Pedaling On The Road Of Life

A fine blog dedicated to sharing the dynamic imagery by me, photojournalist L.E. Baskow, begun during the summer months of 2011 on my cross-county bicycle photo project. It's a great place to monitor my work and see what I see, whom I meet and the interesting things that take place along my twisting road of photographic life.

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First time at ringside in Vegas for UFC 178, pretty damn touch to shoot through that fence even with a fancy new camera. Thanks to John Locher with AP for helping me adjust the focus sensitivity so the focus wouldn’t keep getting fooled. It’s so odd, you think you’re getting all these punches but there’s so many reasons for them not happening, timing is definitely an art with this sport :D

Had the fun opportunity to shoot the VooDoo Zip Line recently at the Rio Hotel and Casino which runs between the tops of the two towers. It’s a quick ride but certainly something to experience, a nice way to get a different view of the city too!

Long weekend of nationally-ranked high school football with Gorman beating St. Bosco and media day exploits for UFC 178 I am covering this weekend as well. Finally starting to get a better feel for my new Canon Mark IV X which is subtly different than the Mark IV but is clearly faster and sharper with the newer lens especially.

Hard to believe but my one year anniversary here in Vegas is in just a few days, time sure does fly by sometimes :D

Sure seem to shoot a lot of portraits these days, I think the hardest part is knowing how to craft them and try and bring out the personality of the individual. Often I have little control of the time or location so just work to make the best image possible. Still amazed by the variety of assignments I get over such a short period of time here in Vegas.

Catching up on my weekly posting after time away and a busy week back in the saddle.  Had a fine day with Mikaela Whitmore and others with Desert Adventures kayaking on the Colorado River as part of the National Clean Energy Summit.  Hillary Clinton was also the keynote speaker for the main event and the Secret Service was tight with the access but that’s typical, sure seems like she’s ramping up to run for President….

On the lighter side shot electronic bingo with a live DJ and drinks for the winners and spent several entertaining hours with Bob Combs of R.C.Farms, Inc., who I got holding some of his many piglets.

Last ones of upstate New York for the Cycle Adirondacks pre-ride, was a fine time and hope to go back.

Last few posts for the Adirondacks for now, my world moves on :)

Had some rain but the Adirondacks are still pretty, trees beginning to change and colors just popping.

Thought I’d throw some more Adirondacks cycling at you, have plenty :)

Great time in NYC, back home and first assignment in an hour :0

We have some solid candidates to replace my pal Sam but still time to consider a few more. Looking for someone who can cover it all and is ready to enjoy our interesting town.

Contact me asap

Great time in NYC, back home and first assignment in an hour :0

We have some solid candidates to replace my pal Sam but still time to consider a few more. Looking for someone who can cover it all and is ready to enjoy our interesting town.

Contact me asap