Saturday, May 29, 2010

Old School Photo Challenge

So I decided to do this challenge I got the idea from a fellow photog friend of mine and thought it sounded like fun. If you are not wanting to click on the above link, I will tell you a little about the challenge. You shoot your digital camera like a traditional camera for one day and "one roll of film" Here are the rules: 1. You can't see your shots after you take them. 2. Can only shoot 24 or 36 shots. (I chose 24) 3. You can't look at them until 24 hours after you take them. 4. You have to make a BIG print of one picture. 5. Donate the money you would have spent on the cost of film to a wonderful cause in Kenya.

This weekend is the Cache Valley Rendezvous. We went up last night to visit some friends camping for the weekend and to look around. So here are the results of some pictures. No post processing in photoshop. Just as I found them 24 hours later on my camera.

What I learned: It was hard to take only 24 pictures. The rendezvous had so many things that would make wonderful pictures, but I had to remember to Focus...Focus...Focus... only 24. On the drive home (I was not driving) I wanted to look at what I had taken. It was hard to wait until today. But now I can SEE! I found that by focusing on what I was taking I took better pictures. (My turnout of keepers is higher.) It was a fun experience...Thanks Levi!

Help me decide which one to print BIG, which one do you like?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Simple Beauty

I was at the Greenhouse Garden Center looking for some flowers today in hopes that spring will finally arrive and asked if I could take some photos. I love the deep purple of the flower!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Lightbulb

Oh, the possibilities that come from one lightbulb and a bathroom mirror.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Abstract Photography

Tonight I thought I would experiment with a little abstract photography with photoshop. Can you guess what the pictures started out as? Any guesses?
(The first photo is oil and water in a bowl and the second photo is french toast with syrup and butter.) Interesting...

Monday, May 17, 2010


These obnoxious weeds are always popping up in my lawn, but upon closer examination they are quite photographic.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bike Race

So yesterday I loaded my kids up half asleep and drove over to Bear Lake for their bike race. I have never really watched a bike race and thought it would give me a chance to practice my skills as a sports photographer. It was fun and challenging. I need a lot more practice with my shutter speeds and the bright exposure of Bear Lake, but here are a few pictures. It was fun watching many of the riders wave. And even though they were exhausted they always smiled. I was impressed by the boy in the red outfit. He was the youngest rider I saw going all the way around Bear Lake.

Bear Lake

Wonderful colors from the east side of Bear Lake. (Now we just need a sail boat.)

Oh so cute!

I love springtime!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Colorful Doors

The bright colors stuck out as I was driving by and I had to snap a photo.

Black and White

I go through phases where I really like black and white photos. Here is one of them.


An old abandoned house slowly turning to rubble.

Judgement Day

I am not quite sure how to describe my feelings on this photo except for how it reminded me of judgement day. After all the destruction is finished there is an awkward silence and then light begins to appear. Make sense? Not really? That's okay.


For some reason when I look at this it reminds me of stacks of barrels off the dock of a shipping company near the coast. As a kid I use to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles before school, it might just be the colors, but it also makes me think of that cartoon.


Lately I have found myself interested in Urban Photography. This is one of my recent favorites.