Month: November 2018

Nov. 14, 2018


Sam and I tried to shoot some environmental senior portraits today after work.


It was raining, cold and Sam is fighting a cold


She didn’t like any of the photos but it was fun!


Nov. 11, 2018



I decided to race Elite Master Cat 1,2,3 today, why?

A. I am an idiot

B. I am an idiot

C. I am an idiot

D. All of the Above

I was a little intimidated as 27 of us lined up, so I position myself in the back, as I look around at all the guys in skinsuits, carbon wheels, etc, I feel like a mule in the Kentucky Derby. The whistle bows and I have 2 goals, not to be dead last and not get lapped by the racers that started in front of us. I immediately pass 5 guys and have a gap, OK maybe I won’t be DFL. As the laps (Cat 3 does a lot more laps than I am used to!) go by I am picking people off, I have a couple of great back and forth battles with racers and manage to not get passed by anyone that I didn’t pass back, I wasn’t lapped and finished 18th in the field, 8th Cat 3. A good day!

Nov. 10, 2018


North Carolina CX #7 – NC State Championships or my second Cat 3 race.

I had a terrible start and was dead last for almost half a lap! I finally started picking racers off and worked up to 4th and closed in on 3rd… but I couldn’t find my rhythm and kept having to dap, skateboard, and generally miss every line, so I was passed by a couple of riders. I finished 6th, but 2nd over 50 racer.


I played with off camera flash before my race.

Nov. 8, 2018


Protestors gathered at the Guilford County Courthouse as protests were held across the country to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and Trump’s campaign.


One of the slogans was to shine a light on the naming of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.


I spent the night playing with a borrowed 85mm f1.8, but it is fun be shooting something real for my Photo A Day!