Catch up time

It's been a while. How've you been?

Needless to say, I've been busy. But you've heard that before so I'll just leave it at that. This might be a bit longer than some of the other posts. I have a few things to share.

First off is an audio slide show I did on former CU quarterback John Hessler for a story about his progress.

I also worked on my second video production this week on Robb's Music in Boulder. Robb Candler is selling his business of 29 years. You can read about it and see stills from other photogs here.

I worked on those this week on top of running the Photo Dept. while my boss was on vacation. So when that happens other than being an e-mail wrangler you get to shoot quick hit assignments and breaking news.

Like University of Colorado researcher Hans Seelig who developed a chip that monitors the water stress of plants. It's always good to make use of a reporter that's just standing around. They make great light stands sometimes.

Then there's Mara Abbott. She's a local high school graduate that turned training for swimming on a bike into a possible full fledged career. She's tearing up the college ranks and finished second in a pro race in Canada. Since she's a swimmer, she's not a snobby roadie. I'm a roadie, but I'll be the first to admit there are several snobby cyclists out there. Speaking of, I sure need to get a few rides in considering I'm supposed to do the Triple Bypass in just a few weeks. It'll be grueling and torturous, maybe even evil but I still love that ride. This will be my fourth ride. Every one has been a journey of some sort. I can't wait for the 2007 edition. Alright, back to photos....

While sitting there wrangling e-mails, phone calls, reporters, editors, interns and trying to to get too distracted by my RSS feed the scanner sits right next to my computer. I usually hear most of the calls, but I was out shooting a really bad portrait. I won't even share it because I'm ashamed to put my name on it. One of those three minutes late and they don't really have the time to sit for you anyway deals. Anyway, there was a report of a "Code Black" in Boulder Creek. I get the phone call from the desk and race over there. Apparently three guys were tubing down the creek and one of them bumped into the body and they called 911. The police still haven't determined the cause of death, but he was identified. Not a fun way to try and beat the heat.

Then I was the camera in the courtroom goon again. This time for Ronald Swerlein. He's the guy in Longmont that has been accused of having enough chemicals to blow up his entire block. He says he's just making model rockets. If I keep up the pace I'm on I'll get on a first name basis with every sheriff and prisoner in Boulder County.

So that's what the last week's been like. Busy as usual. I've got a few more multimedia and videos in the works, so stay tuned......


Danny said...

Love the Seelig shot man!

Marianne said...

"Your Revenge is in the Mail". Ha,Ha! My mom used to live on the same street as that freak!