Aug 142015
 
 Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation

Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation

So I’m very resistant and reluctant when it comes to change, but once I shift it’s usually because of a major convenience and benefit. Usually I’m very hard to please especially when trying to trust someone like a company. I’ve been with Smugmug for an easy five-years now, and I’m about to invest in their company by relying on them as my primary backup storage for images both on my blog and elsewhere and they are also going to become my primary business solution. They have proven themselves with the test of time and have been stable for the most part. Not only am I going to host my images primarily with them for my photoblog, but also with my printing needs as a professional photographer. I also LOVE how their resized images display on my WordPress blog but I love their tools to protect my images.

Also any links to Smugmug on this site and through this post will net an automatic 20% to anyone who joins me on there, that is, if you are a photographer looking for awesome solution. I searched high and low for a company that could beat Smugmug but that hunt turned out to be futile because the dozens of companies trying to beat Smugmug just cannot match up to what they are offering me as an Intagrammer, and a Photoblogger. As much as I am a photographer, the web has made me who I am and whether I care to admit it or not. Smugmug has played a very helpful and useful role in that evolution…

Aug 142015
 

steamroller_cedarcity_utah

Old steamrollers like this stretch clear back into Cedar City's recent past and this particular one was relocated to Frontier Heritage State Park in Cedar and somewhat restored with a paint job but I loved it most in its original rusted glory when it was in its natural environment. I guess this is why I like to document things before they are changed.

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.

Jul 022015
 
Aspen Grove near Cedar City, Utah

Aspen Grove near Cedar City, Utah

According to this website – Aspen groves are the world’s largest living organisms. I believe it since I always love photographing them. There’s a really strong photogenic energy to them tied to their spiritual essence. I’ve also heard that they are in decline which is disheartening to know.

I have to thank my friend, Michael Titus for sponsoring this trip up onto the mountain. Photo was shot with an Olympus EM5 with Rokinon 12mm F2.0 wide-angle lens.

I’m updating this site now and will try and develop a consistent habit of posting my images here so that people can enjoy my work along with categories for lenses and cameras used. As an artist, I know people like to know the geeky details like that but know that I’m just barely starting this. I’ve spent too long overthinking how to organize and build this blog but I finally just gave up and simplified whether than getting frustrated and letting it sit without getting updated.