A Post About Photography Without Posting A Photo

Many of you who follow my blog are photographers of all levels and photography admirers.  I have a question that I recently asked myself and I wanted to open it up to others.  I’d love to hear your comments and I know many others will also love to hear the variety of responses.   In a small way, I hope this helps all of us visualize images before we make them:)

My question is “You’ve seen millions of images and I’m sure you have a favorite one.  Can you describe it without giving the location or a name?”

My answer to this question was this:  “My favorite image is from a place that has inspired millions of people throughout time. It is an image that captures a moment that is invisible to the naked eye. This image has allowed me to be in this place, to feel the air and to feel the pulse of the absolute stillness. It is a landscape as rugged as a saw blade yet inviting and full of welcome. There is no color and it leaves your mind open to interpret the scene as you imagine. I can see this place with my eyes closed because of this image and it is engrained in my mind.”

Thanks and I look forward to reading your comments:)

P.S.  A HUGE thank you to all who are recently following my blog after a previous post was Freshly Pressed!  Enjoy!

30 Years Ago Today

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words – Ansel Adams


April 22, 1984, is marked in history as the day Ansel Adams passed away.   I’m not sure if its right to say he left anything behind as he continues to inspire millions of people.  Photographers study his images and techniques, viewers admire his images and his work speaks to people in all languages.  Check out the video in the link below (1/2 hour long) to get more of a glimpse into the mind of this master.

This image is of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, May 2013.

Thank you,



Easter Sunday in Park City, UT

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Park City, UT.  I’ve always enjoyed the sunrise on Easter and this year I began a new tradition of seeing the sunrise from a mountain and skiing down.   I met up with a group of friends and we hiked to the top of a nearby mountain, in the rain, as the sky lightened.  Would there be a sunrise light show?


Easter Celebration


Obviously the answer was yes!  Watching the world wake up with brilliant color is always a treat and it feels more special on some days.  Sunday was one of those days whether or not you’re religious or spiritual.  It just looked pretty.


Later in the evening I decided to go out for a walk since the clouds were looking good for a sunset.  I arrived early, I found my spot and dialed in my composition.  No color.  I turned around to check behind me and saw the scene below!  I was able to find a composition I liked and I let the color in the sky do the rest.

Life has been a bit hectic (in a good way) and I’m hoping to return to blogging more:)

Thanks for looking, EE.

Easter Egg Sunset



Can A Camera Paint?

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I spent the afternoon walking with my camera but I wasn’t planning on making any images.  I was simply observing the color and shape of the landscape under a dreary, grey sky.  The glowing blue sky from earlier in the day gave way to a solid grey by evening which you wouldn’t think would be great for photography.

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I wasn’t out to shoot landscapes though given the light and my focus.  Through looking at the colors in a different manner I was able to find images to create that wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t grey and drab.  I’ve always found it interesting that the greyest days can bring out the most color in photography:)

This final image is of a place I’ve passed by a hundred times and have been trying to figure out a way to capture it.  I have a slight variation in mind but overall, this one is what I was looking for.  Enjoy these few images from my artistic side and I hope you’re able to go out and shoot regardless of the sky.  You might just be amazed at what you see:)  EE

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Spring in Park City, UT

Colorful Moonset

Winter was fairly short-lived and relatively mild this year in Park City, UT.  The ski areas have had plenty of snow and we’ve enjoyed many days of great weather.  From a photography perspective, watching the seasons change and the landscape transform brings me much joy.  Winter weather isn’t quite done around here but the days in between bring warm and sunny skies:)


McPolin Barn Sunrise

These images are all from this previous week.  I’m getting a bit behind on sharing images here but I’ll catch up soon!  For now, enjoy the view and I look forward to sharing more soon.

Thank you,


Clearing Out


Under the Weather