Ride the Lightning

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Summer monsoons mean spectacular lightning shows!   Continue reading

Full Circle

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz | David Povey, RARE Founder

I started the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program at a pivotal point in my life in 2006.  Desperately needing to experience something different than my cushy 9 to 5 cube and suburban “dream”, I left it all behind and posted up in the great northwest.  Along with 20 or so others who all had their own interesting pre-RARE stories, I began 11 months of volunteer service supporting rural Oregon communities.  I’ve never regretted it for a second.   Continue reading

A Statement of the Obvious: Puppies are Cute

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My friends recently expanded their family.  This is my first meeting of Zelda May…
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Reminiscing

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Back on the water again.  This time in style….  Continue reading

Skate or Die!

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Went to the grand opening of a new skatepark this weekend.  They say it’s the largest outdoor covered skatepark in the country…more than appropriate for rainy western Oregon.

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Father’s Day Sale

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Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

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A Dreamy Friday Evening

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Pretty sure I’ve never canoed before.  Swam a Class IV rapid, ocean-kayaked, sailed, skied, tubed, boated, boarded, and body-surfed, but no canoe.  So for the past two summers I’ve been bugging my friend Kerri to take me out in hers.  It finally happened.  And I think this is much more my style these days.   Continue reading

The Big O

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Shot a roller derby tournament here in Eugene recently.  Teams from as far away as Scotland and Japan came out to an event that seems to be getting better every year.  I got to meet a few other photographers I’ve only known online, and see some friends I met last year.  Of course, saw some great skating, too.  Team USA was there, so it was extra cool to photograph some of the best of the best in the country.   Continue reading

Two Friends, Two Views

Got to catch up with a couple good buddies recently…

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Gutterballs and Body English

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

Copyright 2014 Marc Allen Mintz

My dad’s been in a bowling league for the last couple years.  His team has gone from last place to playing for the number one spot in a pretty short period of time.  I decided to bring my camera along as I went to watch the final series of the season, and the one that would determine the top team in the league.   Continue reading