Tractor on the Farm

On my way home from work I always pass by this field. Yesterday this tractor caught my eye. I actually drove past it, but then that little voice in my head told me to go back and photograph it. I try to have my camera with me as often as possible so that I can take a picture when the occasion arises, but too often I just drive by and decide that I’ll get it another day.
I think this mini impromptu photo shoot turned out quite well.

Santa Barbara Trip – November 2011

On our way to visit family in Northern California for Thanksgiving last year, we made a detour and stopped in Santa Barbara for a few days. This is where I grew up and I always like spending some time there when I get the chance. I love taking photos of the beach and the ocean.

Every year as part of Provo’s Independence Day celebration there’s a hot air balloon launch. We usually try to get there around 6:30 a.m. when the balloons are starting to be filled. There are about 25 balloons and around 25,000 people there to watch. It’s all really busy but a lot of fun.

Snapshot: Private Property

Last week our family took a walk along the Provo River Trail (the same trail I took the canoe photo) and this old fence with the private property sign caught my eye.

Snapshot: Charlotte at Age 1

Since I finished all of my photography classes I’ve been terrible about going out and taking pictures. I’m going to try and be better about photographing, but I’m also going to be posting my more casual snapshots just to try and keep things on the blog a little fresher. So here’s the first of my snapshot posts:

Our youngest turned one year old recently. She loves to look at books and to be read to.

Provo Tabernacle Fire

Back in December the Provo Tabernacle burned down. It is a beautiful, historic building in the center of our town. The day after the fire consumed most of the interior of the Tabernacle, I walked around shot a few photos. Even the weather seemed to fit the somber mood.

More from the Nostalgia Photo Project

Here are some more shots from my Nostalgia photo project. I’m really happy with the two most recent ones, Lego and Barbies.

candy, Fun Dip, Laurel, nostalgia, sugar
basketball, nostalgia

Nostalgia Photo Project

For my Fine Art Photography class I had to come up with a project to work on throughout the semester. I chose to use the idea of nostalgia by sending out a multiple-choice survey of what people’s favorite childhood memories were. Once I got the results back I made photographs of the top choice in each of the categories. Here are some of the images from the series:

drink, Kool-Aid, nostalgia, Seth
bicycle, bike, Laurel, nostalgia, ride
Bethany, camp, fire, Laurel, marshmallow, nostalgia, roasting, Seth
Bethany, christmas, nostalgia, present, wrapping paper

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA

Back in August we were visiting family in Sacramento, CA. While we were there we made a day trip to San Francisco. Here are a couple of shots that I liked from the beach:

beach, ocean, Ocean Beach, San Francisco
beach, ocean, Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Yellowstone – Part II: Muted

Here’s the second post from our Yellowstone trip. These photos are a bit more muted in their color pallet than the ones from yesterday’s post. Some because of how I chose to process them and others because that’s how they naturally appeared.
I may do one more post on Yellowstone. We’ll see…

Nature, tree, wood, Yellowstone
mist, Nature, reflection, sun, sunset, water, Yellowstone
blue, clouds, dead, forest, Nature, sky, trees, wood, Yellowstone
clouds, geyser, Nature, sky, stream, sunset, water, Yellowstone
clouds, dead, forest, Nature, sky, trees, water, wood, Yellowstone