Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

From left to right: Luc's skyscraper, Cassy's barn/house, Helen's green hippie home, and Krusty's trailer park.

Cassy obviously dominated the gingerbread making.

Luc's skyscraper in all its glory.  Wind: calm.

Luc's skyscraper about 30 seconds after walking outside.  The building was not designed to withstand 20+ mph wind.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Masseys

In November, we went to Dallas to see the Masseys.  We found that Ethan is only getting cuter and that Patty (the wiener dog) still loves me more than ever.

Cassy and Carly--friends since elementary school

The Massey Fam--Carly, Kevin, and Ethan

I kept telling Ethan, "There's more to life than being really really ridiculously good-looking."  I don't think he was listening.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Lights

On a cold, calm-wind night, I ventured out to take some photos of the ritzy neighborhood Christmas lights.  I had fun combining the motion of passing cars with the light show.  Usually it's tough to make a photo look better than the scene looks in person, but I think it's much easier to generate great visuals with night photography.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New York City

The Big Apple

Last week I went to New York City with a handful of other students on a trip sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. We were in the city for less than 48 hours--plenty of time to have a blast. The main event was a Wings Club luncheon where aviation industry leaders meet to talk shop. Other fun stuff on the trip included Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Central Park, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, a stay in a posh hotel, and awesome food. The highlight, though, were the other students, with super interesting backgrounds and hilarious personalities.

Here are a few of the photos I took in the city.

The view from my room

Central Park

Times Square

Downtown never sleeps.

Liberty Island

Photo by random French dude





The daily grind


Grand Central Station

Monday, November 3, 2008

Favorite Photos

To share a few photos that I took pre-blog, here's a random smattering of some of my favorites.  I uploaded high resolution images so that you have the option of clicking on the photo to see the monster version.

Steve at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Arkansas

Paris "Toad" Hollis reflects on life as a Tweet Driver

Stanislaus River, South Fork, California

Dave rips fresh turns, Squaw Valley, California

Stanislaus River, South Fork, California

Willie shreds.  Click to see the full image--his dragging pole makes an awesome visual.

Camels in Texas.

Chance, Squaw Valley, California

New Orleans, Louisiana

Best climbing dog--ever.

Cassy and Jess, Quartz Mountain, Oklahoma

Wannabe ranch dog

Nice eyes.

Welcome to the South.  Near Montgomery, Alabama.

Back porch lightning, Wichita Falls, Texas

Steve wonders if granite gets any better than this.  It doesn't.  Quartz Mountain, Oklahoma.

The irresistible swing.  Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Arkansas

Kyle makes the mandatory leap after climbing Snakes Head, Quartz Mountain, Oklahoma