Mark and Scott go to the Cabin

Writing with light at the cabin.

Over Spring Break my friend and commercial photography grad school classmate Scott Marx and I headed up to the cabin for a few days of good food, wine, and shootin’ stuff.

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Fortunately Scott took care of provisions, so the food and drink was top-notch. Some of the finest dining the cabin has seen. As for the green trees and the hellish red glow under the porch, I was in Marcy Nighswander’s Small Systems Lighting class and was geeking out on “painting” everything with strobes and gels. I always knew there was something evil lurking under that porch, so this is fitting.

Scott needs coffee.

Scott needs coffee.

Once we figured out which parts go with which percolator (and how to use a percolator in the first place) the coffee we brewed was darn tasty!

Elakala Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park

Elakala Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park

I’d planned to take Scott to Blackwater Falls, but on a whim we explored the park a bit more and found Elakala Falls, which turned out to be a very beautiful little treat.

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Oh, about the “shootin stuff” thing: at some point we got out my dad’s 22 pistol and were looking for inanimate objects to shoot. I spied a can of blaze orange spray paint in one of Scott’s bags, so I suggested we give it a try.

I’d been careful to make sure my expensive camera was outside of the immediate blast zone. I had not, as the video shows, taken the prevailing wind patterns into consideration. Oopsie.

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Two boys ride their pink Outlaw ATV with their father near Valley Falls State Park.

Two boys ride their pink Outlaw ATV with their father near Valley Falls State Park.

Patriotic Jesus

Patriotic Jesus

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Writing with light at the cabin.

Finally stopped along US 50 to get this photo. Usually I just fly right on by, gathering up a head of steam to get up the next mountain.

Finally stopped along US 50 to get this photo. Usually I just fly right on by, gathering up a head of steam to get up the next mountain.

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