August 31, 2009

BPL Album Release

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Several of my friends are in a funky hip-hop group known as BPL. Friday night they played a show to celebrate the release of their first album, "Higher." They spent a great deal of focused time recording the album and then had it remastered. These guys are all extremely talented musicians, many of them members of the Appalachian State Univeristy Broyhill School of Music. To hear a few tracks, pick up the new album and learn more about BPL visit their web-page here.

August 26, 2009

Scattered Sunshine

As I mentioned in the previous post I had intended to shoot waterfall pics yesterday but headed to the parkway when I noticed the weather. Glad I changed gears, as I was headed back down the parkway and came around the curve to see the sun fragmented by the slowly lifting fog in this field. Oh, the title also relates to the recent weather. The scattered sunshine was very welcomed after a week of rainy days.

August 25, 2009

Oh Deer

Got up dark and early around six with intentions of going out and shooting some waterfall photos. When I peaked out the window and realized it was going to be a foggy morning I decided to head towards the Blue Ridge Parkway instead. Along the way I stopped by a few fields where the deer and their fawn were grazing on the moist overgrowth and I snapped of a few shots seen below... Photos from the foggy parkway morning to come tomorrow, check back!

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August 18, 2009

August 12, 2009

Arnone Wedding

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Congratulations Steve and Lauren Arnone, married August 9th, 2009! The wedding was held at East Wind in Wading River, NY. The ceremony was held on a beautiful outdoor patio, filled with an enormous amount of bright flowers. Luckily the rain held off just long enough for the outdoor ceremony to be held and the reception to get under way. Congrats again and have fun on the honeymoon!

August 08, 2009

High Country Magazine Cover Photo by FR

For about a month or so I worked with the staff of High Country Press on a story about the incredible volunteer firefighters that serve our neighborhoods. I couldn't have been more overjoyed when the editor informed me he was using one of the photos (above) for the cover of the August magazine! To check out the magazine, visit the High Country Press website. Let us know what you think!

August 02, 2009

Tater Hill Open

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The 4th Annual Tater Hill Open wrapped up yesterday with some pretty decent afternoon weather. The property owner Bubba was gracious enough to let me come to the top of the hill and take some photos of the event. I had never really seen paragliding up close until the Tater Hill Open and it was quite intriguing. The take off seemed to be pretty complicated, keeping yourself from getting all tangled and catching the right wind. Anyhow, to learn more about the Tater Hill Open, visit their website

August 01, 2009

Chicken Coop

In the garden my housemate Will has built a pretty sweet passive solar chicken coop. We currently have 4 hens, who were laying eggs consistently for several weeks but have now stopped laying all together. The farm fresh eggs are tastier than the store bought ones. Hopefully they will start again soon, if not perhaps a little rotisserie action?