Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Three Days in London (Summary)



We have just finished up three great days at London's Imperial College.. People had warned me that students and studies in the UK were much different than the states and it was going to be extremely challenging to get the "slice of life" we are used to in the states. I said it will be fine "KIDS ARE KIDS ARE KIDS NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE", and for the most part that is exactly what we found.

There were a few differences we did see however:

1. Visible School Spirit is absolutely "Non Existent".. In the three days of shooting, we counted a total of 13 "Imperial College sweathsirts or other logo apparrel", very different than that of the states.

2. Kids actually walk and talk with one another on the way to class.. We saw very few students walking single file with their cell phones stuck to their ear.

3. Drinking age of 18 and no hiding of alcoholic beverages, several pubs on campus that were crawling with students at dinner time..

We had a wonderful time and thank you so much to our client for treating us to a wonderful week.

We will be flying home tomorrow and staring into a computer until our next assignment on Monday trying to get some of our work processed and delivered in a somewhat timely fashion..


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UK Mishap, no photos today

Well, Tuesday was once again a wonderful day at Imperial College in London, at least until about midnight when I dropped my MacBook Pro. Ouch, ruined the LCD screen. So no photos today, sorry. At least it works enough that I can download files. A bandaid until we get back to the states and an Apple store. Keep you posted

Monday, October 29, 2007

Imperial College of London - Day One




A glorious day in London Today, Blue Skies and Sunny all day.. Here are a few from Imperial College Today..

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Another Month Almost Done!

Well what a couple of months it has been.. As October comes to an end, we find ourselves in London watching the Red Sox and Rockies in the World Series.. Keep in mind that it's 2:15 am local time in London and we're not even close to being tired.. Having an extremely tough time adjusting to the time change, but most importantly the PRICES in London!!! They are ridiculous, we got two Grande Black Coffees at Starbucks in South Kensington this morning for $11.00 USD.. If that wasn't bad enough, how about the $20.00 hamburger at a PUB near Trafalgar Square..

Well as October closes, what a month it has been.. 12 Different Schools in EIGHT states and TWO continents.. Of 22 business days in October, we were shooting 19 of them, with only three Fridays off..

We are going to be shooting at Imperial College, here in London the next three days.. We'll fly home on Thursday afternoon and have the weekend off. Most of next week we will actually be working in New England and sleeping in our own beds until we leave for Oklahoma State and Kansas State on the 11th of November (another full week of travel). Fortunately after that is Thanksgiving and a great opportunity to dig out from this month's mountain of data.. Then off to Florida the week after Thanksgiving, and maybe a breather for December, but as I write there are several assignments pending for the first couple weeks of December..

Enjoy..

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Texas State University - Day Two


Just returned home from a week on the road that started on Monday at Northwestern University and finished this afternoon in San Marcos, TX at Texas State University..

We will have a short time at home before we fly out to London on Staurday Night for a week of shooting across the pond..

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Texas State University, Day One


What a day in San Marcos, Texas, Mid 70's, no humidity, not a cloud in the sky, nice breeze.. What a difference from a week ago in Beaumont, Texas. Great weather for walking up the steps to the library at Texas State University. We are here at Texas State again all day today, and home tonight. We arrive about midnight into Hartford. We will spend all day Friday in front of the computer trying to dig out from under a pile of images before we leave Saturday for London..

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Chicago to Austin



After spending two days at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, it was time to switch gears and head over to O'Hare and catch a 9:45 flight to Austin.. The next two days we will be at CHILLY Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. I can't believe how cool it is here, woke up this morning it was about 40 degrees, same as yesterday in Chicago, go figure..

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Another Full Week on The Road

What a start to another long week on the road... Stayed up way too late Sunday night watching the Red Sox crush the Indians en route to another World Series Appearance.. I rolled out of bed at 4:00 am to get to the airport for a 6:30 flight to Chicago with an 8:00 am arrival at Midway Airport, and by 9:00 am central time we were on location at Northwestern University capturing campus life images.. What a difference in climate from the stifling humidity of Lousiana and SE Texas last week.. It was downright miserable in Chicago, WINDY, RAINY and just plain RAW.. We have another day at Northwestern tomorrow (tuesday) and then off to Texas State University in San Marcos, TX tomorrow night for a couple of days... This should be interesting as we are scheduled to arrive in Austin tomorrow night at about midnight, and we have checked all rental car companies, and there are abolutely NO cars available in Austin... Well we'll worry about that after our day at Northwestern..

Here are some from Northwestern on Monday..





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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Going Home, For a Few Days Anyway


After spending all week in OPPRESSIVE HUMIDITY, we will be flying home to a more bearable climate.. We don't have to board another plane until early, early Monday morning.. We will work Monday and Tuesday in Evanston, IL and then off to more OPPRESSIVE weather in San Marcos, TX for the rest of the week..

This picture at Lamar University this morning sums up the weather this week in Louisiana and Southeast Texas...

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Southeast Texas, Day One


We have had an extremely productive week, unfortunately the blog posts are not that robust.. It's getting late in the fall semester shooting season and quite frankly I am way too tired to post several images..

Here's one from Lamar University earlier today..

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Louisiana-Lafayette, Day Two


Finished up a great two days at Louisiana-Lafayette, home of the "Ragin Cajuns"... Next two days at Lamar University in Beumont, TX..

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Alligators on Campus


Yesterday was a great day on the campus of University of Louisiana, Lafayette.. It's the start of homecoming week, so there's plenty of school spirit around. Gotta love their nickname, "The Ragin Cajuns" one of the best in the nation..

There are even alligators on campus, steps from the Student Union in Cypress Lake.. I didn't believe anyone until I actually saw some, they were a bit far away, but I am focused on getting some closer shots today..

All day in Lafayette and then off to Beaumont, TX after the shoot..

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Full Week on The Road


This semester has been crazy, we are in our eighth week of travel in a row.. We are in Lafayette, LA for a two day shoot at UL-Lafayette, home of the Ragin Cajuns... We flew in this morning to Gulfport, MS and took our time driving on the gulf through New Orleans, Baton Rouge and finally Lafayette.. After Two days at ULL we will get in the car and drive a few hours Southwest to Beaumont, TX for antoher two days at Lamar University..

I've got to tell you this travel has been a grind.. We will be busy up until the end of November, with trips to Chicago, Texas, London, Boston, Oklahoma and Kansas still to come.. I have been fighting a nagging cold all weekend and have loaded up on Sudafed, hoping it will do the trick.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

UCONN, Stamford Regional Campus


No rest for the weary... After returning from Miami University in the early morning, we got a few hours of sleep and headed down I-95 to UCONN's Stamford, CT Regional campus for a day of indoor shooting..

Here's a bunch from today's shoot

Off to the Berkshires and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Friday, day off Saturday and off to Louisiana on Sunday..


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Day Two - Miami University, Oxford, OH

After spending two WONDERFUL days on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, OH, we are back in New England for a few days.. Tomorrow we are off to UCONN again and then to the Berkshires in Massachusetts for a fall foliage shoot at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts...

Why am I up this late blogging, DON'T ASK..

Anyway here are several from Day Two at Miami University

Enjoy

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Miami University, Oxford Ohio - Day One




We were at BEAUTIFUL and I mean BEAUTIFUL Miami University in Oxford OH today.. What a wonderful place, and enormous too..

Here's a LINK to a sampling of some from the day's shoot..

We will be spending Wednesday in Oxford as well, can't wait.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Another Busy Week Conquered

Whoa!!! What a week... We finished up this marathon week at The University of Connecticut in Storrs.. UCONN was our fourth stop this week. We started the week off on Monday at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, then worked at Virginia Wesleyan College on Tuesday in Norfolk.. We then drove 406 miles to Asheville North Carolina and Warren Wilson College on Wednesday, and finally back home for a shoot at UCONN..

The focus for today's shoot was outdoor fall colors, students outside and some architecture shots at Dusk, thanks so much for the late start Sean, we really needed it..

Here are a bunch from UCONN




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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Four Schools, Four Days, Three States



What a week!!!!! Talk about a grind, this week has been extremely taxing on the mind and the body, and we still have one more assignment to do.. Traveling in itself is a grueling process, but what had made this week so grueling is that we had FOUR ONE DAY shoots... Go like crazy for one day, and switch gears to a totally different school, forgetting about the previous day as they are all different..

Anyway after pulling into Asheville, NC this morning at 3:00 am, we were up bright and early and on campus at AWESOME Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC for 7:45 am... Now we are at yet another airport terminal waiting for a flight home and another day of shooting at UCONN (right around the corner, YES)...

Tis the season..

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Day One - Norfolk, VA

What a start to a great week.. Today was the first of four ONE DAY shoots this week.. We spent the day at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA..

Here's some that we like:





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Monday morning Starbucks

There is nothing like an early morning Starbucks after a long night of traveling. The greatest thing about today's Starbucks is that it is right in the Campus center at Old Dominon University. We're not talking one of those coffee carts that "proudly brews Starbucks", we're talking the real thing. I'm sure we'll be back at some point today.

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