Looking back thru photos is how I remember places. They bring back such strong memories, and it makes me happy to be able to remember them more vividly thru photographs.
*In a Cloud of Color – Holi Festival // Spanish Fork, Utah*
My Favorites | 13 for 2013 (4 of 13)
How could a ‘Favorites of 2013’ collection be complete without a shot from the Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork? It was a 100 mile an hour week long journey from Denver to Salt Lake City and back, with two extremely colorful days spent at the festival.
I think I want to start shooting some more cityscapes, but landscapes are just so much more fun to get to… Photographer problems…
*A Christmas Kind of Feeling – Rockefeller Plaza // NYC*
I took this shot last year during my stint in the city, and thought it was fitting as we move in to this year’s Christmas season. ‘It’s beginning to look a lot light Christmas’ is stuck in my head today, but I’ve taken a new liking to carols this year, so it’s okay by me.
Now, to go along with the gear that I use, I have and will continue to be reviewing new equipment that I’m currently using. Check it out! Gear Reviews
*The Guardians – West Lake // Hangzhou, China*
These little (relatively) statues stood guard at the entrance to a long path on one of the many winding side streets outside the crowded West Lake. I’m hoping to make a trip back to China in the next months, maybe early next year. Now to find out when tourist season is, and make sure that’s not when I’ll be going…
Looks like there will be a new/unexpected road trip coming up. Yellowstone’s a possibility, other ideas for the Wyoming/Montana area are welcome!
Fading Away – Golden Gate Bridge // San Francisco, CA
I can understand why people can have such a love for this bridge. It’s beauty and simplicity coexist in such a harmonious balance, that sometimes you forget that was built for people transportation, not just for people viewing. I don’t foresee a time that I’ll visit SF and not take in a sunrise or sunset with the bridge, and hopefully Karl the Fog will join the party also.
I just finished up this photo for my friend Philippe Gardner. We’ll be printing this large, I mean really large, 40×70, on Aluminum from Bay Photo Lab for his dining room. Needless to say, I’m excited.
*Night Lights – ‘Urban Light’ // Los Angeles, California*
It was maybe 1 or 2a.m. by the time we finally got our bags and made it thru the car rental. Definitely later than expected, and later than we would have liked to be exploring the area. But, when time is tight, make the most of it! We’ve only got so much in any given day, month or year, so use it when you have it. In the end, I think I like that we were here so late. It gave a chance to see the lights without all the people that I would expect are normally visiting. But, I do like the couple of kids that were hanging out on the stairs. Sometimes a human element gives a little extra something to a photo.
Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you. ~ Eckhart Tolle
Street Sweeping – Hangzhou, China
In cities it seems I’m regularly drawn to street photography. This wet and overcast day in Hangzhou, the colors of the city drew me in to the alley ways intertwining and crisscrossing each other. A splash of orange of the worker offset the utilitarian buildings on either side.