May 072017

I’ve always Salt Lake was pretty cool.  I don’t get there very often these day so recently when I was there with my camera I thought I would grab a couple of pics.  I wound up with three that had reflections in them so I thought I would share.  One is in the Brigham Young park of the water wheel and pond there.  On other popular pic of the temple in the reflecting pool.  The last of City Creek.  Enjoy.

Aug 152016

Just shooting random pics while waiting for everyone to finish there shopping and misc. breaks.  This is a single shot HDR’d in Lightroom.  The exposure was .6 seconds at f8 ISO 200 hand held.

Old Faithful Inn

Mar 162015

I went to Las Vegas this last week to attend a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Conference and as a part of the conference we had an event at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.  There’s a pretty cool collection of buildings there as well as a nice botanical garden.  We only had time to tour a small area of the faculty, but buildings included: a rammed earth building, straw bail building, cooling done by evaporation towers and natural ventilation and included the UNLV entry into the solar decathlon in DC (they were awarded a second place for there efforts).  We participated in a presentation about the preserve and the facilities there, then had networking session and then dinner.  My wife and I had a great time.  Below are photos of the facilities.

Jun 122014

Our visit to Jamestown was interesting and fun.  I didn’t realize that the Jamestown site was only found 20 years ago and it is still an active archaeological site.  One of the down sides of visiting Jamestown is that there are three different entities controlling different areas of the site and they all what there pound of flesh to visit their part of the site.  We chose to visit the area controlled by the State of Virginia where all of the recreated Jamestown stuff is.  The recreated area includes a very nice museum, a recreation of an Indian village and a recreation of the town site.  The photos give you an idea of how small the ships were that were used to cross the Atlantic.   They also show how basic everything from the church to the armory to the governors residence was.  I really like the trusses in the church.  I’ve always been a fan of heavy timber construction.


Jun 092014

One of the most impressive buildings is the Governor’s Mansion at Williamsburg.  Very few of the buildings at Williamsburg are the original buildings and this one is one that’s been rebuilt and restored a couple of times.  My family and I were kind of amazed at how often buildings were lost to fire.  I guess when you consider that heating, lighting and cooking were all done with open flames things would get out of hand occasionally.

Apr 022014

There are a lot of really cool buildings at Dartmouth College which is in Hanover NH.  This one is Baker Hall.  I don’t have any idea what this buildings use is (residence hall or whatever), but the spaces inside were pretty cool.

Feb 172014

Before today I had no idea there was an Appleton Idaho.  On my way home from Boise today and I really wanted to stop and take some pictures of things I have wanted to take pictures of for some time.  Well, I was doing that when I found this nice little school out in the middle of nowhere.  I stopped and took several pictures.  I’ve looked on the internet for information about Appleton School and Appleton, but there isn’t much.  I did find a picture of a dozen folks at the Appleton School reunion, but there was no other information.  Here the info on the pics the overall shot is ISO 200, 24mm, 1/320 at f:10.  The detail of the door is ISO200, 56mm, 1/80 at f:10.

Feb 052014

Here’s another building with a lot of history.  Go here to read the history.  Unlike the last building I posted this one is still serving in something at least related to it’s original intent.  This photo was shot at ISO 2000,  29 mm, 1/25th second at f 6.3.  Handheld.  Again I amazed that this Canon can shoot these high ISO photos with little or no noise (noise is little areas of incorrectly exposed dots all over the photo).  Very little post processing done to this picture.  By the way the clock out front also has some interesting history.

Zions Bank

Feb 012014

I really like this picture of the old church I took pictures of a couple of weeks ago.  It’s really unfortunate that the old place is where it is.  There is not much of a chance this building will ever be rescued and used for something.  Lots of character here.  Like they say – they don’t build them like they used to.

Old Church

Feb 212013

Here are a couple of shots of an old farm house down in Draper on a very busy corner.  A lot of you have probably been past this place (it’s across the street from a very large new sports store).  It’s about to be torn down – it’s no longer structurally stable.  The brick will be used as interior finish for the Sonny Bryan’s we’re working on in Salt Lake.  I really like the gable shingles – there’s some pretty cool detail on this old place.

  • The numbers:
    • The window is a bit of a selfy (not on purpose) ISO 200, 35mm, 1/45 second, f13 hand held.
    • The front door same numbers
    • The front of the house (guess who’s in the window), same as above but the shutter was 1/125th.

These pictures were processed in Lightroom and posted.