Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Family Shoot at Wheeler Farm

The following are some of the photos taken during a photo shoot for a co-worker of Marnae's.

Another High Key - Sam

Shot during a family shoot for one of Marnae's co-workers. Modified in Lightroom 4.2.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Revised High Key

Reworked the first High Key.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Low Key Self Portrait

This is a teathered shot through Lightroom 4.2. Not as 'angry/sad' as the previous version.

Monday, October 29, 2012

First High Key Effort

I took a photo previously posted of my wife, Marnae, and went to high key-ville.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bored Sunday

No real demands this Sunday afternoon. Shot some buds in the yard. Using the lensbaby.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Revised Sunset

I recently attended a Wasatch Camera Club meeting that was a bring what you want people to comment on. I took a photo that I have posted here before. I have a version with less clarity to soften the noise... a comment from a previous showing.... The suggestion to add clarity and darken the blacks seemed comfortable. This is the result:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Salt Flats Model Shoot

Wasatch Camera Club arranged for several models to be on site on the Salt Flats near Wendover. These are some of what my camera saw. Of course I played with Clarity on some....

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Home Coming

I had a chance to shoot Stepson Logan and his GF Stevie. Thought that these were keepers. Yes, I am a fan of lowering clarity and vignetting.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

More Clarity or Less Clarity

These were two shots from the Great Salt Lake this evening. In Lightroom I played with the Clarity slider. I like both for different reasons. Less clarity gives a dreamy look. More Clarity adds contrast and sharpness. I'd love to hear opinions.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tour of Utah

Stage 6 (final) of the Tour of Utah ran over the top of Empire Pass (just below Guardsman Pass). Levi Leipheimer was the first over the top and thus the King of the Mountain. The first photo is of that KOM point. The second is just below the summit. This the largest part of the peleton. The strenous climb from the Heber Valley spread the riders out.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Split Toning

I shouldn't have been told about split toning in Lightroom 4.1. Kind of fun to experiment... and Yes... I love vignetting too... another Lightroom feature. This was shot from a group a while ago. I used a Lensbaby and adjustments via split toning....

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I just spent some time working on family photos and took a break going through my World Superbike race photos. A few moves in Lightroom 4.1 and .... well.... I had fun with it.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Another Great Salt Lake Storm shot

Actually part of a series shot a couple of months ago. Decided to do a little work on it. Hope you enjoy the result.

Friday, June 1, 2012

More Racing Photos

Here are a few that I have worked on a little. From the Utah Grand Prix weekend and the World Super Bike weekend.

Monday, May 28, 2012

World Superbike Race

World Superbikes were in town this weekend. Shot a record 1685 exposures from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Most are just racing shots. The series of shots below is a shortened version of the actual sequence. But I think you will get the point.....

The race was stopped for over an hour as the crews tried to clean up the oil on the track you can see from the final image.

These last three are of the winner. Note how his foot slipped off of the foot peg when doing a wheelie.