Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This group was doing a wonderful drum beat down at the Salt Lake City Building off of 4th and 5th South. I still remember the reverberating drums!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

WW-II B-17 Bomber

This WW-II B-17 Bomber visited Ogden a few years back. We were able to get up into the Bomber and see how really cramped the airplane is in the inside.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Manti Temple

The magistry of the Manti Temple. I thought the contrasts between the shadowed and sun-lit portions of the temple were fun to see.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Father and Son

The baby is two months old. Dad likes to carry him in the "Peanut Shell" and the son loves to be next to dad.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Flight has fascinated me and my youngest son learned to fly. He is piloting the Piper on the way to Tooele, Utah so he can fly his second solo flight. Westminster College flies out of Salt Lake International Airport but they have the pilots do the majority of take-offs and landings outside of Tooele where the young pilots can concentrate on flying instead of all the traffic surrounding the much larger Salt Lake airport.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Again, another view of contrasts. The rose is in almost total silhouette against the blinds.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hands on Dress

Brides love their white gloves with their white dresses. This bride was all white.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Manti Miracle Pageant

The drama of the Manti Miracle Pageant is fun to watch and fun to photograph. Do not worry about using your flash. The hill of the temple is well lit and your photographs will come out OK without using any flash!

Monday, September 21, 2009


I enjoy seeing contrasts and this thistle provides just that. There is the darkness of the thistles and the grays and whites of the sky. It gives me a foreboding type of feeling.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

As I walked around the Draper Temple I noticed the sprinklers that were watering the lawn in the front of the temple. The reflection of the temple on the sidewalk is beautiful!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Photographer Her Daughter

As I was photographing my son and his then fiance, I saw this mother photographing her daughter. She put herself into what she was doing. I was impressed and enjoyed the idea of photographing her as she worked.

Friday, September 18, 2009


During a Young Women's New Beginnings program this young woman displayed her wonderful talent through her violin. She is also an awesome cartoonist.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hale with his Antique Titan

Hale is a collector of tractors. He has hundreds of them spread over two or three different locations. This Titan is one of his prized collection pieces! It really runs.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Beautiful Bride

Julia is one of the most striking brides that I have ever photographed. She was a natural before the camera as well.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Through the Glass

I thought these three looking through the glass was fun and I really liked how the glass distorts the view of parts of them. The reflection of the building across the street also adds debth to the view.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I love looking at the Moon and the stars. This photograph of the moon was taken about a month ago.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Oakland Temple is a majestic edifice. It has beautiful spires with awesome plants surrounding it. This was my temple for about five years.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cat Sniffing a Leaf

Kerry Thurman has two beautiful cats and two wonderful dogs. This is a portrait of one of the cats.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Girl at the Parade

The Shriners in their little cars like to go down the street and give the children "high-fives". She is ready for another "high-five" and is excited about the parade.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Delta Demolition Derby

Every 4th of July in Delta, Utah, the Lions Club sponsors a Demolition Derby. This is a sequence that was taken on the 4th in 2008. I love watching the two cars tip the third and then back off and then the fire department has to come out and push him back on his wheels. He was fine and raced for a few more minutes before getting stuck elsewhere on the track...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cloud of Smoke

I looked out the side of the house and saw this huge cloud of smoke that was obscuring the sun. I grabbed my camera and took a few photographs. I like the colors, from the deep blue to the bright yellow right next to the sun.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ice Cream Cake Fire

When you get as old as I am, the kids like to do unusual things. They placed candles and then finished with "match candles". After lighting the candles they lit one of the matches and they all it each other. The flame was glorious!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Falling off the Stool

This is another photograph from the first day I was shooting in the studio. He started to fall off the little six inch high stool. "No little boys were hurt in the shooting of these pictures." :) Not every picture is perfect and I will show some of the "bad" pictures as well. Some of them are quite fun.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

White Pansy

I really like the water on this Pansy. It just seems to bring it to life.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

First Day in the New Studio

I rented a new studio yesterday. Today I went in and played with the lights. I thought this photo of my grandson came out really nice. He ran around the studio and had a grand time.

Special Offer: If you would like a free 8x10 studio portrait of yourself or your family, please comment here and I will set up a time. I need practice with the lights and the studio and would appreciate your help. (Offer expires Sep. 30, 2009)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Draper Temple

Here is the stark beauty of the Draper Temple against the dawn sky and the trees and bushes that surround it.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Betta in a Bowl of Light

The colors in this fishbowl are wonderful! He is blue, red and orange. The blinds provide lines of texture. The shells and glass stones finish the color menagerie.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Missing Days

I missed a couple days and was going to fix this when I realized the power supply to the hard drive is not working. I will need to address the hard drive problem and then post. Sorry for the missing days... As soon as possible I will back-track and get them up.

Pinewood Derby Cars

Pinewood Derbies are such a blast to attend. The boys are excited about the event and they bring such a disparity of looks in the cars. Here we have the "souped" up model versus the "pointedly black" streamlined version.