Friday, May 22, 2009

Old Building

Here are three more pictures from our Moab trip. I saw this building and got really excited. It has so much character and personality.

I love how the wood even looks antique.

When I zoomed out, I saw that I was able to capture the motorcycle crowd hanging around their bikes. This added a different element of personality to the picture, along with the old wooden building next door.

This is a picture of the kids in front of that same old building with the white paint coming off. Look at the interesting glass ornaments hanging in the window. I would also like to point out the beautiful wood grain on the windowsill.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Delicate Arch

Here are some more pictures from my recent Moab trip. These pictures are of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.


I played around with the camera settings to get this one to have a lot of contrast. It turned out pretty cool. I love how deep red Delicate Arch looks.


While I was snapping tons of pictures of this beautiful natural creation, I wanted to take a few black and white pictures too. This one shows some interesting streaks or markings on the arch that you don't notice at first when it is in color.


The thing that is so difficult to understand if you haven't been to this site is the massive size of this arch and the bowl below. I decided to hike around the side of the arch and down into this bowl. It took several minutes to do that. If you look closely at the ridge line, there are little bumps. Those are people standing on the top ledge. In fact, there are actually people standing under and around the arch too. This truly is a natural wonder. It was amazingly easy to take beautiful pictures of this arch. I recommend that all beginner photographers get some practice at Arches National Park. It is a lot of fun and it will build your confidence.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bridge to Heaven

Well, I updated my header. I liked this bridge shot so much that I turned it into a header. Here is the full view:


In case you were interested in another angle, here is a shot while I am standing on it:


The most remarkable thing about the photo above is that the time of day cast this perfect shadow on the bridge. You can see the arches going up and down. It is just amazing.


Here is one last shot of the bridge from the road. More Moab shots to come later.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ford Tough!

This past weekend we went to Moab, Arches and Dead Horse Point. It was awesome. We borrowed my parent's Ford Explorer. Before we left they told me that Ford was having a contest. If you take a great picture with a Ford in it and they use it in their magazine, you could win $100. I took a few and this was my favorite!

Ford Tough FInal-600

Friday, May 1, 2009

Snapfish winners were chosen

Well, check this link to see if you were a winner of a snapfish photo book:

Unfortunately I didn't win.