New Photo Site

Monday, March 29, 2010
Posted in category Photos

I’m starting to roll out my photo site at SmugMug.com. I’ve got lots of albums online thus far, but only one is live for viewing. I’ll be gently rolling out these albums over the next several days/weeks. My problem is that 90% of my photos suitable for display were taken in 35mm format – something that seems so ancient now. It might take years to get that stuff digitized, if at all, because of the high cost (about .25 per negative) and time factors.

The first album I have opened up is a series of 95 shots I took from my trip to the Four Corners area in September – Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Early fall is the most spectacular time of year out there because of the colors in the sky and land. The sky that time of year just seem to open up wide to show off its spectacular glory. Big Sky country, indeed. Thanks to my pal Michael Gaddy, I had an opportunity to be escorted onto the Navajo Indian reservation in New Mexico via the back roads, complete with narration and history lessons of the area. Most of the best photos, however, are from my explorations throughout central and southeastern Utah.

I’m happy to say that I took these photos with outdated equipment – I still shoot with the original Canon Digital Rebel SLR. It’s the 6.3Mp version from 2003, and far inferior to the latest digital models. This camera has stood the test of time – in sweaty backpacks, on a mountain bike, in canoes without a wet bag, on sandy beaches, and shoved in my purse. But yes, I need a equipment update.

Here is my personal SmugMug site.


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7 Responses to New Photo Site

  1. pineywoods says:

    March 29th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Not to get off the camera subject, but the West is the best, imo. It has everything. I love my trees, but there is really something to say about vast, wide open desert vistas.

  2. Iluvatar says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Hill repeats!

    What’s WRONG w/ 35mm (what I got).

    Best place I ever lived was C Springs, CO. We invented dirt skiing on the eastern face of those slopes. Use parachute boots. 30ft per hop.

    There is something about mountains; don’t know how to phrase it. Magical?

  3. Michael says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Awesome pics. I’d love to move out a mountain state (preferably Montana) when I retire, which is many, many moons away.

  4. Michael says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    ^move out “to” a mountain state

  5. Paul Mollon says:

    March 31st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Awesome photos… We lived for five years in Co. Springs and traveled a lot in that vicinity but the photos I took look inept and puny compared to yours! Hovenweep National Monument is one of my favorite places on the planet.

  6. miles says:

    April 1st, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    What a wonderful photo. Its both beautiful and primordial at the same time. The two people therein add scale. Thats the thing about the American West……its so Big out there.

  7. dam says:

    April 4th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Great stuff. We Michiganders shoot lots of the same sorts of things when out west, it seems. (my smugmug gallery of Utah)

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