Archive for August, 2008

Peace Coffee Grind at the Velodrome

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Last night I went up to the Velodrome in Blaine for the second night of the Peace Coffee Grind. The idea was to capture something of the spirit of a six-day bike race, though doing it in only two days. Bike races of this type are called Madisons (from Madison Square Garden), and there are […]

Mounds View Football

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

I was up at Mounds View this morning to photograph a JV football game against Woodbury. Mounds View turned the ball over on downs inside the Woodbury 10 yard line with 5 seconds left in the game, on their way to a 16-6 victory. The game, despite what one might conclude from the score, was […]

Dave Barry Strikes Again

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Yesterday I looked at the entry in my Dave Barry daily calendar, and I have to admit I chuckled right out loud: Wood has been the preferred building material for thousands of years, because it is one of the few materials that will rot as well as burn.

Rosemount Irish Invitational

Friday, August 29th, 2008

This morning I was down in Rosemount for a high school cross country meet. This is a special, start-of-the-season meet, which makes for some differences with the traditional meets held during the rest of the season. For example, each of the races covers 2 miles, and they allow up to 10 runners per team in […]

Mounds View Football

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

This afternoon I went up to Mounds View to photograph a freshman football game, the Mounds View White team versus the Mounds View Green team. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day, so the lighting wasn’t the best, but it was an exciting game. Mounds View White got a pair of touchdowns in the first half […]

Velodrome

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Tonight I was up at the Velodrome in Blaine for the Minnesota State Match Sprint Championships. The lighting was good primarily for the 200 meter qualifying sprints that were used to seed the heats of the match sprints, so my pictures feature very few actual match sprints. Better photos from tonight can be found at […]

Alumni Run

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

This morning I dropped by Como Park briefly to photograph the Mounds View Alumni Run, kicking off the cross country season. Photos can be seen on the web at my cross country photos web site.

Mountain Bike Endurance Race

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Yesterday evening and again this morning, I was out at the Afton Alps ski area to photograph the 24 Hours of Afton. It seemed to me there were somewhat fewer competitors than last year. As always, there were two basic ways to compete – as a 4-person team or as an individual. I liked the […]

Thursday Night Racing at the Velodrome

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Tonight I was again up at the Velodrome in Blaine. As we get later into the season, the lighting goes south earlier each week. But, I got a handful of what I considered to be decent shots, which can be seen at my bike photos web site.

Olympic Games

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

With the summer Olympics going on, there is a lot of media coverage, and many folks are offering their opinions on every aspect of the games as well as the coverage by the media. I saw this quip earlier today, which I rather liked: “Sports that involve heavy makeup clearly shouldn’t count in the medal […]