Friday, April 21, 2017

I step out of my home this morning and drove, I swear, only a mile or two to take these two images of the mountains.  I have taken images of them before but the light, the clouds were a little different this morning than they have been in the past.  It is not the subject that interests me as much as it is the light.  It is the light that makes it interesting, that brings life to it, emotion.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Still working on getting the right light at the right time of day.  Here is an evening shot (mountain overlooks the south end of Salt Lake County) and two morning shots (mountain overlooking the northern end of Utah County at the mouth of American Fork Canyon).  All shot are looking east and the mountains run north/south.  All shots were at F8/ISO 100 in aperture priority mode.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Here is something a little different.  There is an abandoned solar energy facility just west of Delta, UT.  There are a number of structures still standing as a testament to their durability, however, it was their vulnerability to the weather that caused the demise of the facility.  It only lasted a couple of years.  On the sight there are a number of abandoned trucks, scissor lifts, tractors, trailors, etc.  What a waste of money to just leave this material out there to rust.  Why couldn't the items be sold and the facility dismantled and sold?  We'll never know.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Winter is upon us and there is a little dusting of snow on the hillsides and in the mountains.  Looks like a icing on a  cake.  With that I have taken to making more images of the Wasatch Front in Utah county primarily those at the point of the mountain, Traverse Ridge and at the mouth  of American Fork Canyon.  I tried to take these images at a time where I could use the light to better form to the hillsides and mountains and bring out the texture.  It helped that the morning was overcast and there was no real direct sunlight.  This eliminated the harsh shadows and provided for edges which are soft and flowing.

I also crossed over into Salt Lake county and took pic's of the big pit.  Of course I know it as the Kennecott Copper mine.  Now it is owned and operated by Rio Tinto.  I stitched six images together to get the image you see below.  Because of the dusting of snow, more detail is revealed and there is greater depth to the image.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A few months back I went to a city celebration here in Utah and as usual I gravitated over toward the rides.  I always like to take images of people on the rides.  I experimented with shutter speeds to get images of the people moving with the background in sharp focus.  Here  we have a different perspective of what people look like if we are not all travelling at the same speed or even in the same direction through the universe.  What's real?  That is a good question.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Here is an image of a flat two dimensional surface that I have tried to make look as if it were a three dimensional object.  I first tried in color but the contrast and shadows just weren't there so I took it into black and white.

I took the image in a restaurant.  It is a stainless steel divider between booths and the texture was created by the use of grinding pads.  Lighting was  from a window behind me.  I think it turned out OK.

After leaving the restaurant I took the following images from one of my favorite spots.  We just had a fine dusting of snow with some of it having melted away.  I wanted show the contrast between the patchiness of the white snow, the yellow desert grasses and the dark desert shrubs.

I've always like power poles and power lines.  They are a natural line and can make for some good photo opportunities.