Archive for May, 2009

Afton Avalanche

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

This afternoon I was over at the Afton Alps Ski Area for a mountain bike race, the Afton Avalanche, a race I photographed last year as well. Actually, they have a series of races throughout the day. I showed up to shoot the 3 races that started at 1:15: Comp Expert & Pro Women Expert […]

Velodrome Photography

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Last night I was up at the velodrome in Blaine for the first time this year to photograph the action. This was the second Thursday night of racing this season, and they had a surprisingly large field of competitors. Last night was the first time that I had seen 3 women compete in a men’s […]

Staging a Comeback

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

It has been observed that many English words have slipped into obscurity, even though more complicated versions of the words live on. Take, for example, the word “ruthless”. It is such a common word that one might gloss over the fact that it contains the root word “ruth”. I’ve never heard anyone use that root […]

Learning Through Travel

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Pat and I were recently in Boston for Mark Fabiano’s wedding. During the rehearsal dinner, the bride’s mother got up to quickly summarize her family, noting that she had a pair of twins and a pair of Irish twins. I had never heard the term Irish twins, but Bob Brown kindly explained. Irish twins are […]

Turkey Invasion

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

This evening, as I was going upstairs to check my e-mail, Pat noticed there was a wild turkey in the yard. Grabbing my camera, I began setting the camera’s controls as I walked around to the front yard. The turkey was, as they always are, wily. And, I got the camera plausibly, but not optimally, […]

Clean Up via Chain Saw, Day Two, Novice Division

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Having gotten a full night’s sleep, and spent the day thinking about my chain-saw problems from the day before, I took another run at the tree trunk that feel yesterday near our waterfall. A night and day of reflection was rather helpful, and I was able to get the trunk bucked up into manageable sized […]

12 Years & 8 Hours

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

There was a tornado in this area in 1997. We didn’t have any serious damage on our property, but there was real damage quite close by. The major impact on us was that we were without power for 4-5 days. After a bit I realized that my trusty, little electric chain saw would be useless […]

High School Baseball

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

This afternoon I was up at McCullough Park to photograph a sophomore baseball game between Mounds View and Spring Lake Park. This was probably the last game of the season for me. Better photos are on the web here.

High School Baseball

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

This afternoon Michael Pitt, Hana and myself went up to McCullough Park for a Mounds View freshman baseball game. Better photos from the game are on the web here. [Similar uniforms – Mounds View is in the solid white pants.]

High School Baseball

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

This afternoon I was up at McCullough Park photographing a sophomore baseball game between Mounds View and Park of Cottage Grove. Better photos are on the web here.