Following are twelve images of me taken over the years:
Me and my prized red Schwinn bicycle
My wife took this picture of me in the summer of 2008. It is semi-candid; I came around a corner, and she was standing with a camera and said, "stop and smile." It was shot with a cheap snap and shoot so it is a bit grainy, but I like it.
This is a picture of me---I am bib 636---at the finish line of the Pints to Pasta 10K race in Portland, OR, in 2009. It is one of my favorite 10Ks I have ever done; I felt good, the weather was perfect, and there was beer and pasta at the finish line. I had hoped to break a forty-minute time, and I was on track to do so, but I was stopped by a train at mile four. I finished the race somewhere around forty-five minutes.
This is an image of me---I am on the bottom right---white water rafting on the White Salmon River in Washington.
I am nicely submerged in forty-degree water.
I am starting to ascend.
I have a mouthful of river.
I can see daylight again.
About a mile up the river from this point, I was thrown from the raft. Luckily my friends only laughed for a few moments before making sure I did not drown.
This is a self-shot portrait I took in 2011. The image has become meaningful to me as, unbeknownst when shooting, my daughter ran behind me just as the camera's shutter opened. She is the blurred dark spot behind my head.
This is a self-shot portrait I took in 2011, using a green key light, a white 6500k shadow light, and a red overhead light.
This is a self-shot portrait I took in early 2012. I added a green filter in post-processing.