Sunday, May 31, 2009

On Location With Rick Lee... really

Sorry for light blogging last week. It was a crazy week... working late into the wee hours of the morning and trying to sleep in the day.

When I named this blog, I thought I'd be sharing a lot more photos like this. It turned out that proprietary concerns prevented me from doing much of that. I have permission to share these photos from a very sophisticated film shoot. This is the new RAZE spot which is designed to help prevent teen smoking. Most of the shooting was on the street in Huntington at night.... waaay into the night. The talent are middle-school and high-school kids from around the state. My job is to shoot stills which will be used for print.

These are "green screen" shots where the people will be digitally placed in other settings.

Breaking glass and throwing it from buildings... safety procedures were very strict.

This passageway was spooky even before the smoke and lighting.

Rain machine! It rained for real later in the night... it's nice to be able to turn it on and off when you feel like it.

Stunt double! She was incredible.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Every year on Memorial Day weekend, my Mom and I visit three cemeteries in Kanawha and Putnam Counties, but this year we also went to Roane County, adding two more cemeteries for the Lee/Ferrell side of the family. Wow, those were both in remote locations involving driving through hayfields, but what scenery! It was a long day.

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Cycling Map!

After years of procrastination, I've finished my second Charleston-area bicycling map. These maps feature smaller, low-traffic roads that are good for road biking. Download them here.

Red & White Barns on the Double-A Highway

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Grocer's Apostrophe

I walk past this sign all the time. I finally just had to mock it. It's wrong on so many levels. Is Pontius giving lessons in something? What would Joseph Pilates think?

Distant Relatives

You can tell it's Appalachia, there are two firearms in the family portrait.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Produce Blogging #165

Because Thursday night is grocery night!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009