Sunday, July 29, 2012

If you like dolphins, don't swim with them or watch them in a show.

I'm cleaning my room and popped in a documentary I got on Netflix called The Cove. I knew it was about dolphins in Japan and that's about it. It's actually about a cove in Japan where they herd and trap thousands of dolphins a year. They sell each dolphin for $150,000 and they are transported all over the world to "swim with dolphin" tourist attractions and are taught tricks to perform in shows. The dolphins that are not sold are slaughtered. 23,000 a year end up being sold as meat labeled as another mammal. This documentary has me in tears trying to fold laundry. I don't recommend it unless you want to be disturbed, but the message needs to be passed along. Oh, and everything they are doing is totally legal. The American's investigating are being arrested. Nice, right?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I think there's something in the water

These are a few shots from the weekend. Saturday called for a little get together with some friends from work. we got a blow up pool and just hung out for the evening. Then Sunday I went to Cowan's Gap with the family for the day and got to spend some time with my younger cousins that I don't get to see as often. Great weekend. :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I headed up with a friend to Athens for the weekend. The weather did some pretty strange stuff in those short days and the rest are just things here and there.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tiny Tutu

My little cousin, (the one directly below pointing) has followed in the family footsteps and has become a little tiny ballerina. These are just a few shots from her second recital. The lighting was so low, hence the graininess and the blur. I tried to make some fun out of the situation and did jumping jacks in between to stay warm in the freezing cold auditorium.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


On May 16th, students from the viscom department were let loose all over Athens county to document it's citizens and visitors alike in the pursuit of wellness. I went to a few different fitness classes at the OU rec center.

There is a great body of other student's work at

Monday, July 7, 2008

Playing catch up

these are a few shots from a story that i spent tons of time with on Dave Sagan and the Hocking Woods Nature Center. I went into the project being terrified of snakes, and after the first day of shooting, i put my camera down most of the time just to get my hands on many of the 40+ animals that he cares for on a daily basis. he houses several snakes in his home and at the nature center, as well as other reptiles such as turtles, iguanas, and other lizards. he rehabilitates animals to be released into the wild or finds a suitable home for them. the nature center even has houseplants for adoptions. it was an amazing place to spend my days. every day was an adventure.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I'm Back

I've been in a funk for a while. School has been tough and I haven't had much inspiration in the photography department. Tomorrow is the big day, Dawn 2 Dusk. Nikon came into school with all of their fancy new stuff and handed it out like miniature candy bars. It was so exciting! I was able to get a D3 and a 24-70mm 2.8 lens. I was being lazy this afternoon, then decided to play with the $6700 that I get to use for the next 2 days. It was a lot of fun comparing its superior quality to my D70s. I played with all of the buttons and settings. I have a little tiny pet turtle Stella that always comes up to whoever gets near her. I could really tell a difference between the two cameras. The pictures of her look a little magenta, but there is a purple towel under her tank. The ISO on the D3 is just as fabulous as Nikon advertises. I've already started saving up for one.

f/2.8 28mm ISO 500 D70s

f/2.8 70mm ISO 6400 D3

f/2.8 70mm ISO 6400 D3

f/2.8 70mm ISO 320 D3