Yes yes the snowmageddon 2012 is here, and here are some photos from it.
Special thanks to Thomas Marshall and DJ ROME for making this production possible. For stills check out the the link below!
But wait! There’s more photographic adventure time below the fold! (more…)
New Years Eve to New Years day! :toot:
If you’re anywhere near Washington State you’ve probably noticed that it’s really really really really really cold. We’re talking twelve degrees Fahrenheit (that’s -11 C for most of the world) which is something we denizens of Western Washington are rather unaccustomed to. If you’re not from the region you’re probably well aware of our rain, but what you might not be aware of is our rather mild winters. Generally we’ll get a few days of snow and subfreezing temperatures. For the rest of the winter we get near-freezing temperatures and plenty of falling wet stuff.
Big freezes always turn into big disasters for whoever is office, on the roads, or generally in the region. This is due to a collective lack of preparedness on our parts as Washingtonians. Then again who prepares for something that only has a 17% chance of happening?
Well, besides me. I mean, I just happen to own more heavy wool coats than the French Army in 1812. That said, I’m no Admiral Byrd but I can handle a few hours running around in the cold.
Not rain, nor hail, nor sleet, nor mistimed holiday will stop the Tacoma Runners from their weekly three mile (that’s 4.8KM for the rest of the world) “beer run.” They’ve been at this whole “group running” thing since January and the group has grown from “a few dudes meeting at a pub after work on a Thursday night for a run and a brew,” to “sixty to one-hundred folks meeting at a pub after work on a Thursday night for a run and a brew.”
It’s not just about running, or the beer; it’s about running, and beer, and new friends, and supporting local businesses. You see, Tacoma has come a long way and the community that lives here has become rather proud of itself. In Tacoma you can dress up in a tutu and run along side a city executive, have a beer with marketing strategists, and even run with your local brew master who just happens to be dressed like Jesus.
Tacoma, you’re just neat.
The latest rage on the Internet has been rope work. At least, on my corner of the Internet. When I was a kid I could tie a pretty mean turks head, but much of my knowledge of ornamental knots has faded since I left the ranks of the Sea Scouts.
While I can still tie a double half hitch, bowline, or square knot without a thought I would have a little trouble (probably couldn’t manage) tying a monkey’s fist, or a masthead off of the top of my head.
As a little “refresher” I threw together this cobra stitch off of a fancy knot guide. Though it took about an hour to learn the knot and tie it correctly the end result was far more satisfying than purchasing a paracord bracelet from some Internet vendor.
Special thanks to Jon Vanders for this clip of my Mega Arms Monolithic upper receiver advertisement.
I normally keep my non-commercial portraiture private and share it only when I’m meeting with prospective clients but I just couldn’t help but share this photo from David and Shala’s wedding. It’s so cute it hurts.
This is a perfect opportunity to remind you that on top of my commercial photography I just love working private photo shoots. That means I’m available for senior portraits, children’s candids, on-site studio, and just about everything else you could imagine. Rates vary on the season, and shoot complexity. If you’re interested in a free quote, just shoot me an email!