FREE tickets won on the radio

On June 13th, 1993 while listening to the morning talk show on 1290 WHIO, they were having a contest. I called in and won 2 free tickets to WWF King of the Ring at the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH (actually in Greene County). I can’t say I was/am a big WWF fan but who doesn’t like free tickets. It was a great night of WWF wrestling. I’m a photographer, I brought my camera along of course. Remember this was 1993, I was shooting BW film and my film of choice was Kodak TMZ 3200, most likely shot at ISO 1600.

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June 13, 1993 – WWF King of the Ring at the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH: Yokozuna (Rodney Anoa’i) with manager Mr. Fuji defeated WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan to win the title after a cameraman (Mr. Fuji) shot a fireball at Hogan. (http://prowrestling.about.com)

Geology Sed Strat Spring Break DAY 4

After spending two days studying and taking measurements in the Skull Creek area in Colorado, We left Rangely, Colorado and went back to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.

Dr. Whitmore points out a dinosaur bone in the rock formation on a short hike in the Dinosaur National Monument.

Dr. Whitmore points out a dinosaur bone in the rock formation on a short hike in the Dinosaur National Monument.

Here is large dinosaur bone along the hike.

Here is large dinosaur bone along the hike.

Dr. Snelling & Dr. Whitmore lead the students on a hike looking at rock formations and comparing what they recorded at the Skull Creek area the two days before.

Dr. Snelling & Dr. Whitmore lead the students on a hike looking at rock formations and comparing what they recorded at the Skull Creek area the two days before.

Students looking and taking notes at the boundary of the dinosaur bone bearing formation.

Students looking and taking notes at the boundary of the dinosaur bone bearing formation.

We drove further into the Dinosaur National Monument. After eating lunch, we took a hike into the Box Canyon.

We drove further into the Dinosaur National Monument. After eating lunch, we took a hike into the Box Canyon.

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Dr. Whitmore wanted the students to see the great cross bedding & sediment deformation in the Bow Canyon and how that's important to what they've been studying this week.

Dr. Whitmore wanted the students to see the great cross bedding & sediment deformation in the Box Canyon and how that’s important to what they’ve been studying this week.

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We stopped to look at a few of the many petroglyphs in the monument.

We stopped to look at a few of the many petroglyphs in the monument.

After leaving the Dinosaur National Monument, we took a drive up into the Uynta Mountains. We stopped at the Red Canyon Overlook to view the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

After leaving the Dinosaur National Monument, we took a drive up into the Uynta Mountains. We stopped at the Red Canyon Overlook to view the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

On our drive back to Vernal, we stopped at Aspen Overlook on US 191.

On our drive back to Vernal, we stopped at Aspen Overlook on US 191.

Geology Sed Strat Spring Break DAY 3

Dr. Whitmore met with the class just before we headed out into the field for the day. Dr. Whitmore reviewed formation names of the layers that the class was going to measure.

Dr. Whitmore met with the class just before we headed out into the field for the day. Dr. Whitmore reviewed formation names of the layers that the class was going to measure.

After arriving at the Skull Creek area, the students immediately got to work measuring layers while Dr. Whitmore & Dr. Snelling went off on their own making observations and taking notes on layer formations in the area. I followed along for awhile and found myself on top of a small ridge. I came across two Juniper Cedar trees, one alive & the other dead. I found this image very intriguing.

After arriving at the Skull Creek area, the students immediately got to work measuring layers while Dr. Whitmore & Dr. Snelling went off on their own making observations and taking notes on layer formations in the area. I followed along for awhile and found myself on top of a small ridge. I came across two Juniper Cedar trees, one alive & the other dead. I found this image very intriguing.

Dr. Whitmore brought the students back together to review the mornings layer measurements.

Dr. Whitmore brought the students back together to review the mornings layer measurements.

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There's always time for a group photo.

There’s always time for a group photo.

You can see the students & Dr. Whitmore off in the distance taking measurements. The students worked hard throughout the day measuring the downward slope as well as the side they were standing on.

You can see the students & Dr. Whitmore off in the distance taking measurements. The students worked hard throughout the day measuring the downward slope as well as the side they were standing on.

After lunch back at the van, I took a walk up another ridge.  From the top, you can barely see the students working in the distance. (circled)

After lunch back at the van, I took a walk up another ridge. From the top, you can barely see the students working in the distance. (circled)

While taking measurements, students find and examine dinosaur bones trapped in siltstone layer.

While taking measurements, students find and examine dinosaur bones trapped in siltstone layer.

At the end of the day standing by the van, you can see the ridge I climbed to the top.

At the end of the day standing by the van, you can see the ridge I climbed to the top.

Geology Sed Strat Spring Break DAY 2

After a short drive from Vernal, Utah where we stayed the night, we stopped at the entrance of Dinosaur National Monument for a group picture.

After a short drive from Vernal, Utah where we stayed the night, we stopped at the entrance of Dinosaur National Monument for a group picture.

The students had an opportunity to observe dinosaur fossils in the cliff face at the Carnegie Quarry, Dr. Whitmore brought the students back together to discuss what they observed and give some possible explanation.

The students had an opportunity to observe dinosaur fossils in the cliff face at the Carnegie Quarry, Dr. Whitmore brought the students back together to discuss what they observed and give some possible explanation.

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A fairly large dinosaur and vertebrae in the quarry exhibit.

A fairly large dinosaur and vertebrae in the quarry exhibit.

After spending the morning at the DNM, we moved on into Colorado. Dr. Whitmore reviews with the students on measuring the thickness of rock formations.

After spending the morning at the DNM, we moved on into Colorado. Dr. Whitmore reviews with the students on measuring the thickness of rock formations.

Dr. Andrew Snelling and Dr. Whitmore still can't escape the grasp of technology miles away from civilization.

Dr. Andrew Snelling and Dr. Whitmore still can’t escape the grasp of technology miles away from civilization.

Students split up into two groups to measure the thickness of the rock layers and describe the lythology.

Students split up into two groups to measure the thickness of the rock layers and describe the lythology.

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Ryan shows Victoria how to sight down a Brunton Compass with a Jacob Staff to measure rock layer thickness.

Ryan shows Victoria how to sight down a Brunton Compass with a Jacob Staff to measure rock layer thickness.

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While traversing the slopes and hills with Dr. Whitmore and students, it was not hard to observe the unique shapes of the cedar trees.

While traversing the slopes and hills with Dr. Whitmore and students, it was not hard to observe the unique shapes of the cedar trees.

Geology Sed Strat Spring Break DAY 1

So begins a week long journey documenting Dr. Whitmore and his Sedimentary & Stratigraphy geology class. We will be spending a fair amount of time in and around Dinosaur National Monument in Utah observing and studying depositional processes and history.

Dr. Whitmore started the morning off with devotions referencing Ex 17 & Num. 20.

Dr. Whitmore started the morning off with devotions referencing Ex 17 & Num. 20.

After driving out of Salt Lake city, we stopped alongside the road to see the landslide that destroyed Thistle, Utah in 1983.

After driving out of Salt Lake city, we stopped alongside the road to see the landslide that destroyed Thistle, Utah in 1983.

As we traveled on US6 on our way to Vernal, Utah, we stopped several times along the road to observe various strata and sedimentary structures.

As we traveled on US6 on our way to Vernal, Utah, we stopped several times along the road to observe various strata and sedimentary structures.

We stopped for lunch and then walked along a nice outcrop that showed classic Bouma sequence..

We stopped for lunch and then walked along a nice outcrop that showed classic Bouma sequence..

Dr. Whitmore gives a short lesson on how to use a Brunton Compass.

Dr. Whitmore gives a short lesson on how to use a Brunton Compass.

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We stopped outside of Duchesne, Utah on US 191. while Dr. Whitmore & students took a look at the oil shale deposits on one side of the road, I took some pictures of an abandoned cabin on the other side of the road.

We stopped outside of Duchesne, Utah on US 191. while Dr. Whitmore & students took a look at the oil shale deposits on one side of the road, I took some pictures of an abandoned cabin on the other side of the road.

In Vernal, Utah there are all kinds of dinosaurs around town.

In Vernal, Utah there are all kinds of dinosaurs around town.

Some FP3000B & my 420

I brought along my Polaroid 420 & a film pack of FP3000B on my little roadtrip to London Middle School. It’s about a 40 minute drive on RT42 and there are some really nice stops along the way for great pictures. So, after going to LMS and taking care of work, I took a slow drive home stopping whenever & wherever I could to get a picture. It was a fun time!

Masssie Creek from the bridge in Cedarville with Stoney Creek Roasters on the left.

Masssie Creek from the bridge in Cedarville with Stoney Creek Roasters on the left.

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Kirkwood Cemetery on RT42 outside of London, OH.

Kirkwood Cemetery on RT42 outside of London, OH.

big tree on 42

The negative of the tree is a very interesting image on its own.

The negative of the tree is a very interesting image on its own.

barn door on 42 pos

abandoned house on 42

abandoned house on 42 neg

The FP3000B produces a negative image that is salvageable. I’m interested in trying to create another positive from it some way.

I’ve always enjoyed shooting Polaroid film and I honestly like it more now (probably because of the rarity of the film and novelty for others) because of its instant return. The setup of the image, capturing the image and then the immediate process is new every time. It’s such a great feeling of excitement after getting a good image each and everytime!

My short drive on 42 was no different, the process of photography was fun! Having an idea of what the image would look like in my mind and then a few moments later seeing the final result on print is fantastic.