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NAS Concert – Twilight Concert Series – Salt Lake City, Utah


It’s been five years since I’ve shot photos at a show.  Something that used to be a regular part of my work kind of went by the wayside as I focused on other things.  At one point I was the staff photographer at the now defunct Club Harry O’s in Park City, Utah which has gone through it’s share of owners, and now is called Park City Live.  I got to see and shoot a lot of shows, in a very small venue, with full access anywhere, any time.  This was something I certainly took for granted.

At home in Salt Lake City, Utah the Twilight Concert Series puts me in a spot to just show up and shoot with no worries of credentials, limits on how many songs to shoot from, etc.  Just roam around with my gear amongst the music festival type crowd and crank the ISO on my new Canon 5D MK3.   The new gear is simply amazing.  Photographing shows usually involved a lot of noise in the photos at ISO 800 with my Canon EOS-1D MK2 back when I used to do this.  Now with the 5D MK3 my photos at ISO 160,000 look like my old photos at ISO 800.  It makes it a whole lot easier not trying to stop action with a 1/4 second exposure!  Needless to say I had fun shooting this concert.  The Twilight shows cost $5 to get in the doors, and anyone can bring in photo/video gear and shoot all you want.  It was a perfect one to get back on it with the big name of NAS drawing a huge crowd.


Quick Pic 15 – The salt railway


A lot of times when I’m out doing things I end up going until it gets dark and this day was no different.  As sunset rolled around I drove by this railway with this sky and of course, had to stop for another half hour to snap a bunch of shots as the sun dipped behind the clouds.  This railway goes to the Bonneville Salt Flats to the west and to the Morton salt factory, then to Salt Lake City to the east.  It’s a spot I’ve actually driven by a ton of times in the past few years but this was the first time I had actually stopped and noticed the visual element of the train tracks.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a train coming…..

Quick Pic 14 – There’s no place like home – The Cove / Three Tree Point – Normandy Park, WA


Wrenching on the salt


If you’ve seen my twitter posts in the past week, I spent a few days on the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah shooting the FIA Bonneville Shootout land speed record attempt with 400+mph cars!  For those that don’t know, the FIA is the governing body for race series like F1 (Formula 1) and the WRC (World Rally Championship).  I ran across all sorts of people, but the mechanics seemed to be the most colorful out of all that was there.  This guy (I can’t remember his name for the life of me) was pretty cool and with that beard, I had to take a few photos.  What you see is what you get out there on the salt.  Salt, lots of it.  Wide open nothingness.

Quick Pic 13 – Welcome to Tokyo


I came across this guy the first day in Tokyo, cruising through the insanely busy streets of the Shibuya district with Jen Hudak and Julian Carr last February.  This guy, damn.  If I were a bum, I’d probably look exactly like him.  Scary look into the future huh?  We tried to have an impromptu Discrete Headwear shoot but even after we offered him money, he declined.  But I at least got this one.

5050 BMX King of the Mountain Best Trick at Powder Mountain, Utah


A few weeks ago I got to go out and shoot at the 5050 BMX King of the Mountain Best Trick contest at Powder Mountain, Utah.  I don’t get to shoot stuff like this very often so it was a treat for me to get out there for something like this.  I’ll keep it short, it was a really fun event, the riders threw down and the crowd was great and got into it rather colorfully.  See below for that.


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Checking in from Montana


I’m up here in Whitefish, Montana for my friend Jena’s wedding and it finally gave me some time to get over into Glacier National Park.  As everyone’s told me, this place is amazing.  I could spend the next 10 years on the trails and I’d still have so many new places to go.  I don’t shoot a ton of scenics, but hiking around with the midget on my back (camera pack) I kinda have to.  This photo of a wildflower meadow with Reynolds Mountain in the background from the Hidden Lake trail at Logan Pass was taken the day before my D3 went for a swim.  RIP D3.

My favorite trees


These are my favorite trees of any kind, the Albizia Tree (Silk Tree).  They just make any scene look pretty cool.  I shot this last week in Lawai, Hawaii while at a family reunion in Lihue, Hawaii.



A little bike ride around the neighborhood with the camera and the macro lens and found myself climbing a fence to take photos of an abandoned building.

The long drive home


Something I haven’t done in a long time, stop to smell the roses. A friend of mine suggested that I stop and smell the roses while travelling this spring through the month of terrain park shoots.   Something I used to do on a regular basis, everywhere I went, I showed up late since I had a hard time not stopping everywhere, to take pictures. This time around on the drive from Bend, OR back home to Salt Lake City, Utah I actually pulled over and took some photos along the way of the 12 hour drive, turning it into about a 16 hour day…Nothing epic here, just wanted to share a few things from the road.


I stopped about 15 times along US 20 until I found a collection of these hay bales oriented in the right way.


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