This photo was shot on Thanksgiving in a small canyon north of Pleasant Grove, Utah. Driving along the road heading up the canyon, we stopped every so often at little inlets to find some awesome photo opportunities. Aside from some tripod quirkiness and my batteries giving a false drained reading from the cold, I managed to capture quite a few interesting shots. The photo above is one such shot, incorporating the movement of water into the composition. This photograph was captured on a Pentax K-x with a Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 lens.
Thanksgiving week, I drove out to Utah from San Diego. And because I was with my family, we planned to spend the night in Las Vegas to split the long car ride in half. The photo above was shot from our room at the Paris hotel, looking down towards the heart of the lower strip. It was shot on my Blackbird, Fly 35mm TLR camera on cheap Kodak Gold film. Though I love the results that this camera gives, after spending 6+ hours scanning in a mere three rolls of film, I'm seriously considering selling it. Granted, I can get more than what I paid for it if I play my cards right. But it's just hard to give up such a quirky little camera.
The photograph above was taken during a short stop at Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in Southern Utah just outside of St. George. After about a fifteen minute hike on a cloudy day, I came across this bend in the canyon as it narrowed, and saw this tiny little waterfall. Though there was a group of teenagers goofing off just out of sight in this frame, I was able to stand there for a minute or so and snap a couple shots. I've yet to photograph Zion National Park (one of my dreams), but this came pretty close to what I'd hope to get. It was shot with a Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 lens on a Pentax K-x body.