Monday, October 28, 2019

Back to Boston

Boston Harbor
I had never been to Boston before going three times in the last two years after my friend Eric moved there. This time Erin came with me as I was in Eric's wedding. We left on Friday evening(I had to work all day Friday) and stayed until Wednesday morning(I had to work Wednesday evening). I spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning doing wedding things and wedding friends' things - which was a lot of fun - and then most of the next few days with Erin and with Erin's friend Colleen who also lives in Boston.  Most of these photos are from the latter part of the trip.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Halloween Charity Ball 2019

The Halloween Charity Ball is a great event that raises tens of thousands of dollars for a different charity each year. It is also one of my favorite event to photograph - people in costumes dancing and having fun. I believe this is the 5th year I have shot it. View all of the photos on the website.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Epic Slow-Mo Ride

I haven't messed with slow-motion video too much mainly because my Canon dSLR's aren't that good at it - they only record 1080 at 60 frames per second. My GoPro Hero 5 Black on the other hand can do 120 fps in 1080 so I shot this video with that. In Premiere Pro I then convert the footage to 24 fps for that classic slow motion look. GoPro's obviously have their image quality limitations but in bright sun like this the footage came out looking pretty good.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Asterisk Grand Opening

Though Asterisk Coffee Bar on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls has technically been open serving coffee for a few weeks and a couple of days serving cocktails they held an official grand opening last night. Asterisk is Albert Masco's second location - they will be serving the same coffee and espresso drinks as Akron Coffee Roasters but also have a liquor license and are serving beer and cocktails. For now the evening hours are just Thursday - Saturday but that should be expanding in the future.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Morning at the Bridge

The Gorge
I woke up the other morning and was finishing my breakfast when the sun just started to shine in. With Fall color just about at its peak i decided to walk over to the High Level Bridge and snap a few photos before I got to work. I'm glad I did - the light turned out to be beautiful. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Weekend Round Up

Silver Creek Metro Park
Between work and some social events I had a pretty busy but nice weekend. I will have a few posts based on some of my shoots soon - but here are a few snaps I took that wouldn't constitute a full post on there own. 
Above is my family hiking at Silver Creek Metro Park.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Savor the Summit

'Savor the Summit' is an annual event that raises money for the Summit Food Coalition, an organization focused on promoting local food. The event always features amazing food and drinks as well as a pie auction, wine/beer pull and more. They also give out the Local Food Hero award which this year happened to go to my girlfriend, Erin Molnar. Here are a few of my favorite images from the evening.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Fall-ing Hard

Kent Oktoberfest
I didn't snap a ton of photos this weekend but man did I do a ton of things. My weekend actually started on Thursday evening when my friend Aaron took a group of us to Pittsburgh to see one of our favorite High School band, The Queers. I didn't want to worry about the venues camera policy so I didn't bring it. On Friday evening Erin and I went to a market at the amphitheater in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. On Saturday I left my house on my bicycle at 11:30 and rode through a festival in Peninsula, to Oktoberfest in Kent, to Oktoberfest in Akron, over to the closing of my show at Summit ArtSpace, then to a house show in Highland Square. Sunday Erin and I hit two farm markets and a makers market in Willoughby. There were also a couple brewery stops sprinkled in throughout....

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Ohio to Erie vid

I posted a bunch of photos and a short instagram video shortly after our Ohio to Erie Trail trip over the Fourth of July but I just finally got to editing the long version. Four days of riding captured with my GoPro Hero 5 Black. My goal was to edit the video to the music as best as possible. It took some time but I think it was worth it.
The song is by my old band - The Strange Division.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Kendall Morning 2019

Virginia Kendall
Late Summer/early Fall is one of my favorite times to hike and take nature photographs. Last week I headed out to the Kendall hills in the Cuyahoga Valley before sunrise to make some images. I was hoping there would be a little more morning fog to shoot the sunrise through but I still got some cool shots. The shallow depth photos of the dewy plants were my favorites.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Chargers Street Gang

The Chargers Street Gang
I saw The Chargers Street Gang a number of time on their first go-around in the late 90s/early 2000s. They were a favorite local punk band of my friends and I and I was glad I caught them early on at a few rad small house shows. They recently reunited and a few of us rode to see them with Fringe Candidate and White Lighter. They put on an amazing show that was exactly as I remembered - pretty incredible.