Thursday, August 16, 2007


Got my MKIII today and I'm spending some quality time with the manual for the next couple days. I'm going break it in at a large wedding we are shooting on Saturday. I'll let you know how it performs. First impression is great.....a good bit lighter than the MKII with a larger display. I doubt I will need the 10 frames per second at the wedding but Mountaineer Football is right around the corner!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Forest Festival 50 Motorcycle and ATV Race

The Forest Festival 50 Motorcycle and ATV race held on Kelly Mountain outside Elkins was fun as usual on Saturday. Very hot and very dusty. Luckily the Canon 1DMKIIn is sealed to dust and water and is the perfect camera for these kind of racing conditions. Got the MKIII on order and will post images after I've tried it out a while.

Whats been happening?

I've been a bad blogger for the last month or so and haven't posted for a while.

July was crazy with baseball and seniors and one week was spent in Daytona Beach, not at the beach but in a dark classroom learning the ins and outs of PPA print competition at the annual PPA judging class. It was a real eye opener to see how the prints are critiqued and the huge amount of effort they put into the integrity of the competition. Dennis Craft and Helen Yancy were the instructors and really covered all the bases of competition.

Speaking of the print competition it looks like I hung all four entered prints and got one in the loan collection! And SURPRISE it was a WVU basketball shot! I guess I'm going to be a sports photographer when I grow up.

Last Sunday Christie and I hosted the PPWV annual picnic. We had a great turnout and everyone seemed to have a good time on the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley train ride despite the torrential rains that came later in the afternoon. Thanks very much to the crew from Canon!