Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Studio Portraits: Father and Son

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Father and Son. This one makes me smile.

Volunteers: David & Maria

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David and Maria share a taste for dashing attire and they enjoy living life to the fullest. They are very active in the community and do almost all of their volunteer work together as a couple. How fitting that they are pictured here at Romeo's Restaurant with cupids dancing overhead!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Volunteers: MLK Day of Service at CAFB

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Approximately 30 RSVP Volunteers participated in the 2010 MLK Day of Service project at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. The volunteers worked in the Food Bank's Product Recovery Room where pallets of donated foodstuff are separated, inspected, sorted, boxed and weighed for distribution to neighborhood food pantries, meal sites and a wide range of human and social service agencies throughout Central Texas. During a half-day's work, these volunteers helped process 9,614 pounds of food, which will translate into 7,691 meals to nourish hungry people. Well done!

What talents do YOU have that are just waiting to be expressed through volunteer work?

Volunteers inspect and sort frozen food items to be distributed throughout Central Texas.

Margie sends boxes on their way to needy Central Texas neighbors

Maria prepares frozen meals for distribution to the Food Bank's partner agencies.

Volunteering is a great way to connect with friends and neighbors!

This shows a small part of the CAFB warehouse. The volume of food that goes through here is amazing.

Lee prepares labels for the boxes of food to be distributed throughout Central Texas.

Volunteers inspecting and sorting donated frozen foods.

A few of the RSVP volunteers taking a mid-morning break.

Margarine prepares each box to be weighed before it gets sent out to a CAFB partner agency.

Bill prepares of food items to be distributed to CAFB's partner agencies.

Larry weighs each box before sending it out to feed the hungry.

With a final inspection, Bill sends the box of food items on it's way.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Volunteers: Joan Teaches Line Dancing

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Joan has a real passion for line dancing. So twice a week at the South Austin Senior Activity Center she shares that passion with others. The classes are free, and more than 100 older adults attend each class! Joan organizes the music, the site setup, the communication (weekly email, fliers, etc.) and everything else that's required. And the seniors LOVE it!

What talents do YOU have that are just waiting to be expressed through volunteer work?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Portraits: Patricia

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Patricia and I did a photo session recently and these are a few of the selects. We shot on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge right around sunset when the skies were filled with color. You can see more pictures from this session by clicking here.

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Portrait packages start at just $150 and Wedding packages start at just $695. See Austin Wedding and Portrait Photographer Jeff Campbell Photography website for more details.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Events: Ignite Austin

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Five Minutes, Twenty Slides: What Would YOU Say?
Ignite Austin brought together an inspiring and unexpected blend of thinkers from business, art, technology, government and academia. All with ideas. And all willing to share them. The goal was to spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines. See the website by clicking here. The first Ignite Austin was held on Wednesday, January 14, 2010 at the Phoenix lounge in downtown Austin. The joint was packed. It was a great show! Here are just a few of the great pictures I caught of the evening.

Wide shot of the room. Big crowd!

Whurley (left) and Josh Baer (right) were sort of emcee's for the evening.

Matt Manroe's cool jacket.

Trey Ratcliff talked about HDR photography.

Jon Lebkowsky talked about the future of social networks.

Bijoy Goswami presented his view of Austin.

Audience approval.

Whurley opened up about open source.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Impromptu Portraits: BookPeople

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Waiting for the meeting of Austin Photography Group, I had the opportunity to thumb through a few thousand books. Great fun!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Impromptu Portraits: Urban Fishing

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I bet there aren't too many cities in the USA where you can catch a five-pound large-mouth bass... right downtown! Steve Garcia reeled in a beauty as I walked along the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail. Luckily, my camera was ready for it.

Food: Dan's Hamburgers

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Dan's Hamburgers
4308 Manchaca
Austin 78704-7532
Hours: Daily, 6am-11pm

One of several burger outlets operated by Austin's Hamburger King, Dan Junk, whose trademark has always been good, fresh food and friendly service. This is no-frills, standard (but delicious) burger and fries territory.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Impromptu Portraits: Dapper Dan Dash/Shannon Tweed Ride

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The Peddler Bike Shop (Austin, Texas) cooked up this cool ride for mid January. Everyone was expected to wear tweed and knickers (at least make an attempt at it) for this jaunty bike ride around town ending back at the shop for tea and scones. I met up with them when the group took a rest on the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge (Pfluger Bridge). Glad I had my camera! What a hoot!

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Performance: Sabaya Bellydance Collective

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Stacey Lizette is one of the dancers who comprise Sabaya Bellydance Collective (click here for website). Sabaya produces a terrific show called Sahara Nights on the second Saturday of every month at Copa Bar & Grill in Austin, Texas. The next show is February 13, 2010. Don't miss it! Oh... sorry for the blur; I couldn't get Stacey to be still!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Performances: Dale Watson's Tribute to Elvis

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Dale Watson performing at the Continental Club on the 75th Anniversary of Elvis' birthday.