August 29, 2016

August 28, 2016

Island Time

This weekend, I had the opportunity to spend a little bit of time out on Antelope Island.
I had hoped to find some of the big muleys on this trip, and managed to get lucky.  I love finding these guys this time of year.  They are getting big and still covered in velvet.  And, they are still getting along, so it is pretty common to see good sized groups of them.  I managed to get a little over an hour with them.

This guy is pretty fantastic.  His atypical rack is insane.  He also did a really good job of staying within the group, so it was tough to get a shot of him on his own.

After stopping for a quick drink, the group crossed the fence line and headed into an area where I wasn't able to follow.

The island has a pretty good collection of hummingbirds that call the place home for the summer.  I had intended to wander out to a couple of places that I've found them in the past, but I got distracted by the feeders hanging on the porch at the ranch house and never made it any further. 
These next four images are frame grabs from some 4K video footage.
I love the motion in these images.


It wouldn't be a late-summer trip to the island without spending some quality time with the spiders.  This time of year, they are EVERYWHERE.  In fact, you've got to pay attention to where you are going when you are wandering, or you'll get to know some of these guys a little better than you'd like.

I'd love to know the story behind this fella's  missing leg.

One final thought.  Over the years, I have come to love the beauty of the island, it is truly one of my favorite places to photograph.  This trip was a little bit sad for me, knowing that our upcoming move is taking us far enough away that it won't be as convenient to visit.  Of course, I'll make it back, it just won't be as often.

August 23, 2016

Curtis And Sarah

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to head to Alaska to spend a week celebrating my brother's wedding.  It was an amazing week, spent with friends and family.  I was tasked with documenting the week.  My wife was kind enough to second shoot for me, so some of these images should have her name on them.  Though there are several hundred images from the week, here's a collection of some of my favorites (in no particular order).

 I'll start with the group photo.  This was a great group, we had a lot of fun all week long.

Possibly one of my favorites from the wedding.

Sarah and her Dad.

Not sure what was happening here.

Yup, that's my brother.

Yup, that's my brother's wife.

My mom and one of my sisters.

Some kind of advice being given here.  Something to do with flossing.

Everyone needs an Auntie Eileen.  This one's taken, though, so you'll need to get your own.

Might just look like a couple of random bikes, but these are a pretty big part of Curtis and Sarah's life.

My mom and my brother.

I can feel Uncle Lloyd's pain.

Kelley did an amazing job cleaning the outhouses.

Not sure if this is worth explaining.

Sarah's dad gathering flowers.

This images says a lot about the week.  These guys had known each other for about a day at this point, but they were laughing and carrying on like they had known each other for years.

Yup, that's my sister-in-law.

Again, probably not worth explaining.

Kyle takes his darts seriously.

It's always a good time when Uncle Lloyd sings. 

My brother and his (now) wife, Sarah.

This wall of images is a collection of from the week in Sand Point.  I shot, processed, and printed a little over 200 images for display at the wedding.  I may be biased, but it was pretty fantastic.

Mom and Dad.

It's not very often that I'm on the other side of the camera.  I guess the opportunity for a pic with my dad and brother is worth it.


This made me chuckle.

This image sums up these two pretty well.