Saturday, December 29, 2007


I hadn't bought any real snow boots before this little American Fork Canyon excursion. And while this was the only photo I got from the day spent knee-deep in snow wearing only my cross-trainers, I think it was worth it. You may say that I blew the highlights, but it gives the right pop and certainly allows more attention to be placed on the crystals in the leaf instead of the mundane texture of background snow.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Christmas night. Full moon. Biting wind. Mt. Timpanogos.
The orange glow is actually the city lights of everything north of the point of the mountain.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Utah Lake Never Looked So Good

I've always said that photography is all about timing, but in this photo, it's all about mood. And if you're at all familiar with Utah Lake you know that mood is hard to come by on those stinky waters. If you can manage to ignore the terrible JPEG artifacting that blogger applies to my images, you'll notice how sharp those weeds are in the center. That pleases me.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Kanarra Creek

This has to be one of the most amazing places I've ever been. Thanks to a co-worker's recommendation, I took a trip to Kanarra, Utah (which you will most likely not be able to find on a map) and found this spectacular slot canyon. I really wish I had had a hood for my lens at the time and that I had waited another 20 minutes for the sun to rise a bit out of my picture. This is definitely a scene I will be revisiting with the sole purpose of retaking this photo.
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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Delicate Arch

What kind of Utahn would I be if I didn't have a photo of Delicate Arch? No doubt a lousy one, that's for sure.

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Antelope Island

I rarely see photos of Antelope Island. There are only two possible reasons for this: 1. No one ever goes there. or 2. There's nothing worth photographing. After having been a few times now, I've come to realize that the latter must be true.
The other day I took a trip to the famed Alpine Loop looking to take some fall pictures. As I cruised along the windy road ascending the canyon I must have passed a dozen people bearing SLRs trying to capture the changing colors on the peaks around Mt. Timpanogos.
I have never seen anyone with a real camera at Antelope Island. I guess people go to photograph the popular things, but in my opinion some of the less popular things make the more unique and interesting photos.