Jul 262015
 
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.

Jul 252015
 
Bob Lazar at UFO Congress

Bob Lazar at UFO Congress

This is Bob Lazar – the man that blew the whistle on the fact that the U.S. Military is reverse engineering flying saucers out in the Nevada desert at Area 51. This was his first major public appearance in nearly 25 years and I was there at UFO Congress to take his picture during a Q and A session with news anchor and investigative journalist, George Knapp! I believe this man is telling the truth!

Jul 232015
 

Lens baby Landscape of Cedar City, Utah.

Another Lensbaby Landscape of the Cedar City, Utah region known as # Three Peaks BLM Recreation Area. Most landscape photographers follow a rule that everything near & far has to be in focus with a very wide depth of field; rules were made to be broken in my book where anything can go in the name of art.

Jul 232015
 

Superior Auto Service in Cedar City, Utah

Lensbaby Composer Pro With Sweet 35 Optic for Micro Four Thirds! – Superior Auto Service in #CedarCity, Utah. 

So today, I created photographs using the Lensbaby Composer Pro for Micro Four Thirds with the Sweet 35 Optic; my primary tool and my new muse upon receiving it a few days ago. Lensbaby, out of Oregon is sending this one to me on loan to test and try and I LOVE IT! Lensbaby is a great company and these optics are specialty lenses that require a lot of creative vision and advanced experience from photographers. They are not for the faint-of-heart but the Sweet 35 optic seemed to work well with the Micro Four Thirds format and more than I was expecting. I’m looking forward to writing more about my experiences. Stay tuned.