Friday, July 17, 2009

The "Cat" Days of Summer!

I am in Maine again for grad school and my days have basically consisted of locking myself away in my apartment while writing. It is a real shame to fly across country to Maine and then stare at my computer screen from inside my room. So occasionally, when my sanity so dictates it, I grab the camera and head outside. Other than my cat Goldie, I have always been more of a dog person. So what I saw today was kind of troubling. The dogs of Maine seem to be going through a major identity crisis. In my short little hike I ran across two instances where it seemed cats are gaining in their efforts to take over the world. Seriously! Who takes there cat out for a walk on a leash? (Besides girls that wear heels with pajama shorts?) And look at the reaction of that cat. Sanna said it best- "The cat is like 'Oh crap, I hope nobody sees me like this!'" The little girl had her music blasting over her phone to. But seriously a cat on a leash? I call it "The Catwalk" (I apologize, that was bad.)

Then look at this poor dog. I know that the cat up in the hayloft is fake but doesn't the dog just look humiliated and depressed that a cat is doing security detail. I just wanted to go up and give the dog a nice reassuring hug and a scratch behind the ear but that cat was kind of intimidating me.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Nature Photography Class - Monument Valley

I taught a nature photography class at Utah Valley University during the summer. This class was great because it was perfect justification for road tripping. I have been behind (as usual) and will be putting up some pictures from a few of our stops as I get to them. Here is the first installment...Monument Valley.

Monday, July 6, 2009


I recently went back to my film from my travels to the middle east and finished working on one of the images. I really should finish all of my film from that trip but we will have to just wait and see how that goes. Anyways here is a picture of the treasury in Petra. (Yes that is exactly were Indiana Jones found the Holy Grail and as a result it is now a tourist trap complete with a postcard stand and theme music constantly being played by tour guides.)

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