Posts Tagged ‘florida

22
Apr
09

Orlando Weekend!

This past weekend Phil Luis and I took a quick road trip to Orlando for Battle of The Imports at the Orlando Speedway. While we were in town, we also took the opportunity to stop by some of the local stops up there and we even found time to shoot a car! On Saturday as soon as we reached Orlando we went straight to the newly relocated Reign store where we met the usual cast of characters who were still busy putting the finishing touches on the new spot. Their new spot is convenient because its just a few stores down from a Lollicup, which is another stop that we always try to make when we are in Orlando. While we were doing some light shopping at Reign, the guys invited us to stick around to check out a new product model photoshoot that was to take place after hours. We agreed, and stuck around to see the behind the scenes action. The two girls were cute, and worked well in front of the camera, operated by Mike Begonia who gave me a few tips on shooting with a backdrop which should make for interesting new projects here at the house.

The next morning Phil and I woke up and went straight to the track after an interesting morning at a safari themed McDonalds. The event was, well, eventful. Crashes, fast cars, fires, and seeing old friends pretty much summed up the time at the track.

After a long, hot, day at the track we made our way back to a location I found near Universal Studios to shoot Roger Nakada’s Amuse Widebody S2000! I’ll have more photos up later, check out the teaser and the other behind the scenes photos for now!

13
Apr
09

Bye Bye Panthers :(

Rachel and I went to the Bank Atlantic Center Saturday morning for the Panthers/Capitals practice, which is open to the public. This was the final Panthers practice of the season, as we missed the playoffs by ONE POINT!! I brought the markII with me to get some good shots, unfortunately they had the strobes at the arena on a different channel, so I couldn’t use my pocket wizard to get some extra light.

We got to the Bank a bit late and missed the Panthers, which was to my dismay. We caught the Caps with all their superstars on the ice, including Alex Ovechkin and friends. While I was shooting, Ovechkin shot a puck over the glass and Rachel pushed down some small children and a man in a wheel chair to get her hands on it! I’ll have some pics of that later.

We later went to the game in the evening where we stomped the Caps 7-4, Booth had a 5 point night and Emminger and Tarnasky scored their first goals of the season which puts down every regular playing Panther with a goal for the season. Best game we had been to all year and it only took them 82 tries. Looks like we will be losing some of the guys to free agency, including Jay Bouwmeester.

19
Feb
09

More New Stuff!

Got a call in the am yesterday, Ben from Wheels Boutique was on the horn, he asked me to come pick up his brand new Audi R8 which was just outfitted with a set of stunning HRE Wheels, and take some photos of it. Of course I agreed. What an attention grabber this thing is. Everywhere I went people were wondering what the hell it was that I was driving. A nice change to drive something sporty, other than my racing edition Toyota Tundra. And, in typical fashion, I’ve only posted a few wheel teaser shots. I should be finished with the set in a couple days.