September 28, 2013

Trapper's Loop

The other day, I had the opportunity to take a quick drive over Trapper's Loop in northern Utah.  There was a pretty fantastic storm building over the area, in fact, in the third image, the rain was quickly turning to snow.  As you can see, the colors are just starting to change, but with the cold weather we've had recently, they're going to change quickly.

September 27, 2013


One of the groups I follow on Facebook posts a weekly macro challenge.  This week's was "Buttons".  Here's what I came up with.

September 26, 2013

Wyoming Camera Outfitters

Check out my latest time lapse project.  I shot this a few weeks ago while working an even at Wyoming Camera Outfitters in Casper, WY.

For best results, watch it in HD HERE.

September 23, 2013


It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to wander a big city with my camera.  Last week, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours in New York City for work.  I love the patterns, textures, and shapes that can be found in the commotion.  I'll be back in NYC in a couple of weeks.  I can't wait to make more images.

September 17, 2013


Not much to say about this one, other than I really love how it turned out.

September 15, 2013

Utah State Fair

Well, we finally made it down to the State Fair to see how we did.  I must say, the Jensen family did pretty well this year.

This was Rebecca's first time entering, and both of her images received Honorable Mention.  She's pretty excited about it. 

Peter entered three images this year and is bringing a 4th, a 3rd, and a 1st place.

Samantha received a 1st, a 3rd, and an Honorable Mention for her three images.

She also received a 2nd for her glass etching.

And, here's my results:

This one didn't receive a ribbon, but was chosen for the annual traveling art show.

And, last but not least, my "Aspens" image took Best of Show in the Fine Art division.

September 14, 2013

Moulton Barn

A couple of weeks ago, we spent a quick couple of days in Grand Tetons National Park.  For photographers, the Moulton Barn is one of the most well-know spots in the park.  Some say it is the most photographed barn in the country.  Well, we were camped not far from the barn, so I got up early in hopes of catching my version of the iconic Moulton Barn image.  We woke up to overcast skies and a bit of rain and, unfortunately, we never got the sunrise light on the Tetons.  In fact, it was starting to look like the low clouds were going to keep the Tetons completely covered.  As we were about ready to head out, the clouds started to break against the mountain and I grabbed this image.  Well, actually three images, as this is an HDR composite.  I also worked some magic in Lightroom and CS5 to get the results I was looking for.  Though it isn't what I had planned going into the shoot, I'm happy with the results.

September 10, 2013


Over Labor Day weekend, we spent  couple of days in Grand Tetons National Park.  We weren't there long, but did manage to get in a hike and some wildlife before the rain settled in.  This guy was hanging out along the Snake River, enjoying the willows.  The two images were taken several hours apart, the first at around 2 in the afternoon, the second at around 7:30, after the sun had dropped below the horizon.

September 8, 2013

Tis The Season

Well, Halloween is right around the corner.  Time to get in the mood.

September 5, 2013


Last week, I had the opportunity to play around with the Canon MP-E65 Macro lens.  If you aren't familiar with this lens, you should check it out.  It allows you to achieve up to 5x life size.  It's a lot of fun to take a deep look at ordinary objects.  When shooting with a lens like this, you need a good solid tripod, and a good amount of light.  I was using the Canon MT-24 EX twin light.  

These were all shot at 1/200 Sec - f/16 - ISO 100 - 65mm.  Some have been cropped, but only in one direction for improved composition.