Happy Birthday America!

We went out on the boat last night to celebrate the Fourth of July. Per usual, it was pretty awesome; although we’re going to have to work on the weather for next year:

Note: you may need to click through if you can’t see the video above.

E-Days 2009: Diamond AnnivarsarE-Days Fireworks

Before the Chaos
12.0 mm || 1/15 || f/4.0 || ISO800 || NIKON D90
Golden, Colorado, United States

12.0 mm || 9.6 sec || f/16.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Golden, Colorado, United States

Fireworks on Field
12.0 mm || 8 sec || f/11.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Golden, Colorado, United States

12.0 mm || 6 sec || f/16.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Golden, Colorado, United States

As is usually the case, be sure to check out the rest of the amazing fireworks pictures (and video!) on Flickr: E-Days 2009 – Fireworks

EDays 2009: Diamond AnnivarsarE-Days Videos

This is going to be the first of many posts over the next few weeks as I slowly process and upload over 24GB of data. Today, videos! In High-Definition! For free!

I did something odd and posted them in two places. Why on earth would you do that? you ask? Because I’m trying to keep most of the stuff on Flickr, however they have a 150MB/90sec limit. I keep this value in mind when I shooting. However, some clips are several minutes long and/or several hundred megabytes in size1, and those went on YouTube.

Enjoy the video’s. I’d suggest you watch all the Fireworks ones (because they were that awesome this year). Also make sure that you watch all the videos in HD. On Flickr, click the “HD” icon in the bottom right corner. On YouTube, you’ll need to click the play button before the “HD” button will come up in the bottom right corner.

Click for: EDays 2009 Videos on Flickr – Part 1
Click for: EDays 2009 Videos on YouTube – Part 2
Remember, there’s different content on each site!

Some highlights:

  1. my thanks goes to Academic Computing and Networking, who unknowingly facilitated my 6GB of video uploading 

EDays 2009: Diamond AnnivarsarE-Days

EDays is upon us once again. And once again, I’ll be taking photos! I’m the official EDays photographer for The Oredigger and the EDays Committee. Last year was great and I got some great photos. But this year. This year is going to be epic. This year, I’ll be renting a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 12-24 f/4G DX, both from Pro Photo Rental up in Boulder. Thanks to Jared for the hookup and working out all the details with me!

So yes, that means that I’ll be shooting with two cameras. My D70 with an 18-70 (or 50mm) and the rented D90 with 12-24.

I also made up this years new press pass. It’s very similar to last years press pass, but with an updated picture, ID#, and expiration date (natch). I also added some text on the back of the pass.
Total cost: 10 cents for the color laserjet print at school plus $1.25 for the lamination at FedEx Kinko’s.
My enjoyment: Priceless.


I will also, however, have my legitimate concert backstage access/press pass, just like the last three years1, special thanks to Tim Weilert for helping me out with this.

My goal this year is two-fold: shoot more people pictures and take video (which I can do using the D90…in HD no less). I really just hope I have less than 2000 photos to edit.

The Oredigger also published the E-Digger, a guide to Engineering Days. I got2 two full page photos and a double truck3 wide! It’s pretty awesome and I recommend you check out a copy if you’re on campus.


Golden, Colorado, United States

Golden, Colorado, United States

Golden, Colorado, United States

10.5 mm || 1/1000 || f/7.1 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Golden, Colorado, United States

I also know there are a couple of Facebook groups that are using my photos too, I basically have the market cornered on “csm edays fireworks.” It’s all good though.

Over the last 5 EDays, I’ve published over 1000 photos4. I’ve gathered them all into one collection over at Flickr: A collection of all EDays photos I’ve ever taken

Stay tuned for this years report, it’s bound to epic.

  1. Holy crap, have I really been doing this for that long?! 

  2. my photos were used on 

  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_truck 

  4. I suspect I’ve taken closer to 5000 

MediEval Days – EDays 2008 Photo Roundup

I was going to link to these last time, but I forgot. So here are quick links to all the EDays photos I shot.


Day One

Day Two

Day Three

eDays! w00t!

EDays started today and thus far it has been awesome. Ben girlfriend, Sarah, came down from CU. Then we headed out to the IM fields. Ryan, Charlie, Mike, Jens, and Chris joined us shortly after that. I rode a mechanical bull, boxed with Sean using huge boxing gloves, raced Ryan on the Bungie run, fought in the Gladiator ring, and oh so much more. There was a guy who juggeled chainsaws and then the fireworks. Oh the fireworks, what an expierence that was. The show lasted about 30 minutes (starting at 9) however people start lining up around 8. The fireworks are placed on the football field and the people sit in the stands. For the entire 30 minutes, everybody was cheering and the fireworks were soooo loud. Definatly something not to be missed, ever. There’s some dancing going on now, so I’m going to go to that.

Check out the photos and video