Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Up up and away in a Beautiful Balloon

Sandy City in Utah hosted a Hot Air Balloon festival on August 13, 2011.  I have wanted to take photos of hot air balloons for a long time, but have had to be other places for the last few years (busy busy busy).  This year I was able to attend and get some of my personal photography skills sharpened with a subject I have never shot before.  I really had a good time and got some good pictures. There wasn't any clouds so there was very little reference when the balloons were in the air. I decided to switch focus and capture some small details and  some balloon groupings, here you go (you can see the full set of photos here StevePetersonPhotography.com):

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Shoshone Falls Idaho

Two posts in one day :)

In June on our way home from Washington (not the Cannonball run), we stopped at the Shoshone Falls.  Its a bit out of the way, but it was totally worth it!  There is a $3.00 fee to get into the overlook area also very worth it.  The falls are huge and flowing really fast right now from all the run off. This is a collage of 4 photos stitched together.  You can see/buy the print here: StevePetersonPhotography.com

Click the picture to get the full size image is 3909 x 1024 (the low res one, the full res one is 9169 x 2402).

Cannonball Run from Salt Lake City, UT to Seattle, WA

My wife and I drove to Seattle, we left Thursday morning and got home Saturday night, to pick up our niece and nephew for a few weeks of summer visiting (we have a lot of fun with them when they are with us).  The following images were captured by the Museum of Glass we didn't make it before they closed (6:00pm) but the exhibits outside are so amazing!  I went into capture trance mode filling up my memory card before I realized there was small details I needed to capture and went into macro mode, the details were hypnotic, you have to see this place.  We got there as the lights were coming on right after dusk and I think it was the best time to be there, less people and individual lights for each sculpture.  The exhibits are behind glass (no kidding) and the glass at the top of the walk way was a little dusty picking up some light causing the image to be a little less detailed then I would have liked, that was the only thing I didn't like about shooting here at night. See the full set of image here: http://smu.gs/oJPHj5 
on the side of another piece of glass.
my niece calls these glass sculptures "bags" :)
hollow creations of amazing color and light.
small details of the actual museum
attempt at street photography ;)

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