Alex Harvill, current world record holder for ramp to dirt distance jumping [May 2012; 425ft] will be at it again this July. This time he will be tackling the dirt to dirt world record. Come see and support him July 6th 2013 at Horn Rapids MX Park in Richland Washington [hornrapidsmx.com]. If you are interested in sponsoring him there is still time left. Contact him at AlexHarvill.com
espn article from July 2012: http://xgames.espn.go.com/rally-moto-x/article/8181746/alex-harvill-sets-motorcycle-jump-record
I paid a visit to the long standing Blue Bird Inn. A historic location operating as a Tavern the majority of its existence since 1882. The streets are still fairly quiet in this small southern Washington town of Bickleton.
The area is known as the bluebird capital of the world and still has a population of under 200 within city limits. The location has had several owners over the years but still continues to be a must visit for passers by. There are many town events held throughout the year including car shows and rodeos so make a trip and check it out.
Another year has come and gone. The streets were again filled today with some of the areas finest automobiles. The 14th annual event is held in historic downtown Kennewick Washington. Attendees from all over the Northwest made their way out to show and to see some amazing rides. It was a great turn out and an overcast day that turned sunny and warm for this time of year here. Hot Dogs were cooking and many quality examples of past and present automobiles were on display. Take a minute and look through the gallery if you missed it. Or if you were there, you might see your pride and joy!
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Tony's Tacos // Kennewick WA - VR Photo
This is a flashback to a 360 virtual look of Tony's [360 Panorama] I did in early 2009. Click the image to view in its true glory!
Tony has been a local business owner serving great mexican food to the masses. This mobile restaurant, which has has occupied the same location on west Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick Washington for over a decade is hard to miss. During lunch time every day you are sure to find a line of patrons waiting for his tacos, tortas, burritos and other items to be served. Many customers frequent his location and Tony welcomes them by name with a happy smile on his face and a warm "hello my friend" greeting.
Tony works with his wife and occasionally his two daughters will be there helping out. You can find him there Tuesday-Saturday 11-12, closed Sunday and Monday so that his family can attend church and rest. I asked Tony what his plans for the future were. He told me he hopes to save up and open a brick and mortar restaurant in the near future.
This DSM has been rolling around town and was finally treated to some rolling shots.
I was hoping to visit this area about a month ago when all the blossoms were out but was busy and did not make it. It is still beautiful so you should visit it some evening. If you want to visit it now just click the image. I have been doing this type of photography for 6 years now.
After a few years making and remaking some DIY grids. [using black straws, card board and glue] I finally decided the heck with that mess and bought some HONL Photo Grids from Amazon.com. These are sold in a few different sizes and can easily fit in your photography backpack, side pouch or Pelican case. Once I received these grids I covered them with velcro just like I do with my speed lights so I can quickly add light modifiers securely.
I used the soft velcro on the grid and also on the flash head. Then you just use two rectangle pieces of the rough side velcro to secure them to the flash head.
The Honl Grids are available in a few sizes. Buy one of each or multiple sets for all your flashes. They also sell a HONL Photo Speed bundle that includes 2 grids, snoots, a speed strap and a carrying case. [pictured below]
Real Centric Solutions LLC is the General Contractor for the new showroom at McCurly Integrity Chevrolet. The Pasco landmark, known as the Chevrolet Dome or simply “The Dome” is scheduled to be demolished on Monday morning, April 22nd at 9:00 AM. The Dome was built by W.I. “Tony” Osborne as the new home of Chevrolet and opened in March of 1977. Bill McCurley purchased the dealership from Osborne April 1st, 1981.
CJ Rench is an artist based out of Hood River Oregon. This piece was commissioned January 2013. His work can be found throughout the Northwest. You can see more of his work from his website www.cjrdesignstudio.com
I did a 360 degree view of the piece in the park as well. You can view that by clicking the image. I was hoping to capture this with an amazing sky during sunset but it didnt happen tonight. I will have to try again sometime soon. Hopefully the city fixes that grass coverage between now and than as well. =)
Michael allowed me to shoot his awesome Subaru Forester XTI a second time, oh yes and it was fun. He had acquired a sweet set of CCW 3 pc wheels and wanted to update his web presence a bit. We went over near the airport and found some cool old buildings to shoot at this time. Heres a sample of the results.
This past weekend at Ski Bluewood was an old school half pipe competition for area skiers and boarders. There was also a most stylish method and spin to win event right after. The half pipe was hand sculpted... no pipe dragons cutting snow here. Eric Schultheiss, the event promoter hosted the event representing local business and industry donations. The snow fell all day but the mood was good. The only thing missing was energy drink super models and that sweet smell of BBQ. Maybe next year, don't miss it!
I was able to film for the local ski Resort, Ski Bluewood in Washington this past weekend. This month they are having a few events for the end of the season. The first one was called the "Butter Bash", which was a jam session with rails, fun boxes, gaps, and boarder cross like banked turns.
More fun at Ski Bluewood on their mini snow cat experience of Vitners Ridge.
We did do the Harlem Shake at the local Urban Sol tanning salon. Check out the sexy Iron Man [woman?] shake her thing until everyone busts loose. I know, I know...another one of those shake videos but check it out. Also check out Urban Sol for a great golden tan if you live in the Kennewick Washington area.
This week I went up to north central Washington state to Okanogan County. One of my stops was in Winthrop. This is a small town with an old American West theme. I had visited the town when I was younger but it has been quite some time. The town was established in 1924 and has the coldest recorded temperature in Washington state of -48F. If you are ever passing through it is definitely worth stopping.