Friday, July 31, 2009

I'm Back!

Hello. I have survived another week of backpacking. Very satisfied with my results. I have some great pictures to post this week. So let's get started!

I did not take my Lumix, I took a Nikon Coolpix. Anyways I had tons of fun, lots of beauty. Some things to look forward to on the blog, in the near future are: aspen art, SUNRISE, gorgeous lakes, streams, and a heck of a lot more.

I decided I was going to take a rock or flower each day and do a close-up macro. So these six our my pathetic attempt to do this.

I really like the one 3rd from the bottom. I love how there is a rock that is tiny and a rock (mountain) that is huge. It just goes to show, even though they are not related in size, they are still the same thing.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Own Yard

My brother decided to help me out a little today. So all these shots are taken in my backyard. Its amazing to know that good pictures can come from anywhere. I especially like the 2nd one.

So I'll be gone this week, taking hundreds of pictures in the Wasatch Mounatins. But there'll be some posts from guests or scheduled posts. So stayed tuned for that.

Thanks! See you in a week.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Yet Again

I will be leaving Monday for another trip. I'm going to my own backyard, The Wasatch Mountains. I'll be setting up base camp and then doing day hikes throughout the week. It should be tons of fun.

Hopefully I can get some great shots, but also have a guest blogger to post some old pictures from the summer.

In my last adventure, I caught the fish in the first picture. It was a 14-incher, I can't remember the name of the fish though. Sorry.

I really miss my goat from that journey. He was so stinky, lazy, and stupid.

Friday, July 24, 2009

How Many Comments Can We Get?

I'm curious to see how many comments this blog post can get. So if you are reading this just say "hi" in the comment link below.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How The Summer Flies!

I love the first one. I love how each man is walking a different way. It illustrates no one is the same. Also, the lighting may look a little bright, but I liked it bright.

I'm officially a Jack's Mannequin fan. They are so great. I'm listening to The Glass Passenger (their new album), I strongly recommend it.

It seems like it was only 3 weeks ago when summer we only have 5 weeks. Unbelievable to think I'll be in school. But I'm very excited for my digital photography class. Its going to be great!


I'm not sure why I choose these pictures to post..but I did.
They are blurry and basically have no subject.

The first is pretty cool lighting and I like how the focus is on the hair.
It reminds me of an angel with glowing hair.

The second one is just funny. Look at his face!!

The third is just for kicks. Its blurry but I think dollar rings are sweet.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Random Group of Excitement

Jack's Mannequin! From their concert with The Fray Saturday night in Utah.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Mood

I'm in the mood for 4 pictures that have nothing to do with each other.

The pain inside
Wakes me up
Alerts me of
What I've missed
To heal a wound
So large
Only would take
A week of bandaging

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tranquil Moments

One of the downsides of backpacking--at least on a long and laborious trip--is that the weight of your pack can occasionally distract from all the transcendent beauty. I caught myself cursing the weight instead of appreciating the surroundings at times.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Butt Face

Just a bonus posting today. I debated whether or not to share this, but it's Friday and it's time to let your hair down. At the Wal-mart in Wyoming there was this managerie of mounted animals. Someone with a great sense of humor has taken a prong horn antelope (or possibly a mule deer) butt and turned into a butt face. Freakishly funny.

Captured with my dad's iPhone--showing its low light limitations...

Netting it Out

The only major problem with my recent backpacking trip to Wyoming's Wind River's mountain range (other than the copious walking) was the mosquitoes--trillions of them. As you can see in these photos, most of us (the smart ones) were clad in protective gear head-t0-toe and we wore annoying (only slightly less annoying that the mosquitoes) mosquito netting masks. It really sucks when you forget you're wearing them and you try to shovel oatmeal in your mouth. Goats did nothing to keep them away either.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

They're Great!

Tony the Tiger was my favorite hot air balloon. Took these with my dad's iPhone at a 4th of July celebration. It was a whole different experience being on the field where the balloon launched from--kind of surreal.

Again, I'm surprised and pleased with the quality of photos from a simple camera phone.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mountainous Reflections

This is a glacially cold lake. It's tough to see it in this frame but there are huge chunks of ice floating down at the far end of the lake. We pulled drinking water out of this lake with our water purifier pumps. Yes, it was refreshingly cold and crisp.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Adams

This image reminds me of Ansel Adams--not that I put myself in his classification. I like it a bit better in color but black and white is great too.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wind Rivers Wonders

Spent last week backpacking in the Wyoming wilderness--me and thirty-five trillion mosquitoes. Found this gnarled tree the last day. Love the formation.

Sunday, July 12, 2009