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Monday, April 30, 2012

Bonneville Salt Flats after Rain Shower

Sunset reflected in a pool of fresh rain water. Taken with a Sony a500 DSLR and a Sigma Wide Angle Lens.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Red Canyon and Big Dipper Handle

Looking northeast from Red Canyon, this light-painted picture shows a portion of the Big Dipper Handle, also known as the Great Bear's Tail. (above and to the right of the golden rock formation). Taken with a Canon 550D.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Real Man Cave

I am beginning to like this light painting, especially in and around southern Utah, where the landscape is so colorful. Here is another picture from Goblin Valley State park, taken just at dawn. We placed a lantern in this rock opening, and waited until the sun started to go down. The colors turned out nice. Taken with a Canon 550D, Tamron 18-270 lens, zoomed to capture the light and surrounding canyon walls.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Light Painting and Nightfall at Goblin Valley State Park

Here are a few other pictures taken at Goblin Valley State Park. Venus was so bright it looked to be casting shadows. The light painting was created by my wife, Jena.

The Little Dipper is just starting to become visible below. Looking straight up from a small slot canyon.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Big Dipper from Goblin Valley, Utah

When the dark sky finally arrived, we saw the Big Dipper straight up from a slot canyon near Goblin Valley State Park, Utah. Taken with a Sony a500 and a Sigma Wide Angle lens set at 10mm.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Magic Coffee Drops

I thought I'd try a little left over coffee on a CD. This is how it turned out....
Taken with a Canon 550, Tamron 18-270mm lens zoomed on the CD at 270mm.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Green Lightning in Water Droplets

This is another picture of a CD - sprinkled with water, and painted with a green laser. A touch of red was added to the sparkle which gives the appearance of a waving human form inside the droplets. Interesting. Taken with a Canon 550D, 30 sec exposure, zoomed to 270mm.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Amazing Color - DVDs, Water, and a Crazy Man

I saw the YouTube video (, and had to give this a try. Add a few drops of water to a DVD or two, grab a flashlight and some colored plastic (those plastic Easter Eggs will work just fine).
Pictures taken with a Canon 550D, Tamron 18-270 lens zoomed to 270mm, plus an ND8 Filter. 30 second exposure, F10, ISO 100. (Being a crazy man helped a bit)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mossy Cave Mini-Waterfall

On the Mossy Cave trail, (near Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah) there are several waterfalls, Although near the main trail, this mini-waterfall did not attract much attention. That's why I was there. I enjoyed this one. It is about 2 feet high. Taken with a Canon 550D, Tamron 18-270 lens set @75mm, 1/15 sec, f32, ISO 100.