Monday, December 31, 2007

Wedding Dress Shopping

Yea, I went wedding dress shopping, but just to take pictures - I swear.

Ok, it was somewhat fun, and having a camera along made it enjoyable. Ademas, I consider Stephanie a friend and she sorted me out with some presentable non-carhart clothes. Thanks Steph. More after the jump...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Playa Cavancha

Here's an image I made a year ago today of surfers in the line up as I circled around to land at Playa Cavancha, Iquique Chile. More after the jump...

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve at the Crow

Smooth strong lift at the Crow today. Kept my eyes on the winter cumis that were popping and ripping across the valley at about 5,000, landed just as it got punchy and strong. Life is Grand! More after the jump...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Norton and Amos Burg

As a "liason between the people and the place" commercial raft guide Jim Norton searches to find a " balance between potential benefits of exposing commercial raft clients to wilderness, but increasingly needing to pamper to their experience."

"I was consumed with thoughts about the arc of Amos’ life, the current trajectory of my own and the powerful reciprocity of the relationship between people and their environment. Separated by generations of years and worlds of cultural change, I felt bound to Amos as witness to this timeless importance of wild places — not just for repositories of biodiversity, but as nurseries for the human spirit." -Jim Norton

Read Jim Norton's full article on the unsung explorer and river runner Amos Burg published in the November issue of the Mountain Gazeete. More after the jump...

Saturday, December 22, 2007


The one thing I always regret is missing a day in the field with my father. I chose to Shadow Nic today at IUI while dad and the crew did a Christmas weekend pheasant shoot on a local WMA. The kicker was that today was a beautiful blue, sunny December day, my sister is in town, and she went hunting too. Photos would have been great. More importantly, I get too few days to shoot pheasants with dad and sis. I could have shadowed Nic any day. Don't make that mistake again.

I've never seen dad glow as much as he did Friday evening as he told the story of how his daughter shot two pheasant while one of his employees got skunked! More after the jump...

Friday, December 21, 2007

Figure out a plan

Plan your work, work your plan. Lack of system produces that "I'm swamped" feeling.
Norman Vincent Peale More after the jump...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


A clearing night sky and as the buttery Moon casts his between-the-clouds intermitant glow through the basement window this thought keeps me awake:
"The temperature will drop below freezing tonight and snow may blanket this high desert at first light, but Coyote will yelp through the night, and in the morning Cedar Waxwing will pluck soft crab-apples from the front lawns of abandoned homesteads."
I rob myself of the life I deserve by sleeping, not under a wintery night sky, but instead, under a roof of gypsum board, 2x4 trusses, and asphalt shingles.

I'm sort of wishing that I was headed some place like this over the winter instead of back to school. Rio Fuy, Lake District, Chile More after the jump...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lucky Peak, Idaho

If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. -Avedon

Almost as over quoted as that two roads in the woods line. I should know better, but I opened my camera bag today, held that (un)faithful contraption and thought of the man who made those stark portraits while in the west. Life is Grand, especially with a camera in my hand. More after the jump...