Wednesday, February 27, 2008


BACA Bike, originally uploaded by Micheal Green.

Here is the Motorcycle we (SunRiver) donated to B.A.C.A for them to raffle off. They had it at the office for a few moments, so I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. (See my flicker photos for the rest of them)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fighting Child Abuse

Today I finished a project for B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse.) SunRiver donated a Harley Davidson (pictures to come later in the month) to be raffled off at the end of the year. Apparently this bike will travel the state, going to various bike shows, collecting raffle tickets.

They asked me to create a card that can be given to each person that buys a raffle ticket. It was one of my first projects I have ever done that does not involve someone with grey hair so of course I jumped at the chance. The motorcycle is being painted as I write this and as soon as it is done I am going to use it as a photography subject. I cant wait!

BACA is an organization of bikers that donate their time and energy in fighting child abuse. The first time I had heard of them was when they all showed up at the trial of the guy that kidnapped Elizabeth Smart. SunRiver has been associated with them as our drywall subcontractor is the chapter president for Southern Utah.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Fence

The Fence, originally uploaded by Micheal Green.

This is my take on Cathryns fence picture. When I first saw it, I thought it was a very interesting photo. As I was putting some artistic flare on it in photoshop, I tried a lot of different things, then settled on this, with the background blurry and the foreground sharp. It certainly is not better than the original, just my take on it.

Friday, February 15, 2008

In Honor of Keith Blackman

Keith was a photographer friend of mine... He was one of those people that could make an instant connection with just about anyone. I only knew him for a few months before cancer took his life. He was a talented photographer and a good friend. The last time I ever spoke with him was when my wife and I were in the hospital with our new born child. He called me to let me know how much I need to cherish this time with my family because life goes fast. He died shortly there after.

Keith took this picture on assignment here at SunRiver. I think it is a very fitting shot, demonstrating his talent.

Thanks Keith for being you.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Stairway to Heav...Quail Lake

After being  inspired by my sisters blog; I decided to post a recent photo that I took at Quail Lake.  

For some odd reason I have always liked this set of stairs.  I know that sounds odd.  After all, they are just some ratty old concrete slabs buried in the ground leading from the parking lot to the lake.  I can remember taking those stairs many times, both as a teenager with my family, young adult, newly married, and now as a father with my own kids.  These old concrete stairs have lead me to many happy times and hopefully, many more.

In my editing of this picture, I decided to give it a dark color tone, with some highlights of the stairs and a few bushes.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Blogs I currently follow

Here is a list of blogs I currently follow:

Seths Blog:  A marketing guru that invented many of the modern marketing methods.  Also one of my favorite business authors.

Official Google Blog: A great blog by one of the most powerful and world changing companies ever.

Blog Maverick: Love him or Hate him, Mark Cuban knows business and success.  A very open and honest blog.  You will try to hate it, but you will fail.

Steve Urquhart: Our local representative in the house.  I don't agree with all his policies, but he is a good communicator, and has a unique perspective on things.

Paul Allen: No, not the Microsoft one.  Paul is a Utah boy that has pioneered family history work using the internet.  Notably,, info-base, and others.  He is a pretty good author, and usually has decent posts. 

Crabs-N-Shells-N-ShisaDogTails:  My sisters new blog.  

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Mikes Favorite Things: iPhone

I tried to fight.  I thought I could be strong.  After all, I love my blackberry.  It has filled my life with passion and love.  She never did anything wrong, she always catered to my every whim.  She greeted me with a smile in the morning and held me close at night... She always turned on when I pushed her buttons.  

So why, WHY did I pander to this new filly the iPhone.  Oh, iPhone you vixen.  You are a home wrecker.  Everything was fine in my relationship with my blackberry until you came along.  

I tried to resist, I did.  When you came on the market a last summer, I tried to look away.  But as I watched you prancing around the TV screen, I admit, I had to peek.  

Even when you dropped your price a few months later, I resisted.  "Surely you are not worth the money..."  Oh how I was wrong.  

The moment I laid my eyes on you, I knew our paths would cross.  

Alas they have.  And all I can say is you are so much more then I ever could of hoped.  Its not your fault that you were designed so well.  Not your fault that you seem to know what i want before I want it.  You are my soul-mate iPhone.... I love you.

And to my Blackberry.  Yes, I have left you for some one younger and better looking.  Yes, we did have good times together, and yes you did everything I ever asked.  I hope you know, and I dont want this to sound canned... Its not you, its me.

My sisters new blog...

Just FYI.  My sister and her family are living in Japan and has started a blog of their adventures. She is a witty and creative writer and excellent photographer.

Check it out at