Sunday, November 30, 2008

National Geographic Adventure: Nov. 08' issue

Probably should have written about this a couple weeks ago, been things have been busy and sometimes I just forget to update what's been published.

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.

Published Work

Actual Image

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bonnie Prince Billy & the picket line @ Lisa's Oak St. Lounge

Bonnie Billy and the boys (Oscar, John, Bob and Danny) performed
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

Alpinist is now Closed

Economic times are hard, unemployment is rising and stocks are falling.

One result:
If you haven't heard Alpinist has closed it's doors.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Climbing tragedy in Red River Gorge, KY Nov.5th, 2008

Yesterday (Nov. 5th, 2008) the climbing community found out
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

A memorial service will take place at the base of Whiteout on Friday, November 7, from 3pm - 5pm, at Emerald City.