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29 years old
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from Raleigh, NC

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    • Hello Everyone (Update on Life)

      3 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      Hello Friends

      It has been a long time since I made a journal of consequence so let's see how this one goes. So a lot has been going on the past few months including more than a few photo jobs (Photos Below). But here is what is really new. I have been doing a lot of work on trying to find other employment because this job has really starting affecting my physical and mental health, but that is depressing so that is all I'll say.

      But there is one piece of good news from the office and that is I am being sent to Canada for a few days at the end of October for a company conference and I will be able extend my trip for a few days so I can hang out with all you crazy Canadian people. I will be in Toronto from Friday November 1- Sunday November 3 so if you live/ are going to be around the Toronto area let me know because it would be nice to see some people. Also it would be great if someone could put me up for a few days since Toronto hotels are really expensive when you are solo

      So I have also been taking a lot of photos because well it's kind of what I do. Here are some from my adventures over the past few months.

      The Electric Run In Charlotte NC, The purest form of if you show up with a lot of camera gear and look like you know what you are doing then people will just let you do what you want (as long as you are not a dick). I got around all the barricades to the front of the start line and got this shot.

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      C7D_7529 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      The Blackout game at East Carolina University vs FAU

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      ECU vs FAU 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      Scuba Trip in Key Largo Florida :

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      C7D_7764 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

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      C7D_7666 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      Finally a Backstage shot with Kevin Rudolph and Chris Wallace

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      Bob 933 Barefoot by the Pool by DarkBowler, on Flickr


      If you followed the journal to this part you are awesome and I love you, but not in a gay way... (Boondock Saints) . So please comment below if you are around Toronto during that time frame and want to hang out with some crazy American who found his way north and would like to get in to some shenanigans before I head back south.

      Talk to you all soon

      -Connor

    • Hey Everyone

      3 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      I'm still here, just very busy. I will try to make a good update soon. Miss all of you guys and gals. Have a good one.

      -Connor

    • I would have a super long journal

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      The problem is about 75% of what I want to talk about I am not allowed to yet.

      Since RTX I have done a lot of fun and crazy things and I can't wait to be able to share them all with you. Because I know at least a few of you out there care But I will trim it all down to 1 photo to go with each event....so now I have to find 10 photos.

      Now back to the grind. I still have some deadlines to meet and send emails to people who are being extremely patient. Barb, Dylon, Surburban, Rooster Speak people, and many others damn really need another vacation....

      You are all awesome

      -Connor

    • Today is the Day...RTX Photos

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      So I have finally completed the lion share of photos from RTX and I have posted the links below. You can download them for free or if you are feeling very generous you can buy one or 2 for cheap but you don't have too. . Enjoy the photos. Here are some previews

      RTX 2013 Thrursday

      RTX 2013 Friday

      RTX Saturday

      RTX Sunday

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      The Awesome Bus of www.lootcrate.com

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      Barbara and her love of the camera

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      The RWBY Panel. @Barbara, @Lindsay, @Arryn, @Kara, @Monty, @Kerry, and @Miles, @shanewville

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      The Internet box panel with @Mike, @Michael, @Dylon, @Andy, Barbara, Michael, Kerry, Monty @Ray

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      @Burnie @Joel @Gus @Jack and @Gavin at the Podcast panel

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      @Matt, @Chris, and @Brandon at the RT shorts panel

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      #DanTheMan

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      Monty

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      Guardians of the RT Museum

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      Guardian Photog @Ragingterror

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      @John in the G-Spot [spolier] aka Guardian room


      I still have a lot more work to do on videos and all the evening events. I hope you like these all. Have a good one
      -Connor

    • RTX Video Dump Incoming

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      Hey Everyone I am still working hard on the photos from the event and all of them should be uploaded by Sunday Just the pictures from the actual event, not any of the pre or post con activities. Sorry. You have no idea how long it takes to go through 6000+ photos and 2+ hours of video . Thankfully since I have 3 laptops at the moment 2 of them have been spending their hours rendering out some of the video. So I have posted what is done and linked it below. Hope you enjoy them.

      RTX Guardians Packing Swag Bags Timelapse

      RTX Store Walk-through right before the opening

      X-Ray and Vav Run in to the Achievement Hunter Panel

      Ray Yelling "LETS PLAY"

      Jack doing the Truffle Shuffle at AH Panel

      Jack confronting Joel over Phone incident

      Jack is not an asshole (watch the video it makes sense)


      I still have a lot more work to do on videos and photos......I hope this will hold you guys and girls off for a while. So please stop asking me when the rest will come out. THE ANSWER IS SOON. KThanksBye

    • Quick Rant about photos

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      OK RT community I am about to rant about everyone posting photos from event.

      Let me preface this by saying that I know not everyone has the ability or resources to buy an expensive camera and good glass. As the saying goes "The best camera is the one you have on you when the shot appears" however if the shot is not going to come out the way you like then its not worth to take it in the first place.I admit that I am more harsh than most people here when it comes to judging photos because it is my job and I make sure that when I post I put out something I am proud of.

      If you want to take a photo so you have the memory that is fine. However for the LOVE OF GOD, please stop posting photos that are Overexposed, Blurry as hell, or have so much grain that you can not tell what the subject is. It makes life a lot more difficult I have to sort though so much mess to find the good. Post on your profile, in your journals, in forums all you want but please save me the trouble and keep it clean. Thanks

    • Quick Photo Update

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      Thursday is Done. The album is locked for saving photos until RT gets what they need from it but you can view it here.
      RTX Thursday Photos

      Friday: in Proof format

      Saturday: FUCK MY LIFE

      Sunday: See Saturday and ^1

      Back to editing talk later

    • 4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer
    • Sooo...Death of the mod point

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      So I was planning on this being an RTX Journal but I still have a lot of work to do on the photos and even more on the videos and what I want to put in to a journal. There is an elephant in the room that I have been trying to ignore but now I think I need to speak (a liitle)

      So not passing judgment (YET), but does anyone else understand them/ or how to navigate the new system/ or how this system is better?

      I'm not complaining (yet) but the old saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it" would seem to apply here. So was something broken that needed fixing or broken beyond repair and that is why these changes were made? Just a little knowledge drop would be appreciated because right now I don't understand why a system that is so beloved and universally liked (The mod system) has been changed to this "Like/Dislike' system. All of a sudden the RT Site has become Who's Line Is It Anyway where the points don't matter and and opinions are made up.

      If this is an update for update sake that would make me quite disappointed. There is a reason I have been on this site for the better part of 9 years and that is because I like the people here and the interface was fun and different. Rooster Teeth you are not Facebook Don't try to be facebook we don't want you to be, people don't like how often facebook changes (case and point check it out today). Rooster Teeth you are not normal and that is why so many people gravitate to you. I remember a time where Rooster Teeth Beta tested the new version of the website with some community members before they rolled it out and took advice from them before pushing out ideas and features NO ONE LIKED *hint hint*

      I think what needs to happen *BUT PROBABLY NEVER WILL* is a live stream where RT addresses why they have made all these changes to the site over the past year and answer a few questions (notice how I say questions and not rage complaints; you get nothing accomplished through that). I love you Rooster Teeth I really do but in a relationship you must have communication otherwise it will fail. That is all I am asking for is a little communication.

      Thanks

      -Connor

    • RTX Logo Photo

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      Since no one will believe me that I took this photo and didn't outright steal it here is light room. I took a photo of the logo because I wanted a High-Res version to play with. Below is the before and after editing, you can see where I messed up my framing in the upper right where you can see a bit of the white table and the hot spot from my flash in the arrow. I still think it is a great photo though. Enjoy.

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      RTX picture by DarkBowler, on Flickr

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      RTX 2013 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

  • About Me

    I am a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Engineering with specialty in Industrial/ Systems. I am currently working as an Process Engineer for a large Pharmaceutical company. I also have a photography company that I started to document all the places I go and people I meet. Check it out here ->Connor MacRae Media: My Photography Website

    MY YOUTUBE

  • Comments (365)

    • aTelemascope

      11 years ago

      I give 5 mod points for that kick ass avatar u made me. Thank you!

    • m0l0t0v

      11 years ago

      chronopolis C3 beta, you can get it from www.halomaps.org

    • joejoeman

      11 years ago

      There I gave you your points.

    • wigglepie13

      11 years ago

      awesome avatar you made for abyss_gk smiley0.gif
      very cool

    • tony0521

      11 years ago

      hey just seeing the whats up

    • BamBamBradley

      11 years ago

      you should check out my journal!

    • GeneralHavoc

      11 years ago

      Just stopping in to say "helloness!"

    • elite_muller

      11 years ago

      no...i dont even have halo...for that matter I dont even have an Xbox...that is all back home w/ my brother

    • 2TonTommy52

      11 years ago

      Dammit, I forgot to read that, decline my friend request....... I'llut you on my watchlist and then maybe later i'll add you,

      sry bout that.....

      -2Ton

    • Corleon3s

      11 years ago

      wuts the name of the program that u use?

    • Footballer

      11 years ago

      hey conner wats up man? long time no see.

    • BamBamBradley

      11 years ago

      Hey Connor, whats up?

    • Minty_Hippo

      11 years ago

      If you don't want random friend requests, you could just turn off the the friend request thing thereby termitating the chance of the random friend requesting you.

    • Aven_667

      11 years ago

      well you can look at one of my journal entries

    • Aven_667

      11 years ago

      hey man you need to come a join the DAP you can find out everything about it on a friend if mine profile. skathe_665

    • Kasimoto

      11 years ago

      I WANT NICO'S AWARD

    • Kasimoto

      11 years ago

      2 min tops

    • BamBamBradley

      11 years ago

      thanks lol man you have the 3 awards i need.

    • Frazzer

      11 years ago

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    • ecjulien

      11 years ago

      RvB is in DC the weekend of February 17th. nate and I are going to be there the 18th.

    • halo_lord

      11 years ago

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    • trunkscannon

      11 years ago

      Hay everybody, all you guys should go visit and register at my forum. It's completely free.

      www.fhff1.com/?mforum=techclanforum

      The first 5 people who register will automatically become moderators.

      -Thanks

    • BamBamBradley

      11 years ago

      I want a grif sig.

    • bary_jon_200

      11 years ago

      thats cool im glad to be of service!

    • bary_jon_200

      11 years ago

      i like your sigs mate, they look well good!

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      11 years ago

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    • bary_jon_200

      11 years ago

      cool pictures that you entered!

    • Tsunade

      11 years ago

      Merry Christmas

    • DANIEL242172

      11 years ago

      marry christmas

    • GeneralHavoc

      11 years ago

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    • Laird

      11 years ago

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      WORT WORT WORT!

    • AmandaJ3162

      11 years ago

      link is fixt

    • kyledakilla

      11 years ago

      I lost 18 levels for posting in it

    • ecjulien

      11 years ago

      Hey, help us rape OASAAS's alert list! Click here to join in on the fun or leave a comment!

    • Strider17

      11 years ago

      Christmas sigs are cool

    • FFACReno

      11 years ago

      Sweet pics =)

    • Crash

      11 years ago

      Don't you mean X will come?

    • AndyHarness FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

      11 years ago

      Hey dude! Haven't seen ya around in a while. What's up?

    • VICECITY55

      11 years ago

      vote for me please

    • Frazzer

      11 years ago

      Well...here are my strike balls

      I use a Vendetta Sniper
      Storm Mutant
      Storm XXX
      Storm ACE
      Zone Defense
      Hammer Big Deal

      I have them for different lane conditions.
      I could list more but I told listed the ones I use the most

    • Frazzer

      11 years ago

      So, what type of equipment do you use? (bowling)

    • yeager

      11 years ago

      hey dude theres a photoshop contest in my journal if you interested

    • DeeMonstar

      11 years ago

      It was removed the next day.

    • Presstini

      11 years ago

      mod me 4 this compertion im doin wid a mate, look at me journal entry as well, then u will understand, plz do this 4 me

    • ecjulien

      11 years ago

      The christmas sigs are cool. smiley12.gif

    • Kasimoto

      11 years ago

      ur cool smiley8.gif

    • Ruffel

      11 years ago

      How's the junior mod thing working out?

    • IAMCHURCH

      11 years ago

      you can make avatars? come see my journal then.

    • ClearyMonkey

      11 years ago

      Sorry I have been away for so long! Glad to hear that you have continued the tradition of the RVB ID Cards!!! Thanks!!

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