Video Note: Scenes from a Civil War encampment with a Civil War musician's rendition of Way Down in Dixie on a 1845 Martin made in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in the 1840's. The encampment was in Gahanna, Ohio.
The video is a from a Civil War encampment in Gahanna, Ohio. I stumbled across this musician while shooting stills for an assignment and thought it would make for a good audio piece to show some of the day's activities.
It was fun creating the story towards the middle of the video about the kids and the charging confederate soldier. I was trying to tell a story while getting several video and audio samples from different parts of the event. To me it blends pretty seamlessly and it allowed me to explore some more editing and shooting techniques I hadn't tried yet. Let me know what you think in a comment below.
Shayla and Aaron were gracious enough to allow me to photograph their wedding for them. I just presented them with their private gallery so they could see the photos and pass it on to the friends and family members.
There were many great photos from the day and here are a few of my favorites.
Today I explored a fairly new style of off-road bicycle racing called cyclocross. It involves riding a ten speed type of bike with rugged wheels across grass and dirt, turning sharp corners and jumping hurdles.
For me the best way to describe cyclocross racing is to combine high school cross-country running with professional cycling and throw in a few hurdles for riders to either jump over on their bikes or run over the hurdles carrying their bikes. Mix that together and throw in a few hairpin turns every hundred feet or so and you get the essence of a cyclocross track.
Coffman Park in Dublin, Ohio became the host of the Cap City Cyclocross thanks to members of Dublin's bicycle advisory task force. Some of the task force members are regular participants in cyclocross racing but for some of the task force members, the Sunday races were their first chance to experience the cycling sport.
One of those who got his first experience to the sport on Sunday by riding in the class C race is Dublin City Council member John Reiner. Reiner, who is a member of the task force, said he would like to eventually see the event grow in size and bring in hundreds of people who spend the weekend in Dublin.
Dublin already hosts several large events such as the Memorial Tournament and Dublin Irish Festival. Having another event for Dublin that brings in the people from across America and the world would benefit not only Dublin but the Columbus area as well.
Overall I would have to say the event looked like a blast, especially for bicycle enthusiast who love the idea of doing some off-road riding. But the one thing that surprised me wasn't the sport itself but the amount of local people already enjoying it. (Ok. I was a little surprised by the hurdles.)
Often when a new sport tries to find a foothold in a community the people who participate in the sport aren't your local city council member or the members of the task force responsible for getting it the venue. Usually the participants are from outside of Ohio or from across the pond.
I had a chance to talk with a large amount of riders, fans, family members of participants that were from the local Columbus area. Many were from the Dublin and Hilliard area but a few were from Cincinnati and other Ohio cities. It will be interesting to see if and how the sport grows in Dublin since it seems to have some interest from local riders already.
I person on Twitter I follow sent out a message about a cool fan video for the Walking Dead. Blah Blah... yeah we all know that it is probably some horribly done little video using bad graphics, bad sound, and bad acting. But this video truly rocked my socks off.
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Wow what a wonderful day. I had the pleasure of photographing the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day in New Albany, Ohio. It was the 13th year for the classic and I think this is the second time I've photographed it. It seemed like it grew from the last time I photographed it.
It's been about seven or eight years since I last went. For the past few years it has been on a day I wasn't scheduled to work. As a freelance photographer though, I was thrilled to get the chance to photograph it. It is a classy and fun get together for families to enjoy a day out, and the event benefits the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence.
The event is held at the homes of Les and Abigail Wexner and includes rides, a petting zoo, inflatable games, musical performances by nationally known performers and a horsey jumping contest as Angela Pace who helps welcome guests to the New Albany Classic Invitational Gran Prix has called it. The event includes internationally known riders, and this year's musical performances were by a band from New Albany called New Hollow and American Idol Star David Archuleta.
I photographed the members of New Hollow a few months ago for the newspaper in one of the members basements where they rehearsed. It was nice to see them perform. Here are some of the photos from the event.