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Fiery oil tanker crash – Being at the right place at the right time

Earlier this month I traveled out to Roosevelt, Utah, for work. Since I don’t make it out to eastern Utah very often, I took advantage of the opportunity and spend … Continue reading Fiery oil tanker crash – Being at the right place at the right time

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Capturing Glassware – Third times the charm

Capturing photos of glassware is a challenge. The reflective surface will highlight any bright source of light – windows across the room, light bulbs in the ceiling and even the … Continue reading Capturing Glassware – Third times the charm

Star trail photo of cabin at Bear Lake

How to Capture, Compile and Create Amazing Star Trail Photos

I’ve always been amazed with photos of star trails, more specifically circumpolar ones. Up until now, I always took one long exposure photo to capture the nightly movement in the … Continue reading How to Capture, Compile and Create Amazing Star Trail Photos

Arches, Stars and Jupiter Captured in a Photo

Arches National Park is amazing by day… but I strongly recommend people take it all in by night as well. While taking a family vacation in Moab earlier this month, … Continue reading Arches, Stars and Jupiter Captured in a Photo

Moon rises at sunset behind snow-covered mountains

This week is the first full moon since I received my 70-300mm lens for Christmas, so it was only natural that I was on the lookout for a great shot … Continue reading Moon rises at sunset behind snow-covered mountains

Photo of colored pencils using depth of field

A little depth of field can help highlight a subject in a photo. I had a little fun bunching a package of colored pencils together and attacking them from the … Continue reading Photo of colored pencils using depth of field

Lights of Love in Many Languages at Temple Square

If you’ve ever been to Temple Square around Christmas time, you’ll see many of the walks lined with lights. From hanging snowflake lanterns to illuminated pin-pricked bags. While standing on … Continue reading Lights of Love in Many Languages at Temple Square

Photo of the Milky Way over the Bonneville Salt Flats

Last month, my late night photo session with the Milky Way while camping didn’t quite meet my desire for capturing the Milky Way. So I figured I would get a … Continue reading Photo of the Milky Way over the Bonneville Salt Flats

A starry night over the mountain lake

I really enjoyed sitting out under the stars while capturing photos of the Milky Way last weekend. I was amazed at the number of stars that I was able to … Continue reading A starry night over the mountain lake

First photograph of the Milky Way

Canon 60D | 10-22mm lens | 30″ | f/4.5 | ISO 1600 | RAW In my previous posts, I’ve alluded to my photographs of the actual Milky Way. Not to … Continue reading First photograph of the Milky Way

Tips to photograph lightning in the daytime

It’s that time of year when afternoon thunderstorms are filling almost every day. I’ve usually been bummed out, wishing the lightning would wait a few more hours so it was … Continue reading Tips to photograph lightning in the daytime

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

As the Daily Post at WordPress.com Weekly Photo Challenge stated, the Golden Hour is the first and last hour of sunlight each day. So while I would out capturing some … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour