Seeing the marina on Antelope Island (in Utah’s Great Salt Lake) covered with a thin layer of ice brought a peaceful yet somewhat eery feeling to me. It was extremely still and quiet as I captured this photograph. In presenting it here in black and white I’m attempting to convey a bit of what I felt as I photographed it.
After a few hints of warmer temperatures in Northern Utah during the past few weeks, winter came back to visit recently. We have had a couple fairly substantial storms during the past seven days.
In honor of this new snow, here is a capture made earlier this season in Big Cottonwood Canyon. This canyon, East of Salt Lake City, is the home of Brighton and Solitude , two of Utah’s many ski resorts.
Antelope Island, in Utah’s Great Salt Lake, is home to a free-roaming herd of over 500 North American Bison. This fellow became increasingly wary of my presence as I photographed him while he was grazing on the snow covered plane.
A capture like this can be a challenge to get the exposure acceptable. If I had followed my light meter’s suggested settings, the darkness of the bison face would be too much and the detail would be lost. I adjusted my lens opening to allow more light in to capture these details. The background snow loses most of its details, but the face is nicely represented.
To learn more about Antelope Island, visit their website at: http://www.utah.com/stateparks/antelope_island.htm.
Featured here is a close-up of a Galileo Thermometer I have in my office. The current temperature is displayed by the floating spheres. To learn more about this type of glass thermometer, click here.
Featured here is a capture of downtown Riverton Utah made on a recent late night trip to the store for a gallon of milk. Contrary to the title, I was only driving 30 mph at the time of the photo.
To create this image, I wedged a tripod into the passenger seat of my car then aligned & focused the camera before leaving (safety!). I estimated an exposure time of 13 seconds at f/8. I then simply reached over and pressed the shutter release while driving.
I am farely pleased with the result. I only wished I had cleaned the mirror beforehand.