Cigar Maker – New Orleans Louisiana

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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.

Veterans Day – 2015

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I drove under an overpass today that had a man standing on it in full military uniform waving an american flag proudly as cars drove under.  I wish I could have captured that moment to share here but I love this image as well that was made at the Arlington Cemetery a few years ago.   The cemetery is a must see if your in the Washington DC area.  The changing of the guards is amazing to watch and to see their dedication is unreal.

We are celebrating Veterans day in the US today.  I’m proud of our service men and women who protect our country so we can enjoy our freedom.  My grandpa was in World War I.  I’ve been reading through his letters that he wrote to his parents recently and have really gotten to know him and his love for what he sacrificed.  Take a moment to pause today and think about those who sacrifice for us and be sure to thank our service men and women when you get the chance.

Royal Pharmacy

 

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Today’s configuration: Canon 5DMIII with a 24-105mm f/4 L

It’s fun to revisit photos from the past.  I have a lot of pictures I took while in New Orleans last year.  I’m in the process of picking new favorites and will be sharing them here in the next little while.  I’ve been out of the habit of posting on a regular basis and will hopefully be doing more as things are winding down now that summer has passed.

Brighter than Sunshine

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     Today’s configuration:  Canon 5D MarkIII with a Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L 

The last two times I’ve been in Las Vegas I’ve visited the Neon Museum.  It’s a great place to see some neon signs that have been salvaged and preserved as best as possible before they were destroyed.  One of my favorite pieces of architecture was the visitors center.  This building was the La Concha lobby that was built in 1961 and was saved from demolition in 2005.

Utah Wedding Photographer – Megan and Andrew Part 1

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These two were finally married last week.  I don’t typically photograph weddings but if they could be as easy as this one was I would definitely do more.  These images were taken in April at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I’ve been anxiously waiting to share them here.  I will be sharing more from the wedding day soon.  -Enjoy

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Park City Engagement – Megan & Andrew

I’ve known Megan for a long time and was thrilled when she asked me to photograph her engagements and wedding.  They are getting married tomorrow.  I will be posting more pictures next week of her beautiful wedding dress(and Andrew in his tux).  The engagement pictures were taken in Park City Utah.  We had a great time walking around the town looking for interesting places.

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The Balcony

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I could photograph the New Orleans French District for a week solid if given the chance.  There is so much grit, lines and interesting characters that I’d never get enough.  I’m going through my images and selecting my favorites to make a photo book for my home.

Today’s configuration: Canon 5DMIII with a 24-105mm f/4 L

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Good or Bad Hair Day?  I couldn’t help but wonder if she uses the same hairdresser for her dogs and herself.

     Today’s configuration:  Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 24-105mm f/4 L 

Poet for Hire


I spent some time in the French District in New Orleans Louisiana earlier this year and couldn’t get enough of the place.

As I was walking down the street I could hear the sounds of a typewriter clicking and when I turned the corner I saw this scene. He had a sign that said “Poet for Hire”. He would ask the person the subject then proceed to type up a poem for them. I wish I had recorded a little soundbite to include with this image. Something I will be trying to do in the future.

     Today’s configuration: Canon 5DMIII with a 24-105mm f/4 L

Cafe Du Monde – French Quarter – New Orleans

Cafe Du Monde If you find yourself in New Orleans French Quarter you need to run not walk to the Cafe Du Monde and partake of their world famous beignets.  My wife and I spent five days in New Orleans earlier this summer and never missed a day for our beignet run.  The best part is they are open 24 hours.  There are so many photos of this place on the internet I wanted to capture something different.  We were walking back to our hotel and it started to rain.  I knew a black and white photo would be perfect with the wet concrete.  I’m pleased with how it turned out. Cafe DuMonde 2

Solitary Confinement

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Finally getting around to editing my photos from a weekend getaway to San Francisco this summer.  One of the highlights of the trip was the evening tour of Alcatraz.  To me this image represents the feeling of loneliness of the solitary confinement cell.  More to come …..

Golden Gate

My wife and I joined some friends for a quick getaway to San Francisco this summer.  I commuted back and forth from Utah to San Francisco each week for about 1.5 years and got to know the city pretty good.  We went on a city tour and hit all the “touristy” places.  The Golden Gate was one of them.  It seems like everyone has been at this exact spot.  It was my first time and even though there are thousands of pictures taken here each week it has special meaning to me that I won’t forget.  I have plenty of other pictures that I hope to share soon when I get through processing them all.

Take My Picture

On a recent business trip to New Orleans, Louisiana I was able to spend a couple extra days to explore the city.  While walking down the French Quarter this guy sees my big Canon 5D Mark III and yells “Hey Take My Picture” then proceeds to lean up against his car and pose.  With my zoom lens I was able reach across the street and make this image.  I gave him a thumbs up and we both went about our business.  I’ve made some drastic changes with my photo gear recently that I will be sharing soon.  I’m hoping to avoid these types of situation in the future and go unnoticed.