Jason Rothmeyer Skater Profile
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Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 43, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 21, 2014 Submit an Update
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Our view from the hotel room here in Tahoe at Harvey's casino. Went to the movies so I left my phone in the room set up for a little iPhone #timelapse action. @olloclip fisheye came in handy to make this work. This storm came in strong and fast. Hopefully I'll be able to drive out of here tomorrow to be back in SoCal for thanksgiving. Interested to see if the 395 got a good dusting of snow for our drive back.
Current status at 6am and 19 degrees out. Good morning light color usually doesn't last longer than 20 min, mostly less. That's why you need to show up like 45 min before sunrise to shoot it. As we were walking back to the car here at Mono Lake I saw a dude carrying two tripods full of gear out to shoot. Sorry bud, better get up earlier next time. It was pure grey when he got here. My wife was gonna keep sleeping till I mentioned I was making hot chocolate then she said "ok, maybe I'll go". Shot with @olloclip fisheye lens
Stopped by Manzanar for the first time while driving north up the 395 today. I've passed this place so many times and we decided to pay it a visit. If you don't know, Manzanar is one of 10 Japanese Internment camps that the USA used during World War II. It's insane that as a country we rounded up over 110,000 Japanese AMERICANS, took them from the homes and businesses and made them stay in camps. The contrast of such a thorn in our country's history being set up against the awesomeness of the Eastern Sierras is strange. Over 10,000 Japanese were housed here, a lot from the LA area. There's a documentary about how many of the people "basically prisoners" would sneak out at night and hike into the sierras and fish for trout for days on end, then sneak back into the camp and share their fish with everyone. Coincidentally yesterday was the 70th anniversary of Manzanar closing down, Nov 21, 1945. I'm not one for big political statements, but reading the excerpts from 1940's newspapers in the museum here makes Manzanar and what is currently going on in the world very tied together. Hopefully the sad mistakes of the past won't be repeated. Thanks to @395north for reminding me I needed to stop by here. @nate_e_poo
Oh, crailslides are cool now? Damn, I'm 28 years too late. Learned them here in 1987 on @markniznisbet quarterpipe he had in his alley. This quarter got some serious coverage over the years. @hookupsofficial had his checkout photo as did @chattychatsworth and a bunch of us used to shred it daily. Found some gems recently in the picture box...can you tell?
Congrats to @jamescraig24 for winning our first #redcurbrampage contest last night @theboardr I'm happy to have got 2nd in the contest you won. Even if @rtclem is pissed about the judging, I thought it was spot on by @mike_sinclair_ off to watch @axelcrusher and @frankyvillani hopefully kill it in qualifiers at #tampaam2015 good luck bros.
Me and @vernlaird had a private sesh tonight at the @theboardr HQ. Fun stuff. He had to bail early to buy groceries before the store closed so I had to do a solo filming session of myself trying to get down on the curbs there. We've got an old man curb contest tomorrow night and I desperately needed to get my legs under me. See everyone this weekend at #tampaam thanks again for that @olloclip @kentvogel making things easy.
There were so many baby Springbok in the park when I was cruising around the Kalahari last month. Some spots where the shade was plentiful, all the adults would be visible but then you could notice the same amount of babies just laying low in the dirt, trying to stay hidden from the cheetah, lions and leopards (and Eagles). From the #kgalagaditransfrontierpark last month early October, 2015.
Speeding across the road! This Leopard Tortoise was cruising across the road in the #kgalagaditransfrontierpark in South Africa last month. I was so stoked to see this guy up ahead and was able to make sure I parked so no cars would blast right over him while their eyes were on the horizon looking for animals instead of on the road. Got that early morning color looking good too. Tried to catch him mid step too.
Lilac-breasted Roller from the #kgalagaditransfrontierpark in South Africa during my visit in early October. The color on these birds looks so fake. And with the desert color of tan, red and brown you're usually looking into, they're easy to pick out. Tropical looking bird in a dry desert environment.
Hey man....I'm trying to shoot photos here and you're just jacking my whole program up bruh, why don't you step off? These meerkats were all up in my business when I went out to shoot the sunrise one morning last month in South Africa. When I would lay down on the ground to shoot pics of them, it was impossible because they would climb right onto my camera immediately and you couldn't shoot pics of them.
Can you tell that I was a huge @matthensley22 fan back in 1990? Right when I got on @santacruzskateboards and saw the HSt promo video where he ollied over the bench to nose manny, had to bite it. I need to relearn impossibles like this. Just figured I would mix in some OG skate clips before going back to some more South Africa pics for everyone.
There was a pretty big gathering of these Secretary Birds at one of the waterholes in the #kgalagaditransfrontierpark in South Africa last month when I visited. I've seen them solitary but I counted 12 of them around this waterhole. It's easy to see just how crazy tall they are in this video. The Gemsbok antelope here are about the size of a donkey, so that gives you an idea of how big these birds are.
This seems like a pretty Halloween themed video! It came out a little shaky for some reason, I may have had the car running but I'm not 100% sure. Either way... Happy #Owlween from this mom and chick Verreaux's Eagle Owl in South Africa a few weeks back when I was there. It's so crazy how different owl chicks look from the adults. And that crazy long neck!
Wild #kalahari black maned lion cruising through the dry Aoub riverbed in #southafrica from a few weeks ago. I almost forgot I shot some video with my big camera and not just with my phone. Did some quick transfers just now so I can share some of these. This male looked to have a sort of limp and injured back right leg while walking. It was cool to see this bad boy talking a stroll and not just sleeping under a tree like when I first saw it.
Here's a photo from the same night that I shot that timelapse I posted a few days ago from my #southafrica trip earlier this month. Amazing night skies out there, easily the brightest stars I've encountered. I've got a few new places picked out to go shoot this winter for nightscapes like this. Hoping to get back into #astrophotography
Here's that red sand Kalahari sunrise I shot the last morning I was up there 3 weeks ago before heading off to judge the skate contest. Literally ran across the sand from my place I was staying to catch the sun coming up because I didn't think it was gonna get much color. It didn't actually get super colorful, but it was promising for a second and I didn't want to miss out. Still a solid view in the early AM.
My first night in South Africa I tried a timelapse but it didn't turn out nearly as good as the Milky Way one I did earlier. I do like the flash of violet that happens near the end after the sun goes down, but I need some serious practice at this game. I've got some plans in Dec to go view the Geminid Meteor shower somewhere real dark so I'm gonna look for a good spot for another timelapse. Maybe Death Valley. Anyways, here's a Kalahari sunset for you set to the Smiths.
One of the most badass birds I've ever seen, from a few weeks ago in South Africa while driving in the #kgalagaditransfrontierpark this big, burly raptor is a Bateleur. It is the national symbol of Zimbabwe (like our bald eagle). They're pretty big birds and just have an intimidating presence overall.
I drove along with this spotted hyena for about an hour. Saw it on the ridge above the riverbed first and then it worked its way closer and closer into view. I saw a side road up ahead and worked my way into a position so that it would be coming towards me with its prize meal, a nice leg of wildebeest or maybe kudu. These hyena are so badass. I think this is a mother and had 3 pups alongside. Hey @thetimoconnor I found your dogs leg that fell off. I don't think you're getting it back.
At first glance, you might just think "oh, nice cat picture dude". But this is much more than just any old cat, this is an African Wildcat. They range throughout Africa and are the direct descendants to the domestic cat. They're sneaky and hard to find. I saw this one bail down a tree and this was the only pic I could fire off before it hid behind that tree. I saw another inside the #kgalagaditransfrontierpark in South Africa while there a couple weeks back but it ducked inside of its den and never came back out. I've heard that the African Wildcat is the most productive hunter in all of Africa.
Lakers season seats ready to go for the season. Love me some @lakers but I'm a realist. Hoping for some competitive games, solid rookie development and fingers really crossed for @kobebryant to stay healthy for a full season. Thanks @joekrolick and @cortizphoto for joining in with the season seat sharing. Gonna be a good one no matter what!
I saw this Martial Eagle in the middle of the riverbed, mid-day while driving in the #kgalagaditransfrontierpark in #southafrica while there two weeks ago. I had to get a good view to see why it was positioned so weird. It's because it had just taken down a baby Springbok and was making sure nothing was trying to creep on its soon to be meal. Martial Eagles are massive, as you can see by its size over what basically is the size of a baby deer. Tough break for the Springbok but everyone has to eat.
Here's a very orange colored Brown House Snake I found in South Africa. The owner of the lodge I stayed at #kalaharitrails said that they were moving this kind of House Snake to its own separate subspecies. Kind of interesting. I guess the Kalahari ones vary from the rest of them in the region. Either way it was the only snake I was able to shoot photos of while road cruising. I saw 2 other snakes but both got off the road quicker than I could snag them for a pic. This one wanted to stay hidden after I got it to stop moving.
My first attempt at timelapse photography was this Milky Way scene in South Africa on my 3rd night there. I got to it a little late because I was out looking for snakes till 10pm and then set up after that. This is from 10:30pm-3am. Trying to channel my inner @russellhoughten thanks for the tips Russell. It comes out a bit dark on Instagram compared to what I see on my computer, but I'm not about to go back and redo all the photo editing. Ha. I bet you're down with this soundtrack @tomkarangelov
Here's a Milky Way shot I took my first night in South Africa. Got cloudy on my while I was out looking for snakes but I went out and shot anyways. The next night was better but this didn't turn out too bad. Amazing sky there. Sorry @sethdedoes I didn't stand in the picture with my headlamp on looking up at the stars....
Here was an awesome sighting from my trip in South Africa a couple weeks ago. Mother and chick pair of Verreaux's Eagle Owls. Love how attentive and curious the chick was of me shooting the photos. It kept craning its neck to check me out. This was right before the sun came up and I was lucky to be on the correct side of the tree the were in. From the #kgalagaditransfrontierpark
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