Saturday, January 09, 2010

First standalone of 2010

"Tube and sled in-hand, Caleb Nokes, 10, (center) and Blake Newbold (left) climb to the summit of a very large hill off of West Cedar Fort Rd., in Eagle Mountain, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. "We drove by a couple days ago and thought it would be a perfect hill for the kids to sled on," Jeff Nokes, Caleb's father said."

I can't help it. Everything this month is in one way or another going to relate to the new year. I apologize.

Anyways, last weekend I got up early and headed out to the west side of the lake. It's about an hour drive south west. Fairly boring, too.

It was my only assignment for the day and a simple standalone of a historical event that helps educate children.

Go figure. I show up. Zero cars out front. You should know where this is going, right?

I walk in, introduce myself and state why I am there. "Oh, I am sorry pal, they canceled that even because not enough people signed up. But feel free to walk through the museum," a volunteer said.

While I wanted to, I declined knowing my day would now be spent searching for a standalone on my own.

On the way back toward the office I spotted some folk on top of a very big, yet random, hill sledding.

I whipped a U-turn, or as people say out here, "I flipped a tit."

Then I sat in my car for a good five minutes debating whether or not to shoot it. We've shot sledding before. But I needed something.

After trekking through knee deep snow, I started shooting, but concentrated on the kids climbing the very, very steep hill. Although I liked this frame too.

Alas, this is what I came up with. No one complained it was sledding, so I guess it was effective as A1.


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