a couple quick ones

With the proliferation of smart phones the demand for online video by our readers (and editors) has grown tremendously. While some in the industry question the tactic of diverting resources to the medium I have tried to embrace it, looking at it as another creative instrument in my quiver. It takes more time to produce a video package and although time seems to be the one variable I never quite have enough of, the challenge and excitement of exploring a new (to me) visual frontier is thrilling. Here are just a couple quick pieces I produced last month.

Dining Feature

Every so often I get the chance to visit a local eatery and photograph their food and atmosphere for a weekly dining feature we do. Friday I visited a new restaurant called John Doe's, which is a take on your basic pub and grill. They had a few gourmet entrees including a delicious looking New York strip. I don't get to do much fashion or food photography so I always relish these opportunities. Get it, "relish"... Oh nevermind. You can find more about them by visiting their Facebook page.

Random and Recent

Just a few photos from the past week...

A couple of patrons sit in the dinning area inside Coy Bettie's Bistro in Nampa on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Whitney Schrader, 15, combs the beach at Lake Lowell looking for skipping rocks as her friend Monet Alberts, 17, lets one fly across the water on Friday afternoon outside Nampa. Last week Senator Patti Anne Lodge sponsored Senate Joint Memorial 105, which urged Congress to re-examine federal laws that restricts the role of state and local governments in land management, specifically the proposed restrictions at Lake Lowell.

A skier rides up a chairlift as the sun sets on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. The local ski area serves skiers and boarders with night skiing 7 nights a week when conditions permit.

Skiers and snowboarders gather at the top of the Deerpoint chairlift on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

A skier sits next to a snarled tree snag at the top of the Deerpoint chairlift on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.