July, 2008

Another Lower Mesa Falls Image

I developed some of the film from our Lower Mesa Falls excursion. This is a couple of scanned 4×5 negatives put together in Photomerge in Photoshop. Enjoy.


Lower Mesa Falls (above falls), Fremont County, ID 2008

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Lower Mesa Falls

Jon and I made some photographs at Lower Mesa Falls this evening. What a neat place. Anyway, here are a couple of digital snaps.


Trees and Henry’s Fork Between Upper and Lower Mesa Falls, Fremont County, ID 2008


Lower Mesa Falls, Fremont County, ID 2008

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500 (give or take a few) Starlings

I tried to count the Starlings in this photograph, but gave up after a few minutes. I think there are around 500.


Around Five Hundred Starlings, Chester, ID 2008

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Sounds Like a Good Deal to Me


Peacock Sign, Rigby, ID 2008

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Snake River Diversion Dam

My friend Andy Duncan told me about a diversion dam north of Idaho Falls that I hadn’t photographed. I happened to be in Idaho Falls the other day, so I photographed it.


Snake River Diversion Dam, Jefferson County, ID 2008

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Chukars

Tracie called the other night and invited us to an Idaho Falls Chukars (minor league baseball) Game. Her friend Jeff’s work was having a company party at the game and he got discount tickets and the price even included dinner (pizza and soda) and t-shirts for the kids. We decided it would be fun. It was fun, and it’s something that we’d like to do a bit more often. Here are some photos from the evening.


The kids getting their t-shirts signed by Charlie the Chukar


The Boys with Charlie the Chukar



The older boys testing their pitching speed (Kevin threw 38 miles an hour, Ethan didn’t throw fast and/or accurate enough for the radar gun)


Kevin waiting for foul balls (he almost got a couple)

Oh yeah, the Chukars beat the Missoula Osprey 8-2.

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Student Work Summer 2008

The Summer Semester ended yesterday and my summer break is finally here, yea. Anyway, here are some of the better images created by some of my students this semester.


Willard Cron


Deanna Campbell


Shauna Morse


Rosalyn Johnson


Leanna Kotter


David Summermil


Melissa Gallup


Kayla Christensen


Maddy Lucas

The Summer Semester ended yesterday and my summer break is finally here, yea. Anyway, here are some of the better images created by some of my students this semester.

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Lumen Prints

For a while now some of my students have been making Lumen Prints. A former student, Andy Duncan, started making these prints after seeing some of Jerry Burchfield’s work. Anyway, they’re fairly simple. All you do is get some photo paper, place objects (plant matter seems to work fairly well) on the paper, expose the paper to light (sunlight works very well) for long periods of time (20 minutes to several days) and then fix the paper with traditional darkroom fixer or sodium thiosulfate. Depending on the paper, the length of time, the subject matter, the fixer, and even the chemical makeup of the water, you end up with an image of different colors, saturation, and values (even though the material is black-and-white paper and chemistry).

I got a wild hair the other day and decided to finally make some of my own. Jon came over and we gathered the supplies and made a few lumens in the backyard. Kevin and his friend Daylen even made one. Here are the results.


Exposing the Paper


Fixing the Print


Rinsing the Prints


Drying the Prints



A couple of finished prints

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Felt Power Plant

The other night Jon talked me into walking down into the Felt Power Plant on the Teton River. It was a cool place. Most of my serious photographing was done with film, but here are a few digital snaps:


Pipe and Pump, Felt Power Plant, Felt, ID 2008


Beaver-chewed Cottonwood, Felt, ID 2008


Teton River, Felt Power Plant, Felt, ID 2008


Felt Dam, Felt, ID 2008


Power Lines and Big Yellow Ball, Felt, ID 2008

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A Few Cutthroat Trout

I had a really nice afternoon of fishing. It was a lot of fun to catch several big native cuts in a pretty small stream.

The Stream

The Fish….





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