Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Spring Hollow Shoot

Stopped at this tree on the way up to Spring Hollow. This shetland pony was also along the way. Looked pretty cold. My brother Ryan came along and we had fun playing in the creek.
Over the top HDR version. Hard to find color up there so I pushed the extreme on this one for fun.

I have never seen the ice build up at this spot like it is this year. Great shapes.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Before and after

Here are two shots from Pioneer Park in Mendon Utah this fall. I've never seen the plant before and really liked it.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Henrie Farm House

The Henries asked if I could give them some options on a shot I took at Thanksgiving of their farm house down by Cedar City.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Prickly and White

Here is another shot from the west side of San Diego. I really liked the little cactus and tried to capture their glow with this tree as the frame.

This is an old picture from Alaska along the road. It was a long shot with a 400 mm lens that had to be cropped down to fill the frame. This was the first picture I sold at Summerfest which was a surprise to me.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wake up!

Wake up!, originally uploaded by Mel Torrie.

Here is another shot from Monday Morning in the Mendon Graveyard. It was a glowing morning but I ended up giving it more of an eerie feeling since I couldn't quite nail the warm glow. I'm getting quite a bit of glare from my wide angle lens, but in this case with the full ring, it kind of added a natural vignette so I've decided I like it in this instance.

Monday, November 23, 2009


In San Diego I came across this huge spider wrapping and drinking lunch. I used a 400 mm lens to catch the action and tried flash on a couple. Need to be viewed large for the detail.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sunrise with Friends

Sunrise with Friends, originally uploaded by Mel Torrie.

Cloud Ladders

Cloud Ladders, originally uploaded by Mel Torrie.

Incredible clouds on this morning at Cutler Marsh near my home. My favorite time of the day. And taking pictures beats milking cows in the morning like I did on the farm growing up.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Getting a cat

A fellow basketball player offered to give my family two cats for eating the mice and asked me to follow him home after our morning basketball game. As I approached his house the sky lit up and I drove past his house and onto a back road looking desperately for some foreground interest. I found this patch of weeds next to a barn and setup my tripod.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mendon Contest

The Mendon Photo Club had a theme of night shots and fall so I submitted these. They get judged by a professional photographer which is always a good learning experience.