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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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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Ella’s 8th Birthday

It’s hard to believe that my little baby girl is 8 years old today!  She is turning into such a beautiful young lady. She is very excited to be baptized this Saturday to become an official member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Because of this she received her very own set …

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Beaver Creek Chapel

I learned about an iconic chapel in Beaver Creek this week.  President Gerald R. Ford was instrumental in constructing this wonderful building. I had the opportunity to talk with the caretaker of the Chapel, a man named Rob, I apologize if I am remembering his name incorrectly.  He told me a lot about the history …

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Pinewood Derby 2014

Well, it was a rough year for the Larsen clan at the Pinewood derby.  Christian was especially upset about having a slow car. 🙁 ISO 1000, 24mm, f/4, 1/125 sec (all of the shots from the night were taken on manual exposure with the shutter speed set to 1/125 sec to help eliminate blur and …

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Burstarse Falls

ISO 100, 24mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec In an effort to photograph more of the awesome waterfalls of the area before I move in a couple of months I hiked to Burstarse Falls on Saturday…….well, to where Burstarse Falls is located anyway. You access the PCT to get to this waterfall from a trail called the …

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Greenhorn Park Part 1

This past Saturday after I failed to find where the rest of my com padres were taking photographs I ended up at Greenhorn park.  My initial intent was to take some photographs of the park features that could be used in the Yreka Chamber visitors guide. I took the usual walk down the old mining …

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Timpanogos Cave 2013

ISO 100, 24mm, f/6.3, 1/250sec This past summer when we went to Utah to visit my family we took the opportunity to tour the Timpanogos Caves up American Fork Canyon. ISO 100, 24mm, f/7.1, 1/250sec The hike up was very hot and steep, in fact Taunya got heat stroke on the way down from being …

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Faery Falls 2

ISO 100, 24mm, f/4.0, 2.0sec I was last at Faery Falls this past summer.  The falls looks very similar but the surrounding foliage is completely different.  Seeing the orange leaves on the ground of the oak trees makes me wish I had come in September while the fall leaves were in full color. ISO 100, …

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Burney Falls 2013

ISO 100, 24mm, f/6.3, 4.0sec, neutral density filter This past November on the way home from our trip to Colorado we stopped at Burney Falls.  Taunya had never been there before and I was anxious to take some additional photographs since my first photographs of the falls was without my tripod and  I had my tripod …

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