May 12 28th, 2013 - Oakley Site
It's been a while since I've reported any news on the site, but I have a few minor updates. A few months ago I upgraded my camera to a Nikon D300S, plus I've bought and sold a few of my lenses (see "about" page). I've also updated my watermark to go with the new cameras, so photos with the D300S can be identified by the new watermark (black text with orange outline).

September 28th, 2009 - Oakley Site
I had some photos of the O Lab featured on Oakley.com.

March 14th, 2009 - Graphic Work
Tried my hand at some graphic design work, creating some logos for the Horns Hill Freeride Team.

January 10th, 2009 - New photos and new lens
A handful of new photos have been added since the last news update. Also I picked up a new lens the other day. I've been trying to find a Tokina 11-16 F/2.8 for a while now. They've been on back order everywhere for a long time, but I found one at Samy's Camera when I was in L.A. this past week. Expect to see some shots with it in the near future.

August 24thth, 2008 - Gallery Updates
I've added a bunch of new photos over the past few weeks, and today I'm updating a bunch of the "Click here for full gallery" areas from recent events.

June 15th, 2008 - SCCA AutoX Video, Rally Video
Took some video today at the OVR SCCA Autocross at the Ackerman lot. I mounted my helmet cam in the driver's side brake cooling duct. I decided it might be easier to upload videos to YouTube for now, so please enjoy: M3 AutoX Video

It's been a few years since I've Autocrossed. While It was fun, the limited seat time makes me want to get out on a road course (in this car this time)...or just stick to rally. The age of the front Pilot Sports was really showing too, as the car was understeering much worse than a car that well-balanced should.

Also came across this video that someone got of us at STPR. It shows how loud the Civic was with the busted exhaust: STPR Video

June 10th, 2008 - Rally-America: STPR
We just got back the other day from STPR 2008 with another solid finish in the 2000 Civic Si. Justin and I swapped seats halfway through, splitting the national event into 2 regional rallies. We both got to blow off the cobwebs in our rally driving, and he got to try his hand at co-driving for the first time. Then I got to refresh my reading skills for the second regional. It took him a few stages to get the stage notes down, and even I was a bit rusty since I hadn't co-driven it since LSPR 2006. Despite that, things went really well.

Some overheating issues cost us a bunch of time in the early stages. We were worried about our chances of completing the remaining 200+ stage and transit miles, but it turned out that the radiator was just clogged with mud. Once we got back to service and cleaned it, everything was fine. Unfortunately we lost about 3 minutes limping through the second stage. Stage 1 and 2 (1 in reverse) were lower speed (less air flow) than most of the other stages, and it was extremely hot out, so that didn't help much either. We even had to shift down into second and first gear a few times to keep the Civic "on the pipe" as Justin said.

I also misjudged the size of a jump a bit, and ended up moving the front lower bulkhead (and bumper beam and upper radiator support that its braced to with some square tubing) up about an inch or two...It didn't affect the way that the car ran though, and it was nothing that a winch and a tow strap couldn't fix! I can't believe how that Civic keeps on going after all of the abuse that it takes. Before it was a rally car, it was a press car, then a driver training car, and then a road race car. Besides Rally wins, it holds a number of SCCA Showroom Stock championship wins!

Once the second day started, I took it easy for a stage or two to make sure that the overheating was under control. Then we were able to put the hammer down. The exhaust had developed a break early in the first day, so all of the spectators really got to hear what a car sounds like when it's pushing 8000 RPM. These stages were quite a bit faster and smoother than the previous day, so the Civic, with its remote reservoir Penskes, was really enjoyable.

Later in the second day, we cut a bit wide exiting a slow corner and got the front wheels high-centered on a bank. We eventually got the car unstuck (with the help of about 5 corner workers) and were able to finish the stage with nothing damaged but our stage time. I'm waiting for a video to show up on YouTube of me running out of the "silly seat" (navigator) to put the triangles down and getting yanked back with my helmet intercom still plugged in! Also, thanks to the corner worker who carried our splash shield all the way back to park exposť!

Even though I wasn't a big fan of the new stages, and they had removed the Subaru Splash stream-crossing stage (environmental concerns), there was a pretty cool new super special stage. It was basically a big rallycross with a small jump set up. This allowed the local townspeople could watch some rally action without trekking into the woods. It was very hard to see with the dust, and everyone was trying to show off. Luckily not much was damaged besides a couple of bumpers and a lot of hay bales. Even if they aren't as exciting to drive as the real stages, I like them because they allow you to hang it out a bit, and it gives more people the chance to appreciate the sport (and invite the event to return next year).

Pete Kuncis captured some really cool images of the car, and I added one on the Rally page from Lorne Trezise.

May 28th, 2008 - Ad feature
Check out the portfolio section, one of my photos was featured in a national magazine advertisement!

May 11th, 2008 - Photo update
Got hired last weekend to shoot some photos for the Indian Lake Yacht Club at their 2008 I-20 Cinco De Mayo Regatta.

March 16th, 2008 - More biking videos
A couple more vids from Ray's
Me doing 3 small jumps
Me riding the jumps leading to the Red Bull wall ride and back
Alden jumping in the foam pit.
Me jumping in the foam pit

February 23rd, 2008 - Bike/snowboard videos
I didn't know where else to put them, so here are some videos taken with the helmet cam that my girlfriend gave me taken at Mad River:
Matt following me
Me riding
Camera mounted to my leg, doing a manual at the end
Matt following me again
Me in the terrain park
Me in the glades
Last Run
and Ray's Indoor MTB Park:
Moen Area
Pump Track
XC Course
XC Course Again
Moen Area
Moen Area

February 20th, 2008 - New photos and new lens
A handful of new photos have been added since the last news update from the Detroit Auto Show, as well as my M3 Model, and the Moustache Party. As far as my photo eqipment is concerned there is some bad news, but with a positive outcome. Due to a slight tripod accident, my 18-70mm lens was destroyed. Luckily, I had the Cord Camera protection plan on that lens. I was able to apply the value of a replacement towards the Nikon 18-200mm VR, so now I have a much nicer lens to replace it.

December 18th, 2007 - Ray's photos
Photos from Ray's MTB Indoor Park of some friends riding. Most shots were taken with Cactus remote flash triggers firing my Nikon SB600, and Vivitar flashes. Next time I go, I'll be torn between trying to perfect this setup, and improve my photos, or trying to spend some more time riding.

December 5th, 2007 - Plant photos
Added a few closeup shots of some plants I have around the house that I took with a reversing ring and my 50mm f/1.8 lens.

December 4th, 2007 - Rally-America: LSPR
Updated the Rally section with results from LSPR and a link to a scan showing us at New England Forest Rally. I'll add a pretty cool thumb from LSPR soon.

August 26th, 2007 - Rally updates
Added credits for Rally photos (I should have done this from the start), also added a small gallery from Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, 2007.

August 21st, 2007 - Volksfest photos
Fixed a few more things, added gallery from Volksfest 2007.

August 15th, 2007 - Site updates
The site is up at the correct URL. I've also changed some of the formatting and fixed a few other things. I still need to add a porftolio, but I've added links to some places where my photos have been featured. I've got a few other tweaks I'd like to make, and then I need to start adding some more content.

August 12th, 2007 - Site updates and F1 photos
I've been slowly filling in the various areas of the site. I also added a gallery of photos from the 2007 Formula One United States Grand Prix.

August 4th, 2007 - Rally updates
"About" and "Rally" sections created with rally results, photos and an in-car video of a stage at Rally New York 2005. Links also added in "Partners" section.

August 2nd, 2007 - Site updates
With the help of my friend Matt, the basic layout of the site is created. Over the upcoming weeks, I'll slowly be filling in the rest of the content on the site and adding previous images along with any new stuff that I'll inevitably take along the way.

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