Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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Waist: Feels true to size
Inseam: Feels true to length
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Best Uses: Maybe bouldering, Trail running
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Gear Usage: Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
mainly running and trail running
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I thought it would be a good learning experience for me to shoot them and hone in on my studio skills, because I mostly shoot in the field and not in a controlled environment.
Both of these pieces are my representation of Carl Jung's archetype of "The Shadow."
I had to rig up how I was going to suspend the glass and all I could find a the time were my stands. They did a good job and if I didn't show you the photo below. No one would have ever known the difference.
I used an on-camera flash with a softbox for fill and a remote flash to completely blowout the background to get that pro-white look. The remote flash also adds some highlights to the edges of the piece.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
James ended up sending the project that is to the left of "Riverdance."
James is calling the problem "Stankins."
Here are a couple out-take images from that day.
Ronnie speaks of his days as a janitor to the momentum crowd.
James Litz - Damn YKK zippers
Nicholas Oklobzija brushing Vapor Lock
Ronnie's Kilroy impression with the giant reflector.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
You can see an image I shot for National Geographic Adventure in this months (Nov 08') issue, which came out a couple weeks ago. Should be on the Shelves for at least another week or two.
The image was shot for the "Next Weekend Adventure" section featuring Natural Bridge, RRG, KY.
The hiker is a good climbing partner of mine, Stephen Woodward. I only had a two hour gap in which to shoot this image and while driving to the RRG from Louisville the sky had been overcast the entire time. When I got to Miguel's to meet up with Stephen we raced up the trail to get the shot and as soon as we got there the clouds dissipated. I was really wanting an overcast sky so I wouldn't have such harsh cast shadows from the dense foliage, but there weren't any clouds in sight now (at least for the 2 hours I had to shoot), so the image below is the final result.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
at an open mic night this past thursday night @ Lisa's Oak st. Lounge in preparation for their benefit show at the Old Tar Distillery to save the Eastern Hemlocks.
I did not shoot any photo's of this event, but here is a snippet of
Bonnie Billy & the picket line covering
Sam Cooke's song, "a change is gonna come."
Monday, November 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
that we lost two of our comrades.
You two will be missed!
Ben Strohmeier & Laura Fletcher, both 18yrs of age,
were found dead at Emerald City Tuesday evening.
My heart goes out to their families.
Climbers never die, they just move on to the next pitch!
Details from the Lexington Herald-Leader about the accident
Details on RedRiverClimbing.com
A memorial service will take place at the base of Whiteout on Friday, November 7, from 3pm - 5pm, at Emerald City.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I was at HP40 back in Fall/Winter 05/06' working on Redneck in the far left image. When I was topping out, a sharp/hot pain shot from my shoulder blade to the base of my skull. I immediately came down from the topout, never truly getting the send.
From that day forward, I had what seemed to be severe whiplash symptoms and the range of motion in my neck was very minimal. Returning home I went to an immediate care center where they gave me all the Western painkillers, anti-inflammatories & muscle relaxers I would need.
A month later when the drugs wore off, all the symptoms returned. Masking the problem never solves the issue.
I saw western doctors for about a year and a half and no one was able to resolve my pain.
1.5-2 years into my injury, I saw a holistic healer , Peter Moscow. Now for the first time since the initial injury I was feeling better. After some time, I also got treatment from neuromuscular therapist, Julie Harper who helped with the physical trauma my soft tissue had received.
In the fall of Nov.07, I was visiting a friend of mine in Albuquerque, NM and he suggested I see his Sports Injury Specialist, Dr. David Peer. Upon seeing him, he looked at my MRI. I had a C5/C6 disc bulge and a pinched nerve in that area which was causing the hot sensation.
I received traction treatment to alleviate the pressure of my disc as well as rehydrate them.
I was now able to climb sporadically on easy problems, like once every two weeks to build back the muscle, tendon, ligament tissue that I had lost in the past 2.5 years.
The middle image was taken in Fall 06' when I thought no one was around. I was still injured at this point and went down to HP40 to hang with old friends and shoot some images. At the point this image was taken, I still thought it was climbing related injury and not from my car accident, so I had gone to make amends with the force that injured me.
The image on the right was taken on Oct.19th, 2008 when I returned to HP40 for a photoshoot and lay to rest my problem demon.
3 years after my initial injury, I finally got to topout "Redneck."
Friday, October 24, 2008
They are getting ready to head into the studio to produce their first album, which will most likely be out in Spring 09.
Kings, Daughters & Sons Montage:
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It was here that Timy Fairfield got the FA of Covert Methods last November.
As the day wore on, more boulderers had the same mentality as we had.
My good friends Nate & Liz of Rock Candy Holds paid us a visit and pulled down on the overhanging sandstone.
Another good friend of mine "Adam Taylor" came by to get on Ghetto Methods & Covert Methods. Adam made the 4th ascent of the Covert.
Covert Methods sends to date:
1. Timy Fairfield
2. Jaime Emerson
3. Mark Osbourne.
4. Adam Taylor
Now for some images:
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Around 70 registered riders doubling last years amount.
The secret checkpoint was the last stop, where the first 12 riders to reach this point had to then carry an Extra Large Spinelli's Pizza back to the finshline at The Pink Door.
After the race, the trackstand, footdown, & trick comp ended the evening with much excitement and laughter.
Can't wait til next year. I'll be putting the camera down and racing myself.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Purchase Prints by Dan Lubbers Photographs
Check the site every couple days as new images are uploaded
If for some reason this doesn't work out, I'll just remove the purchase site and go back to the way things were. I'm curious of peoples feedback, so please leave comments.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The manifest are now up: Get your checkpoints here
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Our temps; low: 48 | high: 70 | Perfect Clear Skies
This image was taken at about 1am and was lit from the wanning gibbous moon. If one was able to view the photo at about 10 x 8.5, you would see the stars lit in the sky.
Look for bouldering images of this trip on danlubbers.com in the near future.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
This AD I created is meant for "humorous" purposes only
and "does not" reflect the views and/or opinions of La Sportiva.
My good friend Mark had a shitload of "Anasazi's" lying
around with blown toes and lost support, and we
thought it would create a funny image.
(We have nothing against "Fiveten" as a company,
it's just those are the shoes we had available)
Now that I've saved my ass from legal issues...