August 30, 2013

August 29, 2013

August 27, 2013

A Few VW's

A couple of weeks ago, my son and I stopped by a local VW club car show.  As with any car show, it was a lot of fun to wander and look for the details in these fantastic old cars.  Here's the first round of images from the show.

August 25, 2013

Missed Opportunity?

Over the last little bit, we've had some pretty good lighting activity in the area.  I managed to miss out on all of the recent storms.  So, yesterday evening, another good storm started to build and work it's way along the lake.  I kept a close eye on my weather app, to see where it was headed.  As it came north, it got closer and closer to the mountains.  I grabbed my gear and headed out, but I had a decision to make on where to head.  I could see some strikes over Ogden, but I decided to take a chance and headed up the canyon towards Ogden Valley.  My thought was that I might be able to get some great shots of lightning over Pineview as the storm came over the mountains.  As I came down over Trapper's Loop, I saw a couple of strikes on the far, north horizon.  Whatever storm had made it over the mountains, was quickly headed north, over the Avon Pass towards Logan.  I quickly worked my way around the lake and found this vantage point off the road to Wolf Mountain.  My hope was to catch a couple of strikes before the storm was completely gone.  It didn't happen.  There were a couple of flashes in the clouds, but no strikes.  So, once again, I came away from this storm with no lightning images, however, I'd say this one is a keeper.

August 21, 2013

More Hummingbirds

Another round of hummingbird images from my recent visit to Antelope Island.  These were from a different area than the last bunch and they stayed pretty close to the flowers.  There was a pretty good group of these guys and it was fun to watch them as they fought each other off and defended their territory.  Like the others, these were shot using the Canon 5D Mk III and the Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS II combined with the Canon 1.4x teleconverter.


August 20, 2013

A Few Bees

Grabbed a few shots of these guys while wandering Antelope Island last week.  Good stuff!

August 19, 2013


This past weekend, my son and I headed out to Antelope Island to find some Orb Weaver spiders to shoot.  We did find a few spiders, but we found a lot of humming birds.  It was a lot of fun watching these guys aggressively defending "their" patch of flowers from the other humming birds.  I had the 400 mm with and coupled it with the 1.4x to enable me to get in nice and close to these guys.  After watching these guys for a bit, we continued our quest for some spiders.  We came across another group of hummers a little later on, I'll post images of them later.

August 18, 2013

Old and New


Yesterday, my son and I headed out to Antelope Island in search of some Orb Weaver spiders.  We found some.

August 15, 2013

Black and White

A couple from the Sandy Balloon Festival that just felt like they needed to be converted to Black and White.