Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Fun

Drew and Mimi

The ever so lovely Mimi!

For those of you who need a laugh or may-be a last minute Halloween costume idea. Last year, I talked a co-worker into shaving off his beard, putting on a suit, and blacked rimmed glasses to transform himself into Drew, from the Drew Carry Show. He agreed only if I would dress as Mimi.
I needed help with the make-up, eye lashes and a last minute fitting. Thanks to my mother-in-law and her skillful application of beauty products, between burst of laughter, I was able to prepare for work. Dad took a few picture and hoped I wouldn't brake his camera. I look rather cute don't you think!
The reaction from my co-workers and customers was shocking to say the least. I had one woman came back with her camera to have her picture taken with me. Just a few months ago, I had the need to call a plumber. After a few minutes, he asked me if I worked at the camera store. I said yes. I remember you, he said, you were dressed in drag for Halloween! I reminded him that I was dressed as Mimi from the Drew Carry Show not in drag. My fifteen minutes of fame relived all over again. All because of my costume choice in 2008. This year will be very different, no wings, eyeshadow or looking like a woman.
I hope you each have a fun and safe Halloween with all the ghosts, goblins, and yes, even a big guy in drag! Happy Halloween.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday Drive

What did you do on Sunday? I, took one last look at the change of colors. In the mountains high above the cities of Farmington and Bountiful, Utah, there is a dirt road labeled "Sky View Drive". Wow, what a view! The road is not so bad, a car or mini van can easily take the drive. There was some snow and mud on road, so I am sure there are times of the year when a truck or 4X4 will be better. Four-wheelers and motorcycles seems to be the preferred way to travel. Several folks were enjoying the view from this method. During the drive, we came across a few small ponds. One was built by a very hard working beaver. Several pictures taken there, including one with a dog. I will post that one later, along with some picture of a small stream or creek.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Duck, Duck, Goose

This is one from the archives. It is one of the first shots taken with my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, spring of 2007. I had bought it and was excited to get out and use it. At the park there were ducks, geese, swans and the Utah State Bird - the seagull! It was early, as I recall, and some birds were still sleeping. Many of the birds will come right up to you and eat from your hand. My hands were full of camera gear, not bread or seed, so I get a squawk and a stare down! Walking through the park, waking up sleeping ducks, I watched them walk away only to find another place to catch more ZZZs.

Blogging friends,
I am now getting ready for the busy sales season and it has started getting darker earlier. This means I will be posting much less often. There could be several weeks before I post again. I hope to take pictures on my day off, but to be honest I am a fair weather photographer! I am not a big fan of the cold or the snow! I know, I should move from Utah, right! I have ordered a lighting kit so I can shoot inside. Macros and people may-be the subject I post who can guess? I wanted to let you know and ask that you stick out the dry spell from me. I will be doing more, lots more, early spring. I will be doing flowers again and looking for birds. The eagles appear in late February in Farmington Bay so you will get see some of them also. Thanks so much for your interest and notes. I will look in on those blogs I follow at least once a week and make comments. Who knows I my be so inspired that I eat these word and keep taking pictures. Thanks, David

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


More of Mother Nature's spectacular color. Used a tripod with a D200, Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 lens, f/18, 1/50 sec., ISO 200, Exposure bias -0.7 for better color!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Reflections In The Side Mirror

What I see? My son. D200, Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 lens

What my son sees? Dad! Nikon P90 Some levels
adjustment to take out the reflection of the glass.