Wednesday, December 30, 2009

midway park

Here's what a park in Midway looks like when it's 2 degrees outside:

28mm

f/8
1/40 sec

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I-70

We made the trek back to Castle Valley along I-70 yesterday and it was still amazing. If I had any real skills I would have come back with a hundred framable wonders, but I'm happy with what I got.

28mm
f/9
1/320 sec


60mm
f/9
1/200 sec

28mm
f/8
1/125 sec

28mm
f/2.8
1/2000 sec







Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here's what you get

When you go shooting with Special K at Pelican Bay.

28mm
f/5
30 sec


60mm
f/5
30 sec

Sunday, November 22, 2009

better than the new moon

I didn't even get a good shot near the alpine loop last night, but it was still better than going to see that vampire movie.

50mm f/22
188 sec

Also it's been a long time since I've done anything with an f/22 aperture and I found a whole lot of nasties on my sensor.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

goblin valley

We left at 2:00pm on Saturday for Goblin Valley and got there just after the sun had disappeared. Oops. We should have stopped along the way anyway because I70 between salina and green river is far better for the photographing than goblin valley itself. At least I took a few pictures because I'd be embarrassed if I'd driven for 10 hours and come home empty handed.

28mm
f/11
1/80 sec


50mm
f/11
1/4 sec

28mm
f/10
62 sec

Saturday, October 3, 2009

heber creeper

We ventured up Provo Canyon in hopes of finding some great river scene with colored trees against an early morning sky. It was grossly overcast and most of the leaves around the best parts of the river had been torn from their branches by last week's storm. So, naturally, we took pictures of some railroad tracks.

28mm
f/8
1/5 sec

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

utah lake has more bugs than i previously had imagined

I don't usually use this lens since it's about as sharp as my bum. I can get over it for this photo, though.

300mm
f/13
1/400 sec


And now, back to my trusty friend 28mm.

28mm
f/8
51.7 sec


28mm
f/13
15 sec



28mm
f/11
30 sec

Sunday, July 26, 2009

sunday driving

Back to the temple for a daytime shot (which is new for me).

28mm
f/16
1/80 sec

Friday, July 24, 2009

i made it back with no lion scratches

i learned a few things as i ventured to silver lake tonight.

1. it's a really good thing i replaced the shocks in my car before attempting the road
2. i'll probably need to replace them again now that i've driven it
3. i'm apparently scared of the dark; this i learned as i hiked down from the lake alone after the sun set. boogedy boo.
4. i have a thing for waterfalls

50mm
f/22
1 sec


28mm
f/8
83 sec

Thursday, July 23, 2009

bleh

i was feeling pretty good about myself after having taken some decent photos during my recent trips, but today my ego was checked. this is the best i could get:



28mm
f/13
1/6 sec



28mm
f/11
1/8 sec

Saturday, July 11, 2009

kanarra creek

50mm
f/22
1/3 sec


28mm
f/22
0.8 sec

Saturday, July 4, 2009

the grotto

an amazing place of wonder and joy along the nebo loop.


28mm
f/22
1/8 sec

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tulip Festival

Okay, so it doesn't sound very manly, but I've been trying to make it to the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival for several years now and have never been able to go. This year I put my foot down. It was the windiest day ever with tulips swaying all over the place making longer exposures and larger depth of field options impossible. I put on my 60mm macro and cranked open the aperture and did my best to spot meter and focus each bloom on the move. Oh yeah, and we took the whole family. This is the best I could do.

60mm
f/3.3
1/160 sec



60mm
f/6.3
1/640 sec


60mm
f/3.3
1/500 sec


60mm
f/3.3
1/1000 sec

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fire

I have a friend who's in school to become a firefighter. His class needed a group shot and they didn't want it to be boring. I'd say we did pretty well. There were only a few minor burns before they put their helmets on.

50mm
f/9
1/80 sec.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bridal Veil Falls...finally

For a famous place in Utah County, I've never really been able to frame anything at Bridal Veil Falls until I got really mad at the place today and swore in my wrath to take a decent photo of it. The recent storms this week dusted the canyon with wet snow that stuck to everything. It will be all gone by tomorrow.

50mm
f/22
1/2 sec.
w/ polarizer (because I don't have a neutral density yet)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Little Sahara

My brother was in town this weekend and we managed to find a few hours with Dad to make it to the Little Sahara sand dunes near Nephi. The weather couldn't have been better. The sand was heavy from recently melted snow, so it didn't get blown into our equipment. The sky was blue with a few clouds and the sun drew sharp shadows on all the dunes. It was incredibly strange to see almost no one else at the park since it's usually hopping with ATVs, go-karts and the like.


28mm
f/11
1/120 sec


28mm
f/11
1/60 sec



28mm
f/11
1/50 sec



28mm
f/14
1/60 sec.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Temple

This will go nicely in the purple crop room in my basement.



28mm
f/9
1.3 sec

Sunday, January 18, 2009

the scenic route

Sometimes i take the scenic route to work. Lately there has been an awful lot of fog and frost which has made for some impressive trees along the way. On my way home for lunch I happened to catch a glimpse of Mt. Timpanogos through the trees and decided it was worth a stop. In the end I'm not sure if it was worth the stop since at 28mm I couldn't get both the peak and the trees in focus. I should have backed across the street and used a telephoto maybe.



28mm
f/22
1/125 sec

Then again, I don't suppose I could have gone much higher on the focal length and still captured the entire mountain.