25 February, 2012

Man vs. Wild

16 February, 2012

Can't Make Him Ride...

Those of you who like reading Amazon reviews may be familiar with the Accoutrements Horse Head Mask. Think of this as an action shot.

Thanks to Simon for inspiration for the title.

13 February, 2012

PAW: Steep Beneath The Stars

A long-exposure shot from near the heated pool at the Squaw Valley ski resort. Image looks even better seen large.

05 February, 2012


Another installment of street photography, with some shots from San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco. The first is called "Echo," and the rest are untitled.

03 February, 2012


A shot from Manhattan, NY.

02 February, 2012

Vault Summit: Brad Walker

I first met Brad Walker at last year's vault summit. He and I were both coming off of injuries, and so we talked about injuries and injury prevention. Intent to discover something about him beyond sports, I found that he also likes cars. So we talked about cars also.

Though not unexpected, it's always interesting and a tiny bit surprising when you chat with someone, and the thought creeps into your mind "oh, we're similar, in a way." And then they jump a meter higher than you can jump. The latter is what happened this year, when Walker cleared 5.80m with what would likely have been a 6-meter jump.
American Record-holder Brad Walker celebrates after clearing 5.80m (19' 1/4") by a large margin.

I'm really happy with how this photo came out. I noticed the flag in the background and specifically framed it as a backdrop. I also managed to pan with him as he started falling, which is why he's the sharpest thing in the frame.
Walker prepares to take his first attempt at his opening height. He would run through on this attempt without leaving the ground.
Walker strides down the runway on his second attempt at his opening height, which he would clear with room to spare.
Walker prepares to take an attempt at 5.90m (19' 4 1/4"). He did not manage to clear the bar during any of his three attempts.