Friday, July 29, 2011

More Water Balloons


To the left you can see part of the dart!

Thanks kids for the help in capturing these pictures. It was a lot of work to set up and clean up, but a blast no less! Love ya!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Water Balloon Fun

We had some fun with water balloons in the backyard today. Thanks kids!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Dragonflies are fast movers. These guys happened to be at the edge of the water, near birds I was shooting. My hats off to those of you who shoot them often. You make it look so easy! Thanks.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Into The Blue Sky

I wish I could get a ride!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Afternoon Pleasure

It has been said, "The worst day fishing beats the best day of work!"

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fireworks Show

Picture #1 - f/8, 5 sec., ISO200
Picture #2 - f/11, 6 sec., ISO 200
Picture #3 - f/11, 6 sec., ISO 200
I hope those of you who shot fireworks for the holiday captured some good ones. I read an article some years back about shooting fireworks. It said you should use four to six seconds shutter speed, an aperture of f/11 to f/16, and a tripod. A co-worker suggested using a hat to cover the lens also. The hat stops the exposure so the burst of light, firework bloom, does not get to big. It has been helpful tip. Thanks, Mark! Also, the article it mentioned having a famous landmark in the picture. This would give the viewer a sense of scale and place. Well, the Burger Stop in Layton, Utah is not world famous but a landmark no less! Good food and car shows throught out the summer. You should give them a try! Thank you to Layton City and those who put on the show. A good time was had by all!
Which of the three pictures do you like best? Please let me know.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Find The Foot Clips - July 4th Edition

Do you remember the 10-10-10 project? This was another picture I prepared to post. The holiday theme make it an appropriate picture to post today. There are 10 blue foot paper clips and an extra Foote to find within the picture. To enlarge the picture, click on it. Good luck. Happy Forth Of July!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


If you look closely, there are two rainbows. This was quite the surprise and a lucky shot. Mom and I had gone out to Antelope Island to capture lighting bolts. We hand our fingers crossed. While waiting for the rain to lighten up and lighting to jolt through the sky we sat in the truck talking about the fun we've been having shooting pictures together. I decided to step out of the truck and start setting up a tripod and get ready for the sunset. By now we could tell there would be no lighting. To my delight, behind us was this incredible double rainbow in the light of the setting sun. The top picture is what I saw. As mom turned to get out of the truck, she could see the rainbow cover most of the island. I quickly changed to a fish-eye lens to capture the wide view you see in the bottom picture. There has been some edits to clean things up and try to flatten out the curve created by the fish-eye lens. I hope you enjoy the beauty of the rainbows! We did.

Fun With Lights

Special thanks to my nieces and nephews for the help in spinning the lights, doing out-lines and modeling. We all had fun at the camp out. Long exposure shots can be lots of fun. More fun with colored lights and the ability to spell ones name backwards. Notice there are no names, we just could not do it. Better luck next time!