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