newbury, VT

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So I’m back. Sorry for the absence. I do have a 7 week road-trip to show for it. Still no excuse.

Anyways, I definitely have spent a lot of time in the car recently. All I can say is, THANK GOD FOR AUDIOBOOKS!

But, I did listen to a lot of music and have always asked people what are their “Desert Island Ten” albums. Not necessarily their favorite albums, but the albums they would have to be stuck with if they could not listen to any other album for the rest of the life.

Mine:

10. Non-Prophets – Hope

9. Matt Flinner – Latitude

8. Radiohead – The Bends

7. Morcheeba – Big Calm

6. Bob Marley – one of the many “Greatest Hits” albums

5. RJD2 – The Third Hand

4. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

3. John Hartford – Aero-Plain

2. Bela Fleck – Drive

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

There they are! What are yours? This is definitely an ongoing process and I’m sure I’ll revise it. Stay tuned for the Desert Island 10 books and movies!