Posts Tagged ‘Winston-Salem’

Twelve faces of pain from the 2014 Winston-Salem Cycling Classic

The purpose of this small documentary project was to capture the facial expressions of a sample group of riders as reflected in their level of physical exertion.  We chose twelve, but one we photographed has a countenance that is complacent and poised — see if you can find her. Athletes drew from the depths of their physical prowess (and cycling skills) […]


Cinemagraph … Winston-Salem Light Project “Artery”

A favorite project of ours in Winston-Salem is soon to end – 2014’s Winston-Salem Light Project – named “The Artery.” The scene (literally in front of our home on Factory Row) is the Winston-Salem Strollway where industrious and innovative faculty (Norman Coates and others) and students from the UNC School of the Arts have converted […]


Quality of life experience …

  I subscribe to the Forsyth County (NC) Audubon daily newsletter and was intrigued by a notice yesterday of a group gathering event at Northwest Middle School in Winston-Salem (NC) to witness chimney swifts going to bed.  I had seen this before, after all we have them in our chimney and there are always a […]


In honor of Mary Presson Roberts Photography …

  It is so unusual for me to even take a photograph like this, because there are no people in the frame.  But the content was setup for an ad shot for Fleet Feet of Winston Salem and their salesman, Mike Huddleston. During the time I spent arranging the shoes, I kept saying to myself […]


If I were teaching a class in composition for photographers …

…  I would select this photo as one of my preferred “go-to” images. POST SCRIPT: If anyone can identify where in Winston-Salem this photograph was taken, I will buy them lunch.


Dr. Michael O. Hartley … archaeological anthropologist digging deep to dispel assumptions


Pole vaulting down Winston-Salem’s main street …

Tim Sullivan is a sports entrepreneur, a consummate advocate for the esoteric culture of pole vaulters and high jumpers. He is also a coach who has a penchant for attracting potential  All-Americans to his quiver.  Tim is in his first season at Wake Forest University having  arrived with a distinguished coaching history at West Virginia […]


One of our own … Randy Shields

    Randy Shields, a nationally ranked bicycle rider from Winston-Salem (NC) has joyfully spent most of his adult life on a bicycle. This photograph was taken in 2011 at a regional cyclo-cross race at Bur-Mill Park in Greensboro (NC). In 2013, he took second place for his age group in the United States UCI […]


Waiting for milking time …

  Each autumn, the Dixie Classic Fair returns to Winston-Salem (NC);  2012 was it’s 130th year.  The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882. There are competitions for everything imaginable, one of the longest standing is the Dairy Cattle competition populated by young competitors who spend a year grooming their […]


An unfortunate common occurrence ….

  An unfortunate couple who lost both of their mattresses off of the roof of the parked car in front of the visible truck — on westbound I-40 Business in Winston-Salem, NC.


Could you guess that a new “Trader Joe’s” has opened in Winston-Salem?


Krispy Kreme celebrates 75 years and its beginnings in Winston-Salem (NC) ….

The restored Moravian community of Old Salem (NC) recently hosted Krispy Kreme’s 75 years of it’s melt-in-your mouth Original Glazed donuts.  Glazing that did not find its way into tummies could  be found smeared on the smiling  celebrators faces.


Winston-Salem Police Honor Guard memorializes fallen officers

The Winston-Salem Police Honor Guard tradition of standing guard to honor fallen officers was created by Chief Scott Cunningham in October of 2010.  The Guard presents colors at public events, opens police ceremonies, attends academy graduations and memorial services for other officers in the region, and participates in  National Police Week  which is the centerpiece activity […]


At Big Mama’s, you get more than great food … but also big heart!

Cynthia Bradger d.b.a. Big Mama’s Southern Cooking with Soul learned to stretch a dollar and a meal as an 11 year-old when she cooked for her family in Ft. Worth, Texas.  “It is just the way we had to do things back then in order to get by.” In high school, she was a flute […]


I wasn’t peeking but it wasn’t hard not to notice…

My wife and I went to Barnes and Noble today and when we came back to get in our car, this elegant SUV was parked next to us — the passenger side completely filled with trash from fast food restaurants.


Pathway to pain … the North Carolina cyclo-cross racing series

Cyclo-cross has become very popular in North Carolina as the fall and winter competitive cycling activity.  Winston-Salem has become a leading city for promotion with a competitive series with many events –  until recently, every Tuesday night at the Dixie Classic Fairground in Winston-Salem, and culminating with the state championships and three January, 2012 races.  Points […]