134th Dan Classing

On October 18th at the Colorado Hotel in Glenwood Springs, CO, I was able to attend a Dan classing.  From what little I understand, this is where candidates have a practical exam in front of a panel of instructors to qualify for their next advancement in rank. This is a photograph of the candidates, front …

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Maroon Bells 2014

On Saturday the 4th of October two hours before dawn, I awoke and got ready to drive to Aspen, CO and from there up a canyon to Maroon Bells.  I had been meaning to go for the last 2 weekends and was afraid that already I would be too late for the colors. I was …

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Lightning August 4th

On August 4th I was out visiting with my sister Jolene and her family.  As I went to leave we noticed it was lightening over on the mountain by her house.  We decided to hurry and set up and take some photographs. Unfortunately, the storm was moving away from her house and out over the …

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Lake Mary

Over the Fourth of July Weekend, I spent some time with my parents and some of my siblings.  My Dad, my brother Jon and I rode our bikes up Big Cottonwood canyon to Brighton Ski Resort to meet Jon’s wife and daughter, my sisters Leslie,  Jolene and their families, for a hike to Lake Mary. …

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Flowers

I have been collecting quite a few flower photographs and thought I would share some of them in a single post. Most of these particular shots were taken around the chapel in Beaver Creek, CO. Macro photography is fun.   I have some dedicated macro lenses by Sigma, but I find I use one of my …

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Owl and Hawk

On the Saturday of Eagle Flight Days, as we went over to the city park for rides and fun, we were treated to 3 owls in one of the large trees in the park. Unfortunately, I only had my 24-120mm lens with me.  I had left my 300mm at home not thinking I would need …

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High Voltage

Many evenings here in Eagle, Co, we get an afternoon thunderstorm.  I have wanted to take some photographs of the lightning that occurs with these storms, for a few weeks now.   Last night at about 10:30pm, I decided that even though I couldn’t get anywhere good to photograph the lightning, I would take some photos …

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18 Lives

Earlier this month on 12th of July I had the opportunity to attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth conference production, 18 Lives.  This was a 5 Stake youth conference and pageant that was recorded for church use.  The pageant followed the scripted story of 18 teenagers through out a high-school school …

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Eagle Flight Days 2014

This year from June 27th to June 29th was the 2014 Eagle Flight Days.  There was a parade on Saturday, June 28th.  I took the opportunity to take some candid photos of the parade participants and observers. Traditional fly over by a helicopter.  My friend Brandon was telling me about last years fly over before …

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