Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Snowy Night in Clarion, PA


Just another snowy evening over Clarion, PA

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

More ALF...

Taken during the Clarion ALF parade.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Autumn Leaf Festival

This week was Autumn Leaf Festival (or ALF if you're amoung the initiated locals or alumni) in Clarion, PA. I spent some time taking drone photos throughout the week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Dedication, originally uploaded by Ryan Wenner.
Saturday I shot photos for the mountain bike race at Two Mile Run county park. A total of 93 entrants rode the very technical, 18 mile race. As if finishing it on two wheels wasn't tough enough, this guy rode the whole course on a unicycle, and finished ahead of about half of the entrants. In hindsight, I should have interviewed him after the race to get details for this blog post....but one thing I'm pretty sure of, is that it takes dedication to your sport to develop that kind of skill.

Friend and fellow photographer, Michael Henderson, has a YouTube video of the unicyclist tackling the same obstacle.

Friday, August 6, 2010

2010 Oil Heritage Festival

As promised, here's a slideshow of some of my random shots from the 2010 Oil Heritage Festival parade and concerts in the park.  There are a few left that I'll be posting to the blog individually in the coming days.  My favorites get a little more attention in photoshop.

Monday, August 2, 2010

2010 Oil Heritage Festival Raft Race

This is a slideshow of the raft race from the 2010 Oil Heritage Festival in Oil City, pa.  As I get time this week, I'll be putting more of my photos from the festival online. When I created this blog, I intended to only post one or two "favorites" of mine at a time....but sometimes the things I shoot need to be experienced as a full set of photos.  Also, one of the side effects of shooting photos in the small community I grew up in, is that when I get out and shoot photos at these festivals where half the town is present, I not only know half of the town, but they tend to end up in my photos. Consequently I get lots of requests to share the photos I've taken.

You can view this gallery directly in the Flickr set too.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

You have died of dysentery...

you have died of dysentery, originally uploaded by Ryan Wenner.
Each year during the annual Oil Heritage Festival, there is a raft race. Participants launch their rafts a couple miles upriver from Oil City and float downriver to the finish line at Justus Park where all the other festivities / music / food is.

These rafters decided that rather than trying to ford the river or even hiring an indian guide, they would build a raft and try to float their wagon across. Even after all that work, all their oxen died.

After they got their raft out of the water, one of these rafters went into the park to check out the food vendors and get some food for the rest of his team. He purchased 7 funnel cakes....but could only carry 2 back to the wagon. :-)

Also last week, I found out there is a much narrower age demographic that understands my Oregon Trail jokes than I originally would have thought....