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.























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).





































Ogden – 25th Strret

These are a series of pictures I took in Downtown Ogden, Utah.

The photography group, Photographix, met up and we walked down 25th Street, and took some pictures. We had a model with us, and so the girl you see a couple of times was her. We came across someone on the a cell phone that owned a nice motorbike. We just had to take some shots of him and the bike. There was a shot that sold stockings, and their outside display made an interesting picture – see later below.



























Salt Lake City – Downtown

These are a series of pictures I took in Downtown Salt Lake City.

Firstly City Creek Mall:
Here it is well known that they don’t like photogs taking pictures of the mall. So it seems that whenever I hear that a photog has gone there, they have had issues with security. I had one eyeing me too. Until I asked him how often the fountains cycle, and he heard an English accent and guessed I was just a tourist with a fancy camera…






 LDS Church Headquarters block within Salt Lake City..


Joseph Smith Memorial Building


Salt Lake City Library



State Law building, from the top of the Library.


HDR view from the top of the library towards the mountains (Eastwards).



Utah Renaissance Fair

On Sunday we went to the Utah Renaissance Fair. It wasn’t in the same place as last year, so of course we didn’t check the location. So we drove to where we thought it was, and there was nothing there. We came back home and looked it up, would you believe it! It was the next junction up on the freeway. Anyway, we got there, later than planned and missed the 1pm Knights of Mayhem, but we got them at 4pm.

Here are the pictures that were taken, and they were all taken with the  Canon 70-200mm IS II zoom.


These two above, I asked if I could take their picture, and he said “Sure” but she was distracted, and I don’t think she knew what was going on. But I took it anyway. I like the look that she is distracted, and he is looking at me with an angry look.



This young woman made me laugh. I was in the distance and zoomed in, she saw me, and started shouting at me “Don’t just take my photograph, come and pay for me to get out of here”. I just waved and laughed as I walked on…. How callous can I get?






Now, with this chappie (above), my lovely son (the youngest) turned round and said that I should have this guy in my bedroom to remind me of what I look like… Sometimes, just sometimes, I could really like my son… only sometimes though, and not this time. Grrrr.


Now we get to the Knights of Mayhem… The jousting…



Love this horse… He always looked so majestic.

66 & Main Gig

I had the opportunity to photograph a local band, 66 & Main (66 & main website) at the Top Shelf in Ogden on Friday night. Some of you will recognize the name, as I used to play keyboards in that band. Jeff Jensen (Jeff Jensen Photography), and Doug Sims (Simspix) came along too… It was fun! With three photographers all dressed in blank circling the band for a couple of sets, seemed like the Paparazzii were there.

The below are just a selection of the ones I really like.



















Canyon Tour – Zion National Park – Utah

Finally, Zion NP. We didn’t hike into the park, it was just a case of driving through, and stopping every so often to take photos.