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Event Photography: Of Tortoises and Music

Since mid-April, a group of walkers and runners has been exploring Downtown Tucson. The weekly Meet Me at Maynards Social Run/Walk has proven to be a big hit. Even during this summer weather. Last week, the festivities were cut short when a giant windstorm came roaring into town. The wind was blowing so hard it…

Event Photography: Tucson’s 2009 July 4th Celebration

 This past Saturday was our nation’s 233rd birthday. This All-American event was celebrated with parades, speeches, picnics, and fireworks. Here in Tucson, it was a great day to take Old Glory for a bicycle ride. And that’s just what I did. Taped a small flag to my tire pump, then stowed the pump and flag…

Animal Photography: Keep Them Close

This three-day weekend includes Independence Day. It’s a day for picnics, parades, cookouts, concerts, and fireworks. The last item is what I’m going to elaborate on here. While fireworks are fun to watch and listen to, your dog probably has a different opinion of them. Many dogs find the sound of fireworks terrifying. Some of…

Website Redesign: Applied Biosciences PSM Degree Program

September 2015 update: This site was redesigned by the university. Earlier this year, I was asked to redesign the website of the University of Arizona Professional Science Master’s Degree in Applied Biosciences. The site serves as a student recruiting tool, and it combines UA campus scenes with information on degree requirements, career opportunities, and application…

Event Photography: Habitat Tucson House Dedication

This past Friday, Habitat for Humanity Tucson had a four-house dedication ceremony at its Corazon del Pueblo project. Like many other Habitat events, the media were included… Habitat Tucson’s executive director, Michael McDonald, checked last-minute details with the clergymen who blessed the houses… The crowd joined in a prayer for the houses and families…

Bike-tography 111: Used Bicycle Parts Gate

In Tucson’s Armory Park neighborhood, I came upon this gate sculpture. Obviously done by a bicyclist wishing to find another use for all of those old bike parts… March 2019 update: Oops! Looks like that photo went bye-bye when I had this blog redesigned. But, never fear, here’s a bit of bike part art.  

Event Photography: They’re off and running!

Since mid-April, I’ve been participating in the weekly Meet Me at Maynards social run and walk through Downtown Tucson. A record number of 212 people participated this past Monday, bringing the total participation in the six events to 1,087. Not bad for almost summer in Tucson! Here is a look at Monday’s action, starting with…

Event Photography: Folkies and Rodders

This past weekend was a busy one in Tucson. The Downtown scene was enlivened by the 24th Annual Tucson Folk Festival, which featured two days of music, workshops, and food and craft vendors. The Folk Festival attracts talent from near and far, and here’s the really cool part: There’s no charge to attend any of…

Event Photography: Composting Workshop

In the interest of helping its members grow more of their own food, the Food Conspiracy Co-op just presented a composting workshop at Tanque Verde Gardens. Our Professor of Compost was none other than Leo Mercado, owner/operator of Tanque Verde Gardens… Leo  talked about his farm and his philosophy for creating great compost. He showed…

Event Photography: Meet Me at Maynards is growing!

Last month, I blogged about the weekly Meet Me at Maynards (MMM) social walk and run around Downtown Tucson. MMM #4 happened this past Monday, and the crowd voted overwhelmingly to keep going throughout the summer. And now, here’s a MMM retrospective: The crowd gathers before the start… Gotta set that watch… MMM co-founder Randy…

Event Photography: Sidewalk Concert at the Co-op

Permit me to start this post with a disclaimer: I’m not an economist, and I don’t play one on TV. But I have been noticing that, despite all the news of economic turmoil, locally-based, community-oriented businesses are doing just fine. Take Tucson’s Food Conspiracy Co-op, for example. Despite its location on parking-scarce 4th Avenue, sales…

Event Photography: Wheelchair Basketball Scrimmage

Ever been to a wheelchair basketball game? It looks like a cross between basketball and roller derby. Just look at the chairs. They’re built to withstand hard collisions, tip-overs, and other forms of mayhem. The players are pretty rugged too. I recently caught a Tucson Lobos practice. Thirty minutes into the scrimmage, the guys were…

Event Photography: Meet Me at Maynards Social Run and Walk

Downtown Tucson has been under revitalization (read: construction) for many, many moons. Despite all of the dust and detours, things are happening Downtown. One of the newest and most promising is the Meet Me at Maynards social run and walk. The inaugural version happened last night, and it attracted 184 participants. The three-mile course featured…

Bike-tography 110: Criterium Racing

This past Saturday, the northeast portion of the University of Arizona campus played host to several hundred fast bicyclists and interested spectators. The occasion was the UA Criterium, a street race over a course that was closed to motorized traffic. The Criterium competitors far outnumbered the spectators, so it was easy to find a place…

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