March 06, 2010

Hello again, friends!

James and Adam here, with the latest photos and news from FlyingRooster. We’ve noticed lately that it seems to be getting more difficult to have this newsletter sent out on time each month, so in order to help fix this problem, FlyingRooster would like to welcome out newest member: Greensboro's very own Laura DeMaria. Laura has been a friend of ours since middle school and has been a strong supporter of the work we do. We are excited to have her on board as our copywriter--her expertise is already apparent in this newsletter!

Last month, we experienced a few fun photo shoots, one of which featured Holy Ghost Tent Revival, an alternative band based in Greensboro. For the shoot, furniture was transported from the HGTR house to a field in Hagan Stone Park. Not surprisingly, the band’s house is exactly what you would expect from a rocking group like HGTR: filled with a mixture of vintage-cool furniture, instruments, art and of course, a fridge well-stocked with beer. The photo shoot started off on a great note (pun intended) when a passerby recognized the band, and came over to tell them how much he enjoyed their music. After that, Holy Ghost was all smiles. The photo shoot lasted about two hours to use all of the light from the sunset.

February’s photo of the month came from this session. As the sun went down, Patrick lifted up his guitar in a moment of happy spontaneity. Check out the rest of the shoot on our flickr page.

With all the snow North Carolina has received this year, the Rooster Boys have had plenty of opportunity to catch some beautiful shots of nature at its finest, and most sparkly. Adam particularly loves winter (the best time to drink spiced rum by the fire), and you can see his snowy explorations in Chapel Hill flickr page.

James has been keeping busy in Boone, contributing photos to the February issue of High Country Press Magazine. The coffee story (p. 70) is a profile on coffee shops and distributors in the High Country area. He spent time learning about how beans are roasted for different flavors and aromas (dispelling the myth that darker means better, as you can actually cook flavor and aroma out), as well as how to participate in coffee cupping. After scouting out the local brews, James suggests ordering beans from Bald Guy Brew.

The Special Olympics story (p. 44) covers the two-day events during the North Carolina Special Olympics Winter Games, held at Appalachian Ski Mtn. The games have been held since 1978. Several hundred athletes from NC, as well as a few from SC, come to town to compete this year.

Do you like the pics you see, and want a copy of your own? FlyingRooster’s February Photo of the Month is available for purchase via our Smugmug page, along with those from past months. And keep up with us in our photographic travels through our Flickr Map, where you can track where we’ve been and see photos from our trips.

With spring fast approaching, there will be no shortage of photos and stories in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Until next time,

Team FlyingRooster