Grain Silo Timelapse – Rapelje, MT

The sky in central Montana is force that plays different characters on different days. Today it was playful in a way it hasn’t been in several moody weeks. Watch until the end, and you’ll see the shadow of another storm begin to slide across the sky.

This is my first time-lapse in Rapelje, set up while I interviewed Laila, the manager of the Stockman Cafe. I’m looking forward to making more. With time such an important part of the story, I’m thinking that they may play a big part in the film.

Check out the film’s website HERE.

Rapelje, Montana

Stills from my first trip to Rapelje filming my short documentary on the 24 Hours of Rapelje, the town’s famous mountain bike race. Special thanks to Sally Orr for giving me tour of the area, and helping me lay the ground-work for the film!

Roadtripping Acadia National Park!

This has been one of my favorite projects, yet. Acadia is beautiful and all of the activities we filmed were fun. It didn’t hurt that the conditions were about as good as they could be during the shoot. This series is part of the Trip Films National Parks films and can also be seen HERE.

Update: Here’s the full episode.

Driving Park Loop Road

Climbing the Beehive

Cycling Acadia’s Carriage Roads

High Tea at Jordan Pond House

A Day in Bar Harbor

Summer update: sunny Acadia and Georgia’s brewmasters

beehive cliff trail hike climb grip travel acadia national parkIt’s been a busy summer with a bunch of projects flying off the shelves. One of my favorite has been filming an episode of Arteries of America’s new video series that will be showing on Trip Films over the next few weeks. Arteries of America, hosted by Ashley Johnson, visits Acadia National Park. She is a natural travel host and Acadia, as always is a gorgeous backdrop for such a beautiful woman.

We got all of the footage for a five-part episode/series in one fast-paced day, hitting most of the usual stops. Ice Cream and shopping in Bar Harbor, Park Loop Road, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, the carriage roads by bike and sunset on Cadillac Mountain. Ashley seemed to have as much fun hosting as I did shooting. Her talent in front of the lens meant I could really focus on work behind the camera, capturing some great footage.

As these videos air, I’ll be posting them here.

 

jailhouse brewing brewery paulie and me georgia craft brewers guild o'dempsey's

Left to right: Paul (Paulie) Warshauer, Glenn Golden (Jailhouse Brewing), Randy Dempsey (O'Dempsey's), Mark Broe

Paulie & Me has also been ramping up, with a trip to Atlanta to film a teaser episode. It was a trip of waffles, southern craft beers (of which there are VERY few) and southern hospitality.

As with all trips, this one seemed to spiral out to the edge of control. Mark Broe, the new brewmaster led us on a trip to Jailhouse Brewing, where the universe’s strange sense of convenience also placed two of the founding members of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. Contacts were made, beers drank, ideas planted.

Lost Photos Project

Blueberry Slides waterfall, White Mountains National Forest, Maine.

Recently, I’ve been forced to switch hard drives, leading me to the unenviable task of cleaning up my files. I knew that some day this would happen. What I didn’t know was the treasure chest of unlooked-at photographs that were buried in there. I had folders of pictures from trips around Maine that I knew existed, but had left behind as new projects came up. In most cases, the images hadn’t even gone through the usual process of digitally organizing them. Embarrassingly, some entire folders hadn’t even been looked at—or hadn’t been looked at in so long that they appeared new to me!

I’ve decided to go through them, organize the images and post them in my flickr account. Some of the real stand-outs will also go to my stock agency for sale.

Water trickles from a fountain in a park in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The first two batches to make the transition are from a trip into New Hampshire’s White Mountains and a drive through Acadia National Park (both with my parents.) Both sets of photos yielded pictures that reminded me of the effect of a great image to transport the viewer to another part of the world. Some photos came up that surprised me. There have also been pictures that have sparked my love of photography again.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sorting through many of those “lost” files. As those pictures go up, I’ll be posting about them here.