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6224 | 6.9.2012 | 2 years ago



Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. It’s basically just a gel made from silicon, except all the liquid has been taken out and replaced with gas instead. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam.
Aerogel isn’t just neat, it’s useful. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can apparently withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence, which is why we don’t have Aerogel jackets: it works so well that people were complaining about overheating on Mt. Everest.

Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. It’s basically just a gel made from silicon, except all the liquid has been taken out and replaced with gas instead. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam.

Aerogel isn’t just neat, it’s useful. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can apparently withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence, which is why we don’t have Aerogel jackets: it works so well that people were complaining about overheating on Mt. Everest.

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0 | 20.8.2012 | 2 years ago


so last week we had to say goodbye to our beloved english bulldog.  for those of you that know us, nothing else need be said about him, you know what that meant.  for those of you that do not, just know that i could write a book about this dog.  and someday i may.  but not right now.  i’ll just say that i have had dogs my whole life and seen them come and go.  but this guy was something else entirely.  we had a vet  come out to our house and put him to sleep because he had so much wrong with his heart, and after taking him to see his (really good) cardiologist tuesday, he lost the will to fight anymore.  he had been fighting so hard since november, when we discovered problems with his heart.  he stayed happy and strong until last tuesday, and i put him in the truck and hugged him, but he looked at me like he has never looked at me.  and strange as it may sound to some of you, i knew he didn’t have it in him to do this any more.  no more tests, no more meds.   and katie and i agreed that the second he was in pain or seemed the least bit like he was suffering we’d let him go.  and wednesday morning we could not get him to eat or wag his tail.  and he was telling us it was time.  so the vet came out here and did a great job in letting him pass very peacefully.  we agreed that there was no way we wanted him to go at a vet’s office.  so the vet left and i buried him under the big tree in our north pasture that will henceforth be known as his tree.  and after all was said and done, that evening i saw a large, beautiful red-tailed hawk sitting on an H brace over his grave.  and i know he is in a better place.  Most of you knew him as Chunky, but we called him The Booroo, da Bulling, Chunks, Montilious, Chunking, Chunkling, Chunkster, and a whole list of other nicknames i can’t think of at the moment.   he lived a little over 9 years and had one hell of a life traveling and being loved and cheating death quite a few times.   

0 | 16.5.2012 | 2 years ago


Uep was in full swing this season.  What a great bunch of people work for that company.  We go full blast all weekend on days that last 16 hrs + and for not much pay.  The juice seems to be the little rushes you get when you nail those shots of cheerleaders upside down, in mid air or some other difficult shot.  It’s great to see some of those shooters and event managers that have become good friends through the season and get all sleep deprived and loopy and go have a pint and a good meal or 2 with them, knowing you rocked some bad ass shots that day.  or 20,000 of them.

Uep was in full swing this season.  What a great bunch of people work for that company.  We go full blast all weekend on days that last 16 hrs + and for not much pay.  The juice seems to be the little rushes you get when you nail those shots of cheerleaders upside down, in mid air or some other difficult shot.  It’s great to see some of those shooters and event managers that have become good friends through the season and get all sleep deprived and loopy and go have a pint and a good meal or 2 with them, knowing you rocked some bad ass shots that day.  or 20,000 of them.

3 | 26.4.2012 | 2 years ago


Man…  been a while.  A lot has happened.  Picked up American Airlines as a client.  Spent a couple of days at LAX running around on the tarmac and crawling around in some Boeing 777 aircraft with the hustle and bustle of a major international airport going on around us.  Shot some at DFW, too where they are based.  Shot some still, video and have been editing video for them for a while, now.  Seems like a good addition to my client list.  Here is one i shot of a 777 engine.  thanks to matt white for flying out to L.A. with me and helping out.  this was shot with his 14mm i rented.  

2188 | 28.11.2011 | 2 years ago


oh man.   it’s 10 AM Central.  this monday just turned into a guitar playing day….

jhnmyr:

Here’s the theme song I wrote and recorded for Zach Anner’s upcoming series “Rollin’ With Zach” on OWN.  Incidentally, it was the last thing I sang before I went on the DL…

Rollin’ with Zach will premiere with back-to-back episodes beginning Monday, December 12 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Click here to see a trailer for the show. It looks like it’s going to be great.

0 | 5.8.2011 | 3 years ago


4 | 10.6.2011 | 3 years ago


So the fashion thing is hopefully coming back around.  It’s sounding like the market is going to be more smaller companies that are cranking out cool, more custom looks than mass produced pieces.  The next few years are going to be interesting for fashion shooters, methinks.  I just pray that it’s BETTER than the last few..  
This is a shot from a recent shoot for Cowgirl Tuff.  Keep your eye on them if you are a denim fan, I think they are going to do nothing but grow.  More to come.  

So the fashion thing is hopefully coming back around.  It’s sounding like the market is going to be more smaller companies that are cranking out cool, more custom looks than mass produced pieces.  The next few years are going to be interesting for fashion shooters, methinks.  I just pray that it’s BETTER than the last few..  

This is a shot from a recent shoot for Cowgirl Tuff.  Keep your eye on them if you are a denim fan, I think they are going to do nothing but grow.  More to come.  

888 | 9.2.2011 | 3 years ago


jhnmyr:

GPOYGW Ibanez Steve Vai Jem Series guitar in Loch Ness Green. Thanks to the Ibanez Custom Shop. One of the first guitars I’ve ever pined for, as if it were brand new in 1989. FMLFTW

and it even has the more rare MAPLE fretboard!  i’d be jealous if it was orange!

jhnmyr:

GPOYGW Ibanez Steve Vai Jem Series guitar in Loch Ness Green. Thanks to the Ibanez Custom Shop. One of the first guitars I’ve ever pined for, as if it were brand new in 1989. FMLFTW

and it even has the more rare MAPLE fretboard!  i’d be jealous if it was orange!

2 | 10.1.2011 | 3 years ago


This guy..  is gonna go far.  I met him when he was like 9 or so..  taught him all my tricks.  His ears need to be insured.  One day he will record our album and we’re gonna be famous.  :)   
http://www.vespersound.com/

This guy..  is gonna go far.  I met him when he was like 9 or so..  taught him all my tricks.  His ears need to be insured.  One day he will record our album and we’re gonna be famous.  :)   

http://www.vespersound.com/

1 | 31.12.2010 | 3 years ago


So I really need to get back into my night landscape photography.  I have a nice camera for that, now…  so here is a start.  :)  
It’s an old gas station near the TX/OK border.  I took a few shots of my friend’s Jeep and managed to shoot a few of these, too.  (thanks for waiting, guys)  All light was from a flashlight I got for Christmas.  

So I really need to get back into my night landscape photography.  I have a nice camera for that, now…  so here is a start.  :)  

It’s an old gas station near the TX/OK border.  I took a few shots of my friend’s Jeep and managed to shoot a few of these, too.  (thanks for waiting, guys)  All light was from a flashlight I got for Christmas.  

246 | 28.12.2010 | 3 years ago


Stop in Breckenridge (or thereabouts) in Colorado.  Me and Dave of the Words with Friends crew will be there till 1/2/2011.  i’ll bring my guitar.  OLD LOVE!

Stop in Breckenridge (or thereabouts) in Colorado.  Me and Dave of the Words with Friends crew will be there till 1/2/2011.  i’ll bring my guitar.  OLD LOVE!

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1 | 1.11.2010 | 3 years ago


Can’t decide which one of these I like best.  This was a test shoot I did for a potential client (which seems to have worked, they booked me).  I sent them some more normal looking shots, but while we were testing I shot some more dramatic stuff like this too.  Not too bad for having like 2 hours or so. 

0 | 24.10.2010 | 3 years ago


Where is @jhnmyr? Weird I meet the guy a month ago and POOF he disappears. Hmm. :P

1 | 30.9.2010 | 4 years ago


So I sold my trusty Nikon D1x yesterday.  What a camera.  It’s funny.. I have a guitar that I have a special place for because i got good on that guitar.  I think about that camera the same way.  I pulled some really good stuff off with that camera.  In every area except fashion, which I must attribute to the Canon 1Ds MKII and Nikon D3 I shot while I was on staff at DIllards and my Nikon D300 I shot while freelancing for them.  But I shot great portraits, sports, landscapes, food, product, and even a couple of weddings with the D1x.  Good thing is, I sold it to a guy who really seems like he’ll love it as much as me.  Now all i have to do is sell the D300, and a coupe of lenses and I can start making the transfer to Canon.  So long, guys.  You have been awesome cameras.. but it’s time to go Canon.  

So I sold my trusty Nikon D1x yesterday.  What a camera.  It’s funny.. I have a guitar that I have a special place for because i got good on that guitar.  I think about that camera the same way.  I pulled some really good stuff off with that camera.  In every area except fashion, which I must attribute to the Canon 1Ds MKII and Nikon D3 I shot while I was on staff at DIllards and my Nikon D300 I shot while freelancing for them.  But I shot great portraits, sports, landscapes, food, product, and even a couple of weddings with the D1x.  Good thing is, I sold it to a guy who really seems like he’ll love it as much as me.  Now all i have to do is sell the D300, and a coupe of lenses and I can start making the transfer to Canon.  So long, guys.  You have been awesome cameras.. but it’s time to go Canon.  

188 | 6.9.2010 | 4 years ago


jhnmyr:

The Words With Friends Crew

jhnmyr:

The Words With Friends Crew