Supermoon in Asheville

The moon is usually way more impressive in person than in photographs (especially iPhone ones). But tonight was the supermoon so I went out with my wife to find it. You can’t really tell that this photo is of the actual supermoon, but it is I tell ya.


And here is a bunny that was kind enough to stay still for me using 3200 ISO, 1/20 sec. shutter at 200mm. Because this was the same night as the supermoon, this is automatically a superbunny. “Goodnight Moon…”


2012 ArtSpace After Hours Cabaret

I was glad to be back this year for Artspace Charter School’s After Hours Cabaret. The benefit was held at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC and many great acts performed, such as Sirius. B, Hobey Ford, Honeybee Democracy, and Underhill Rose. There was a silent auction with lots of cool items to bid on and even a raffle for an iPad.

exterior shot

Event in Asheville

Live music

Musician playing

Improv duo


Unique instrument

Blue lights


Indian dance

Photos by Derek Olson

Musician before concert

Hobey Ford

country singers

live music



Sirius B playing live



Through the tambourine

Photo of band

For the photography geeks: I shot this with a Nikon D4 using various Nikon lenses  – 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 45mm 2.8 PC-E, 70-200mm vrII – and the Sigma 50mm 1.4 & 85mm 1.4.

After Hours Cabaret at Diana Wortham Theatre

Here are some more photos from the After Hours Cabaret at Diana Wortham Theatre. Along with great performances from Al Petteway & Amy White, Swayback Sisters, Tongue and Groove, and Boom Chix, there was a silent auction that benefited Artspace Charter School.

Diana Wortham Theatre

amy white and al petteway

Al Petteway and Amy White

Al Petteway and Amy White on stage

Al Petteway

Live performace

Amy White playing guitar

Silent Auction

Swayback Sisters live

Swayback Sisters

Lyndsay Wojcik

Lyndsay Wojcik

Laura Blackley

Laura Blackley

Nikki Talley

Nikki Talley

Lyndsay Wojcik

Live music

Accordion player in Asheville


artsy shot

Claire Dima

Boom Chix – Asheville

The Boom Chix are a rhythmic, drum bangin’ dance troupe from Asheville, NC. They performed at the Diana Wortham Theatre on February 18 for Artspace’s After Hours Cabaret benefit. There were many other wonderful acts on this night (including Al Pettaway & Amy White) but I thought I’d share some photos of the Boom Chix to kick it off.

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jumping in the air

Boom Chix in Asheville

Boom Chix

Biltmore Estate after the Snow

The Biltmore Estate a few days after Asheville’s Christmas Day snowfall.

Biltmore Estate in the snow

Be sure to visit Fete Photography’s Biltmore Estate Weddings for more info.

Asheville Fire Department Training Burn

I took these photos today of a training burn in Swannanoa, North Carolina conducted by the Asheville Fire Department.

Asheville Fire Department

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