Posts Tagged ‘Panorama’

Dauphin Island, Alabama/Mississippi Coast

I took the opportunity to attend the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) national conference, which was held in New Orleans, last week. It was a great conference and it provided me an opportunity to travel back to Louisiana, where Susan and I lived for four years. I spent a couple of days before and after the conference making landscape photographs at birding locations (perhaps a new long term project) along the gulf coast. This first set of images was from Dauphin Island, Alabama and various locations along the Mississippi Coast.

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Water Tower, Dauphin Island, AL 2015

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Sunrise through Fog, Dauphin Island Beach, AL 2015

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Palmetto Understory, Goat Trees Sanctuary, Dauphin Island, AL 2015

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Live Oak, Goat Trees Sanctuary, Dauphin Island, AL 2015

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Live Oak Branches in Fog (color), Shell Mounds Park, Dauphin Island, AL 2015

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Live Oak Branches in Fog (black-and-white), Shell Mounds Park, Dauphin Island, AL 2015

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Pond in Fog, Dauphin Island, AL 2015

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Birds (Skimmers, Sandpipers, Gulls, Etc.) at St. Louis Bay, MS 2015

 

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Two Photographs of the Same Tree

These two photographs (both photographs are of the same tree) were taken shortly before and after sunset at one of my favorite local locations to make photographs, a quiet little spot along the Teton River near Sugar City. Both photographs are stitched from three separate images using a 24mm tilt shift lens (a pretty sweet tool).

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Willows along the Teton River, Sugar City, ID 2014

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Willow along the Teton River, Sugar City, ID 2014

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Sagebrush Prairies As Far As The Eye Can Reach (Wilford Woodruff Quote)

“I can see these great sagebrush prairies, as far as the eye can reach” – Wilford Woodruff 1884

The above quote is from Wilford Woodruff, who was describing the landscape surrounding Rexburg in the late 19th century. It is actually part of a larger prophecy which reads as follows:

“I promise you that the climate will be moderated for your good. I can see these great sagebrush prairies, as far as the eye can reach, turned into fertile fields. I bless the land that it shall yield forth in its strength. Flowers and trees and fine homes shall grace this valley from one end to the other. Schools and colleges of higher learning shall be built to serve you that you may learn the mysteries of God’s great universe. I see churches and meetinghouses dotting the landscape, where the God of Israel may be worshipped in spirit and in truth. Yes, and as I look into the future of this great valley I can see temples — I can see beautiful temples erected to the name of the living God.” Wilford Woodruff 1884

It seems the prophecy is coming true. I like the sagebrush prairies though. I guess I hope that not all of the sagebrush prairies of the upper snake river valley are turned into fertile fields.

I’ve been turning my attention to these sagebrush prairies of the upper snake river valley this summer. Here are some efforts thus far:

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Foggy Winter Scenes

When I woke up to thick fog I knew I had to get out and photograph. I did have quite bit to do at work though. I went out for a couple of hours this morning and had a good time making photographs near Sugar City and Teton. I then headed back to work and got most of my work done. I then drove out towards Ashton in the evening and continued. What a beautiful day. Here are a couple images:


Branches and Windbreak in Fog, Sugar City, ID 2013


Old Willow in Fog, Rexburg, ID 2013


Four Young Trees in Fog, Ashton, ID 2013

 

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Spiral Jetty

My friend and colleague David Belka has been checking the water levels at the Spiral Jetty regularly for a few months now. He called a couple of days ago to let me know that the jetty is now mostly above water and wondered if I wanted to ride down with him to photograph it. I invited another photographer, Scott, to come along with us. Last night we made a quick trip down. The light was awesome, the weather was nearly perfect, and we had a fun time photographing the lake and the jetty. There were a surprising number of people out visiting the jetty. I’d never seen that many people at there before (of course I’ve only been a handful of times). It was kind of cool to see actually.

Here are a couple of my better efforts from the night.


Spiral Jetty, Great Sale Lake, UT view #1 2012


Spiral Jetty, Great Sale Lake, UT view #2 2012


Spiral Jetty, Great Sale Lake, UT view #3 2012

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North Fork Teton River

This is one of my favorite types of place to photograph. It is beautiful, it is less than five miles from home, and it is tucked between housing developments, a highway, and agriculture. I can’t believe I haven’t discovered this place sooner. Hopefully it remains accessible. Most places like this eventually get developed. I can’t believe there are not “no trespassing” signs posted around the property yet. In the meantime.. I’m sure I’ll visit frequently.


North Fork of the Teton River, Sugar City, ID 2012

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387 Cows (at least that’s my best count) Egin, ID 2011

I tried to count these cows. I think there’s around 387.

Around 387 Cows, Egin, ID 2011

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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT 2010

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Abandoned Home – Squirrel, ID

Brian, Larry, Alex, and I took a drive out in the Squirrel area to photograph an abandoned home that Alex told us about. Here are my results…

Abandoned Home Interiors, Squirrel, ID 2010

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Island Park Weekend

We had a mini family reunion in the Island Park area this weekend. My sister Carrie arranged for a rental cabin on Island Park reservoir. It was a great weekend. Here are a few landscape photographs from the weekend.

Moose Creek, Island Park, ID 2010

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, 2010

Buffalo River, Island Park, ID 2010

Buffalo River (downstream of Buffalo Dam) with Fish Ladder, Island Park, ID 2010

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