Monthly Archives: January 2012

Full Moon Fever

Full moons in Vermont are a special time.  The Moon’s light reflects off the snow and lights up the night.  Under a full moon’s light, you are free to do many things that you couldn’t when the moon is not full.  We choose to hike into the Notch and burn things while consuming beer.  If that sounds smart, you should see how we get the wood to burn up into the Notch (hint: it is good to know snowmakers who have ready access to snowmobiles).

These are a few time exposures I took of the fire and the full moon.  My idea was to capture the festivities taking place under the full moon.  My favorite photo of the set is the one below.  Captured as the party winded down, the moon remains while the stragglers finish off the fire and remaining beers. Enjoy.


Why aren’t you Jibbing?

Happy 2012

I opened up a new year with snow, fire, Yeungling, and a bunch of people who enjoy throwing themselves at things with boards strapped to their feet. I tried to capture the night with my camera.  Unfortunately, many of the shots did not turn out as planned. My camera shifted on the tripod and missed most of the tricks being thrown down on the door to tree wall ride.

I also missed the entire session on the tire bonk.  Some highlights from memory include a skier sticking his skis in the tire and flipping over it; a snowboarder putting on skis and doing a 180 over it; and a bunch of other people just throwing themselves over the damn thing.

The last big throwdown occurred on a 8 ft up rail to big drop.  I did capture some of the things being put down on this rail and damn they were awesome.  Hopefully we will all be back soon to do some more sideways slidin’.

Enjoy the new year, but first, enjoy the rest of these pictures.

My Review of 2011

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 45 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


I snapped my shutter many times in 2011.  Of all the snaps I’d have to say this collection of photos is my favorite.  There is just something appealing to my eye about sliding down hills on 4 urethane wheels.  Especially when the person doing the sliding is Eddie J Murphy.  Keep the shred alive, Joe.

My resolution is to keep updating this blog in 2012.  I have a lot of ideas for photos and I will soon begin acting on them.  Stay tuned to reap the benefits.

Anyway, these images are from a day over the summer spent in the hills of York.  Those hills are probably the best around for skating.  For photography, the extravagant houses offer a nice backdrop and the hill receives nice light during the golden hour.  A great combination for composing interesting skate photographs.

Keep it Real in 2012.

This is AQ, I love you all. Peace.