Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Big Show" MMA fight at the Belterra with Eric Gifford

Eric Gifford is a sponsored climbing athlete with companies like:

I've had the pleasure of being friends/climbing partners
with Eric for a decade now.
We've traveled many places throughout the years in search of rock.
Every-time Eric fell in love with a destination he would move there,
dominate the area then choose a new destination.
We would lose touch intermittently through the years, but like true family, no matter the obstacle we would always reunite like no time had passed, relive and create new memories.

I look forward to more climbing roadtrips with him
once my injury has fully healed.
We have both suffered spine injuries and Eric has
proven to me that through time,
anything can be achieved despite what doctors may say.
"Mind over matter"
Eric picked up Mixed Martial Arts about a year and a half ago after
moving to Cincinnati and now has 3 fights under his belt.

I finally got to show up for the most recent fight at the
Belterra Casino and show support for my brother.

Here are some shots from this past weekends fight!

Getting wrapped and pumped up.
Watch out for the "Louisville Slugger."
Round One
His opponent: Aaron Miller

Great Camaraderie
The Win...Congrats Bro!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Falls of the Ohio

Gorgeous weather and increases gas prices led me to an area very close to home this past Sunday with a friend of mine. We just wandered around and chatted for most of the day, but I did end up shooting a few shots.

"During the Middle Devonian, the Falls of the Ohio fossil beds region was covered by a shallow, tropical sea located some 30 degrees south of the equator. Evidence of potent tropical storms is visible because all but the largest corals and stromatoporoids have been jumbled around. While the organisms are different, the Jeffersonville Limestone ecosystemis comparable to a patch reef ecosystem in Florida Bay or the Bahamas today."

The Riverbed full of fossils

Erosion from the ebb and flow of the river tides

I really dug this fossil. Reminiscent of the structure of a hurricane.

Different perspective of the above fossil.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Showcase Cinema

Growing up as a child in the late 80's, early 90's this was the place to go hang out. Best place to watch movies, play video games, etc. It has been abandoned for quite some time now and they have finally begun the demolition phase on the building/property.
I was driving by there the other day when I noticed that if I didn't get photo's of it now, I never would be able too.
Who knows what will go there or if anything will in the near future...

...and this is my favorite!