Oct 20 2009
Check out Mama Jean up top on wp.com! Taken on our boat in the South of France.
She’s reading The Times and enjoying the start of our day.
This is also a Pride 2009 preview picture, and depending on how things go, could be an ARTvision piece.
Sep 04 2009
(4 September 2009 :: CHARLOTTESVILLE) - I learned a new term while traveling on a catered passenger barge for Rob
’s birthday in France.
Aside from needing (and getting) regular exercise to work off the ultra-rich, amazingly tasty French cuisine
, one must also pass through what’s called a “lock
” when one travels down a canal or other body where the water level changes. I guess being a city boy I never had a need to know that.
This month’s header capture, “Emergence
,” could only have come to pass because of these canal locks. The guy in the picture was working his boat with this two other buddies, rising up as the lock sloshed and churned full with murky water. He had his hands resting on the side of the lock and was waiting for the boat to reach the required level to move on.
I grabbed my camera and shot their entry into the lock, which turned out to be a very interesting group of pictures to say the least. Then... I went for a run.
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Aug 31 2009
As we slink away from summer, I thought a nice way to say good-bye would be next month’s header capture, “emergence
,” a photo I snapped while in France.
Watch for it, along with a brief story, on Wednesday.
More stuff added then, too, including details on new SFM projects and ARTvision previews.
Jul 16 2009
You know how I love to come up with snazzy titles:
“Wheels of Fortune & Adventure: A New Bimmer Beginning”
For more, go directly to the Euro Blog
Many thanks to Heinz, Daniel (pictured here) and so many other BMW officials who welcomed me with open arms.
Jun 10 2009
Like I’ve said in my conversations with other riders, “Don’t send a photographer to do a cyclist’s job.”
Hence the lots of stopping to capture scenes while doing 70 miles over a two-day stretch. “Great Oaks
,” the header capture for wp.com this month, was an outgrowth of that ride - and is a symbol of country kindness you don’t find anywhere else.
On my return leg, I stopped at this familiar location and a gal came out to as me if I was OK. “I’m fine, just taking a breather,” I said. Sounded like their family was getting ready to sit down to Sunday brunch.
Everyone should be required to spend a day on a bike touring the countryside. You get an immediate appreciation for your surroundings, and every once in a while, you are surprised by kindness.Click here
to see my entire 2009 header-capture gallery. Take a look here
at all the photos from my AV200 ride.
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Apr 26 2009
WP.com is going to look a lot different come May 1st... Watch for:
• New site design, navigation and cleaner font styles
• More streamlined connections to comments and trackback
• New photo albums
• Much, much more!
Stay tuned, and most of all, stay in touch and tell me how you like the new design!
Jun 01 2008
This capture was shot at a retreat in Costa Rica... the door struck me because of how perfectly weathered the paint was... almost like it was intentionally distressed.
And since I'm obsessed with texture in photos - like tree bark, rusted metal, etc. - this capture really got to me.
Make sure to click through the link and vote! (Image flipped for the header banner, fyi.)
Apr 07 2007
The day before Easter a bunch of us went up to Barboursville Winery
, where we witnessed firsthand how well the Virginia wine scene has come up in the world. Four-course meal, four wine pairings. Everything was awesome...
For more, jump to the captures.
Feb 24 2007
Will & Mike hang out in North Georgia... with Donkey Jote. ---> jump
Feb 17 2007
Penny, Jake & Frank take Atlanta by storm. ---> jumpClick here
to jump to Jake & Frank's You(s)Tube videos.
Dec 18 2006
Click to the Captures tab for more...