Friday, July 31, 2009

2009 Cranky Monkey MTB Series - Fountainhead

The few people who read this blog know that I have recently found a creative outlet that combines two of my favorite hobbies: bike racing and photography. Over the last several months I've discovered that I really love photographing bike races, and, in the course of doing that, I started selling some of my shots. The feedback I've received from racers has been overwhelmingly positive. And while the money I've earned has been nice, I've also found that when people place an order with me, the greatest joy I have is delivering a cool photo to someone who truly appreciates it.

Some of you know that I used to race competitively. Unfortunately, I have a grand total of 3 photos from all 6 years I raced. So, with that in mind, I can't tell you how happy it makes me to be able to give a racer a great photo they will enjoy for years to come.

So....all that to say, that I recently had a very interesting conversation with an individual that has caused me to rethink my motivations for taking photos at bike races. The next race I attend, I thought I'd try something entirely new. I'm going to give away as many of my photos as I can, to as many people as want them. That's right, FREE digital downloads of everything I capture with my camera.

I will see you all at Race #2 of the Cranky Monkey MTB series at Fountainhead Regional Park!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Recipe

The ideal day at the beach starts with picking up boards at the local surf truck.

Then heads to the lovely crystal clear water of Hanalei's beautiful crescent beach...

...for some tasty, ankle-slapper waves shared with friends.

and a lot of humor;

Followed by chow at Bubba's - where they clearly have their priorities in order.

Not a bad idea, eh?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shenandoah Hike

It has been such a great summer for low humidity, that we haven't needed to escape to the mountains. But, it is really nice to be able to get out for a hike.

As much as I would have liked to stay longer, this little guy was causing enough of a traffic jam. And with a little guy this small, I was actually worried his presumably bigger mother would be around somewhere.