Doing chores

I think I would rather get a root canal than take a picture of myself. For some reason, I don’t mind seeing other people’s pictures they have taken of themselves, especially if they are done in a classy none narcissistic way. I like to see images of other photographers. It helps put a face to the pictures and helps tell their story. For whatever reason, when I think about posting a photo of myself, all I can think about is how much it feels like I am being narcissistic. It’s one of the traits in humans I am not very fond of. But! I am also a big believer in pushing yourself out of your comfort zones to grow and learn. So here I go pushing myself out of my comfort zone to try and tell my story to help people to know and understand who I am, and why I do what I do. 

I have always liked to learn. I think it’s essential to improve yourself and work on your craft. So when I go out to feed my horses at night, if I think there might be some good light, I’ll take my camera and practice. I’m far from the 10,000 hours of training. I’ve heard that it takes before, you are considered good at something. But after last night, I’m a couple of hours closer. 


Sometimes I feel like I never have enough time to do the things I want to do and then I sit down to recap my month and realize I am always doing something I want to do. I came to the conclusion the other day that no matter how much time I have, I still wouldn’t have enough. To many interests, to curious about the world, to many places to go, to many friends to hang out with, just never going to be enough time. In the end I’m grateful for all the interests in my life and what time I have to enjoy them.Continue reading “November”


The first part of October brought me back to the desert to photograph the wild horses. I can never get enough of the desert country they live in and watching them. I hadn’t been out for a couple of months and it felt really good to see them again


A couple of days later me and my wife went to the Uintah mountains in Utah, to photograph horses in fall color. I feel like we walked away with a few good images and had a great fall day spent in the mountains.


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I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful it was. Not a lot of people outside of Utah even know about the Uintah range. But there over 500 fishable lakes and if it were up to me I would fish everyone in my lifetime. There is nothing better than throwing a leg over a good horse with a fly rod tied on and riding into a mountain lake. I spend a lot of time in the Uintah’s riding and fishing but this day I only had an afternoon to spend and wanted to get some fall photographs.

The next day I went for a ride with my daughter Alyx, and good friend Kylee.


We went to a trail head just outside of Snowbasin ski resort just east of where I live in Ogden. It was a good ride but very crowded. Not a place for solitude.

The good thing about fall is it brings more time for photography. I was able to go to the desert and photograph the Onaqui wild horse’s again.

It was a beautiful day. The horses never cease to amaze me and I was able to get a few keepers.

To round out the month on Halloween the Budweiser Clydesdales came to Ogden. I love seeing them. So cool to see them all hitched up and working as a team.





It’s been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. Time has a way of getting away from me. But I have been thinking about what I want to do with my blog and my goal is to write at least one post a month recapping what I have been up to. I may write more if I feel like I have a story to tell or something more to say that is to long to post on social media. I’m not very good at social media when it comes to documenting my day to day. I like to post my photography with a story or quote that gives information about the picture. And sometimes it involves stories about my personal life, but most of the time it doesn’t. For some reason posting personal information on social media feels weird to me, even posting it on this blog feels weird. I know people are curious, but I still struggle with what to put out to the world and what not to. And I surely don’t want to do it on a daily basis. A monthly recap feels appropriate and If I do it on this blog I feel like I own more of it. And if people want to see it they will make the effort to come to the blog, if they don’t, i’m not bugging them with stuff they don’t want to see.

The month started off with My daughter getting married. Holy shit, was that was a whorl wind!! From the time she was engaged in February to the day she was married it was a daily effort of planning and getting the yard ready for it. But by the time it was all said and done all the work and effort was worth it. It was an amazing day for my daughter, her husband and our family.

During the week of the wedding, my daughter, son in-law, and some friends were able to go for a ride to one of my favorite places on earth, the Uintah Mountains in Utah. Fishing was great and hanging out with my tribe was even better!

The next week I was busy shoeing because of the time I had to take off for the wedding and did not have much time to get my camera out. I would have loved to have taken it with me when me and my father in-law went for a ride on the weekend. But my good horse was colicky the day before and I had to take the young horse. He is good in the mountains but he is inexperienced and is a little squirrely for the first twenty minutes or so riding him. And I wasn’t going to take the chance of him bucking me off with expensive camera gear on me. So I just took some pics with my phone and enjoyed the day fishing and spending time with my father in-law.

The next weekend I planned some time to go for a ride with my youngest daughter, Ashton. It was fun to hang out with her and it just be us. Now that she is moved out we don’t get much time to hang out one on one. It was a fun day. It had rained the night and day before and the clouds had not cleared out yet. The leaves were just starting to turn and it made for a neat ride.

After all the chaos of the the last couple of months me and my wife needed to get away. We made plans to go to Pinedale, Wyoming the next weekend. It’s a little town on the foothills of the Wind River mountains. Its a great place with a couple of good local restaurants that we both enjoy.

It was a much needed break. We got there Friday afternoon got an early dinner at our favorite Mexican place. I watched my wife slurp down a few well deserved margaritas and we took off to catch the sunset on a ridge over looking Fremont lake outside of town. Besides me worrying about my tipsy wife tripping and rolling off the steep ridge and into the lake it was a great time, and sunset! I told her how romantic I thought it was bringing her to this spot to watch the sun go down while I captured this spectacular moment with some photographs. But truth be told I think it would have been more romantic to her to be back in town drinking margaritas where it was warmer then out freezing her butt off with me trying to get some photography in. But she endured, and I got some pictures I was happy with and we went back into town, had a few more drinks at the local brewery and called it a night.

The next day we drove over to Jackson Hole, about an hour drive from Pinedale and hung out for the day. We went to the local art galleries and looked at the expensive artwork. I enjoy looking at all the artwork even if I don’t get it. Thats a whole other post in itself. But I just have to laugh when I walk into the galleries in my scuffed up cowboy boots and ball cap, and the curator/salespeople just give me the look like, he will never buy anything i’m not even going to waste my time. Their right, i’m not, and I don’t want them to waste their time on me either. No sense trying to explain to me why a painting that looks like a third grader did it, and somehow some extravagant artist type was portraying the meaning of life in it. And they are selling it for fifty thousand dollars! Don’t get me wrong, if I had that kind of money I would definitely spend it on art that made sense to me. But I don’t have that kind of money, and a lot of it doesn’t make sense, so I just walk around with a look on my face that screams WTF???

All in all it was a great weekend. Even with the kids out of the house, our busy lives make it hard to relax and unwind together. It’s nice just to getaway and leave all our day to day stuff at home and relax.