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Friday, January 24, 2014


“Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” - Charles Dickens

Its in my cynical nature, I suppose, to seldom remember that our lives can be wondrous. A bit of a hindrance to a photographer, I admit. There are those who see the glass as either half full or half empty.
Then there's me: I see that the glass has a crack in it.
While this attitude serves me well when dealing with various mechanical or procedural challenges I may face, either on the bike, in the garage, or behind the camera, I'm aware it can poison my outlook to the point where I forget that the challenges of everyday life are in themselves a gift and blessing (beats the alternative, eh?). So what follows is a brief recap (via my photos of course) of the many blessings I've been fortunate to experience just in the last few years:

Monday, January 13, 2014

We're headed to Bonneville!

Famous photo of Rollie Free making a land speed record on the Salt Flats in 1948
My ShutterPilot Racing Team is planning to head to the Bonneville Salt Flats in August 2014 for the BUB Speed Trials in an attempt to capture a National Land Speed Record - and now we have the bike we'll make that attempt with! Here are first photos: