Archives for July 2015

Afternoon Solitude at Mirror Lake

I shot this photo of Mirror Lake near Duck Creek, Utah, with a Rokinon 12mm F2 lens on the Olympus OMD EM5. This is a stellar lens that is highly. Recommended for astrophotography!

Grassy Iron County


Grassy Iron County – I’ve always loved how minimalistic Southern Utah’s landscapes are. This particular image was captured using the Olympus OMD EM5 with a Panasonic LUMIX 100-300mm lens.

Split-Tone Landscape of Southern Utah

Split-Tone Landscape of Southern Utah.

Split-Tone Landscape of Southern Utah.

Shot this photo on a super-hot July afternoon out in the Escalante Desert west of Cedar City, Utah, on this road to Lund – an old ghost town along the train tracks that cuts through a remote area of Iron County. I saw plenty of antelope but didn’t photograph them. This open range falls more closely in-line with the reality of the Coen Brother’s film, No Country For Old Men because in Texas, almost all the land is privately owned by ranchers and Southern Utah has a constant problem with poachers, cattle thieves, and the occasional pot growers.

This particular photograph was shot from the Olympus OMD EM5 with a Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm Super-telephoto. This is a great lens but can be difficult to get sharp shots unless the camera is stabilized on a tripod which I used. I loved the detail of the fence line and used the Split-Tone function in Adobe Lightroom to get this old time look. The composition looked great straight out of the camera, though.