Friday, November 21, 2008

One Thousand Hundred

Anyone who knows me well enough to frequent this blog (all six of you), will know that I have a great fondness for driving, towns with interesting names, round numbers, representative democracy, and the Mountain State. Therefore you can imagine how pleased I was to arrive in the town of Barrackville, WV, just two days after our recent election, with my odometer ticking over to 100,000 miles. Dig:

(You might have to click and enlarge in order to see the mileage.)

Of course, West Virginia was a red state this cycle, but Barrackville's Marion County went blue by 117 votes out of a total 23,119 cast.

Next goal: catch up with Mark Mulligan, who recently hit 150,000. Might be a challenge, since he says he's put 75,000 on it in just 3 years. 

As a little anniversary present for "Rose Marie", I've compiled some shots of good times along the road (special thanks to guest photographers Annie Snodgrass and Hannah Chodos). 

With her toes in the pacific:
Coming down Lombard St., America's crookedest road:
Driving through a redwood:
Golden Gate Bridge:
Sloan in Big Bend:
Tommy and Andrew, hijinks at a rest stop:
Here's to the next 528 million feet.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Eight is Enough

Lately I had the pleasure of taking a drive out to Chicago and back, via such places as Bliss, New York and Delightful, Ohio. Digital pics from the trip are on Facebook, so go see 'em there.

Herewith I present the newest litter from my 4x5, eight shots in all (very pleased with myself for not screwing the process up -- no light leaks). Click to enlarge; please tell me if/what you like.

Hanover, NH:

Framingham, MA:

Skaneateles, NY:

Western New York State (I think):

Also Western NY:

Fredonia, NY:

Living Waters Church, somewhere in Michigan:

Cazenovia, NY:

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wedding, pt. 2

So, as you may have gathered, I was at a wedding last weekend and I ruined my kit. Good thing the pictures on the card survived, and good thing that Best Buy in Bangor opened at 9 AM the next morning!

There were fireworks...

There was dancing...

And then these twin brothers from Cleveland just beat each other unmercifully in the shrubs.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Wedding Photography

1) DON'T fall in the ocean with all of your camera equipment the night before the wedding.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Eight x 4 by 5

Swan and Cows:
Right Next To The One Above:


Maine, again:
England once more:

Atop Cannon Mountain

Monday, May 12, 2008

My Franco-English Adventure

Went to Paris with Rachael:

Then shot my cousin Jenny's wedding:

Then walked across England with my Dad:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Two Pictures, Two Links

in Maine:

"People, people... seriously. These things need to not be here. Do I have to make a third sign?":, a new art community website started by a friend of mine. It's very well built, and there are tons of great events and galleries listed, primarily in New York City. Certainly worth registering if you dig art or live in that big apple.

There's never been a better time to start reading plays about Betsy Ross, if for no other reason than that my friend Cliff Campbell seems to be writing one per day; he just started, so you only have three to catch up on.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Two links

1: My new website. If you have a blog yourself, could you do a favor and link to it? It would do wonders for my google results. Thanks a million.
2: My first publication in an art magazine.

About This Guy

Grantham, New Hampshire, United States
I take pictures for fun, and sometimes money. Unless otherwise noted, all pictures on this blog are Copyright 2007-2010 The Valley News, or Copyright 2007-2010 Rob Strong. In any event, you must contact me directly to license any images found herein: rob.strong at Don't steal pictures.