Archives: August 2009

Day 213 – Ferber Wedding

August 1, 2009

Today my first hired wedding photography gig! It was Bill and Angie Ferber’s wedding. I just got home and I have over 1900 photos to edit, but here are a few of the reception hall. I will post some more once I edit them. Tomorrow will be a solid day of editing for me!

Day 214 – Ferber Wedding Cont.

August 2, 2009

As promised, here are more wedding photos. Some info: the ceremony was at St. Joseph’s Church in Avon Lake, then we took photos by the lake in Avon Lake and at a formal garden in Birmingham. The reception was at the Ferber house.

Day 217 – A Beaver on the Vermilion River

August 5, 2009

I went kayaking on the Vermilion River after dinner today (or should I say half-kayaking and half-hiking?). The Vermilion River is too shallow, at least right now on the part I went on, to easily navigate with a kayak. I had to climb out and carry it around trees and across shallow areas countless times. I am not going back on that river unless we get a lot of rain!

Day 220 – Philosophical vs Utilitarian Arguments

August 8, 2009

Brad and I drove up to his house on Chautauqua Lake this morning. On the way, we discussed some of the recent health care issues taking place in this country. (We also discussed various other things, but that is not the topic of this post.) While discussing the arguments against the health care reforms and how effective these arguments are, I was reminded of the importance of using philosophical arguments to win these types of battles.

Day 224 – Miller Bell Tower

August 12, 2009

Here are a few shots of the Miller Bell Tower at the Chautauqua Institution. The lake was pretty rough today, so I only took a few shots, then Brad and I brought the boat back to the dock.

Day 225 – “Pre-existing Conditions”

August 13, 2009

I was thinking about all the nonsense coming out in the health care reform debates about insurance companies denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions. I want to question what will happen if insurance companies can no longer pick who they insure based on this.

Day 227 – Amanda’s Post

August 15, 2009

Hello everyone! As you have probably deduced from the title, this is not CAG posting, but his girlfriend. I would first like to apologize to Emily Fisher and all of Chuck’s other avid readers for posting after 12:00 AM. We just returned from swimming with Sean Nelson, Lydia Witte, Nick Bonominio, and Erica Gigliotti in Grandma Grimmett’s pool. We finished swimming about an hour ago and were sitting by the pool talking when Chuck realized that he would not return in time to update the “CAG Blag.” He had a few ideas in mind for tonight’s post but was concerned about sacrificing quality for immediacy and decided to allow me to post in his stead. I have been teasing Chuck for quite some time about letting me write a guest post, so I am excited to finally take my place amongst the prestigious ranks of Cag Blag Guest Posters.

Day 229 – Candle Photos

August 17, 2009

I was in the picture taking mood tonight, so I decided to take some photos of a candle that is part of the centerpiece on our kitchen table. Which one do you like best? What could I do better? Click on the photos to view them at a larger size.

Day 230 – Palm Pre

August 18, 2009

I got a Palm Pre! I’ve only had it for a few hours, but I really like it. I will write an in-depth review in a few days, after I’ve had time to find the ins and out of it. For now, here is a low quality photo of it charging on the touchstone:

Day 231 – Girls Soccer Seniors

August 19, 2009

I’ve been taking sports team photos for Amherst Steele High School this week. In the middle of taking headshots of the seniors on the girls soccer team, the four seniors wanted me to take a quick shot of them together. (I made sure they were okay with me posting this after I took it.)

Day 232 – Bottling Wine

August 20, 2009

I spent the evening at my Aunt and Uncle’s house tonight where my Dad and Uncle bottled some wine that my Uncle made. Here are some photos:

Day 235 – Sky Lift 2002 and 2009

August 23, 2009

On day 184, I posted about visiting Gatlinburg, TN for the day. During the course of the day, I got my photo taken on the Sky Lift, which runs up the side of the mountain. When my parents and I got home, I found out that I had my photo taken on the Sky Lift in 2002, too! (Also, my Dad has his photo from when he is on it in the 70s.)

Day 236 – Amherst Quarries

August 24, 2009

My home town of Amherst, Ohio, has numerous sandstone quarries. In fact, from the late 19th to the middle of the 20th century, Amherst was known as the Sandstone Center of the World. Now, only one or two of the quarries are still in operation. Here are a few shots of some of the beautiful, old quarries that are now filled with water:

Day 237 – Teacher for a Day

August 25, 2009

I got the chance to teach two classes today at the spur of the moment! I went to work this morning (at Amherst Steele High School), and found out the teacher that the district hired to teach two visual design courses quit the night before. Since it was the first day of school, there were two full classes of students who were without a teacher, and the classes started in a half-hour. The students were just going to have a long, boring study hall, so I volunteered to teach some basics of web design and photography to the two classes. I really enjoyed it, and I hope the students got something out of it. The rest of the day was hectic with lots of tech problems, but at least those 3 hours went well. Today was my last day of work. I am spending Wednesday packing, then I am going back to Hillsdale on Thursday.

Day 240 – Michindoh Retreat

August 28, 2009

Today was the first full day at the honors program retreat at Michindoh. So far the retreat has been great. We did some icebreaker activities to get to know the new freshmen, played ultimate frisbee, went on the huge waterslide, listened to wonderful discussions on Oscar Wilde and Picture of Dorian Gray, and had a bonfire. Here is a photo (taken with my phone…sorry about the low quality) at the bonfire:

Day 241 – Michindoh Retreat Cont.

August 29, 2009

Today was the last full day at the retreat. In addition to going to the excellent lectures, I went on the blob in the lake, and on the waterslide. Here are a few more shots (also taken on my phone) of Michindoh.

The blob (someone sits at the far end, and someone jumps from the platform onto the blob, and the person at the other end flies into the water) :

The slide:

The lake:

The honors program:

Day 243 – The Goodbye

August 31, 2009

I took this shot at Freshman Convocation yesterday. These two sisters were saying goodbye before the older one went to officially start her college career.