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.

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.


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.

Jan 182014

This is an old LDS Church located I think in Layton just east of the Freeport Center.  I’ve been aware of it for some time and for some reason always putting off taking any photos of it.  Well at long last… The moon was up this morning, but by the time I got there it was gone, dang.  The point of this little shoot is that the photos I take are a point in time and I believe in this case especially this building would have quite a story to tell.  A collection of photo taken of this building over it’s history would be very interesting.  By the way these are my first HDRs with my new set up.  The HDR is processed in the camera.  I’m not real sure if I like this because I like doing the process my self.  There’s still a bit of post processing done to these photos.

Aug 172013

Actually these photo’s are of an old homestead just out side the boundary of the Refuge.  There’s a plaque on the main building indicating it was built in 1930.  These were single shot hand held shots.  Hope you like them.  There some interesting things going on here.  Most of the buildings have no roofs, grass and weeds growing up everywhere.  The privy has fallen into the hole in used to sit over.  The house is in pretty good shape considering the condition of the other buildings on the site.

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

Jan 212013

I haven’t posted much at all the last couple of months.  I miss getting out and shooting.  I also miss posting!  Well, I’m going to cheat and post a work related photo.  I had to take some photos of the existing spaces where a couple of restaurants I’m working on are going to be built.  This one is the future dining area of Bistro 222 at 222 Main in Salt Lake.  This one is shot at 18mm, ISO 400, 1/15th sec at f4.  It was pretty late in the day sun wise so there wasn’t a lot of light.  Which was good for getting good exposure inside and out.

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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.

Oct 022012

A few years ago I went to Europe with my wife and a couple of kids.  Here are pictures of a couple of castles we visited while we where there.  I’ve always had a fascination with castles and the interiors of these places was absolutely amazing.  For some odd reason pictures of the interior aren’t allows.  Which reminds me when I was in San Antonio earlier this year I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of the interior of the original cathedral.  Strikes me as kind of odd.  Guess there’s no way they can stop you taking pictures of the exterior.

May 152012

I went to San Antonio last week for a class.  Class got out early one day so we had a chance to run over and take a few pictures of the Alamo and read the history of the area – pretty fascinating.  We also did the river walk a couple of times.