I think the thing I miss about living in old neighborhoods is the porch or door mail slot. In my first house, I knew our postal carrier and he knew me. Really nice guy and made me feel like I had stepped back in time. That house didn’t have an ornate slot like this. But I miss that street any time I walk outside. Maybe I’ll move back into that neighborhood. Or move further into the...
Love this: Bagley cartoon: Here I Stand | The Salt Lake Tribune. Original Article
The Only Way Is Up
I’m not in love with this one, but like the idea. The light is all wrong. But that’s the way sometimes. But how about that green fence? No doctoring of that at all. Seriously. None. Daily affirmation: Listen. Harder. Original Article
End of the Day
Took this awhile back. Drove out to the Great Salt Lake on a whim and then realized that I wasn’t going to make it to the shore. I found a log, set up the tripod and slapped on the 12-24mm. I fired off a bunch of shots, fully manual. I need filters to pull off a decent sunset. Instead of filters, I have Lightroom. Out of the camera, this image had the nice sun rays, but was very nearly black...
This little thing was so tweaked that the depth of field couldn’t even get all of it in focus. I think it lends a bit of character. That and the encroaching shadow. Somewhere in the cobwebs of memory I remember a lecture or two about the symbolism of a character halfway in the light. Something about good and evil. Which is the greatest thing about inanimate objects: they live in their own...
If I Could
This shot was only grabbed because I had the big camera at my side. So happy to see this vista, I stopped my car, jumped out and fired off a bunch of frames, hopeful that I captured in the silicon what I had seen in analog. I love the light and this may be my favorite sunset shot of the year to this point. Mostly because of the color and the light behind the center clouds—on top, the still blue...
This is a transom. Those numbers are hand painted from at least a hundred years ago. I did a mini-photowalk with a friend and this was one of my favorites. I’ve cropped it at a 10:4 ratio, which is good for panoramic prints. I’m thinking about printing this one for the condo. I’ve got thousands of images at my disposal and I’m paralyzed about printing. Inexplicable. ...
Blurbomat Review: Snapheal
This weekend, Snapheal is on sale for $9.99 in the Mac App Store! NOTE: This is not a sponsored post, nor did I receive any remuneration for reviewing this app. I’m doing it for the love. There has been a ton of great, inexpensive photo editing apps that have hit the Mac App Store since it launched in early 2011. The app that I am looking at today is called Snapheal, from MacPhun. One of...
Left on Green Only
From almost a month ago. Stopped at the light. Grabbed the 5D. Boom. Didn’t know what I had until I pulled it onto the computer. I’m kind of liking the similarities between that style of shooting and the wait for film processing in the olde tymes. I’ve struggled all spring in trying to capture this species of tree; the dark trunk and bright blooms have called out to me and I...
I took the girls to the Utah State Capitol building awhile back. We’ve driven by the building so much this winter that Leta kept asking to go in. I tried to give her an overview of the three branches of government and how bills become laws or don’t. Not too interested, so I shut up. She just wanted to see the building. Marlo? Marlo wanted to run everywhere and explore. Since the space...