All the pretty places

When I weary of words, I just stare and wait
Something wonderful usually happens

Big Island

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Long Ridge Open Space Preserve, Bay Area, California

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Joshua Tree, California

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Big Island

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River stones, Wasatch Range, Utah

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Joshua Tree, California

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Sundance, Utah

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Big Island. That, or Revelation 🙂

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James, 2021

He’s an almost college graduate
An aspiring business pro with big dreams
He’s embarked but not quite
You get the picture
Lots of fun working with James in the field
He was willing to chase light and explore scenes

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Aspen

Variations on a theme of aspen
Impossible for me to tire of these trees in the Wasatch Range
They are simultaneously father, mother, daughter, and son to themselves
As they’re often genetic clones sharing the same vast root system
A single individual can occupy an entire mountainside
That’s an amazing thing to consider

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Tien, 2021

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She’s a mother to four or five
I’ve lost count
She’s sitting on a bucket in front of a brown fence
Light is good
Wait, it’s great
So I’m experimenting:
The image is a panoramic
It’s actually a composite of three images
One on the left
One in the middle
And one on the right
A shoulder, a face, and another shoulder
This technique enables me to capture insane amount of detail
In the face, skin, and eyes—always eyes

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Business Pros

In retrospect, 2020 was a damn fine year
I photographed
Families
Couples
Teens
Kids
Business pros
And a variety of scenes
Here are some of the business professionals I captured
Including a writer, a CEO, a coach, a yoga teacher, a lawyer, a singer-songwriter
And even Utah’s most celebrated outdoorsman

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