Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Whirling Through Time

Whirling Through Time

Whirling Through Time. Life's been somewhat chaotic. My time skips by like a whirling, flat stone on water. Every time I smack down I am focused on something. Each contact is different than the last, I have a brief period for me to focus, resolve, plan, and then it's time to fly off the next splash. I know it's like this for everyone though, so I don't feel concerned. I actually have been relishing the little splashes. Some are a brief period of creative formulation. My approach to shooting is becoming more precise in how I want to render a scene. With each session I feel the whirl of the stone as it skims across the water, the front lifting up to catch air as it sails once more into the sky! Winter will be fun once I am trapped in my office with all these photos to process! Until then I like to just take morale breaks and process a photo, just for the heck of it. Today I really need one.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Late Summer Ride

Late Summer Ride

"One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." ~ Henry Miller

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Blue Mound State Park Mountain Biking

Blue Mound State Park Mountain Biking

While photographing the mother & daughter on the nicely graded Military Ridge Trail the day before I learned her husband was very involved with a nearby mount bike trail. Located in Blue Mound State Park is a biking trail rated for advanced riders. He and I met in the park and I sort of jogged along behind him carrying my gear on my back and holding a C-Stand. We didn't have to go too far though. He's involved with Capital Off Road PathFinders, a local chapter of the IMBA, who maintain this trail, so he knew of a certain rock formation that would be perfect as a setting. I had to agree and we quickly got "the shot" of what biking along this trail can be like. I'm hoping they'll need some fall colors as well and I'll get to redo this series in more depth.

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Cycling on Military Ridge Trail

Cycling on Military Ridge Trail

This week I was assigned the task of capturing "summery" looking photos of people riding along Military Ridge Trail, and biking in general. It's very late summer here in Wisconsin. Even though we're experiencing a very unseasonably period of summer like warmth the trees are already turning golden and the walnuts are shedding their leaves. I asked a local mother and daughter to model for me and we rode a good 4 miles along the trail until we found an area that still looked "green" enough to look like summer time. All in all it was a lot of fun and makes me think I really need to go biking more often. I'm STILL riding the same bicycle I bought in 1991!

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

15 Years & Still Thirsty!

15 Years & Still Thirsty!

This year's Thirsty Troll Brew Fest was really a lot of fun.I was hired to go take a few promotional shots. There were a lot of awesome folks in Dirndl Dresses and Lederhosen who made my job very, very easy. The weather was also perfect! I did get to sample some of the amazing beers from a few of the brewers. This year's lineup was really good.

2017 Brewer Line-Up: 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, Ale Asylum, Alt Brew, Bullquarian Brewhouse LLC, Capital Brewery, Corner Pub Brewery, Dead Bird, Esser’s Cross Plains Brewery, Funk Factory Geuzeria, Grumpy Troll Brew Pub, Hop Haus Brewing, Indeed Brewing Company, Karben4 Brewing, Lake Louie Brewing LLC, The Lone Girl, Leinekugels, Next Door Brewing, New Glarus Brewing, One Barrel Brewing Company, Potosi Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Rhinelander Brewing, Rock County Brewing, Second Salem Viking Brew Pub, Vintage Brewing Company, Wisconsin Brewing Company. Other tastings The Cider Farm and Bos Meadery.



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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fresh Bloody Mary Morning

Fresh Bloody Mary Morning

After having Teri away from the house for while due to her job I thought it'd be nice to just have some homemade Bloody Maries. Using a variety of cherry tomatoes from a local farmer I followed Alton Brown's recipe with only a few personal taste adjustments. We also like to pile a variety of pickled veggies, a little cheese and of course celery hearts onto a platter. I like to dip my celery into my drink, and then sprinkle of the creole seasoning that's in the little jar. It also makes a sort of "sauce" on the plate to dip the cheese in. Very tasty stuff! #bloodymary #altonbrown #weekend

Monday, September 4, 2017

And We Have Lift Off

And We Have Lift Off

Freja & Teri launch a sky lantern during a nice big picnic gathering we attended. Basically a local artist hosts something called the Biennial Handmade Party 2017. They had games, lots of food and plenty of space to just spread out. The location is on their farm which is on a ridge that overlooks a lovely section of the Driftless Area. The evening was capped off by the launching of many, many sky lanterns. We'd watch them fly for miles over the rolling ridges.

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