Came across this video today. It was posted on a blog that I like less and less, so I’m not even going to link back to it. But This vid was a nice reminder of what summer felt like growing up in Utah. There is also some decent skateboarding.

LOCAL from Sean Slobodan on Vimeo.

The Wild West

I took a trip to Utah with some of my NY friends to take advantage of the waning snow pack on the Wasatch range. After a couple of days of riding, we headed into the desert for target shooting. This photo was actually snapped by my old man, who is an incredible marksman. This was my friend Jeff’s first time shooting a high-powered rifle. He was a regular deadeye by the time we finished up. I was acting as spotter when this was snapped. I’m not sure why I like this image so much. But I really do. It was a great way to cap off the weekend.

Landing a Cessna Cardinal at SLC Airport No. 2

This is a quick and dirty little vid of landing my papito’s plane at Salt Lake Airport No. 2. There was a lot of light in the cockpit, so it was really hard to dial in the right exposure. Also, my video post production skills are seriously lacking (which is why all of my vids basically look the same, hehe). Anyway, here it is–

Landing a Cessna Cardinal at Salt Lake City Airport No. 2 from Jacob Breinholt on Vimeo.

SLC from the (sooty) air

One of my favorite activities when I visit the parents, is to go flying with my dad. We almost always go super early in the morning. In the past, we have flown up and down the Wasatch mountain range, to Logan, To Vegas, etc.. During my most recent visit, we took a flight over the mountains to the west of Salt Lake Valley, and over the Great Salt Lake. There is a phenomenon called an inversion that occurs often in the winter in Salt Lake City. It is when the cold air gets trapped in the valley and fills with water vapor/particulate matter. It is gross looking from the ground. But it is actually kind of beautiful from above when it is being lit up by the morning light. Here are a bunch of snaps that I grabbed during our smoggy flight–

This red tailed hawk was not phased when we taxied down the runway 20 feet from it–