March 5, 2018 (part 2)

(Photo by Jay Capers)

After work, Sam and I started driving to New York. I just wanted to break up the drive and avoid a predicted winter storm. As I searched for hotel that are dog friendly, I wasn’t willing to spend $100 just to sleep so I found primitive camping in Michaux State Forest in PA. We arrived just after 10pm and it was dark, we drove around the dirt roads a bit before settling on this ATV parking lot. The stars were so bright, I had to do a light painting picture before bed. It was down in the 20s but we both sleep well.


March 4, 2018


Breakfast with my students and former student Allison – not sure why she was sad, she was the only one who didn’t drink.


The five hour drive home, the truck rolled over 278,000


After drinking more in 3 days than the past six months, I needed a ride to move more blood. Plus I was in a melancholy mood.

It’s not quite a Churchill Black Dog, but I think I had more fun this year at the NSC than in many years, I hung out with my current and past RCC students, saw a ton of former RIT students (including one from my first EVJ class), sat in on a few more sessions than normal and my job (portfolio reviews) went flawless and I was never stressed. I think my melancholy is more thinking about missed moments, with my career and relationships with people, or maybe I really can’t handle alcohol at all! (Diary mood off now!)

March 3, 2018


This is what the morning looks like after being up till almost 3am and back at work before 8am. I skipped the Pedailyte and stayed with Mountain Dew.


Keynote speaker David Burnett was delayed by the winter storm… I heard he got from the Olympics in Korea to New York faster than New York to DC : 0

A handmade sign said Virginia or Bust, he quipped, “You have no idea how close to bust it was” David Burnett as he entered the Northern Short Course


After the key note speaker is the awards dinner and photo booth, these are out student interns, a hard working group that we could not survive without!

March 2, 2018


I can’t believe I didn’t shoot more pictures today. Might do with staying up past 2am drinking with attendees! But I did another sign up, attended sessions, hid in my room and graded. Tonight’s portfolio reviews: 30 reviewers and over 120 different photographers. I was ready to go back to the bar afterwards!

Feb. 25, 2018

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Part of our time loss yesterday was after bolting on the first caliper, the Land Cruiser rims I have been using on the Tacoma rubbed, I knew the 4Runner rims I normally use on the Tacoma rubbed, so we had pick up a set of rims Clay gave me and drive back to his house. As part of this merry-go-round of wheels I was left with the wrong lugs nuts and a leaking heater hose on the Land Cruiser. So another day working from my tailgate, I really don’t know how people survive without tailgates!