We spent the week of New Year’s at the Edelweiss Inn in Taos Ski Valley. The weather cooperated with 2 days of snow leaving us with two powder days and 12 inches of the white fluffy stuff. Here are a few images from the trip.
Party at Chris and Mary’s new house! All taken with the Leica M6, Summicron 50mm with Kodak Ektar 100. All scans are from Wallgreens.
A rare Saturday morning in the fall with nothing to do! No football games, no baseball practices, no work! Robbie and I got up early (well, not that early) and jumped on our bikes, rode down to my favorite coffee shop, Coffee Slingers
. They seem to be the only coffee shop in town that can make a real cappuccino (and not just a frothy latte). After coffee, a cinnamon roll and a few pics, we rode down to the OKC bombing memorial. I brought along my M6/summicron 50 with Kodak Ektar 100. These are Wallgreens scans which I always find a bit saturated and contrasty, but saves the trouble of scanning with my CoolScan unless I need higher quality.
This is one of my favorite shots over the last few years. You see Ben and Catherine in the foreground descending Mt. Elbert with Leadville in the distance. I have a print of this in our bedroom over the fireplace.
Chris and Jeremy are doing the Redman triathlon today. The weather continues to be unseasonably wet which is putting a damper on the whole experience. Here is Chris riding up McArthur after completing the swim portion. Only 110 mi to go! Click on the picture for full size.
During our recent spring break trip to Florida we made a quick morning trip to a state park on the outskirts of Gainesville. The Paines Prairie State Preserve
is a facinating place. It is a flat prarie with areas of swamp and sink holes. It is home to a large variety of wild life, including dozens of species of birds, alligators, and even bison! The kids loved it!
Jer and Alisa are in town house-hunting! Mom had a dinner last night, and the kids played until they were worn out! Here are a few images, let me know what you think.
We finally got around to getting the huge hole in our brick patio repaired! We lost an enourmous elm tree in a storm last fall. We’re lucky that the tree fell away from the house. This left a huge ugly hole in the patio. We debated on how to deal with it; a new tree, or repair. We finally decided on a repair, this would help with the uneven areas of the patio from the years of growth of the now dead tree! The job was (as is usual with our house) much more difficult than expected! Martin and his crew worked extrememly hard, but you can’t argue with the final result.
Ben and I went to Houston last weekend for a fencing tournament. We had a ball, getting home was a bit challenging as we missed our flight when the tournament went long!
Here is a series I took with the Olympus E10
in 2002 on a trip to San Francisco. The day way slightly overcast, quite windy, and cool! The contrast wasn’t great, but I still like these images. I converted to grayscale with the channel mixer in photoshop, and for presentation printed with a quadtone.