Wasn’t happy with the Blogger, so I’ve moved over here. We’ll see how it goes. Over the next few days, I’ll update things, and get myself up to speed.
There’s a lot of highway about to touch my tires, so lets see what happens.
Some pre wedding images.
Some dress shots.
And the after wedding photo shots. It was a learning experience, and I’m glad I got to experience it all.
Let’s just say Jerimiah was well sedated for the flight.
The trip ended up being a sort of “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” kinda trip. Add to that Water Taxi, Golf Cart, Kayak, Limo, and Shuttle Bus… and that about sums it up.
The Beach House was great, and typical of that area. Every house had a Crow’s Nest or Widow’s Tower/Watch. Everything done in vibrant colors, and all the houses on stilts.
We had about a day and a half before the wedding to explore the island, and check out something really Floridian. For me, it’s been since 1988, I think, since I was in Florida. It was Jerimiah’s first time.
It was great to be around beach things again.
Next up: The Wedding day
I haven’t swung a club in years, and it showed. Your only clubs consist of a Pitching Wedge, and a Putter. 9 holes.
It was hot. It was sunny. I was unprepared. Generally, I would have not done this activity in the middle of the afternoon to start with, but, we were on the fly… I also did not have water, sunscreen or a hat. These things are critical to Texas living. I’m lucky not to have died at hole 7.
Later on, it was time to hit up the event I came here for. The Residents. That obscure cultish band that has been cranking out music since 1972.
It was a great show, I got to see some old friends, and Jerimiah saw a show unlike he’d ever seen.
My musical heroes did a great job, and I’m glad to have seen them again.
We were instructed to board at Rockwood, so that’s where we went. On the way there, we drove passed a flipped car. Ice? Didn’t seem to be any.
After finding our turn off, we made it to the parking area. We were in the middle of nowhere. Snow all around, and one lone man standing by the tracks with several grocery bags and a couple cases of water.
Ended up making small talk with the guy, and while Jerimiah was getting information from him, I started taking some photos.
As we waited for the train to arrive, Miah set up his camera rig so we could get some of his blog info down. Some other folks arrived for the train, and not much longer later, the train finally came into view. We boarded and our scouting trip finally began.
The scenery was pretty, but, we weren’t there for the views.
When we got to the turn around point, the train came to a stop, and we had a 45 min lay over at a pavilion with a fire, and some snackipoos that were put on for a group of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. They were kind enough to share hotdogs, cookies, and water with us. This gave me a chance to get up close with the train.
Back on the train for the return trip, got in a few more shots Miah get’s some digital film testing in.After Jerimiah gets to looking at his footage and some or test photos, he’ll decide on how to proceed with the project.We did some more shooting at the train station back in Durango. Started the trip back to Estes about 3pm. Made the Wolf Pass again, and this time it was much easier, in the daylight and all. Stopped for a decent meal in Walsenburg. Got back to Estes about 12:30am.
Mingus was very happy to see me.
Tomorrow, I’ve got an 8 hour drive to Durango. I’ve been asked to a producer for a film short with Under Oath Productions! http://www.uopfilm.com/ The movie involves filming on a moving train, so the Director/Screen writer, Jerimiah Whitlock and I are going to Durango to scout out the Durango/Silverton Railway. http://www.durangotrain.com/ Should be a very cool excursion. 1800s train, canyon ride, winter time…
The next trip is scheduled for April 5th. Heading down to Austin, Texas to hang with friends, and warm up my body core. I haven’t seen 80+ temps since July, and I’m about due. The lizard in me needs a heat rock.
And finally, May 19th, I’m being flown to Florida to be the wedding photographer for my good friend’s wedding on N. Captiva Island on the Gulf side. It also involves a trip to the Salvador Dali museum in St. Pete.
So, of course this means there will be some photos coming up very soon, and hopefully some good tales from the road.
The big difference on these trips are, my dog Mingus will not be coming along, and instead, my co-pilot on all 3 trips will be a human.. Jerimiah Whitlock. A real navigator! Someone to drive some!
Someone to help document the road.. as it’s very hard to snap shots and log while driving.
More to come!!
Tuesday I leave for Utah. It’s time for The Photo Vagabond to hit the road, and start up some adventure and photography.
I haven’t been happy with Blogger. It has not been the most photo friendly program, so I’m giving this a try. Over the next few days, I’ll move some of my older blog stuff over here.