Yakima Area Arboretum

Since I am going to be doing some wedding photographs at the Yakima Arboretum this coming Saturday, I wanted to check out the location.  My daughter Ella was a good sport for tagging along to be my model. The Arboretum consists of 46 acres of gardens and trees with lots of grassy areas.  We followed …

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Early Monday morning on August 21st, I headed out planning to drive to Shaniko, OR to watch the solar eclipse.  I was planning on leaving at about 2:30 am, but when I set my alarm I set it for pm instead of am…..Fortunately, for me, Taunya woke up at 3:45 am and woke me up. …

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Spring in the Yard

Earlier this year I took an evening and walked around our yard and took some photographs of the new life happening. I love this shot of the new leaves being back-lit by the setting sun down the long drive way.  The difficult thing was picking the right focal length for the shot.  To wide and …

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Fall Festival

On October 15th the Eagle Valley Ward had a Fall Festival at the Bair Ranch in Glenwood Canyon. The weather was amazing and a great time was had by everyone involved.  There was food storage cooking demonstrations. And a bouncy house for the kids. There was bobbing for apples and a pie eating competition for …

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Gypsum Ponds

Last Monday I went out photographing with my good friend Robert Jay to the Gypsum Ponds for some scenery and wildlife shots. He recently got a new camera and so it was great to have someone to go out shooting with again.  It was fun shooting together and teaching him some of the techniques I …

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Big Cottonwood Creek

ISO 100, 14mm, f/22, 0.6 sec Over the Thanksgiving weekend my sister Bonnie and I went out to do some photography.  We headed up Big Cottonwood canyon to see if we could get some good snow photographs.  It was really, really cold this morning.  If I remember correctly it was in the low 20s Fahrenheit …

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Silver Lake in Utah

Back in 2012 I went up to Silver Lake with my sister Bonnie to take photographs.  Later that week I went to the San Juan Mountains for a photography workshop and forgot all about these images. Wish I would have had the long lenses I have now to photograph these two moose that were at …

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St George Temple

This morning before we headed home from our bicycling weekend in St. George, we went around to a few places to get some sight-seeing in.  I wanted to get a photograph of the St. George Temple so I dragged my Brother and Dad over there first. They only protested slightly in jest. 🙂 I took …

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