The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 2010

Historic Hudson Valley puts on The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze each year. 2010 was like no other. 1000’s of pumkins, carved and lit up for viewing. Set at the historic (and somewhat creepy at night) Van Cortlandt Manor, the blaze was a trip. I tried to get a few of the pumpkins and a few spooky ones of the manor. Enjoy.

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World Trade Center, New York City – October 23, 2010

It’s a powerful place to visit. Having grown up in New York and now living under western skies, I don’t often get back to NYC. This particular trip lead to a ride up to the 86th and 102nd floors of the Empire State Building (they have a very cool sustainability exhibit on display), as well as a subway ride down to The World Trade Center and Ground Zero.

I took the trip by myself, friends having been too pooped to make it out of the apt that day, and I’m kinda glad I did. Gave me time to sit and reflect, to soak in the scene and wander, to really pay homage to this place. I stopped by the 9-11 Memorial for Firefighters, Policeman and Rescue Workers and the WTC.  If you have the opportunity, you should make the trip.

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The Weepies at Great American Music Hall

The Weepies perform for a sold out Great American Music Hall in support of ‘Be My Thrill.’ Some new tunes, some old favorites, and all around an enchanting performance to remember.

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Lucy Schwartz at Great American Music Hall

Lucy Schwartz, celebrating the release of her latest album ‘Life in Letters,’ opens for The Weepies at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.

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Whitney Nichole ‘100 Strong’ Mastering Session

Whitney Nichole closes one chapter in the making of the ‘100 Strong’ debut album at Trakworx. That CD you see will be the master disc that powers the recordings you’ll all be hearing come February 2011, and maybe if you’re luck a few previews online between now and then…

Very exciting 🙂 Congratulations Whitney, amazing moments call for celebration – CHEERS! Oh yeah, we did have a bottle of yummy Sebastiani Cab while Justin Weis, Owner and Lead Engineer, did his thing. Joining us in the studio was Whitney’s producer Adam Rossi. It was a day to remember for the two of them. Fantastic finish to a great album.

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Sunrise View over the San Francisco Bay at NDP

The sun rises over the San Francisco Bay on October 14, 2010. Air moves fast by the coast, and the clouds are often wispy and long. They don’t ever quite get this pillowy and cottonbally, so even though there were still a few hours of bedtime to be had before heading into this day, I just had to jump out of bed, grab my camera and make a few images of the sun rising over the city. I don’t quite expect that we shall see these puffy clouds again any time soon…

Fantastic day to be alive.

Fleet Week San Francisco, October 2010

All types of military and stunt planes scour the San Francisco Bay for the Fleet Week celebration each year. The stars of the show, the ever-magnificent Blue Angels scream overhead at mach whatever-the-f while we all watch in wonder. Luckily, for the past two years, our apartment has been on a few of the paths they take to circle back to the bay, and we’re able to catch them tear ass right over our heads like nobody’s business.

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Chapterhouse at Mezzanine

Shoegaze legends, Chapterhouse, fills our ears with deep melodic shoegazer at Mezzanine in San Francisco. Incredible sound at this venue; ridiculous bass, high note clarity and volume beyond belief! Ears rang for days… The set was fantastic, and it was awesome to see the guys come together again to close out their most recent North American tour in San Francisco. Special thanks to Stephen Patman for the photo pass, very much a memorable event to capture!

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