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.

Apr 072017

It’s been way too long.  I had a chance to be on the Salt Lake Temple Square this evening.  Had a couple of minutes and my camera so I snapped a few photos.  It wasn’t the best conditions for photos – just an ugly gray sky and lots of wind, but that’s alright this is fun.  My niece did a piano concert in the Assembly Hall.  She’s amazing.  Anyway the shots I’m sharing here are the two pianos used in the concert, looking through the window into the Tabernacle while someone practices the organ and the only healthy looking blossom on a bush I walked past.

Dec 112015

The weather was really mild a couple of days ago when I went to shoot Christmas lights at Temple Square.  Good news is I didn’t freeze, bad news is everyone and all their brothers and sisters were there.  We took my daughter and a couple of grand kids which was fun.  I’ll share a couple of picture now and try to get more Christmas pictures later.

Dec 302013

So once again this year it was pretty cold as I tried to shoot my annual Christmas Lights on Temple Square.  There is no HDR this year.  I really need someone to go with me and give me some inspiration for shots.  Maybe next year we can get a few people together and shoot.  Hope you enjoy these.

Dec 252013

Merry Christmas everyone.  Here’s a little something to help keep things in perspective as we get into Christmas Day full steam.The Reason

Jan 262013

I’ve had plenty of winter especially this last week with the freezing rain and high temperatures in the teens.  So I went into the photo collection to see if I could find something interesting.  Here’s a picture taken May 4, 2009, ISO 400, 1/125th second, f22, 107mm.

Spring Salt Lake Temple

Dec 302012

Well, since the season is rapidly coming to a close here’s the rest of what I quickly processed from last nights shoot of the Christmas lights at Temple Square.  I usually post over several days after a shoot, but it’s late so not this year.  I took several of a couple of the nativities set up at Temple Square.  One of the Assembly Hall and others of the Salt Lake Temple.  I won’t go into detail about how they were shot and etc.  I’ll tell you that I used Photomatics, Lightroom and Photoshop to process the photos.  These are all HDRs done in Photomatics and the Panoramas were put together in Photoshop.  I use Lightroom to keep track of all the photos and do some quick edits – great software.  Anyway, hope you like them.

Dec 292012


Or in other words better late than never.  I hope you think so anyway.  It was a brisk 25 degrees tonight on temple square and after and hour of shooting my camera was still going strong, but my fingers were not.  Here’s the first thing I shot tonight.  I like it and just to make things interesting I did it in monochrome as well (no not black and white).  This is a five shot HDR.  So this shot is kind of a happy accident as well.  I left some of the setting (like ISO) on auto so the ISO varies on the shots used to put this picture together between 100 and 400.  As a result the shutter only varies from 1/45 to 1/10th second.  The aperture setting for all five shots is f4.0.  Yes that’s right a very narrow depth of field.  I also did something else I don’t usually do – I left the focus on the default average the entire frame focus setting.  I usually focus a specific point.  This shot was taken will there was still a little bit of light left in the sky.

Dec 232011

OK, one last Christmas at Temple Square picture for this year.  The place is so photogenic that I’m afraid it’s to much, but then again it’s so photogenic why not?  Enjoy this one and every one have a very merry Christmas!  This is a 15 shot HDR panorama.  I think it’s my favorite.