Got the cards dumped from the 2016 edition of The Shootout by Buschur Racing. Here are bunch of my favorites. Enjoy and share!
The marcseery.com website and blog got facelifts this week. The past several months have been hectic. That’s no complaint. Having a ton of work that I love to do is a blessing. I have been plucking away at the website re-redesign. It was time to freshen things up. Just in time for Summer and to kick off an upcoming headshot promotion… and it’s full of responsive goodness for all screen sizes.
Definitely an exciting weekend at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, NC.
Still getting caught up from the weekend out of town but started dumping the cards tonight. Here’s a favorite from the weekend.
CH3NO2 goes boom!
Here’s an image that I shot just inside of the gates to the courtyard of Ponce de León Hall. Originally built as an exclusive luxury hotel by millionaire developer Henry M. Flagler, it is now part of Flagler College. It’s simply gorgeous. I’ve posted some photos recently of coquina. The building was the first of its kind to be constructed using poured concrete with local coquina as a component. The building is of the Spanish Renaissance style and was architected by John Carrère and Thomas Hastings. I suggest reading up on the history of original Ponce de León Hotel.
Flagler College, a private liberal arts college, in St. Augustine, FL is chock-full of architectural design intricacies. John Carrere and Thomas Hastings designed Ponce de Leon Hall, built around 1888, as a luxury hotel. The image above is part of the main gates to the courtyard in front of the complex. I’ll post a wider shot of the hall from inside the courtyard in an upcoming post in this series from my St. Augustine trip. Stay tuned.
Here’s another photo from a walk around Old Town with my parents. This is one of the original Carrara marble Medici lions that’s perched on the Old Town end of the bridge. The original bridge spanning the Matanzas Bay was opened in 1927. It connects downtown St. Augustine with Anastasia Island.
After the original bridge, as well as a temporary bridge were demolished, the new bridge opened in 2010. My Uncle was one of the few lucky ones to first cross the new bridge at the ribbon cutting ceremony on opening day. The bridge is a really pretty component of such a beautiful area.
The lions were a gift from Dr. Andrew Anderson. He’s known for putting artwork in public places around St. A. Even though St. Augustine is known for heavy Spanish influence, he had the lions made by Romanelli Studios in Florence, Italy.
Ever heard of coquina? This type of rock is made of various size pieces of shells and other invertebrates. It was quarried and used as building material all over St. Augustine hundreds of years ago. Most of the buildings in old town and the walls of the Castillo de San Marcos are made of coquina. It was essential in the fort and city walls as it would basically absorb cannonballs rather than shatter. These are a few of my shots from wandering around during my visit to St. A. back in July.
It’s finally race season. I’m really happy to be out shooting again after what seems like a very, very long Winter. This past weekend I traveled with the crew from Outlaw Motorsports of Morgantown, WV. We hit the road for the NEPG Sandlapper Enduro in Salley, SC with two trucks loaded with gear and dirt bikes. Check out a selection of shots below from the pits, the tests, and some new graphics on the Team Outlaw bikes.
OK, I’ll admit it. While I try not to obsess over gear and focus on the technology that meets my needs, I do love tech. So for my fellow gear junkies, here’s a list of what I’m fond of using these days. Some stuff I own, some stuff I hire, but in the end the job gets done. That’s what matters to me.
Camera Bodies (still and motion):
Canon 5D Mark III (my favorite.)
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS
ikan D7 7″ Field Monitor
Apple MacBook Pro
Apple MacPro (ready for the new one!!!)
Apple Final Cut Studio 3
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Adobe PS, CameraRaw, Lightroom
G-Technology Drives (G-DOCK, G-SPEED es, G-Drive mobile)
Sandisk Extreme Pro CF and SD Cards
Manfrotto Carbon, Aluminum, Ball Heads, Fluid Heads, etc.
So there ya go. Definitely some of my favorite things and brands. It’s all rock solid gear.