Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Updater: Getting caught up

I. Photo Holdem Results
II. Events
III. Huallaga Blog
IV. You Are Not My Friend
V. Wallpaper

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I. Photo Holdem Results

I've been really lame about getting these results up while I know people have been waiting for a really long time. Just had a million things going on & haven't really had the time for blogging lately. So anyway, I guess let's just break it down:

4th Place: Evan Ross
3rd Place: Evan Stafford
2nd Place: Barbora Hollan
Champeen: Darin McQuoid

In the Biggest Leuzer Battle of the Evans For Third Place .. this was a really tough call for me. It's hilarious how each player played an ace featuring his opponent .. in the end, I had to go with Dotcom for his ballsy inclusion of a shot of yours truly stylin' nice waterfall & recalling that perfectly lucky day in AZ. That's strategery.

In the World Cup round .. From the very first photo submission (photo of self), Barbora established her style & strategy as totally unique from everyone else's. Her eye for comp & lighting kept her from joining the Leuzers throughout every round. She attracted some heat throughout the rounds for various reasons, but as a new kayaker & WW photog with limited content resources, she's done an amazing job of capturing the essence of what we love. As her paddling develops, I expect we'll see lots more from Barbora.

I just watched Stookesbury's "Hotel Charley" movie last night at a premiere in Bellingham. I recognized lots of locations on the Alseseca from Darin's submissions. Yeah, some people were burnt on so many shots from that run -- myself included -- but ya gotta smoke em if ya gottem .. & he definitely had em. That run is sick & Darin's consistently tack-sharp & perfectly exposed & framed images are my favorite of the contest. That shot of Brandon mid-boof (not on the Alseseca) is unreal.

So there you have it, ya bunch of bloodsuckers. Thanks for being patient .. sort of. And thanks / huge props to ALL of the players for playing along.

Darin, Barbora, & Dotcom -- please email me your mailing addresses where you can take delivery of your winner's booty (email: toddgillman [at] gmail dotcom).

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II. Events

> TRL Party Plan: We are going to be throwing/hosting a handful of multimedia parties up here in the Norfwest in the coming months. We'll be featuring some new video & photo work. And beer. We'll be featuring that too. First one is FRIDAY MAY 11 @ Seattle Raft & Kayak. More details to follow. Mark yr calendars & stay tuned.

> The Brent Bradley Trifecta is this coming weekend in Bellingham!! Fixin' to be a great weekend for playing outside in the B'ham/Baker zone.

> From Paul Gamache:
May 4-6 will be the 1st ever race down the Nordheimer Section of the Cal Salmon. The actual race will be May 6th. Meet at Nordheimer, Put-in @ 11am.

Race divisions will include Kayak Short Boat (anything under 9.0'), Kayak Long Boat (9'0 and longer). Raft divisions will be Paddle Boat (Guide w/ a guide stick + paddlers), Oar Frame (Solo rafter includes Catarafts), and lastly paddle assist (Oars + Paddlers).

This makes for 5 divisions. The Race goes from Nordheimer to the bottom of Freight Train. Mass Start. Non-race rafters / kayakers encouraged to attend and paddle at their own pace.

More info, contact Paul at: paulgamache [at] gmail dotcom.



> From Matty Moreland in Hood River:


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III. Huallaga Blog

Crazy bloggins. Don't forget we have the Peru trip coming up & are blogging our preparations HERE

I'm awaiting some photos of the gorge to post. Should be pretty rad.

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IV. You Are Not My Friend!



Sorry, you're just not.



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V. Wallpaper



Jake on Box Drop .. Top Tye, WA



John Utard on Paranoia .. Top Tye, WA



Our new BC project .. so good.



Chris T.



Not our friend

5 comments:

slickhorn said...

congrats to the finalists in the hold 'em showdown -- great to see such sweet shots from so many paddlers.

What is that last canyon? gorgeous!

--B

Anonymous said...

Aren't ya even gonna tell us what they won?

jakub said...

Where is the BC project? Looks nice...

Todd Gillman said...

Jakub .. Big Silver.

Hale said...

I guess the cat is out of the Bag!