A Quiet Moment

The quiet moment

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.

 

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From the Window – Wyoming

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.

Time Capsule 

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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.

Venice – Slice of Light


Today’s configuration: Leica M(240) with Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4

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.

Street Photography – Salt Lake City Utah

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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.

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Street Photog

Street Photog

Winter Scenes from Wyoming

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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

 

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Golden Spike National Historic Site

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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.

 

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