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Broken Glass

Ice Cubed

Canon 40D, EF 100mm f/9 Macro, 1/400, f/4, 100 mm, ISO 100

When moving something the other day, some glass slid off a shelf and shattered on the driveway. Naturally before we cleaned it up I had to have some fun with it 🙂

Broken Glass set

Here’s a higher level view of the destruction.

The full pile

and a few other favs

Cracked Indian Chief

All Cracked Up

Photowalking Utah: Studio Lighting 2009

Canon 40D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM, 1/160, f/2.8, 115 mm, ISO 200

This month’s photowalk was a repeat from last year where we had multiple studio lighiting setups in the same room to walk around and try out.  I came out of the event last year excited about studio lighting and promptly dropped several hundred dollars into lights, stands, etc.

Since then, I have basically experimented on my sons and the occasional niece and nephew (I need to put some of these up).  I have been learning through trial and error and so was excited for this weeks events.  I say events because Thursday the incredible Rich Legg gave a mini-clinic on “How to Get Great Studio Lighting Results for Under $250” where I learned quite a lot as well.

These two events have revitalized my desire to shoot (much to my sons’ dismay) and to continue to experiment with new ways of shooting with my lights.  It also revitalized my desire to buy more lighting stuff, but I will have to hold off on that 😉

I am grateful to those who organized the events, and to the models for putting up with over 100+ photographers struggling to learn what to do.  Thanks to Rich for the suggestion of interacting with the models more I feel I had a much better rapport with them this year then last.

Full set of photos

Photowalking: Cactus and Tropicals

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

I had a great time at this months Photowalk with the Photowalking Utah group (also on Flickr).  I spent most of the event with my 100mm Macro on which definitely pushed me to see things differently then when I go around with my 28-135 zoom.  I also got to try out my new tripod which was awesome.  I wouldn’t have been able to get this shot or several others without it.

I also had some new Lightroom presets that I used on the pictures in post processing which made it go quite fast and I’m very happy with the results.

Full set of photos from the shoot here

Sharp Frost

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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Boston Massachusetts Temple

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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Aspen Rainbow

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.

New Posters in the House

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.

2008 Freedom Festival Hot Air Balloons

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.

Trash the Dress

Canon 40D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM, 1/60, f/4, 200 mm, ISO 400

Another shot from the Great Salt Lake Photowalk where Heidi wore a wedding dress out into the water.  I talked to her at work the next week and she said that after 3 times through the washer and a spraying it out in the shower it is none the worse for wear.  Doesn’t even have that lovely funk from the lake any more 🙂