As I was walking down the street in Rothenburg Germany I asked these girls by pointing to my camera if I could take their photo. They all blushed and shook their heads. Rothenburg is a gorgeous medieval town, I’m ready to go back. What a beautiful city.
The Traveler – Grand Central Station, NYC, 2017⠀
Commuter deep in thought as he works his way through Grand Central Station in New York City.
Please be kind to each other.
Taken during the great Eclipse of 2017. The oil spot on the pavement is pretty close to what I saw through my glasses of the eclipse in Utah.
I don’t get the opportunity to work with high school seniors these days like I used to. I’m hoping to get back into it soon. I love the one-on-one experience and the opportunity for me to be somewhat creative. I love this moment where there was a brief pause as we were waiting for the rain to stop. It gave me the opportunity to capture a relaxed moment. I love the texture of her hair and the glimpse of her smile. To me this adds a bit of mystery to the image.
This would have been just a typical Hawaiian Sunset but just at the right time this family launched their boats and paddled off right in front of us. I overheard people complaining that they ruined their “perfect sunset” but for me I was excited and captured them at this moment just before the sun disappeared. Look for the opportunities to add a human element to a photograph to give it more impact and meaning.
The water falling outside the window caught my attention, I just had to wait for someone to stand in front of the glass. I like this because the water blocks out the distractions from outside which then isolates the silhouette making him the main focus.
I enjoyed watching these men arm wrestle and try all sorts of techniques to get the upper hand. The man on the right was quite a bit shorter and tried to get all the leverage he could by using the table. After they went back and forth several times he ended up winning the match
I’ve been resisting that fall is near. When I see these at the grocery store that means that halloween and fall are right around the corner. The seasons seems to come and go a lot quicker than they used to.
I have all the touristy pictures from Paris that everyone captures while they are there from previous trips. This time while I was in Paris I wanted to capture something unique but still recognize it was in Paris. My wife and I had just climbed the stairs to the top of the Eiffel tower and was walking to a night bike tour we signed up for. I saw this pregnant woman sitting on the bench by herself enjoying a good book with the Eiffel tower as a backdrop, It was exactly what I wanted.
I now have this framed in my office and still enjoy looking at it every day. My only regret was that I didn’t offer to send her a copy. I’m sure she would have loved to remember this moment. Her child is probably close to a year and a half by now.
I’ve started a new project called “From the Window”. Living in the American west we spend a lot of time in our vehicles rather than walking or biking like most large cities or in European countries. With my kids getting older I’m now able to let them drive so I can enjoy the scenery and document what I see.
This image was taken a few days ago while driving through Wyoming for our spring break.
New Orleans is a great place to visit, the food, atmosphere & people are great. I watched these men through a window make cigars for quite a while. It’s definitely something that takes skill to get it right. I’m not a smoker but if I were I probably would have supported these guys and given one a try.
I began my photography journey while working in San Francisco about ten years ago. I enjoy going back to revisit familiar places and find new adventures.
I like how the man in the back is looking over my right shoulder. If he were looking towards the front like the rest of the people this image wouldn’t be interesting to me.
Leica released the new M10 today. Two things I really like about this compared to my M240 is the larger viewfinder and the dedicated ISO wheel on the top. I don’t anticipate I will be switching to this body, my M240 body is 5 months old and will last me for a long time. It’s nice that Leia builds their products so well I don’t have the desire to need the latest release.
Well done Leica on the improvements. (image courtesy of Leica)
Taken on a recent trip to New York. I really like how the yellow and red colors pop in this image.
Cowboy, Jackson Hole Wyomong
Louvre Museum, Paris 2015
Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving this great country. The image below is special to me, it’s one of my grandpa(far right) taken in 1915 during World War I. It’s one of just a small handful of images I have of him.
This landmark deli has been open since 1937 and will be closing their doors this December. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try out their famous pastrami sandwich while visiting Manhattan last month. Best pastrami sandwich I’ve ever had.
Venice is one of my favorite places to photograph. I spent a few days there last year and would love to go back for a week or two next time. This was taken early in the morning as the locals were heading to work and school. The shaft of light was gorgeous and I had to document what I saw.
Today’s configuration: Leica M(240) with Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4
I ventured out with fellow photographer Shaun this past weekend for a little street shooting in downtown Salt Lake City Utah. We’ve hit a bit of a warm spell so it was nice to get out of our winter hibernation and enjoy the city. I’m starting to like this type of photography and will be venturing out more in the coming months when I have time. It’s no wonder many of the street shooters use a Leica camera. I setup my camera to use hyperfocal distance focusing which allowed me to just concentrate on composition. Street photography is harder than I thought, these images are not that great but I thought I would at least share a few that I liked. The image above is my favorite from the evening.
We decided to spend New Years at the cabin this year in Wyoming. When we arrived it was -20 Fahrenheit, so we spent most of the time indoors but were able to get out in the afternoons to enjoy some fresh air. My favorite time to shoot is just before sunset so I stopped at a few places in Thayne and Afton of places that caught my eye.
Today’s configuration: Leica M(240) with a Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4
During the holidays I was able to take some time to go visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site. It’s about an hour drive from my house and is located in the middle of nowhere Utah. It was a cold, cloudy & snowy day but well worth the time to make the trip out there. I won’t get into detail what the place is but it’s where the Central Pacific Railroad met up with the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869 to complete the first trans continental railroad across the United States. The conductor would drive the train down the tracks then back again to give the spectators a show. I was able to capture some audio of the train as it went down the line and then returned.