This past weekend Kristine and I participated in a cool ride called The Pirate Ride. This is a semi-underground ride where a large group of mountain bikers get together, dress up like pirates (and wenches of course) and ride. Well there’s a little drinking thrown in also to spice things up. After all it wouldn’t be a pirate ride without some rum! Arrghhh!
My wife and I had a nice date on Sunday. We ventured up to LA-LA land to see Gnarls Barkley at the Hollywood Bowl. We had great box seats 14 rows back in the center. Here’s some Youtube content someone else shot of the concert. We were lucky to be much closer than this. If I get a chance I’ll upload some of the video and stills I shot.
Got an email yesterday telling me that I had been selected for the Portfolio of the Month at Photoserve.com. Check it out!
I spent most of my Saturday doing some trail work on The Luge up the Santa Anas. The Warriors Society had a work event to repair a section of failing trail. This trail took alot of damage in the fires last fall. Even though this area of the forest is still closed, our group has permission to access the forest to patrol and perform trail work. Here’s a link to the write-up on Socal Trail Riders.
Just wrapped up a CGI shoot with Acura last week for the 2009 MDX. We shot background plates and HDRI dome down at The PIke in Long Beach, CA. The shoot went really smooth since we had a really great crew for the shoot.
We used the Biax dolly from Move-n-Shoot which worked out really well. The dolly moves on two axes to simulate the motion that we would get if we had a camera rig on a car. I prefer this more organic method of blurring the background instead of trying to reproduce it in post.
Look for the shot on the model landing page of Acura.com in a couple months.