Sunday, September 16, 2012

Utah State Fair 2012


There is lots of fun to be had at a state fair. Rides, games, food, drinks, exhibits, shows and people everywhere. If you missed out this year, plan for next year and bring your camera.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Black And Yellow

Any one hail a cab lately? The sea of yellow cabs in New York is quite the site. It is one of the first things to greet you leaving the airport.  Riding in one is like a roller coaster ride with no lap bar. I have never heard the horn of a vehicle used so often and not just by a cabby! I had no idea a car could fit into such small holes between other vehicles. What a ride! I should have bought the tee-shirt that stated " I survived a New York taxi cab ride!" Add a cab ride in New York City to your bucket list, it could be a thrill you will never forget.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

On Top Of The World

Okay, not the top of the world, but a top the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. I believe we are looking west to New Jersey. This is an image I have wanted to capture as soon as I learned I would be going to New York. I  wanted it to be night time and have the city lights a glow, but there is so much to see and do in New York City that I'll take what I can get. Though, I now have an excuse to go again! The city is a great backdrop to a photographer even an amateur like myself. No wonder several movies and television show are shot there. Next time I hope to have more time to explore and capture the city they call The Big Apple.

Friday, August 10, 2012

NYC Subway

waiting for your train

 just a few people

 out the doors

 out the window

they let anyone on the subway!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Flowers

Each shot using a Nikon D800 with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Self Portrait

It was hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for all of a second or two! This self portrait was done with the help of a British artist by the name of Anish Kapoor who was born in India. It is a sculpture made of stainless steel. Looks like a large satellite dish. Very cool and highly reflective. It is made up of hundreds of smaller discs. When I look at my reflection I am reminded of a macro photograph of a fly and it eyes. If you are ever in New York stop and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Be sure to give yourself most of the day to visit, there is lots to see and experience.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Proposal In Central Park

Will you marry me?

...and she said "Yes"!

While I was strolling through Central Park with my father-in-law, we happened upon a couple hugging near the waters edge. I thought it was a Kodak moment but did not want to intrude. I heard the young lady say something to the effect of " are you kidding me!" as she looked at the ring on her finger. The bright guy that I am, (hug, ring on finger, smile on face) I ask if he just proposed and would they reenact it so I could capture it for them. Congratulations to Mike and Genevieve on their pending marriage. I wish you lots of love and happiness.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Motocross Collage

Collage 1

Collage 1a

Collage 2

Collage 3

Which one would you choose as a 20X30 poster?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Young Jedi Watches Fireworks

The young entertain themselves with sword's of light until the show starts.

Layton City Fireworks

Layton City put on a spectacular firework show for the residents of Layton and their guests. The 30 minute show was crowd pleasing for young and the young at heart. Thank you Layton City!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Motocross Pee Wee Rider

#51 Super Pee Wee Champion... in dad's eyes!


I was shooting the pee wee race when a father with great pride and excitement said to me "#51" with his thumbs up. This little man is between four and six years old. He like his bigger competitors was giving it all he had. Cheers and fist pumps fly as the pee wee rider go by, sending dirt from the rear tires out a few feet as they accelerate through a corner or over a jump.



 In a rut.

 Leading a pack.

 Looking back.

Tearing it up.

Inside lane...a chance to pass!

Just a few shots from the motocross races in Preston Idaho.
More to come.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Love On The Fourth Of July

I wanted the foreground to be filled with people watching the fireworks this year. It was, until a large family group left leaving a big space on the lawn. This was annoying but work to my advantage. With a big burst of pyrotechnics it  help light the silhouette of a young couple sitting in front of me. Awe, summer love! I hope you watched fireworks with someone you love. A special thanks to all the men and women who serve/served our country. God Bless America.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

D800 For The Weekend

Original file size was 18.3MB, JPG Fine. The RAW file size would be huge! Nikon D800 with a 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. F/18, 1/100 sec., ISO 200.

Original file size was 27.2 MB, JPG Fine. Again the RAW file would be enormous! Nikon D800 with a 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. F/8, 1/200 sec., ISO100.

A special thanks to Nikon for sponsoring the Antelope Island event and the use of the D800 and a few lens. I love it when they come to town. The D800 was made for landscapes, portrait and wedding photographers. The 36 mega pixels render a file that is just unbelievable. I was told the video was stunning as well, though I did not try it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Got Fireworks II

Special thanks to my son for spinning the fire and not getting burned!
f/2.8, 20 seconds, ISO 100, wide angle lens, and tripod

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Got Fireworks?

Old Farm House

An original Rich County homestead.

Doesn't this look familiar?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hot Pink Laces

To show your individual style in a team sport, you need hot pink laces!


The bat says "ting"!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mr. Buck

Followed this guy for a while. Bet he's happy it was a camera lens I was looking through!