Photography

Event Photography: Graffiti Removal Workshop

This past Saturday morning, representatives from 10 Tucson neighborhood associations rolled out of bed at dawn and converged on the Ward 3 City Council Office. The Ward Office hosted a free breakfast and workshop on a very timely topic: graffiti removal. Sorry to say, but Tucson is under heavy attack by taggers. And, with city…

Nature Photography: Greening Up for Summer

Tucson’s summer monsoon season is in full swing. This is rendering swamp coolers ineffective and that’s bad news for some of us. (I have a swamp cooler.) However, the plants are welcoming the rain the only way they know how. They’re getting very green. And the cactii are plump again. Here’s how the plant life…

Event Photography: Another Monday Evening Walkabout

Since mid-April, I’ve been blogging about Tucson’s weekly Meet Me at Maynards Social Run and Walk. And here I go, I’m doing it again. This past Monday marked the 14th running (or walking) of MMM. And, once again, I went walkabout with my camera. I’m not going to be one of those Downtown Tucson cheerleaders…

Nature Photography: Monsoon Storm

Tucson’s summer monsoon is in full swing, and that means thunderstorms. Big ones. They form quickly, and they can really pack a wallop. Yesterday afternoon, a real thumper rolled into town. Dumped .58″ of rain at my house, and that made my plants very happy. It also made for some interesting photographic opportunities. The festivities…

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…

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: 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: 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: 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…

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