I was actually first exposed to the idea of extreme unicycling at the Bay Area Adventure Film Festival a few months back. I was so impressed I ran out and bought Into the Thunder Dragon. It was fantastic, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested.
So you can imagine my surprise (and delight) to find out that someone very active in the extreme unicycling scene was a smugmug subscriber. John Foss attends many unicycling conventions and group rides, and brings his camera along. Check out some of his awesome photos:
(John has his images protected, so no previews today… but click through to the images, it is well worth it!)
Convention in Moab
Take some time to browse around his galleries. He has some amazing shots up there. Enjoy!
The awesome part about this particular travelog is that he geotagged his images so that you can check them out with our fairly new Maps feature:
Click here for the map!
And of course, to whet your appetite:
Alright, have some great new feature enhancements live on the site:
We don’t really get a true Autumn out here in California. At least, not with the brilliant colors and heavy leaf fall that you can find in places like New England. So for everyone else who is missing out on the brilliant colors, here are a few random pictures:
(click on the image to see the gallery)
So I was browsing through the friends that Colin (see the previous blog entry) had on his page, and found some cool shots of rock climbing:
It would appear that there are quite a few adventurers in that group of friends.
The shots were posted by Philip Mothena.
One of the coolest things about working at smugmug is checking out other people’s travel galleries. I have a pretty long list of places to visit now just based on checking out other people’s adventures.
Colin Krause is a smugmug subscriber who spent a year travelling through 16 different countries. Luckily for us, he brought his camera.
Check out his awesome travel journals for more details on his trips!
I stumbled across these fascinating photos of a bear attacking a bird feeder, presumably for a meal.
For an amusing read, check out the debate in the comments section about where this actually took place.
We have a lot of crazy motorcycle people on smugmug (courtesy of the ADVrider crew primarily), so it doesn’t take too much searching to find some of the crazier rides they do:
These particular photos belong to a group of riders in the Puget Sound area.
I have been riding in the rain before, and thought I was going to freeze. I think I will pass on the snow trips.
Every Halloween, thousands of people in costume, puppeteers and musicians turn out in The Village in New York City for the grand Village Halloween Parade. Their photos are hosted on smugmug, and can be found here!
A few samples to whet your appetite for the gruesome and bizarre:
Be sure to check out the rest of their pictures on their site! Enjoy!