July 28, 2015


Typically when I am going to shoot fireworks, I find a good location with a decent foreground, set up my tripod, connect my cable release and I'm all set.  Well, the other night, I was working an event and knew there were going to be fireworks, but didn't know what time they'd be so I was caught unprepared.  No worries, I still shot, just had to improvise a bit.

July 18, 2015

More Flowers

My apologies for all of the flower posts lately, but I can't help it.  My wife has done an amazing job with our flower gardens this year, so there is an abundance of subject matter.  These were from yesterday morning.


July 14, 2015

Old VW's

Every year, the Utah VW Club is part of the Kaysville 4th of July Parade.  It's always fun to see these old cars.  This year I was able to grab a few quick shots as they passed by.

July 11, 2015

Ivanpah Solar Power Plant

While traveling for work this week, I spent the first couple of day in Vegas, and then headed to California for a couple of days.  On the border between Nevada and California sits the Ivanpah Solar Power Plant.  This is a concentrated solar thermal plant that uses reflected light to turn water to steam which drives turbines to generate electricity.  We decided to take a few minutes to hop off the freeway and grab a few shots.  It's hard to describe the enormity of the place.  Between the three towers, there are more than 350,000 mirrors.  No, I didn't count them, I asked my good friend Google. 

July 9, 2015

A Saturday Road Trip

The other week, we loaded up the family and took a drive out to Vernal, UT and Dinosaur National Monument.  Though I've lived in Utah for most of the last 30 years, this is the first time I'd been to this area.  It was well worth the drive.  Not only is the area amazingly beautiful, the dinosaur stuff is pretty fascinating.  If you ever have the chance, you should check the area out.

This is an image I grabbed in the main quarry exhibit.  It's pretty fascinating to see so many bones in one spot.

These three followed us around long enough that we brought them home.  I think we'll keep them.

I love this panorama of the Green River and Split Mountain.  Such a beautiful spot!
At one stop, we found a small pond that was inhabited with a pretty good collection of frogs.

We even saw this guy wandering around the pond.

On the way home, rather than heading back the same way we came, we headed north and traveled through the Flaming Gorge area.  This is the view of the gorge from the Dowd Mountain overlook, one of my favorite places.