You may have noticed I took a couple of pages down from my website. My thinking is that my website had too much clutter. The main goal of my website has always been to share my work, and to tell stories about my photos. A website with LARGE images seems to me to be better than Instagram or Facebook…it is more intimate as well. It’s all about “exposure”, and getting your work “out there”. So that is the main purpose of this website, so I decided to take all of the “other stuff” out, and focus on showing my photos.
This means focusing on making more frequent blog posts, and updating my portfolio often. I am kicking myself in the ass to get a move on that. I take way too long between posts, and want to change that.
A Double Rainbow
On our family trip to the Southwest this past summer, we drove through a small Utah town (can’t remember the name of it). The light was just amazing. On the west side of town the sun was setting in clear skies…on the East side, there was an ominous storm brewing. Of course, this sets up the perfect scenario for a rainbow, and boy did we get a rainbow! I pulled over to the side of the road, and jumped out of the car with my camera. Others followed suit, and before you knew it, many of the locals were out with their iphones taking photos with me. I was looking for something to put in the foreground of my photos so that I didn’t end up with just a photo of a rainbow. Across the street, I spotted it…and old abandoned car. Another dude who got out of his car too, standing near me with a nice DSLR camera, came over to talk to me. He was asking what kind of camera I had, and what my camera settings were. We talked a bit, and I then pointed across the street to the car, and we looked at each other, and agreed we had to go for it. So the two of us walked to the car in the deep grass, and took some shots. I hadn’t shot an HDR in a long time, but thought this was the perfect opportunity to bracket my shots…it is what HDR was made for. I took several shots, but this one was my favorite.