Whiskerino 2009

aaron b

will not fail Whiskerino.

Dear Everybeard,

This has been an awesome, creative, stressful, awesome 4 months. It has been a pleasure growing and showing with you. I have made a lot of new friends, even though I didn't get to meet a lot of you in person. This has been an awesome experience.

For my final picture I chose to do another forced perspective shot, since that was my favorite theme. It was by far the most time consuming, and it still didn't turn out just right. It's harder to fake an alien tractor beam than one might think. I am mostly pleased with the results, even though it's not what I had originally imagined.

I couldn't have taken this photo without the help of Courtney. She wanted me to tell you all that she's going to miss your daily pictures. I set her home page to whiskerino.org on day 2 and she's been following along the entire time.

So I guess this is it. If anyone ever passes through Oklahoma City, please give me a shout. We can get a taco, have a beer, or both. Goodbye Whiskerino. It's been a lot of fun. See you for Moustache May, though I will probably still have a beard.


Sincerely,
aaron b
aaron.byard[at]gmail.com

posted: February 28 @ 7:19am

Comments

revgoomba says:
You know I'll see you in Moustache May buddy. Can't wait!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:23am -
brandon says:
What a stellar ending shot. Forced perspective is my favorite, too.

It's been great following your stellar shots. If you ever make it to Atlanta, I'll return the beer and taco invite. See you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:35am -
Terry Masters says:
well whatever you were trying to do, it worked. this shot is great. the blackness around you makes it work.

great run of photos, especially Feb.

take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:36am -
Roo says:
with my family living in okc and moore....you will definitely see and hear from us! See you in mustache may!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:38am -
zackle says:
I love this, as I have with a bunch of your pictures. Happy trails.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:21am -
sariebell says:
This is so great. You are so great. Stay cool...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:14am -
robberfly says:
It was great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:38am -
Jar says:
Great shot! It was good growing and showing with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:59am -
falfa says:
great finale photo
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:20am -
Zach says:
Nice way to wrap it up. We'll definitely have to hang out sometime.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:56am -
keifel says:
it's been a blast. there's a yeard flickr group, check with @Andrew for the link.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:18pm -
John-O says:
It was great taking this journey with you. It was nice to see you again. I had't seen you any since college.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:01pm -
mattyc says:
i feel that there may be an anal probe in your hear future.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:33pm -
mattyc says:
this shot is most excellent like most of yours are.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:33pm -
mattyc says:
and i'm honored you posed for a photo in front of the striped art in my honor...even if you didn't end up posting it... it's a great photo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:33pm -
mattyc says:
stay awesome as hell.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:34pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Way to end on a high note! We'll keep up on the facebooks.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:43pm -
Boaz says:
great way to wrap... see ya around
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:58pm -
TheStride says:
That's a great shot. It's been great growing with you. You were the first person I liked on here, somehow I still think you're alright.

This is a great picture to end things off. King'd and fave'd.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:14pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
The ol' home page trick. Dig it. Terrific to have you onboard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:14pm -
Phil says:
Amazing shot. Stay awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:18pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Loved your b&w's this month... including this one. It was a pleasure growing with you. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:34pm -
Pip says:
Awesome work, sir. It's been fun.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:59pm -
John-O says:
I teach guitar up in the city a couple of times a week. You can hit me up at protestthejohno@gmail.com!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:41pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Love this one @aaron b !!!! lokks great what an amazing set!!

Thankyou for the comments I know you left me quite a lot :)

Be well and have fun!
best wishes!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:19pm -
Zach says:
@aaronb maybe i'll facebook YOU!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:37pm -
zackle says:
Here's to one last spin in my favorites. Amazing shot. Amazing four months.

Take care, and I hope to see you for Moustache May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:43pm -
aaron b says:
@zackle I will be there, but I won't be moustaching. I will still be bearding I think.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:52pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
you are one person I know I would have hit it off at the TD if you had made it.
happy trails my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:06pm -
themightyjones says:
Great shot. Be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:09pm -
mOtke says:
"So, the flying saucer isn't real, right?"
"Right."
"Ok, so if they take me up into the space craft, will I die?"
"Probably not."
"Probably?"
"Well, it's real. And their real aliens. So, we don't know what their going to do."
"I thought you said it wasn't real."
"It isn't."
"Ok. That makes sense."
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:21pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
hey, this is an awesome photo too.
i love it
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
hankbobs says:
I knew you were watching Courtney, I just knew it
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:29pm -
hankbobs says:
I really like this flying saucer, even if its not what you had in your mind's eye.

Thank you for showing while you were growing. You take a mean pic, and have some great bikes. I'm glad we tag-teamed the theme week! take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:31pm -
Moo says:
We are coming to OK in June......we totally have to get together.....it has been awesome viewing your shots and growth along the way......see you this summer!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:19pm -
Kevin! says:
This is a great picture and I love your black and white stuff. I look forward to our paths crossing again in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:28pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Such a good pic! Good luck to you sir and thanks for the entertainment!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:32pm -
Barefoot says:
hahaha best ending ever.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:23pm -
Barefoot says:
thanks for your epicness. Wish we could have met at the whiskerino throwdown. But we can still be internet friends. twitter. andrewbarefoot.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:24pm -
l_etranger_ says:
love your B&W stuff. great photographer man. bon voyage!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:24pm -
yourfavorite says:
Thanks for all the great photos man. You are incredibly talented. It's been a pleasure following along and I hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:20pm -
Ace says:
i think ill see you next week so bye for now. :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:50pm -
Maggie says:
thanks for getting me hooked on whiskerino and letting me pay tribute to your awesome beard! it has been a pleasure for sure. stay in touch & keep on rockin'
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:30am -
miguelito says:
you've had really awesome photos man. i'll miss 'em. thanks for all the early morning chats. take'r easy, man.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:31am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
There's not one of your B & W shots that I don't like... I'm definitely loving this one quite a bit. It's been a huge pleasure growing along side you these past 4 months, and I'll see you on FB... and I'll probably also be on Moustache May (though I'll also probably keep the beard).
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:23am -
wondermade says:
Great job on the perfect attendance, and even more on keeping the images fresh throughout. It's hard.
I love the black and white theme and this is a great ending to it.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:19pm -
S. P. Dinsmoor says:
Whoa! Perfect attendance? You are a better man than I.

Thanks for watching some of the Bearded Ball; too bad the site wasn't working thoroughly. Let's keep in touch.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:05pm -
hale. says:
you've had so many great photos in the past 4 months, and i feel terrible that i haven't told you more frequently how much i enjoy them and how impressed i am by your creativity.

thanks for being here! take care and be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 10:52pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.