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Color Me Rad Albany 2012

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

Color Me Rad Albany 2012

This past Saturday morning I found yet another excuse to pick up cider donuts at Altamont Orchards by stopping at the Color Me Rad 5K Run for a few photos. The race, to benefit the Special Olympics New York, took place at the fairgrounds and promised to be colorful. Victim of its success, it also promised to be a nightmare for the small town of Altamont, gridlocking Route 20 & 146 for miles.  “Rad” didn't die in the 80's, after all. A 75% female attendance ... Continue Reading

Course Camarguaise, Bullfighting I Can Get Behind

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Course Camarguaise, Bullfighting I Can Get Behind

I'm on my way back to the US of A after a great time with friends and family in the homeland. I've posted a few photos of my trip on Flickr already, and a digest on Tumblr, but time permitted I'll post pictures and the corresponding cultural tidbits here in the next few weeks. I like to show a different side of France on this blog now and then, and if all else fails you get to learn new jokes ... Continue Reading

No Skating Allowed

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 11:50 pm

No Skating Allowed

There was no shortage of icicles in last week's post but truth be told, we are not getting any closer to winter — it was all CGI. What happened to Punxsutawney's favorite oracle? Somebody please put an end to the rodent's reign of terror, preferably Bill Murray. I captured this photo essay series of photographs back in March but this could have taken place last weekend just as well, kids are already busy skating the Civil War Monument in Washington ... Continue Reading

Warrior Dash Northeast 2011

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Warrior Dash Northeast 2011

Once again, I headed to Windham, NY this past Saturday to watch hundreds of mud lovers plow through 3.2 hellish miles. The voracious 12 obstacles course ingested 40 waves of “Dashers” during the weekend, leaving few prisoners. Did I think I would be running this year? Maybe. Did I chicken out? Most likely. I enjoyed taking pictures of these intrepid runners jumping over fire last year, knowing that I wouldn't have to nose-dive in a pool of muck a minute ... Continue Reading

Unicycle Race in Schenectady’s Central Park

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 12:20 am

Unicycle Race in Schenectady’s Central Park

I have a soft spot for unicycles. I remember my first job offer back in 2001, a position in a promising new IT company in Clifton Park. I couldn't pass on a business that advocated keeping carpal-tunnel at bay by way of yo-yo, juggling, and unicycles, could I? It turned out I have no balance, I left these acrobatics to more adventurous coworkers and practiced dodging pins and pedals diligently. Until 2004 and Rule 2, that is. “Rule 2: no ... Continue Reading

Warrior Dash Northeast 2010

Posted on September 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Warrior Dash Northeast 2010

It's the summer that keeps on giving. If you like mud, face paintings, mud, tire jumps, mud, cold water and more mud, there wasn't any better place to be than the Warrior Dash Northeast 2010 this weekend. Hundreds of people flocked to Windham, NY to brave the 13 obstacles laid out on this 3.23 mile course. Early birds got a chance to start at 9AM and be the first to face the dreaded mud pit. The ski resort chewed no ... Continue Reading

U.S. Water Ski Show Team in Scotia

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 10:01 pm

U.S. Water Ski Show Team in Scotia

Summer is almost coming to an end but there is still time to grab some fun-nuggets close to home. A few days ago I checked the U.S. Water Ski Show Team in Scotia, NY with some friends. This all-volunteer, non-profit, family oriented organization has been around for the past 40 years. They are performing throughout the summer months at their home base along the Mohawk River waterfront behind the iconic Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In. That’s a combo right there. Bring a ... Continue Reading

Freihofer’s Run for Women 2010

Posted on June 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Freihofer’s Run for Women 2010

A few photos from the Freihofer's Run 2010, which took place a few days ago, Saturday, June 5th. I definitely enjoy taking pictures of this event every year. There is really something genuine and powerful in the faces of the runners when they cross the finish line, something raw. I feel a lot of amateur photographers strive to capture great, natural human expressions: this is by no means easy. If it is something you are into, I recommend bringing your ... Continue Reading