Utah Valley

Utah Valley

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The other day I went on a beautiful hike with my wife and son starting at Dry Canyon in Utah Valley, then north along the Bonneville trail. It was fun. The wild flowers were open, the crickets were playing their instruments, a Racer Snake slithered away from us, and the clouds made incredible patterns in the sky. This is where I grew up, Utah Valley. I always thought other cities must be [...]

A Visit to Chico

A Visit to Chico

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My wife and I drove out to Chico, CA this week to visit Chico State University. I was accepted to the MFA program there, and we wanted to see the city, meet the faculty, and see the school. It was a fantastic trip, and Chico is beautiful, the faculty were very honest and nice, and we might just move there. Here are some of the photographs I took along the trip.

Utah Lake

Utah Lake

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The other day I got my entire family all suited up for the cold, and we wandered down to the Utah Lake State Park. I had told my daughter twice to make sure I didnt forget my film… Well… I pulled out my Mamiya 6, and defeatingly put it back in the car when we realized that I actually did forget. So, it became an iPhone photo day! And, once again, the [...]

Calf Creek Falls

Calf Creek Falls

Monday, November 7, 2011

I just got around to scanning the film I shot while down in Calf Creek Falls.  This was a little day trip we took from Capitol Reef.  It’s a beautiful hike, winding in and around many red cliffs and wandering next to a meandering stream.  I was with some good people, the air was crisp and clean, and I was enjoying noticing some of the beauties of the earth.  Calf Creek Falls [...]

Temple of the Sun

Temple of the Sun

Monday, October 10, 2011

After quite the windy night, the next day was beautiful and peaceful.  The rest of the group I went with to Capitol Reef was still picking up their tents that had blown all over the valley (I slept through the storm in my car), and I was out trying to get the first light of the morning.  I loved the texture of the ground.  I loved the patches of unique native plants [...]

Sunset in Capitol Reef

Sunset in Capitol Reef

Friday, July 29, 2011

I think that the trees in Capitol Reef National Park are beautiful.  They twist and turn, have character, look dead but are alive, and each is different and distinct.  There’s plenty to photograph in Capitol Reef, and the trees could be a separate project all together.  Here’s one I photographed during the minutes just after sunset.

The Milky Way

The Milky Way

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yes, when you get away from the light pollution of the city, you can see forever.  When I’m there, sitting below the stars, I try coming up with ways to make me never leave.  A couple of the nights when I was out in Capitol Reef National Park, I stayed up late capturing the stars.  Some of the exposures were long, while some were short.  Here’s the Milky Way, in all its [...]

Hickman Bridge

Hickman Bridge

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

While staying in Capitol Reef National Park, we hiked out to Hickman Bridge, a naturally formed arch.  It’s a beautiful place to spend the early morning hours, waiting for the nice light of sunrise to dance across the golden surfaces. I visited the bridge last year about this same time of year, which helped me know where I wanted to be for the sunrise.  I loved being able to crawl around the [...]

Temple of the Moon

Temple of the Moon

Monday, July 18, 2011

While I was staying in Capitol Reef at the beginning of June, we also drove out to the north part of the park and camped.  At the north end, there’s some incredible scenery off the beaten path, namely Cathedral Valley, and the Temple of the Moon and Temple of the Sun.  We camped out at the base of the Temple of the Moon where these huge rock formations stand alone in an [...]

Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I’d never really been out to photograph the Great Salt Lake before.  I’ve passed by many times to head to the Salt Flats, or on my way to California, or even just out to the race tracks… but I’d never really stopped to photograph it.  The night I finally got out there was less than ideal.  The wind bursts would come and go, and were strong enough to push me into a [...]

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