Canon 40D, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/200, f/4, 100 mm, ISO 100

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The last few days there has been a nice fog in Utah Valley in the mornings.  This has been leaving a beautiful frost on everything making it white everywhere you look.  So this morning I thought I’d venture out and get some shots.  Here are a few of some barbed wire I found encased in frost.  More frost shots to come in future posts.

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I’ve spent the past few months tinkering with several different designs for my LDS Temple Photography site.  I never really bonded with any of them until this last version.

Decently inspired by Scott Jarvie’s blog (which in turn is a wordpress theme), I have hopefully changed it enough to make it my own.  My site is not based on wordpress so the code is all my own and I rebuilt the layout myself.  So while it’s visually similar, it was rebuilt from the ground up to work with my different columns, widths and desired colors (I read there was a psd avaialable AFTER I was all done *sigh*).

Anyway, I think this new design provides a much more elegant feel to the site then the temporary site that was up previously, and speaks more to the subject matter.  Hopefully others enjoy it as well.

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Canon 40D, EFS 28-135 IS, 1/200, f/9, 33mm, ISO 400

While at a conference in Boston a few friends and I drove out to see the Boston Temple.  The walk up to the grounds from where we parked in the lower parking lot was absolutely beautiful.  I wish it was a blue sky day, but the colors were still a site to behold.

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Canon 40D, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/250, f/4.5, 100 mm, ISO 400

On a trip up to Nebo Loop I found an area that had trees with just about every color.  I gathered one of each and found a nice big aspen trunk to lay them on.  Quite pleased with the result.

I still need to get it printed out as a panorama but am excited to see it in person 🙂

Edit: Print is beautiful. If you are interested in a copy, my normal printer doesn’t do panoramas (SmugMug) so let me know and we can work something out.

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Canon 40D, EFS 28-135 IS, 1/60, f/3.5, 28 mm, ISO 100

Canon Rebel XT, EFS 28-135 IS, 1/200, f/8, 33 mm, ISO 400

After yet another dry spell I got the urge to post something today for some reason… so here we go.

After 3 years of living in our house it is still devoid of pictures for the most part.  I don’t know why, we just haven’t put pics up.  So a few weeks ago I decided to change that… at least a little bit.

We got the above pictures printed out as 20×30 posters and they now hang in our bedrooms.  Dallin loves trains and so we hung that in his room right above the foot of his bed where he can see it easily as he lies down.  He absolutely loved it the first few nights and would be so excited to go lay down and see it.

The other one is when Daniel was a week old and we layed Dallin and Daniel down for the first time to take some pics together.  It was so fun to watch Dallin interact with him and to be so good and careful around him.

I really enjoy my hobby of photography, but naturally am worried as I see the total amount spent on equipment continue to rise.  But then there are these special moments that you are able to capture and then (finally) hang on your wall to enjoy that help offset those costs.

We also printed this one poster size for our living room.  We love going to see the hot air balloons so it is a great reminder of the fun we had.

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Canon Rebel XT, EFS 28-135 IS, 1/320, f/11, 28 mm, ISO 200

Starting this up again after a bit of a hiatus due to the welcoming of a new member to our family (pics coming soon).

Yes this is more of a Christmas shot, but while Kaylene’s parents were visiting to see our new addition we had some pictures playing on our TV (thank you AppleTV) and her dad just went gaga over this shot.  So I thought, why not post it up for others to see as well.

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Minolta DiMAGE Z1, 1/3, f/3.2, 8 mm, ISO 50

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Canon 40D, EFS 28-135 IS, 1/100, f/7.1, 28mm, ISO 640

This was probably my favorites picture from spending three mornings at the Provo Freedom Festival Balloon Fest this year. We had a great time as always and this year was extra awesome  But I will share those details in an upcoming post.  For now here are a few more pics.

All my pics from this year, with a sneak preview of the awesomeness that occured.

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Canon Rebel XT, 18-55, 1/6, f/3.5, 18 mm, ISO 200

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Minolta DiMAGE Z1, 1/250, f/5, 26 mm, ISO 50

From the Provo Freedom Festival in 2005.  I love the 4th of July festivities and can’t wait to get out and take thousands of pictures of hot air balloons and fireworks.  That is if we aren’t having a kid 🙂

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