Saturday, December 25, 2010


Happy Solstice and First Christmas to Haddie and Team Gilson- certainly the highlight of the crazy holiday week... XO GUB

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

It can snow now...

Sometimes a guy can get lucky up here even in November. It can snow now that we've got this one done! BIG Congrats to G&M... XO Bill

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Another Saturday in the Office...

I am staying committed to stopping along the way so I did so again yesterday (been told it takes 4-6 weeks to break a habit). Returning from a very fun meeting with 2011 B&G Taylor and Jeremy I pulled over and waded thru the few remaining tourist. Shooting HDR images (these are not-FYI) forces me to use a tripod and the culture of pocket point n' blur and phone camera folks look at you like you're flying the space shuttle when you pull a real camera out and they scurry away... it's rather fun! So a classic backside view and a not so classic view of the Rock Pile dressed in October white. My favorite color- T&J look forward to looking at the views with you again next May... BL

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Final Foliage Update-Less Leaves- More Ledge

Forget the fact that winter is why we live here- the upside to the winds cleaning up the foliage to where only the strong leafs survive till Halloween is the backyard view and that the ledges start to appear at the backdoor... I hesitate to declare the Rock official white for the season but based on this AM's view tough not to think we are there... BL

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thanks to the backroads...

I have the privilege of living in an place where the fire hydrants are ponds along the backroads that keep me sane in a summer full of travel. I stopped yesterday coming from Cornish- rare but necessary on occasion. I knew that monsoon wind and rain that are here today would turn an already fading fall into November, my least favorite time of year with the shorting daylight and snow yet to cover the ground. Note to self- stop more often on the backroads... BL

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Henry Gilson-All World Golden 1993-2010

Blogging is a time machine. You get to go back on a rainy day and say things that you couldn't say at the time. I have had the honor of knowing a once in a lifetime retriever-Will Gilson's Golden Dog Henry. Not that all our dogs don't have a special spot that only they occupy but Henry defined what I will forever know as the Heart of a Retriever- what sets the breed apart, what makes people covet them. I had convinced myself that Henry would see his 18th birthday in 2011 because he was as spry and more mobile as dogs half his age at 17 but he covered his illness well even as his body failed. There will be more Goldens in our lives but the benchmark for health, hunt and heart has been set at an unobtainable spot that only Henry will live on at.
BL 10/15/10

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August At The Wire...

There will be no quality blogging in summer until there is more than one of me as I have come to grips with the fact that doing what I do summers will just evaporate. The good news is that I have them captured so I know where the moments go. What a treat last week was in Cooperstown, NY and a very special way to end August. I am still smiling.

I flipped over the wedding program the morning after as I was packing up my gear and saw I was included in a list of "thank yous" from B&G Ashleigh & Adam on the back cover. I had never seen that done before and sums up the genuine class of these two. Why I show up for the unique epic days-I am sure of it... BL

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What's rolling up your Driveway today?

I broke my life rule "Leave the Bears alone" the other day only because it was just me and the bear for about 10 minutes till he/she got a tad frustrated with the pesky cameraman trying to find some good light (never did-btw) and I walked away- best driveway on the planet... BL

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Any day seems to work...

Just a habit I have when I have camera in hand and it's flying- comes in handy on days like today- but it stops me anytime... Happy 4th- BL

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BSD Sensor Check- Legacy Summer...

Something about this mornings BSD sensor check that made me pause- nothing like an almost clean sensor as we hit July. A summer of camera time which at the end of all the chatter is what is important. It's not the device it's what is in front of it that counts- that is where legacy lives. Turn off the devices-get outside and look up. See all of you who get that soon... BL

Monday, May 31, 2010

M Day 2010

Jet stopped by to check the Cave out and he met Henry who won the peeing contest. About as good as freedom gets on MDay- thanks to those who make it possible... BL

Sunday, May 9, 2010


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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Puppy Fix...

I have had a chance to hang with the newest super model puppy a few times this spring. Camera training starts at an early age. Cute but a reminder of how much work pups are!

Monday, March 22, 2010

First Day of Spring Swim...

Tardy post... Henry reminded me that spring had sprung by demanding a romp out back! I passed on joining him... BL

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Greetings-Could always use an extra day but it's not a Leap Year is it...

This weeks weather has finally brought some natural snow to the backyard- much more on the mountains is the even better news as we got a mix of rain, falling slush and finally some snow here in the valley. I may get out to actually see winter. I have skied once without a camera on my body this winter. Why? I have been hunkered down in the Cave finally getting my portfolio site up which besides a few minor tweaks is about to "go live" in the next few days. So this blog which has served as my default "hodgepodge" web presence is about to be upstaged, in theory at least. My biggest challenge has always been shameless self promotion but looking back over the the past 1/2 decade of digital image work has convince me I have something of value to offer. So in a Winter Olympic year here comes my olympic effort- a look back to move forward. Long over due as the 4 people who read this know. My thanks to those who have gotten me here- my new site effort was dedicated and driven by your faith in my work- corny but so true... XO Bill

Friday, February 5, 2010

Donation Leanne Smith Fundraiser-Cranmore 2/5/10

This was easy- I am big fan of the Winter Games and have had the pleasure skiing Whistler Blackcomb so when Cranmore and The Eastern Slopes Ski Club put together a fundraiser for local Olympian Leanne Smith I jumped in with both ski boots and donated one of my "On the Hill With Bill" packages to the silent action cause... The pre-bidding is underway so thanks to all that know what an epic day of images on the hill looks like... Details for tonight's live event at Cranmore tonight can be found here. Good fortune to Leanne and watch out World... BL

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bethleham, PA Time Machine..

Vintage Mickey D's for those of you who remember the day...

Friday, January 1, 2010

twenty10 Happy New Decade..

Nice to have Henry in the hood...