Sunday, July 27, 2008


Lately the shots I have been taking have been a little bit more introspective. The first half of this year I was "putting myself out there" as they say. Engaging people with my photography and the idea of benshotme. Lately my shooting pace has subsided a little bit and my cavalier approach has subsided. I am less likely to whip out a copy of our latest magazine to share with a stranger. I'm less likely to approach that stranger who was in a nice looking shot at the drive-in. That good looking shot is also more likely to be of a stool. Part of this is just due to it being summer. There seems to be so much going on in summer there are few choices left for the free time. It also probably means that it is time for the benshotme experiment to refocus and determine exactly what it wants to be.

One of the biggest disappoints to the experiment so far has been that we were hoping for more people to want to participate. If your out there and reading this...I really want to shoot just about anything - I want your ideas for these web pages and the magazine. I do have an invitation to a softball game this week that I intend to shoot, but beyond that the ideas have not been coming from the readership.... join in today send a in topic to be covered!

Monday, July 21, 2008

two terms

On this day seven years ago, I married my friend and lover, the one who shares my laughter and light.

I love you erica!

This now being an election year, I hope things go well and another 4 years are approved by the voters. Remember no signage or picketing within 50 yards of the polls.

4 more years! 4 more years!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

dog days of summer

It's here. At least for me. These are the days that it becomes so hot you do not want to move. Its miserable. But the heat, that's not what I am here to blog about. In my mind a while back I decided that if a shot was good enough to be the shot of the week over at then it had better be good enough for me to record it as such over here at the blog and say something about it as well. So this weeks shot is another of phoenix, our cute little cherub of a dog. Recently I decided 2009 would be the year of the phoenix. This year I have been shooting photographs every day some call these projects _____ 365. For me this year was just an exercise, no boundaries any photo any subject, just daily. Well next year I will begin phoenix 365 a shot of our dog every day.... I can't wait!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Juggling the time

So on Monday I would have posted about the wedding (see next post), but the championship game of my Dek hockey season needed to be played. We lost by one goal, for those of you who care about results. Tuesday the company I work for went from a small family owned multi-million dollar biz to a huge publicly traded multi billion dollar biz. You know your average Tuesday. Wednesday the wife and I had one of those epic fights that will be remembered forever, or at least what equals a fight for us. At the very least it put us at our jobs the next day with little under 3 hours of sleep. Thursday was just another day of softball and then dek hockey scrimmaging. It is at softball that I shot this picture of Geoff with way to many balls in the analogy for the week. And that brought us to Friday where the now made up wife and I went to see one of my favorite bands in New Hampshire, which is where on the way back from the previously mentioned wedding I started thinking about my desire to get a blog out this sorry about the essentially list blog, this one was more for me to chronicle this mildly epic week than for you. How is your summer?

Another busy summer

Where do the days go? I have been meaning to post to the blog all week. I have wanted to talk about and post some of the photos of last weeks wedding of Dan and Stephanie. Here is a portion of Dan's toast to Stephanie and one of my favorite shots.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The scene

Cedar shingled houses with moths flying around porch light. Grills charring up burgers. Fire pits blazing. Raised voices over the blare of classic rock. Beer flowing down hatches. This was the other scene happening all over our Cape Cod last night, on this July 4th eve. It was in and out at Mike and Erin's, but there was of course a little time to snap off a couple shots.

Thursday night jazz

The worlds greatest coffee shop is now keeping its doors open a little later on Thursday nights. This week Coffee Obsession in Falmouth began its open mic/jazz night. Last night I could only spend about 30 minutes there and I was late so I am sure I missed some good times. But while I was there I was treated to nice mix of styles and in a relaxed creative atmosphere. Keep up the good work Hugh and friends.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


I have loved this shot since I pressed the shutter release. When I get a free minute it will become the shot of the week over at the main site.

So to my friend Justin, happy fourth birthday bud. I do have a tip for you for the upcoming year; you can have your cake and eat it just does not have to be all in one bite!