February 21st, 2008

Roman

breaking news...

From Earthjustice:
See also http://www.earthjustice.org/our_work/campaigns/wolf-delisting.html
Dear Judith,

Just minutes ago, the Bush administration announced its decision to remove federal protections for the gray wolves of the northern Rockies. Our only chance to stop the slaughter of this iconic species is immediate action in court.

Thanks to your support, our legal team in Bozeman, Montana is mounting a swift, aggressive response as we speak. Our legal team is the best at what they do and we will rise to the challenge!

The administration's ill-considered decision clears the way for Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming to kill all but a mere 300 of the remaining 1,500 wolves within their borders—some of which call the Yellowstone area home.

These wolves have only just begun to recover from the brink of extinction. Without our intervention, nearly 80% of the wolves in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming could be killed, a huge setback to years of hard work restoring them to their natural habitat. Earthjustice will work tirelessly to prevent this tragedy.

Learn more about the wolves...

On behalf of our team hard at work in Bozeman and all of Earthjustice, thank you for supporting this campaign!

Sincerely,




Trip Van Noppen
President, Earthjustice

P.S. Please take a moment to tell a friend about the fight to stop the wolf slaughter.

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Roman

Tour of California

Today the Tour of California bike race went from Seaside to San Luis Obispo. I wanted to try my hand at photographing this elite group of riders, although I'm the first to admit I'm no expert on sports photography. So I didn't make an effort to locate the ideal viewing site and I didn't even grab a folding chair when I took off this afternoon.

The riders were expected to arrive between three and four this afternoon but the weather held them up and the new expected time was about 4:30. I was downtown at about two so I checked out the setup. It was pretty major.







I didn't want to hang around for two or three hours, especially given that I had no good place to sit. So I went back to the car and headed out of town. I saw several packs of people on the sides of the road, and I finally chose a location in Cayucos, near the highway. Eventually the riders showed up, in the rain, and I simply grabbed some shots from the car.

The front of the pack:



and the rest...



Surprisingly close together for a 135-mile trek.