Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bad Breath

Not sure why I named this picture Bad Breath. I guess I just think this bush's contrasting texture to the surroundings is like a burst of bad breath - kind of awakens you and surprises. Man, that is a bad way of putting it, but oh well.

I took this picture in Arches national park. This shrub was growing at the bottom of the bowl below the Delicate Arch. I had climbed down to get a better picture angle for the arch and saw this bush.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Flowering Sunset

I took this picture in September of 2006 near Seattle while visiting for a wedding. I really like how this flower mimiced the setting sun's color.

Wester Isle

This field reminded me of Easter Isle, with its stoic stacks of straw and long shadows. Funny thing was that I took this from a moving vehicle - out the passenger side window of our truck.

Taken Summer of 2006 - just outside Tremonton, Utah.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Zebra Tree

The contrast here is cool. Looks like a zebra's stripes to me. Really, just a nice photo.

The Tree in Winter

Here's that tree I love. This is the winter version. Still so perfect...


Ok, I like fields. I love the repeating pattern of them and how they flow so beautifully. This is a nice wheat field in Indiana.

Salem Pond

This is a little part of Salem Pond that exists behind a small section of housing in Salem, Utah.

Pink Spot

Wow, I am soooo sad that I didn't havea telephoto lense here. You can barely see the bright pink jacket on the lady in the distance. It was such an awesome sight. I wish I could have captured it better.

Urban Sunset

This sunset just 'occurred' without much warning. I was caught in the middle of a mall parking lot. I was so disappointed with where I was at the moment. Then I saw this photo and felt lucky to have gotten it. The parking lot light stands there dwarfed by the gorgeous and powerful sunset. Glad to have the reminder from nature of how nothing we can really be sometimes.

Doves on Ice

I thought these big ice crystals looked really cool on this frozen ditch. Don't they look like little frozen doves?!

The Golden Arch

Well, it's not McDonalds. It's better. Southern Utah has a bunch of great arches like this one.

Electric Frost

The frost on the lines sure shows up great in front of such a dark background. Kind of interesting how electicity also allows us to keep on seeing when it is dark.


Here is another cattail. I love how it looks like frosting that you can eat.

Island in the Sky

Mt. Timpanogos in Utah is a truly majestic mountain. It is our 'mt. olympus.' Days like this make you understand how the Greeks thought the Gods would live on top of such a place.

Cotton Candy

This looks, to me, like cotton candy. I love the contrast.

The Flats

This is a very flat and very large corn field in North Central Indiana. I lived about 1 mile from this field when I was a Junior in High School. This is what the field looks like on a cloudy, spring day. Amazing how a few months will soon turn this whole flat area of browns and gray, to blue skies and tall hills of green corn.

Inside Out

This is a picture of a beautiful cattail along a roadside. I have always loved cattails since I was a little boy in Nebraska. At the end of summer, they split open and look all inside out.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Brazilian Trio

These three girls are some of the cutest kids I have ever known. Not the best framed picture, but the girls make up up for some of that. They lived in Abreu e Lima near Recife, Brazil.

Smoke Stacks

This was taken at Morro Bay in California during Christmas Vacation last year. I really liked the feel of this one.

Puget Sound

I love the Puget Sound. This was such a nice night.


Don't ask how I got this picture. It was a little scarry and I lost some money to the person behind me. Luckily that's all I lost. The Grand Canyon truly is Grand. I just like how fun this picture is.

Dress Up

Someone had to dress up nicely...might as well be this tree. The yard around this tree is basically a junk yard. It is right off an overpass and I tried to get everything junky out of the picture to show it's beauty. Now I wish I had shown more of it. I think it would have been a better photo. I could have created a better contrast. What humans do and what nature does are so different sometimes. Too bad, isn't it?! This was an amazing morning.

Mistake at the Lake

Another good photo (I like it, at least) created by a mistake. Same roll of film as the other mistake. I think it was the wrong speed of film for the day. But, can't argue with the interesting color and matching texture. May not be very technically sound, but I love something about it.


If only the tree had a microphone now. It had a stage, a backdrop, a spotlight, a gown, and an audience. And now it gets its fame...well, maybe not fame on this site, but as much as it's probably going to get. What a show.

The Perfect Tree

I have driven by this site thousands of times. The tree there in the center in the distance is what I call the perfect tree. In any season it seems, it holds a shape of grace that you see drawn in children's books. So symetrical and gentle. I have always wanted to take a nap under it on a Spring day. Mostly, cattle sleep there.

Hole in the Wall

Well, you can't help but love the dark blue sky. Geology is amazing. This is a Southern Utah Arch that you drive by on one of the long highways down there.

Blurred Mistake

Can't remember how this got so blurry, but the blurriness ends up creating such a nice texture to the picture, that you almost totally forget the mistake that created it.


This was part of the Lake bed I had never seen before. The drought uncovered a lot of things, including our increasing precarious dependence upon nature...and this picture.

Sun's Craddle

This is the edge of the fog. I drove back down the road and found this edge where the sky was pretty much clear and the sun seemed to be craddled in the arms of this wild tree.


This picture shows a little more about what kind of photographer I am. I have a great eye at times, but not the best technique. Well, I really have little technical skill. Anyway, I left a small part of it blurry. But I still love this photo. It demonstrates amazing beauty in natrue's patterns. I found this bark on a weathered log in the desert within Arches National Park. It was hiding in the shadow of one of the arches. Funny, cause I bet no one else saw it. I don't even have a picture of the arch.

Fenced Divide

To me, this is a cool photo. Not everyone will love it, but...who cares, right? Anyway, I love how the fence divides the fields. A lot like life, isn't it?! I wonder what the picture would have been like without the fence.

Bare in the Fog

Another picture of the foggy day from the other picture. This one was great cause I love trees, especially bare trees in winter. They have such magnificent shape and inner beauty we don't see the rest of the year.

Disappearing Act

If you had been with me when I took this, you would soon lose sight of everything. This was part of a fantastic Utah sunset near Utah Lake. The sun and fog converged and flirted for about 20 minutes, then it was dark and very foggy. It was really quite amazing how thick this fog was. You can barely see the barbed wire fence in front of me here. It was only about 10-15 feet away, if I remember right. Crazy stuff.

Sun in Fog

This is a cool, color photo taken on a very foggy and frosty day. The sun, as you can see, was barely a part of the day, but made a cool appearance here. The town below is Salem, Utah.

Home Grown

Well, it's hard to get more perfect than this rose. If only you could have smelled it. I love to garden and grew this rose from an overgrown rose bush in the yard. I was living in an apartment at the time. When I moved in, I proceeded to prune and nurture the roses. The result...well, see for yourself. There lots others just like it.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

First Photo

I think this was the first photo I took with my new Cannon. This was way back in 1999 or so. It turned out ok, though. I had no idea what I was doing, either. Still a decent picture of a beautiful stream in Provo Canyon (south fork area).

Horses in Frosted Field

The day I took this was magical. I had driven by and admired these horses on numerous occassions. They gave me a very nice pose, don't you think?

Delicate Arch - Arches National Park - Moab, Utah

You can't help but love this classic Utah Scene. I hiked below here from the front of the arch. It was a beautiful day. It took forever to get everyone to get out of the way so I could get a pure shot of the arch, without tourists.