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August 19th, 2008

Castle Photos Posted

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I recently had the privilege of shooting a custom home.  It’s been under construction for quite some time now, and being nearly finished, the contractor invited me in to take some architecture photographs.

The home itself is called Dromburg – Swedish for “Castle of Dreams.”  It’s located in Northwest Arkansas.  Most every moulding, fitting, and column is custom and/or handmade. All the exterior rocks came from Arkansas-local materials (so it looks like a castle would look if it was built waaaay back in the day).

Check out the photos here: Dromburg Photo Gallery.

The contractor is Sunrise Custom Homes.

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August 14th, 2008

Back to the grind

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I’m back in town again, and back at work.  Only 7 work days off, and I have 1600 emails to go through – and three meetings on the day of my return.

Welcome Home?

All day wasted to meetings and email. Although not all the meetings were a waste.

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August 10th, 2008


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My flight has been delayed 1 hour to change the break pads on the plane. Kind of an important part, I figure. Plus, that shaves an hour off of 3 I’d have to spend in LAX; there’s always a plus side. 😉

Sent via a series of disturbances in the force…

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How to pack a tripod

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It’s already over.  Damn, time flies way too fast when you’re having fun!

After one week in Arkansas, at what would be a 5 star hotel if it wasn’t Athena’s parents house, it’s time to pack up and leave for home.  I’m no where near ready to go home and back to work, but my plane ticket is paid up for today, and my vacation ran out on Friday.

On that note, a quick how to: How to pack a tripod.

In a duffel, or similarly long suitcase, lay down a layer of clothes to be used as padding.  Finish off this layer – it should take up about about 1/3 of the bag, and cover the entire bottom.  I usually finish the layer with a few pairs of jeans or dark clothes, that way if my tripod has picked up some hitchhikers (dirt, mud, what-have-you), it rubs off on my jeans, and not on my white linen shirts.

Now, drop in the tripod, fully compacted.  Wrap a pair of sweatpants around the ballhead.  Make sure the tripod is centered in the duffel.  Now, top it off with another layer of jeans and dark clothes, at this point, start filling in the voids in the bag with your dirty clothes, or roll up some jeans and stuff them down the sides.  Top off the bag with the cleanest, lightest clothes.


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August 9th, 2008


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Because I gotta…

Last night’s hippie party, rightfully named “Rahm-stock,” was a blast.  We partied all night, drinking from a keg of Shiner Bock (you read that right, Shiner Bock in a keg!), and hung out with a bunch of real life hippies.

8/8/08 is the day.

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