September 28, 2009

Meeting Doc Watson

David Holt, Doc and Richard Watson-25

It's not often that I find myself at a loss for words, but you can bet I was a nervous wreck prior to the Doc Watson photoshoot. After collaborating with David Holt, we were all set to have a 10 minute window to photograph Doc with David and his grandson Richard. The photos with the colorful organic backdrop were done on the stage that Doc performed on.

Sitting backstage before the show, collaborating with my friend Cameron, I see David Holt poke his head out from behind the stage and call out "Adam, come back and sit with us".

Sitting backstage with Doc Watson is something I will never forget. Doc has a way of speaking to you that you can't help but become engrossed in the conversation. The photos with the wooden backdrop are from the backstage session.

The actual show itself was as amazing as always. The pictures speak for themselves.
A big FlyingRooster thanks to David Holt for setting up the photoshoot and Cameron for helping me with equipment.

September 27, 2009

App State Style

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Southern Conference defending champions Appalachian State picked up their first win of the season yesterday after going 0-2 in the season's first two games. Saturday's duel with Samford marked ASU's start to their 2009 SoCon season. The Mountaineer defense played a rock solid game, allowing Samford less than 200 yards of total offense and only one touchdown. Offense was not to be overshadowed, gaining 283 yards and 20 points in the first half.

Star quarterback Armanti Edwards' play in the second quarter where he avoided one sack, lost control of the wet football, snatched up the ball, avoided a second sack and completed a pass to Cedric Baker while being tackled to bring up a Mountaineer first down was recognized by ESPN as the weekends No 2 play. The video can be seen here.

Rain and more rain fell as the game went on at Kidd Brewer Stadium, making it difficult for the players on the field as well as all of us trying not to ruin our fragile camera gear. An astonishing 22,139 fans braved the elements to support their Mountaineers. It was chilly, rainy, and mostly a little uncomfortably comfortable... App State Style.

September 22, 2009

Horror/Halloween Shoot

Rain, Rain Rain. It rained for seven days straight as of yesterday, so I decided to make the best of it and use the foggy result as a backdrop. The Halloween show at the Nth Gallery is coming up soon; in case you were wondering why the bloody knife. The Flat Top Manor or Moses Cone Manor property on the Blue Ridge Parkway made a perfect location, as the house was built in 1901. All of the umbrellas we found out shopping looked too modern and were gigantic, but luckily we found the umbrella in the photos in my house that had been left behind by the previous residents. Adds a necessary touch I believe...

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September 20, 2009

College Place Flood

Residents of College Place apartments in Boone, NC were awoken around midnight (Wed) and instructed to move their cars across the street to avoid having rising waters destroy them. The heavy water flow was a result of some form of water valve/piping failure a little ways up the road. Many of the residents were out in the parking lot playing in the impromptu pond and taking pictures of their flooded cars. Eventually the Town of Boone came through and shut down the water system, allowing the parking lot to return to normal.

September 18, 2009

ECU Marching Pirates

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A major part of the reason I headed down to Grenville a few weekends ago wasn't just for the Battle of the Beards (App State vs ECU) but to visit my younger brother. Pat is a tenor drummer with the ECU Marching Pirates, who were very impressive on the field. A lot of dedication comes from these band members as they were on the field at 8:30 in the morning and didn't finish up until almost 5 pm. I followed them from the practice field up to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium where they played a pre-game "Call to Port" show, and then after game followed the drumline as they played cadences throughout the tailgating fields. I was sure to include the drumline's number one fan at the end of the slideshow (in the black shirt) who loves to chant "Give me the bass! Give me the bass!"

September 13, 2009

Pittsburgh Penguins visit White House

President Obama welcomed the 2008-2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House this past Thursday. The ceremony was held in the East Room of the White House, where Obama joked with team captain Sidney Crosby about the fact that "Sidney must be pretty fast, cause there are some big hockey players and he's not one of them." Crosby is however (as Obama also pointed out) the youngest captain in history to win the coveted Stanley Cup.

On a side-note, it is a really surreal feeling to walk right through the front door of the White House???!

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September 08, 2009

My Numer 1 Fan!

Ever have one of those days where someone comes up to you with your face on their tshirt? Me either...until recently! A special thanks to FlyingRooster fan Dawn Gregory for showing her support via custom clothing. Keep up the crafty support, Dawn!

FlyingRooster #1 Fan

FlyingRooster #1 Fan

September 02, 2009

New Website Design

We are very proud to announce our newly designed website at . With integrated slideshows from flickr and a twitter feed on the home page, we hope to keep you informed with FlyingRooster news and the most recent photographs. Hope on over and enjoy your stay at