Monday, December 31, 2018

Salt Lake Temple at Christmas

One last photo to say goodbye to Christmas 2018.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Watchman Peak from Canyon Junction Bridge

Watchman Peak
Zion National Park, Utah

I know, you've seen this iconic scene a million times, but I just couldn't help myself!! Sometimes the 'photo fairies' work their magic for me! Jeff and I took a day trip yesterday and made a loop to Cedar City, then up in the mountains passed Navajo Lake and Duck Creek, then down through Red Canyon, and we ended at Bryce. I took a few photos, we ate lunch at Ruby's and then headed back via Mt. Carmel and through Zion. By then the sun was really low and by the time we started through the tunnels, the sun was setting. But when we came to the bridge, and I looked out toward this familiar scene, (that has been photographed a gazillion times), this is what I saw. I had no intention of taking a photo here, but I just couldn't resist. Jeff quickly turned off the road, I grabbed my camera, jumped out of the car, and ran across the street. I knew I didn't have time to set up my tripod, or for that matter, fiddle with my camera settings. Luckily there was a spot among all the photographers where I could set my camera on a bridge pillar. I clicked the shutter about 3 times, and then the color was gone. Luckily my camera is almost always set to take 3 different exposures with every shutter click. I combined two of these exposures and this is the result.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Sand Hollow State Park

Sand Hollow State Park, Utah

I anticipated there would be a beautiful sunset tonight, and I was right. The sky was also beautiful in the opposite direction from the sunset. This was taken at Sand Hollow State Park, about 20 minutes from our southern Utah home. (Just in case you are wondering, I combined a photo of the sky, taken with a 200mm lens, (that's why the moon is large), with a photo of the rest of the scene, taken with a 22mm lens. The colors are accurate to what I saw.)

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

St. George, Utah Visitor's Center

St. George LDS Visitor's Center in front of the St. George Temple.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Salt Lake Temple - Colorful

Another colorful photo before the sky turned dark.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tree of Life, Draper, Utah

Tree of Life

I try never to pass up a photo opportunity!  There was someone just out of my frame, operating a drone and taking photos of this man playing bagpipes. He had a light on the ground shining up at him. I was walking by to find my own composition of the tree and decided I'd take a few shots of him as well.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Number 14!!!

Our beautiful 14th grandchild.  He weighed in at 9 lbs. 10 oz., 22 ins. long.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Temple Square Christmas -1

Temple Square Christmas - 2018

I love to take photos of Christmas lights early in the evening when there is a deep blue sky to add even more color.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Draper Temple Inversion

Draper Temple

We've had a week of gloomy winter days where the atmosphere is a mixture of fog and smug trapped in what we call an inversion. Bad air quality all the way around, but makes for some pretty moody photos.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mt Timpanogos Temple

Taken yesterday on my travels. 
 It seems like Autumn is not quite willing to accept the inevitable and surrender to Winter!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

First Snow of the 2018-19 Season

Good Morning.  Welcome to My World!
Taken from my bedroom window today.