Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy B-day Magpie

On the occasion of your 9th birthday, and at her request...Happy Birthday Mags!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Morning Glory

I know some call these weeds, but in certain places I think they are quite stunning.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Hike in

Thes shots are from 2 years ago. My oldest son Theo and my brother in law E took a hike into Marion Lake and camped for the night. A cold wet night, but it was still pretty fun. I thought I would post a couple of images from that trip because Theo and E both have been asking when we are going back. Soon I hope.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Champ Car 04

In my last post I mentioned that in the past we had some sweet pit passes. Well I thought I would share just what I meant by that. In the past a friend of mine had a friend who was pretty well connected to Champ Car, and the friends of this friend enjoyed the benefits, as you can see. Due to a change in proffesional dynamics we, as a group were unable to accept such generosity this year. Such is life. And the old guy there is Paul Newman, he is part owner of the McDonald's car, who just happened to win that day, as well as this years race too.

Monday, June 11, 2007

PDX Grand Prix

Pics from the Portland Champ Car race yesterday, 6-10-07. A few changes this year, the race wasn't held on Father's Day, traditionally this was the day the race was on, now our wives have to deal with us, what will they do? Another change is that the source for our sweet pit passes we've had in the past has dried up, no more being right in the pits, only separated from the crews and tire changes by a 3 foot concrete barrier. This year we sat in the Festival Curves, a series of a hard right turn into a hard left turn right at the end of the home straight away. It's a place where there is typically a lot of action, wrecks and passes and what not. No wrecks and we were actually hoping for a little rain about 2/3rds of the way thru the race as the #1 McDonald's car driven by Sebastian Bourdais had come from 2nd place-13 seconds behind the leader-and overtook the #9 car driven by Justin Wilson, and had taken a 13 seconds lead. And at 200mph a 13 second lead is pretty substantial. We all thought a good down pour would make it a little more interesting. It was a great day, good friends and decent weather. Busted out the hibatchi and and had a couple beers, good day.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The old Barn

More from the archives, and from the farm. I stumbled across these shots a while ago and thought it would look good on the blog, and since I don't have any new stuff to put up now seems like a good time to post these. I took these a couple of years ago with my buddy/bro-in-law E. Both he and I have lived out to this farm at different times, and we have spent many hours wandering around in the dark looking for things to photograph. We spend a lot of time at the barn. This night we turned the interior lights on. The outside is lit by a sodium vapor lamp f some sort, thus the green glow. E and were talking last night and decided it was time for another night time photo session out here.