Sep 272011
 
Dueling emails: 500px and Fotomoto part ways, and entertain in the process

Yesterday, I received a curious set of emails, sent within an hour of each other.  The first was from 500px.com, a photo sharing site well-known for it’s clean design and high caliber of photography.  A relative newcomer to the photo-sharing scene, it’s garnered high marks and a cult following from photographers and photography enthusiasts.  (In […]

Sep 072011
 
A Fine Line: A Visual Meditation on the Bouldering Life

Promo shots from the new film: A Fine Line.  All photos by Andrew Kornylak. A climbing friend once told me about a beautiful, rectangular rock perched on the edge of a rubble strewn slope near the rim of the Owen’s River Gorge. The location was off of the typical Bishop bouldering circuit, in an area […]

Oct 272010
 
That Choked Up Feeling

It’s not that I’ve been in a slump, but it’s good to get a little inspirational jolt from time to time.  Last night, I attended a screening at Adventure 16 of 180° South, a film about Jeff Johnson’s Patagonian journey, inspired by the 1968 epic adventure of Patagonia and North Face founders, Yvon Choinard and Doug Tompkins. […]

Oct 222010
 
Bringing the Outside In

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco It’s been raining a lot lately.  This is good for our reservoirs, but not good for my weekend plans. All this time spent indoors, reading good books and drinking hot tea, reminds me of the winters that I spent in New York City.  Without the means or the time […]

Apr 252010
 
Camera Review: Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds Camera with Olympus PT-EP01 Underwater Housing

Earlier this week I received my long-anticipated underwater housing for my Olympus micro four thirds camera (Olympus Pen E-PL1).  It was delivered via express mail by Optical Ocean Sales–the first shop that I could find that had the housing in-stock.  (Jack Connick at Optical Ocean Sales was very helpful during this process.)  I received the […]

Apr 132010
 
Mushrooms All Year

A few weeks ago, a very considerate family member sent us two glorious pounds of fresh mushrooms from Oregon.  He ordered it through a company called Mushrooms All Year.  It was the most amazing gift!  We spent the next four days cooking morels, black trumpets (my favorite), yellow feet and chanterelles.  I just wish that Mushrooms […]