Archive for July, 2008

Solar Sunrise

I’ve been following the solar array installation at the Sierra Nevada Brewery since it began in October of 2007 for inclusion in a documentary on solar energy in the north state. When completed, the rooftop array will be the largest privately owned array on a commercial facility in the country. This morning, solar panels were being installed on one of the few remaining roofs that still are not making power. But the crews from Chico Electric, the contractor installing the record-setting array, get going before sunrise. So that meant it was up at 4:40 this morning to load both photo and video equipment, get down to Chico, and bum a lift up to the tall roof by 6:00am.  The smell of hops while watching the sun come up over the Sierra Nevada mountains is an experience I won’t soon forget.

Solar Sunrise

Solar Sunrise

Joannies Cookies

There are few commercial shoots better than when the product is perishable and delicious. There were fortunately a few of Joannies incredibly scrumptious cookies that were “damaged” during various set-ups for the shoot we did to promote her new cookie line, and so had to left behind. I love my job.

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joannies_cookies