Winter Wonderland

Most definitely the most enjoyable attraction (IMHO) at Frederick County’s Winter Wonderland event was the well-placed fire pit.  How about a July version of the event- just a suggestion.

winter-wonderland

If you haven’t been, you should check it out.  I recommend the fire pit attraction.

Bark Bark

I haven’t been incredibly creative for a while.  This, however, may be my favorite commercial in a while that  I created.  That’s my dog Waldo – well, it’s at least his voice in the commercial.

Running

I’ve posted all my images from the Battlefield Half Marathon last weekend on my gallery site, but I really wanted to get to the video that I shot that day, too.  There’s some awesome scenery in the surrounding county here.  Enjoy…

Close

Early day for me tomorrow, but the silver lining is that it’s the closest race to me that I’ve ever shot.  Any closer and it’d be in my back yard!  I’m not complaining, but I do need to get some sleep.

Big event for the area tomorrow morning.  See ya bright and early - well, at least early.

Big event for the area tomorrow morning. See ya bright and early – well, at least early.

Thank You

As I take inventory of all the opportunity that has come my way over the last eleven months, I can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed.  I count myself lucky to have the relationships I have in this community.  What really amazes me is that these people actually recognize something in what I’m doing.  I’ve never considered myself a “video producer.”  I’ve never considered myself a “photographer.”  I’ve never considered myself, on any level, a “graphic designer.”  These were just new ventures that kept my wandering brain focused with something to do.  I can’t believe that, after all these years, people still consider what I do is decent enough to appreciate.  It just blows my mind.  I certainly have so much more to learn in a field that is always expanding.  It’s an endless chase, but it’s certainly been fun and exciting so far.  So a heartfelt thank you to all those who’ve seen something in what I do especially when I begin to doubt my abilities.

Whew, that was like a therapy session and today’s image is what sparked that thought…

This is where I'll be this weekend.

This is where I’ll be this weekend.

400 Feet

So, this is what the sunset looks like at an altitude of 400 ft.  I’m dying to try 1,000 now.

400 Feet

The sunset over Sherando Park in Stephens City, VA

Tri It

What a great day for a triathlon!  The FCPRD hosted the second annual youth triathlon this morning and I think it was a big success.  I figured, at the beginning of the year, that if I wasn’t going to race this year that I would at least remain as connected to the sport as possible.  And shooting all sorts of races from Ironman distance to local youth tri’s is how I’m doing it.  Many more images to follow (and video at some point).

UPDATE:  Photo gallery

The pool was actually inviting once the kids realized that the water temp was warmer than the air.

The pool was actually inviting once the kids realized that the water temp was warmer than the air.