This past Thanksgiving break I traveled to Kentucky to visit Ali’s family. Most times when I’m traveling I like to take my camera with me just incase I find a moment that is capture worthy or even just to practice with my DSLR. One of the shots most people know is the hardest to grab is a dog portrait. This is part of the reason why this shot below is fun for me, dog shots are difficult! The story behind this photo: Ali’s cousins and I had just finished a round of golf and we were sitting in the kitchen. James (one of Ali’s cousins) took his hat off and put it on Rex (the dog). We started laughing, and he looked pretty great walking around with his hat. As soon as he sat down I quickly kneeled down and snuck this shot in. He’s a great dog btw, one of the fastest running dogs I’ve seen. He can run over 30MPH!
(Ali was insistent we had the tree perfectly positioned for the window, now i completely understand why)
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While traveling recently for work- I went for an early AM 4-miler in Chicago. I snapped this HDR #iPhoneOnly pic at Millennium Park. One of my favorite things about traveling for work is exploring cities on your run.
And running by the world’s favorite Phaseolus never sucks.
This was such a surreal experience: moderating a panel of 3 people incredibly-out-of-my-league: the co-founder of reddit, NASA’s operation manager for the “Curiosity” Mars project, and the chief scientist who invented the futuristic UI from Minority Report.
I wore Google Glass at Compute Midwest to share the experience. And while I don’t expect you to watch the whole video, it’s neat to see the perspective #ThroughGlass.
I felt so fortunate to be asked to emcee and facilitate this discussion at Compute Midwest. Big props and thank you so much @MikeGelphman for this. Honored to help- proud of what you’re doing. Keep it up.
(photo backstage with #Reddit co-founder @alexisohanian. Got to chill and talk with him for a while before his presentation. Just an overall great guy who is humble and insistent on bringing good to the world.)
Had fun taking this shot in the entrance of the new Chuy’s here in Kansas City at the Country Club Plaza.
BTW, dinner at Chuy’s was good. Glad Kansas City is getting a more relaxed atmosphere restaurant for the Plaza (and decent prices). All the food was great- you gotta try “the Elvis” with the boom boom sauce. Also their patio looks to be a great spot to sit on a nice day. This was my first dinner at a Chuys- now I know what everyone is talking about. Glad we have 1 now, the rumor is 3 more are set to open in KC in the future.