Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

boater & film maker trying to get the project off the ground

he's close to the fundraising goal on kickstarter, so chip in and help Jack reach the goal so he can complete this project.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

paintings scanned and reproduced on canvas

"Spring Thaw"
12" x 15"

"Red Wave"
12" x 12"

"What Is Dangerous, What Is Not"
12" x 12"

makes them much easier to share, a bit smaller AND less expensive than the originals.

I have coated them with some textured clear acrylic so they actually look like paintings (and are protected from the elements)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Uranium Mining near and in Grand Canyon?


The above link is for those who'd like to sign a petition to stop any new mining in and around the Grand Canyon.

As the march of "progress" continued the Grand Canyon was chosen for preservation so that it could be enjoyed as it is in a natural state. The theory being that some places are just too spectacular to be destroyed. A left leaning liberal arguement would be that we have done enough damage to the environment, and need to stop the trend of mining at all costs. A right leaning arguement is more fiscally driven and uses the rational "conservative" means being cautious and slow moving because we don't need to just jump right in a raid our country's resources in a haphazard fashion. In short, there are mines that exist, and technology that is being developed that would make this type of mining uneccessary.

Regardless of your political leaning, I think that you can agree that the Grand Canyon, as a national treasure, and one of the great natural wonders of the world, is one of the last places that we need to exploit for energy needs. Let's look elsewhere, and preserve the Grand Canyon for future generations.

Arbesman Photo


Monday, April 11, 2011

Photos (and other media) from 2011 New England Whitewater Triple Crown Championships


The above link takes you to a page with all of the photos taken over the weekend before they are edited, cropped, color corrected, and otherwise manipulated.

Each day's gallery should be in event order: Wildwater, Slalom, then Freestyle.

Fox News at the event

Local Simsbury Coverage of the event

Haley Mills shares here experience as a competitor at the Triple Crown

Hartford Courant photos from Triple Crown

Women's competition on YouTube from Wavehopper

Top Results:

1. Emily Jackson ($1,000 award)
2. Katrina Van Wijk ($500 award)
3. Jessie Stone ($250 award)

1. Nick Troutman ($1,000 award)
2. Dan Jackson ($500 award)
3. Bryan Kirk ($250 award)

Top C-1
Jordan Poffenberger ($500 award)

click this link to go to the official event website

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jim O'Brien Memorial Paddle on Sunday, March 20


quoted from the website:

"Jim O’Brien Memorial Paddle will be on Sunday March 20th on the Knightville section of the Westfield River. A meet time of 11:00am should work well. Hoping to organize a little after paddle picnic for those who would like to stick around. Come join us in remembering a great friend."

Monday, March 07, 2011

N.E.W. Championships is only one month away !!!

Tville Triple Crown website

The first two years of this event proved to be fun and exciting for competitors and spectators alike. Locals and pros go head to head in three discliplines to see how they stack up against each other in individual sports as well as overall.

Here are some photos from last year



Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Grand Canyon sketchbook direct link

It is 48 pages long.
32 pages are full-page drawings.
It is a visual diary.

I'll leave this direct link up for only a short time, but I wanted boaters to be able to get this for a serious discount.
Feel free to share this link and discount code. But, I'd prefer it only goes to boaters. Non-whitewater folks can buy this through the normal Amazon.com channel when that page is complete.


use this discount code below to get $2 off retail price


search for the book using the ISBN: 978-0615444055

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Year's Day celebration on the Grand Canyon

December 30 & 31 were cold, particularly at night. Everyone was tired, so we did an east coast standard time countdown on New Year's Eve (sort of). The next day was mostly flatwater. Everyone tied their kayaks to the rafts and hopped on board for a liesurely float. The sun broke through the clouds. By mid-day, most people were stripped down for the mild temps. It turned into a very silly, exceptionally fun celebration of the new year.

here is a link to an animated gif from that day


Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Grand Canyon photos

will be added in this gallery
as each person in our group gets their own photos edited.

Check back every few days for the next three weeks to see who added a new gallery.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

first photos from the Grand Canyon


the Olympus camera only worked for about 4 days, but I got a shot or two that are nice.
The big SLR photos will take some work and I'll post them in a few weeks.