Thursday, November 28, 2019


I've been seeing a lot of people's end of the decade posts - showing themselves at the beginning and end of the decade. Now some hilarious and depressing memes are popping up to mock the posts. I guess I kind of went the depressing route recreating one of my most popular posts from the Chief Source days - but unfortunately without Josh. Anyways - life and work have been good - but I miss Josh all the time.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Richland B&O Trail

I had a photo shoot in Upper Sandusky last week(which is nowhere near Sandusky fyi) so I decided to see if there was anywhere interesting to stop on the way back. I ended up bringing my bicycle and riding the Richland B&O Bike Trail from Mansfield to Butler and back. It is a scenic 18.4 rail trail that is nicely paved. I also looped around the couple small towns it passes through on the way. I definitely want to come back and ride this again when the weather is nice and spend some more time.

I shot this with my new GoPro Hero 8 Black at 120fps then slowed it to 24fps in post. Besides the awesome stabilization I'm finding the image quality is also a big upgrade from my older Hero 5.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Gorge the Gorge

Gorge the Gorge
A coffee, a hike and then a beer? Sounds like a plan. 
'Gorge the Gorge' was put on by Asterisk Coffee Bar and HiHo Brewing. We started at the coffee bar, hiked the Glens Trail and then had a beer at HiHo. Pretty nice day for it.

Monday, November 18, 2019


Erin's friend, Chef Douglas Katz, invited her to a preview of his new restaurant, Zhug, in Cleveland Heights and I got to tag along as her plus one. The place has a Mediterranean theme serving small plates meant to be shared... and with a side of the sauce that the restaurant is named after. We had a couple cocktails at the bar before sitting down and eating some pretty amazing food.

Friday, November 15, 2019

First Snow Ride 2019

I hopped on my bike Tuesday afternoon to test out a few things. First I wanted to make sure my old Trek mountain bike was road worthy - I really only use it as my winter bike now. I had also just bought the new GoPro Hero 8 Black. Its most touted feature is the HyperSmooth 2.0 and it did not disappoint. I can't believe how well it stabilizes the video - attaching my old GoPro - the Hero 5 - to the bike handlebars made the video almost unusable, with the new one it looks like I had it on a gimbal. I also shot a hyperlapse with it that looks really great too. The slow motion bits are from my old GoPro... speaking of which GoPros are never known for their low light capability but I did take the new one out on Wednesday night and it is definitely an improvement. Anyways - I'm all around impressed for this small, inexpensive camera - I didn't think I would have ever bought another one but I'm glad that I did. Although not visible here I did make an IGTV version of this video using the new "auto-reframe" tool in Premiere Pro - and that is amazing too - you can check that out on my IG page.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Another One Bites the Dust

Cotter Demolition
Last Friday I was leaving leaving Earthquaker Devices after picking up some guitar pedals to photograph when I pulled over the car and decided to capture some photos of the demolition of the 1918 building that originally housed Akron Pure Milk Co. The block had a few cool buildings on it that would have been great lofts & more as Akron redevelops - but instead we will get an awesome new surface lot for hospital employees!! Woot. Anyways - I made a lap around the block and took these images.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Minerva-Swerva

My second recent slow-motion video. This was shot in the same way as the last GoPro video - I just should have realized shooting 120 fps indoors on a GoPro would not look all that great. Is still like this video of our day trip to Minerva though. I hope my next Canon camera has 120fps in 1080 so I can really do this kind of thing better.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Day Trip

Erin and I felt like getting out of town for the day but didn't have any plans. We basically ended up picking a town on Google Maps that had a brewery and a place to eat that was within an hours drive - Minerva. We turned the "no freeways" option on the navigation and drove to Sandy Springs Brewing. They were having a second anniversary party with live music and special beer releases. We had some really good beers and a great lunch then decided to also hit the brand new UnHitched Brewing on our way back home.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Halloween Cover Show

Halloween at Akron Recording Company
On Halloween evening I went to Akron Recording Company to see their Halloween Show. They had three bands doing cover sets and all were amazing. First was Kate Bush, then Tom Petty, and finally Amy Winehouse. ARC is mainly a recording studio but it is such a cool spot to see a show too.