Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Every time I see this majestic sight it is like the first time. I have been visiting this National Monument for 33 years and it never fails to move me. This year was especially memorable because the water level was higher than it has been in 11 years and we had a great Park Ranger who loves this place more than anywhere on earth guide us and tell us the history of the Monument.
Monday, August 22, 2011
While at Lake Powell one evening, this incredible image appeared. The sun, distant rain, and clouds combined to form this beautiful setting. I took this while standing on top of a houseboat. I liked the other houseboat in the foreground to give a little interest and perspective to this photo. Lake Powell is still one of my favorite places on earth.
Monday, July 25, 2011
The other day my wife and I were at an outdoor shopping center near our home. There was this fellow playing the violin to anyone who would listen. Sad for him, there were few people there. Lucky for me, there were few people there so I was able to capture this pretty cool image. I love the long shadow and the silhouette created by the setting sun.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I love this shot on the old road to Waimea Canyon on the Island of Kauai. The lines of the winding road say to me, "Stop! Get out of the car and take a picture of me!!!" So I do almost every time. This is one of my favorit shots of this view.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I get to look at this beautiful mountain almost every day. I have taken hundreds of photos of it at all times of the day (and night). This one was kind of special because of the color of the setting sunlight on the snow. Hope you like it.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sometimes, (actually most of the time) a beautiful photo presents itself for just a moment. I don't know how special this photo is, but the color is beautiful. I was watching a football game on TV on a rainy day and happened to look outside and see that the sun came out for just a second. That's when I snapped this.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
We were on a walk in Snow Canyon, just outside St. George, Utah when the weather suddenly turned windy and stormy. I noticed this bush and the smooth sand so naturally got on my stomach to take its picture. Isn't that the normal thing to do?
Last night I took this shot of a golden tree which was being backlit by a city street lamp. The time was 11:00 PM and there was a full moon lighting the mountain backdrop. The outer leaves of the tree are blurry due to slight movement because of a breeze. Camera settings were ISO 400, F5, 30 second exposure. I took the same shot 12 hours later. See the next post. Isn't light fun!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I caught this shot of a hummingbird at sunset the other night while standing very still next to our hummingbird feeder on our back deck. I used a very fast shutter speed, high ISO, and telephoto lens to "freeze" the motion. I never knew what hummingbird wings looked like!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
My wife pointed out this flower to me while we were on a little walk around a beautiful resort in Midway, Utah. I liked how the sunlight made it seem to glow. I also like the unusual angle of shooting it from behind. Pretty flower--pretty colors.
Friday, August 6, 2010
This morning I noticed this bird perched on top of the canopy on our back deck. I was very quiet as I sneaked up on him to take his picture. When I was through, I wanted him to leave---not such an easy task. It finally took a broomstick to get him to fly off! Disclamer--no harm came to any bird during or after photographing him for this blog.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Walking on the upper level at Canada Place in Vancouver, BC I noticed this street light. I liked the "pointy things" on top that keep birds from perching on it. The setting sun behind it gave it a glow as well as kind of a silhouette effect.
We were walking back to our car from Pike Street Market in Seattle when I noticed this creative design made of black drain pipe on a brick building. It also had plants growing out of it! I loved the contrast of color and shape against the brick.
This is just a "postcard" shot of this beautiful building in Kirtland, Ohio. I walked around for almost an hour taking different angles of the Temple until I got this one. I like that there are just the beginning of leaves emerging from the trees so the building was not obscured.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
This beautiful little cabin is in the mountains above Skien, Norway. I love the colors and how the green doors and shutters match the grass and leaves perfectly. My daughter, Kerry, uses this photo as a Christmas decoration because of the red and green.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
We almost got to Arches National Park too late in the day to make this hike, but decided to press on (in some very questionable weather) to see if the sun would drop below the clouds and illuminate the arch as you see here. I'm sure glad we did. This shot is different than most, as I walked around the arch and shot back into the sunlight. It makes for some dramatic lighting.
Monday, August 31, 2009
I love to visit and photograph cemeteries. One of the most interesting I have ever visited is the Shivwits Indian Cemetery in Southern Utah. It is almost totally unimproved with no grass of any kind. On many of the graves, odd items have been left in memory of the deceased (money, bottles, toys, flags, military helmets, etc.). It all seems to remain untouched. It's like taking a step back in time.
Friday, August 28, 2009
This shot was taken on the way out of Smith's Fork at Lake Powell. It illustrates how tall the canyon walls are in relation to the people walking in this photo. I can't describe how awesome it is to hike in these narrow canyons.