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Carlisle Spring Musical Photos Online

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All of the photos from Carlisle’s Spring Musical are online. You can see them here.

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April 29, 2008 at 8:56 am

PAW Week 8

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I met this fellow, let’s just call him Bill, this morning. He was very friendly and was eating grass through the fence. I guess in this case the grass was greener on the other side. This is part of my PAW project to shoot one roll of film each week. I shot this with a Konica FT-1 Motor and 15mm lens.

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April 27, 2008 at 6:09 pm

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Carlisle Spring Musical

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Carlisle School presented its spring musical, Bohemian Rebellion, this weekend. I haven’t processed all the photos yet, but I though I’d give a teaser as to what is coming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 27, 2008 at 10:19 am

Tennis and Golf

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Carlisle golf and tennis photos were posted on the website today. To see the photos click here.

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April 25, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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The Story Behind The Photograph

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I spent seven years at Martinsville Speedway as the director of corporate communications. One of my duties on race day was running pre-race along with a NASCAR staff member. 

After “Gentleman start your engines”, I would go through the gate at the start/finish line I would walk through the stands and stop in between the first and second turn to watch the first several laps of the race before going to the Dick Thompson Pressbox. Often, I would get a little misty-eyed because six months of preparation and work had pretty much been completed. Fans were in the stands and the race was underway.

A couple of years after I left the speedway, I was given an assignment to get a photo that screamed Martinsville Speedway. When asked, I knew the photo I wanted. When the drivers fired the engines (or as old school drivers call them a ‘motor’), I took my position and waited in between the turns.

For the first few laps I fired off a bunch of frames, but still wasn’t happy. Then a fan stood up and waved his hat. Snap, snap, snap and I had exactly what I wanted.

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April 25, 2008 at 10:44 am

Chef With Pizazz

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Last Saturday night, my neighbor John Estes and I participated in the Mental Health Association’s Men who Cook fundraiser. 

John and I had olives (actually John did all the “cooking”). We had blue cheese stuffed olives, assorted olives and two olive spreads on toasted bread and crackers. One spread was cottage cheese and olives and the other was olives, garlic and something else. Since it’s an old family recipe of John’s, I hate to give it away (besides, I can’t remember).

We decorated with olive branches, olive oil, fake bread, olive plates, and dishes. We also put plastic olives and branches in the fake tree that just happened to be behind our table. I wore a pink apron with olives on it. The association gave us a nametag that had John Estes and Steve Estes on it, so we claimed to be brothers.

Anyway, because we had such great decorations we won the people’s choice for best display. John’s holding the trophy and I am wearing the top hat they gave us that had ‘The Chef with Pizazz’ written on it. The photo is by my wife Mattie with a Konica FT-1. I mention the camera when film is used.

It’s the second time I’ve won for display, but for some reason I’ve never placed for best food. There’s always next year.

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April 23, 2008 at 1:56 pm

PAW Week 7

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This week’s PAW photo is of Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds. I went to a function last week were I met Senator Deeds. He is running for Governor of Virginia in the 2009 election.

This is part of my continuing project to shoot at least one roll of film each week and post a photo on Sunday. I shot this photo with a Konica Hexar AF.

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April 20, 2008 at 4:34 pm

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