Warriors over the Wasatch

I didn’t actually go onto the Hill Airforce Base, but Jessica and I decided to go to the top of Fort Lane, and take pictures there. As we drove up Fort Lane, we saw that the road was closed. So we parked up and walked up the hill. We got close to the top and saw three people standing watching the planes, and they were still ¼ of a mile away from the end of the road. I asked them why they were back here, when they told us there was 7 Highway Patrol Troopers at the end of the road, and they didn’t dare get higher on the hill as they would be seen. I walked right up to the Troopers and asked if it was ok to photograph, and they didn’t care. So we started taking pictures, within about 15 minutes, there was about 50 other people behind us, but no one was as close to the Police as we were… It is funny how some people don’t even want to be in eye shot of the Police here.

We weren’t as close as if we went onto the base, but we had a different perspective, and several times the planes went right over our heads… You might be able to tell that from the photographs we got.
























This is my very first Macro. I was just heading upstairs when I saw this little fellow on the wood. So I grabbed my camera and the 100 F/2.8L Macro lens, and tried it out. This is at F/2.8. the DoF is very narrow. I was surprised how it turned out, but happy with the first attempt. I might go out into the garden in a day or so (before we move) and see what I can get with Macro Flowers.


Thunderbirds Practising

This Holiday weekend there is a Airforce display and the Thunderbirds are in town. I went out in the back yard and took some pictures of them doing “their thing”. It was cool to be able to see this from my own back yard, and not be on the base. Over the weekend I’ll probably go on base and get closer pictures. It is a pity the weather isn’t going to be very good tomorrow. Hopefully Sunday will be good.














Catholic Cathedral – Lady of the Madeline

We were in Salt Lake again, and so we decided to visit the Cathedral called Lady of the Madeline. Beautiful interior and exterior. There was no one to ask what I could and couldn’t take pictures of, so I apologize now if I have taken any pictures of something I shouldn’t have. There is a local Choir School behind the Cathedral, and the school kids were trouping in while we were there to have their photo shoot. Well I got them as well.
















Model Shoot

Doug Sims invited me to go along to a Model Shoot with Jonathan Malaer and Rachel McCash. We drove out to Delle on the west of Salt Lake City, on I80 on the way to Wendover. It was a fun afternoon/evening. Thanks guys. We even had time to do some light painting at the end when it got dark (see the last couple of pictures).