Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall beauty

Aided by the 105mm f/2.8 lens which is very sharp here's some smaller scenes of fall beauty that sometimes get passed by.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Desert Beauty

Looking back over a few trips and found these shots that remind me of how beautiful the desert is - taken at Simpson Springs on the Pony Express Trail.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Diana called to me to come quickly for a photo opportunity and here's what I found - a gopher moving dirt! Very quick and watchful during the process, I could only shoot through the window without scaring him away. The shots are a bit blurry but it looks like he carries the dirt in his mouth and then shoots it out explosively!

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Murphy has a dog friend that visits periodically from up the street somewhere. A rather disheveled golden retriever with a wicked smile - we first thought he was snarling at us but then found out it was his smile.  Very cute!

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Testing out a new camera this afternoon with different lenses and took a few miscellaneous photos. First a demo of the power of plants - this mushroom pushed its way through several inches of compacted clay soil to reach the sun. Then the carriage ride came by and finally the sun bowed out with a small crescendo of color.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wandering in the west desert

We took our friend Carey out on the Pony Express trail Monday for a bit of wandering in the desert experience. We had a late lunch at Simpson Springs and enjoyed a perfect day - warm, sunny with a bit of a breeze and waif-like clouds everywhere!
Here's a few initial shots:

Big sky

At Simpson Springs several of these butterflies came out to see me!

Light and dark and shapes - lovely.

Tumbleweed racing us down the road to Dugway!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Close Quarters

I've seen many articles recently on how to break through your creativity 'block' or similar titles aimed at photographers who seem not to know what to photograph next. I'm fortunate to not have had that problem (so far) as I sit on my front porch or walk up a sidewalk to a friends house - and there are so many things to photograph that I am often overwhelmed. But I keep on shooting.  We are surrounded by beauty every moment!
Today, for example, here are some shots from home and a walk in town..