Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fat Bike Fest

Riders compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Riders compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Gina Rau (183) and Amber Hatfield (208) both of Sandy, compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Gina Rau (183) and Amber Hatfield (208) both of Sandy, compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Riders compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Riders compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Medals await the participants following the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Medals await the participants following the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Greg Roberts of North Ogden, center, falls on a steep descent  as he competes in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Greg Roberts of North Ogden, center, falls on a steep descent as he competes in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Jeremy Holt and Roger Snow play bicycle jousting during the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Jeremy Holt and Roger Snow play bicycle jousting during the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

It was a perfect day for the inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race and snow festival. I don’t think I will be upgrading to a fat bike anytime soon since there are a few other upgrades I am due for that are way more pressing. However, what a great way to keep cyclists on their saddles during the winter time. This sport seems to have exploded out of nowhere!

I produced a video about the event, (watch it here), and Mayor Mike Caldwell said that even the people who work for the manufacturers can’t get their hands on a fat bike frame. It will be interesting to see how this event progresses over the years but the GOAL Foundation, Ogden CVB and Ogden City did a great job hosting this event.

Fun with Remotes

Ajak Magot, center, of Idaho St. breaks up a shot by Kyndahl Hill, (35) of Weber St. while Joel Bolomboy of Weber St. follows the play during their Big Sky match up at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Ut., Monday, Jan 20, 2013.

Ajak Magot, center, of Idaho St. breaks up a shot by Kyndahl Hill, (35) of Weber St. while Joel Bolomboy of Weber St. follows the play during their Big Sky match up at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Ut., Monday, Jan 20, 2013.

I had a little fun with a remote camera at the Weber St. Idaho St. game. The Wildcats won the game, 65-59.

Girl of Glass at Weber State

Truly, played by Kaylee Lloyd in the production, Girl of Glass, poses for pre-publicity photos at Weber State Univesity Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Truly, played by Kaylee Lloyd in the production, Girl of Glass, poses for pre-publicity photos at Weber State Univesity Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Here are some pre-publicity photos from an original play at Weber State called Girl of Glass. It seems like a spooky production where somehow, this character keeps a bunch of these jars of “memories” and…well… I guess you’ll have to see the rest.

Film Goodness

Holga Rocky Point

HolgaPaige

Here are a few more photos from the rolls of film I got back this week. The success with these Holga film cameras was mixed in these first few attempts. I got some decent photos and I also got some duds. Of course, the duds always make me want to remedy the situation and shoot better next time. More to come…

Mixed Holga Success

Holga35 1

Holga35 2

Holga35 3

I just got my latest pictures from Nichols Photo Lab, (thanks guys!!), and if you have been following my Facebook lately, you might have noticed a few posts about my new, technologically un-advanced camera. It’s called a Holga, and I actually bought two of them. One is a 35mm and the other, a 120. And those are numbers that refer to film… For you youngsters who have never used it, check this link.

If you are into photography, you likely already know what these cameras are, and what they do. If not, I will explain briefly.

They are plastic cameras intentionally built to produce images that most “real pros” try to stay away from. The edges of the frames are out of focus. There is ample vignetting on the corners. As you can see from the photos above, the subject isn’t always centered in the viewfinder. And you can only really shoot outdoors, unless using bulb mode, which I haven’t tried yet.

I have even heard stories of photographers putting these in the oven so they warp slightly to get more light leaks for a creative effect.

Another nice feature is that the shutter will fire whether or not you have advanced the film. The images above also show that I forgot to advance the film between one photo shoot and the next.

These are my first few images since I returned to the world of film photography and I will be posting much more about these cameras in the months to come.

Enjoy!!

Writing Samples

MoabSpread

As a journalist, I have had the good fortune to not only cover events with a camera, but also to write the stories on occasion. I figured it would be a good idea to compile a few of my favorites. Here are the links.

LINK: Dirty Dash
LINK: Moab Slickrock Trail
LINK: Ogden’s Hurt in the Dirt
LINK: Ogden Marathon, 2012
LINK: Cik Skate Park
LINK: Waterskier Nick Parsons

Thanks for looking!

Brian