Not BBQ Season
It's interesting how the color and feeling of the landscaping so dramatically changes with the seasons.
This is my skyline. :) Not bad, eh?
Though the colors of life had long been dried and frozen, nature still managed to create a beautiful sight.
Midwinter Morning Sun
On my way to work on a frosty January morning, I couldn't help but notice the morning sun streaming through the trees, illuminating the frost-covered branches. So I stopped and took a picture.
Cold and White
During a couple weeks of thick fog, heavy frost, and bitter cold last winter, I took many photos. Though the weather isn't comfortable, there is abundant natural beauty in the winter.
It felt as cold as it looked... This one was processed using the HDR technique.
This large bird was standing in the water, all alone. It was perfectly still…and it was biting cold (about 10 degrees (F) above zero).
Morning light on Mt. Timpanogos.
Season of White
Baby Boy in Bath
My little son Isaac in the bath.
It's been too hot here...so I thought I'd post a photo from January when it was way too cold here. Maybe it will cool you off a bit. :)
Every night lately, we’ve had a lot of hoar frost. I thought this tree was particularly stunning. I’ll post a macro shot of the hoar-frost crystals soon.
I can find at least four. :)
My favorite treat.
Singing in the Morning
My daughter Rebekah, singing in the morning.
Cold Fog Morning
Close-up of hoar frost on a branch. The cold can be beautiful.
From above the Salt Lake Valley, I could see above the smog that was so thick a couple weeks ago.
Light streaming from a light in my kitchen. I used a slow shutter speed and moved the camera to get this effect.
My son Isaac at 10 months old.
Boy Meets Doll
I wouldn't have guessed this reaction upon his meeting the doll. :)
Spanish Fork, Looking South
My son Isaac, clapping for joy…after he climbed to the top of the stairs.
The heavy post-processing seemed to fit the look. I put a bit of color in the hair and lots in the eyes.
The clouds were clearing after a storm on a Sunday afternoon.
This icicle, hanging from my barbeque, was no more than a couple inches long.
This has always been a cool mountain to me…how the cliff looks like it’s been broken off, etc. I thought that black and white made the image more compelling.
Red on White
Lately, I’ve been getting into photographing vivid color. The other day there was a cloud cover and it made the colors stand out more than usual. This photo is straight from the camera…no post-processing. I love the strong contrast between the deep red and the white snow.
A factory with smokestacks, buildings, power lines, even an airplane (which I didn’t see until later). I think the title ‘Industrialization’ fits, don’t you?
Wheel of the Train
Too Late, Pumpkin
Too late, pumpkin...your time is past.
I love the minimalist feel of this.
Alpenglow, Rime, and Avalanche
The little avalanche on the right wasn't moving when I shot this…but I thought it was cool anyway. Also, I like how the rime coats the trees in the center, and the alpenglow was spectacular.
Winter Scene with Evening Light
View of the mountains near Spanish Fork and Salem, Utah on a winter evening. I love the aplenglow and the striated clouds.
On a cold January evening, this mountain near my home appeared both beautiful and treacherous. I especially like the perpendicular angles and the high contrast in this photo.
I can't even begin to tell how blessed I am to be married to Melissa. She is a beautiful person in every way, a wonderful companion, an inspiration, my loving and loyal friend. I love you, Melissa! Happy Birthday!
Good in the Morning
Grapefruit...what a strange name. :) It neither looks nor tastes like a grape...but I sure like it!
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