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Trump Truck – Salt Lake City, Utah, 2017

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Silhouette

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.

Welcome 2016 (leap year)

Welcome 2016

Today’s configuration: Leica M(240) with a Summicron 50mm lens

December has been a month of self reflection for me.  I have made quite a few changes with my photography journey the last 12 months  

The first change was to give up Facebook.  I deleted the app from my phone a few months ago for a month and didn’t miss a thing.  I noticed that my feed contained about 80% garbage and 20% worthwhile stuff.  I decided that it’s not worth it for me to wade through the 80% garbage to get to the good stuff.  I don’t have time for that anymore.  

The second thing I did was I made a major investment in film photography.  My first purchase was a medium format Yashica Mat 124G TLR in mint condition.  I love medium format film and this move made sense for me.  I love using a TLR, it slows me down and makes me think about what I’m doing.  I also purchased a another Leica camera.  This time a Leia M6 TTL in mint condition.  It was manufactured in 2001 and is a beautiful camera.  I’ve shot a few rolls through it and I’m still getting used to it but I have to say it’s a beautiful camera. 

The third thing I’m curently working on is selling off all my Canon gear, all of it.  It sits on my shelf collecting dust and doesn’t make sense for me to keep.  I’m also selling all my other gear that I no longer use.  I recently sold my Sony RX100 MII, it was a beautiful camera but wasn’t used enough to justify keeping it.  

Who knows what will happen this year.  I want to spend less time online and more quality time with my family.

-thanks for stopping by

Salt Lake City Utah at Sunset

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Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a Create LDS Media photowalk in downtown Salt Lake City Utah on top of the LDS Church Office Building.  The observation deck is on the 26th floor which gave us an awesome view of the valley.  The image above is my favorite from the evening, I’m a sucker for long exposure dusk photos.  While we weren’t able to get a great sunset picture due to a storm on the west horizon, this long exposure is pretty amazing.  I had a great evening getting to know new people and reacquainting with some old friends.

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Mini-Photowalk

Canon 40D * Canon EF-24-105mm f/4.0L lens * ISO 100 * 1/500 second * f/4.0

I went on a mini-photowalk at Temple Square in Salt Lake City this morning. I’ve been wanting to go for several weeks but with all the fires in California the skies have been very hazy. Not sure what happened today but the sky was very blue and no haze.

The only post processing was the normal ACR settings with a photoshop action for clarity.