This is probably one of my favorite photographs I’ve taken of all time… from the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland! I hope you enjoy this newly edited version!
I hope you are all doing GREAT! It’s funny that this is actually the first post I’ve put up here on this blog in 2013, while I’ve actually posted EVERY SINGLE DAY of 2013 over on BrentOtt.com. That’s about to change however, and in a big way. I’ve been going through the LOADS of pictures I’ve took on my trips over the years, some which I’ve never released. I’ve also been editing some of them in various ways, and I’m going to start sharing right here, hopefully quite often! ENJOY!
We’re starting with this shot, which was taken back in Outer Banks, North Carolina in June of 2010. Absolutely LOVED it there, and can’t wait to get back!
I also can’t wait until the 2013 OUP Photography Tour kicks off this JULY!
Can’t wait to get back on the road soon. You know, 2013 is right around the corner
Here I am, sitting in my room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. Thinking about the past 10 days that have been. We’ve been all over. Chicago, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nashville, Tennessee, through Kentucky, ALL over the place. We’ve seen many sights, met tons of people, had ups and downs, and above all else, had fun. We have so many memories that will stick with us forever.
Yesterday, July 29th, may have ended up being one of the best days of our journey. We were originally supposed to be spending it, which was also my girlfriend’s 23rd Birthday, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. One thing about the road is this… plans change. Rehoboth was packed this weekend, and we had a problem finding a hotel last minute. We ended up finding one in Ocean City, which isn’t too far away. It’s funny, sometimes last minute changes end up becoming an experience which seems like it was meant to happen all along. We hit a few places for Happy Hour, the second being a place called the Bad Ass Cafe, which is right on the Boardwalk. Me and my girlfriend each had 4 or 5 drinks there, and a HUGE plate of nachos, and it only came to around $18. GREAT SERVICE, GREAT food, AMAZING place!
I have tons of stories and photographs which I took on this trip, so you can expect a lot of blogs well after we get back home late tomorrow night. I am a bit tired from the road, but already looking forward to the next leg of the OUP Photography Tour. For a while I’ll just enjoy the memories of this journey, but you can expect more travels for sure… THANK YOU SO MUCH for checking out this Blog, I appreciate it! I’ll leave you guys with some of my favorite photographs of the past day in Maryland & Delaware. I’ll be checking back with more content later in the week and beyond!
I’m just sitting in the passenger seat as my girlfriend is driving us from Illinois towards St. Louis, Missouri. Sorry it took so long to get my first update posted, but so far this tour has been fun, yet EXTREMELY tiring. In the past 24 hours I’ve only got about 1-2 hours of sleep. Hoping that will change this evening in a few hours when we get to a rest stop. We spent last night at a rest stop as well, but had to be up extremely early this morning, and for some reason I just couldn’t really fall asleep.
Last night we slept at a rest stop near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and tonight we’re shooting for somewhere in Missouri, but on the road, you just never know. Tomorrow we’ll be attending WWE’s Raw 1,000th Episode in St. Louis, and we have an awesome hotel, so I am expecting to get some awesome content all day tomorrow in St. Louis.
Today we hit Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. I am not sure if I am just spoiled with HersheyPark or what, and don’t get me wrong I had a blast, but it just wasn’t the same. I found the employees not to be very nice or helpful, the park to be overall in not-so-great shape, and the list goes on… But we did have a blast! (for the most part….)
I’m going to leave you with some of my favorite photographs from today and yesterday…. I’ll check back in as soon as possible
Don’t forget that I’ve been streaming LIVE from the road over at http://www.ounitproductions.com … I just may pop on LIVE tonight briefly after posting this blog
Before letting you go, I just want to briefly mention this X-Flight Rollercoaster at Six Flags Great America, as you see pictured above. I enjoyed it, would love to ride it again someday, but it wasn’t able to “live up to the hype” for me, and make my top few Rollercoasters. After riding this today, my “Top Five” list, which I have rode, would have to be as follows:
1) SkyRush – HersheyPark
2) Intimidator 305 – King’s Dominion
3) Possessed – Dorney Park
4) X-Flight – Six Flags Great America
5) Fahrenheit – HersheyPark
Just my opinions at the time of writing this, hopefully one day soon I’ll have an updated list Looking forward to RAW 1,000 tomorrow night, picking the backroads of Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee Tuesday and Wednesday, the Under the Influence Tour with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller on Thursday, picking Virginia, etc.. on Friday, and Rehoboth Beach and Dover, Delaware next weekend….. EXCITING TIMES AHEAD! STAY TUNED to the 2012 Summer OUP Photography Tour!!!
Had a blast in Ocean City, MD, Dover, DE, and Rehoboth Beach, DE this past weekend. Even rolled through Dewey Beach, DE briefly. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… I absolutely LOVE being on the road.
I’ll have some more updates, and a pretty big announcement or two in the coming days…. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the Spring!
As always, it was a very sad moment walking on the beach for the last time on this trip. I love the beach. Never met a beach I don’t like… cannot wait until my next beach trip, hopefully sooner than later.
After a while of enjoying the beach & town we left Rehoboth Beach. Trust me, it won’t be too long until we go back… even in the Winter, loved that town. We ended up going to Dover, Delaware and the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. GREAT place! My girlfriend and I often go to Hollywood Casino in more local Grantville, PA, so for us this was a little upgrade of sorts (although we LOVE Hollywood Casino!), and a new experience. Also can’t wait to go back there! (and I believe we have some complimentary stays on the way in the mail!)
After a good time in the casino, probably about a 4 or 5 hour visit, it was time for the drive home. Only about a four hour drive or so to our home, so it is really not too bad. Nothing I typically don’t come close to doing every week on the road anyway. Pretty beautiful sunset on the way home… So folks, that is pretty much it. I still have a good amount of video I took while on this trip, which you will eventually see right here in this blog, but I am in the meanwhile working on a secret project of sorts. I can’t talk too much about it now, but I will in the future.
I will be doing a lot more filming/traveling/photography, etc… so stay tuned to this blog, as well as OUnitProductions.com… thanks so much!
Where would you like to see the OUP Photography Tour go? What did you like about this past trip? What didn’t you enjoy so much? Which shot was your favorite? Or simply, how can I help YOU?
Leave a comment!
Sunday morning started off feeling VERY sick. Simple as that. You will, I’m sure, later see some video with proof of such a fact. Regardless, a few hours later, and some coffee thanks to the hotel’s always-welcome-when-traveling in-room coffee maker, it was on! It shows with some of my first views of Rehoboth Beach for the day…
The hotel had a “viewing roof” of sorts, but when we walked upstairs the door was locked. I’m not quite sure why, and I didn’t ask. Something else small that sort of confused me about the hotel. Regardless, it had a beautiful view!
After checking out we loaded up our car, and began walking around the area again. Looked at the beach, stopped at a few stores, and eventually realized that we were both starving, still sort of hungover, and needed to find a place to eat. This came with Sammy’s Kitchen. I didn’t really take any photos there, and I wish I would have, but pretty decent food. It was pretty busy, with a wait when we arrived, which didn’t bother me too much.
The service was sort of slow, but I can understand why since they only had basically one waitress running the entire restaurant. I am assuming someone called off? I overheard somebody saying that they didn’t realize it was going to be that busy, but only having one waitress doesn’t seem smart, right? Anyway, pretty good food, I had a typical breakfast dinner (eggs, toast, hash browns, etc…) and it was as-said typical, and just sort of average. Good, but average.
After eating we did some more shopping, walked around, and got ready to head to the beach one last time!
I’ll be back before the weekend with Part IV, the FINAL photo update of this fun little journey…. more beach shots to come!
After leaving Dogfish Head, we took our time walking back towards our hotel, taking in the sights and sounds of Rehoboth Beach. We made sure to take the time to snap a few pictures along the way!
After relaxing in the hotel a while, and taking a few more pictures, we decided that we were in a beach town, so why not do what we usually do in such a case… have more drinks! Earlier in the day we noticed this little pizza place/bar called Nicola Pizza. We decided to walk there and have a few drinks, and I’m glad that we did!
Honestly, I had a blast there, but really don’t remember too much afterwards besides passing out early in my bed listening to the ocean. I remember having two Dogfish Head beers, a jello shot, and a mixed drink called the “Mild Concussion.” If you’re ever at Nicola Pizza, only order this drink if you’re feeling really daring. Either the bartender really hooked us up, or it is a drink basically FILLED with rum and other odds and ends… yeah, don’t remember too much after that. Oh yeah, and they also have all-day-$3 Sex on the Beaches which my girlfriend Brandi too advantage of… can’t go wrong with that!
As I already said, upon leaving Nicola Pizza the night was pretty much a wrap. We stumbled back to our hotel (LOL), my girlfriend talked on the phone/watched TV a while, and I passed out….. The next morning was sort of rough, and we’ll get to that in the next update coming later this week!