Friday, May 26, 2017

The Art of Burlesque Took on the Law and Won

Here in Boise we've had a bit of a legal battle over burlesque performances. Apparently the state police decided to go "undercover" to a show a bit over a year ago. They were legally served alcohol (way to go police), and ahem, saw some underboob. Apparently our antiquated law was being violated at this ticketed over 21 engagement that took place behind closed doors. The threat of underboob is real people! The venue was fined quite a bit of money.

Later last year the ACLU, the venue, and the producer of the show beat the snot out of the case and the law has been changed. Underboob isn't going to cause complete anarchy in Idaho. This show was a celebration of the art of burlesque. I was once more privileged to be there to capture the show. If you want to see underboob, don't look here, go to a burlesque show, oddly enough. burlesque isn't a peep show.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Elusive Rooster Tail

Lucky Peak Reservoir sits just northeast of Boise. We had a humdinger of a winter with record snow. When the reservoir is full and there is still snow melt to contend for, the Army Corps of Engineers lets overflow water out through the rooster tail. The design is meant to reduce the amount of energy the massive amount of water would have on the Boise river. In all my years of living here, I had never seen it. It seems there is some confusion that the normal outlet a bit further down stream is the rooster tail. It in itself os pretty impressive, but the rooster tail brings out lots of people to check it out. 
My husband and I spent part of the day walking down to the base of the dam so I could take pictures. There are a few videos at the end.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cubs Win!!!