Sunday, December 28, 2008

News Flash!

CNN is reporting that the Obama's are thinking about getting "a little Westie."

Our Westie, Maggie, supports this move wholeheartedly. She's been suggesting how good a white dog would look in the White House ever since she heard the Obama's were looking for a first pet.

Here's Maggie showing how good a dog she can be (for a full 1/125th of a second) at our annual holiday card photo shoot.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Holidays

Click here for a little audio slideshow I did for work a couple days ago...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Jingle Cross Cyclocross

Here are the rest of the pictures from the Jingle Cross Cyclocross race. I found it hard to narrow the selection down, so there are probably more here than there should be.

First, one from the women's race. Sunglasses weren't helping anyone, especially after they were covered in mud.

The start of the men's race with eventual winner Todd Wells (number 1, GT sleeves) already leading the field.

Wells, who competed in Beijing on the US mountain bike team, handles the first jump with ease.

The big downhill was a muddy mess for everyone. Mountain biking legend Steve Tilford handled it better than most.

Even Wells wasn't always totally smooth on the descent.

But he handled it better than this guy who hit hard near the bottom.

Nothing like having the snow pick up a little bit mid-race to add some interest to the photos...

The winners of the elite men's race on Sunday, from left, Andy Jacques-Maynes, Todd Wells and Steve Tilford.

This has to be one of the coolest events I've photographed. When I worked for newspapers I would have killed for an assignment like this one. What's not to like about shooting some of the best bikers in the country riding in the mud, cold and snow? Throw in a couple of good crashes, and it's a great assignment. That's why I can't understand why none of the local papers sent a photographer to cover the race.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I do intend to put a more complete set of pictures from Sunday's cyclocross race soon, but until I have time to really weed through all the pictures I took, here are two more that show just how rough the conditions were.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I don't have time to put the whole set up from Sunday's cyclocross race, but here's one of my favorites. This is from the elite women's race. Before anyone comments about the women not being able to ride as well as the men, I have to point out that the woman who won this race took this steep, treacherous descent better than any of the men. More pictures to come soon...