Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The #SkiShow

Mike Rogge is making another appearance on this blog as he's been recently hosting an internet radio show on called "The Ski Show." Occurring every Tuesday night from 9-11 P.M. EST. Now three shows deep, Rogge's been adding listeners consistently and the production behind it keeps getting better; last night he debuted a plethora of prerecorded promos and had WBKM's first ever live call ins. "Digi" Dave Amirault from Freeskier Magazine called to chat gossip, ski news and recant a number of shared adventures, namely crashing the magazine's FJ Cruiser while returning from the XGames. Least I forget, IF3's own JF Durocher also debuted a new segment, "Canada News" which featured all the latest from America's "loft apartment."

Mike Rogge in the WBKM studio.

After, we headed down to Nectars for a post show beer and to listen to the Book Em Blues show. I will say that I've never heard a better rendition of "Cortez the Killer" than I did last night. This band is absolutely worth checking out if you're in the Burlington, VT area on a Tuesday night.

I'll say it again, Nectars has a great lighting setup for a bar & lounge.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

1 Camera & 100 steps.

Andreas Wvoorl

One of the nice things about being a part of the online network of Twitter is "following" a bunch of interesting people & companies. While some can argue that it's got a horrible conversion rate (supposedly many people who sign up don't last thirty days with it), I've actually had a great experience with it and have found it a very great resource. One of those resources is Michael Zhang of Petapixel (@petapixel). He recently posted this link about how to overcome "photographer's block."

Today, I took that "100 step" challenge listed on the Photocritic blog.

"The 100 step challenge is one I’ve promoted here on Photocritic before – because it’s one of those things I’ve found work incredibly well indeed. It’s easy: Grab your camera, and start walking. Count your steps. After 100 steps, stop where you are, and where you’re standing, you have to take a photograph."

Here's what I came up with while going for a walk around Burlington this afternoon & trying to take a photo every 100 paces:
green(er) transportation

"It's My Motherfuckinbirthday!"

The man featured above is Andreas Wvoorl, an Estonian, who stopped me on the street and asked of my photos. Andreas, a drifter who enjoyed "talking shop" about photography, lamented that "some puke" had stolen his own camera and laptop.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Post 101: Somewhere in Southern VT

I got lost on the way back to Burlington from the 2nd stop of the Winter Dew Tour at Mount Snow. Sometimes it's good to find your way on a dirt road in the mid of the Winter season. Here's a shot from that drive that I've recently made into a 12x18 print.