Sunday, April 26, 2009

no camera

I bought a small point and shoot camera a few months ago. I worked great for the first few months of the winter. I could take it skiing and into the mountains where a 5d and lenses would get in the way. Then I learned the lesson of not zipping up pockets well enough when poof, no more camera. If you found it in the Cataract Ravine at Mt. Sunapee, please enjoy it.

It was 80 degrees in COncord on Saturday. On the slopes of Mt. Washington it was in the 70s. Between one and two thousand folks took advantage of thee weather to ski Tuckerman's Ravine. I was one of them, doing my first run from the shadow of the big boulder on the left side. Small avalanches from the middle of the bowl cascaded down with a few skiers, who managed to stay on top of it. Only problem was, no camera. I thought about bringing the big camera for the quality, but since it was my first time, decide to pack light. So should I feel guilt at not shooting, or liberation at not shooting?

Next time will be different, but that's a year from now.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Kim and Tom are expecting a daughter. This shot is from their Bay City wedding in September. My last weekend as a Michigan resident.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

on the job

State Rep. Fran Wendelboe (New Hampton) is leading the charge into investigating whether too much money was spent on the renovation of the third-floor women's restroom at the New Hampshire State House. After missing a couple of opportunities for other making some shots I was given a personal tour of all three women's restrooms at the State House.

Every day is different.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

from the winter

Going through the archive I came across this shot from last month. It was the wrong team, so it didn't make it into the paper, even if it did in the Valley News. I liked the build up towards the top of the frame. Wish the sticks were cleaner, though.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Well again

After several weeks of being sick I feel energized enough to post again. Somewhere in the fog I photographed a Marine's funeral on a cold, rainy Monday morning. I took a lot of naps that week.

Michael Ouellete's mother hugs the pall bearers following her son's funeral at the New Hampshire Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen.