Photos 4 – Panorama


Left to right, top to bottom: (all are untitled)

January 28, 2012, 5:33pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4.0, 1/30, Canon T3i

January 28, 2012, 5:33pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4.0, 1/40, Canon T3i

January 28, 2012, 5:33pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4.0, 1/25, Canon T3i

January 28, 2012, 5:33pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4.0, 1/15, Canon T3i

January 28, 2012, 5:34pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4.0, 1/13, Canon T3i

Home Sweet Home

“Home Sweet Home”

A panorama of my apartment complex. Adjusted in Camera Raw after I finished stitching it together.


January 30, 2012, 9:44am; Rexburg, ID; f/5.0; 1/80; Canon T3i

January 30, 2012, 9:44am; Rexburg, ID; f/5.0; 1/30; Canon T3i

January 30, 2012, 9:44am; Rexburg, ID; f/5.0; 1/25; Canon T3i

Xbox Oreo

“Xbox Oreo”

Bonus points if you get why the image is titled what it is.

Photos 3 – Flora and Fauna

I forgot to go take some photos of plants and animals until relatively late on Saturday night, but this ended up being a blessing in disguise. I went to the greenhouses in the Benson building, but they were locked. However, the security guard let me in. None of the lights were on in the greenhouses, making for quite the challenge in shooting (the only flashlight I had was my iPod), but it also offered some great opportunities. (Particularly, to learn how to adjust my camera’s focus one-handed, while shining a light at the subject with the other.)

Life to Death   Green

Night for Day   Wolverine

Clockwise, from top-left:

“Life to Death”; January 21, 2012, 10:29pm; BYU-Idaho Greenhouse, Rexburg, ID; f/5.6; 1/15; Canon T3i; Sharpen filter applied and partially masked out

“Green”; January 21, 2012, 10:34pm; BYU-Idaho Greenhouse, Rexburg, ID; f/4.0; 1/60; Canon T3i; Flash fired, Saturation increased, Sharpened

“Wolverine”; January 23, 2012, 10:32am; BYU-Idaho Wildlife Museum, Rexburg, ID; f/5.6; 1/13; Canon T3i; Sharpening added

“Night for Day”; January 21, 2012, 11:02pm; BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID; f/4.5; 0.5; Canon T3i; Sharpen, soft glow, and levels adjusted

Photos 2 – Color Study

In Rexburg in the wintertime there are essentially 3 colors outside: white, brown, and green. And there isn’t a whole lot of white yet this year. I decided to do a little study of green, because it’s the nicest color outside right now. It’s just a bonus that I discovered a surprisingly large amount of green inside too!

A Tree   Lonely Tree

Illumination   Ride the Green Rail

From top-left, clockwise:

“A Tree”; January 13, 2012, 2:13pm; Rexburg, ID; f/4.5; 1/640; Canon T3i; With my focal length of 36mm for this shot, the aperture was as low as I could set it, leading to the blurred wheat, which was probably 5 or 6 feet from where I was standing

“Lonely Tree”; January 16, 2012, 8:27am; Rexburg, ID; f/36; 1/25; Canon T3i; handheld, adjustments made in camera raw (mainly raising the exposure)

“Ride the Green Rail”; January 16, 2012, 8:22am; Rexburg, ID; f/3.5; 1/30; Canon T3i; auto adjustments in camera raw

“Illumination”; January 16, 2012, 12:07am; Rexburg, ID; f/4; 1/50; Canon T3i; white balance and fill light changed in camera raw, image cropped to eliminate some clutter


I hesitated initially to have two trees in my color study, but I really like the first one because it is so sharp. And when I saw the small little tree by the BYU-Idaho Center, I knew I needed to take a photo of it. It’s the only tree in its little island and it is so small, which inspired me to give it the title “Lonely Tree.” Dark, cloudy days like the one I took the photo on can make me feel small and lonely like that little tree too.

I’m actually surprised how well “Illumination” turned out. It was hard to capture an image with the light on like that because my camera didn’t like the large amounts of light coming from the lamp. If you notice, the light cast by the lamp has a greenish quality to it. That’s because the florescent bulb in that lamp is actually green! I just aimed the light directly at the green scriptures and took the shot!

I have no idea why I titled “Ride the Green Rail” the way I did. I blame lack of sleep.

Photos 1 – Past Photos

Logan Utah Temple at Night

Logan Utah Temple at Night; August 11, 2010 9:21pm; Logan, Utah; f/5; 2.5″; Casio EX-H10

This is probably the photo I’m most proud of. The camera I took this with does not have manual settings, but it did have a night scene mode. This photo was taken from a second story landing at an apartment complex with a great view of the temple. I used the night scene mode to get this photo. The towers of the temple are kind of overexposed, but the rest of the temple is very bright and very detailed because of the stability that the railing provided, despite the long exposure time.

Logan Temple Reflected in a Window

Logan Temple Reflected in a Window; August 13, 2010 10:31am; Logan, Utah; f/3.2; 1/60; Casio EX-H10; Low Resolution 🙁

A couple of days later, I was at the same apartment complex and happened to notice the temple reflected in the window of one of the first floor apartments. I thought it looked interesting, and was surprised that I could see the temple because there were some trees that I thought would have blocked the view. Unfortunately, the photo is fairly low resolution because this is a crop of the original image. I can’t remember why I didn’t zoom in farther to take the photo originally.

Christus Statue

Christus Statue; July 19, 2010 4:28pm; Salt Lake City, Utah; f/5.2; 1/60; Casio EX-H10

Yes, this is cliche, but I don’t take a whole lot of photos, so I don’t have a wide selection to choose from. I feel this is a fairly crisp photo though. Should have used the rule of thirds a little more though.

Strange Sculpture

Strange Sculpture; April 4, 2010 3:14pm; Salt Lake City, Utah; f/2.6; 1/60; Canon PowerShot A550; Some curve adjustments made

Again, I haven’t been a huge photo-taker. I had the opportunity to go to General Conference in April 2010. While walking around the Conference Center, I noticed what I can only assume is a strange hanging sculpture. Or something like that. I’m really not sure what it is. I probably didn’t realize it at the time, but I like how the sculptures kind of point in a line toward the center of the image.

"Mother and Child" Statue

“Mother and Child” Statue; November 20, 2007 3:14pm; Walla Walla, WA; f/2.6; 1/60; Canon PowerShot A550; “Auto Color” feature in Photoshop used, which helped brighten the grass up

Remember when I said I didn’t take a lot of photographs? I really wasn’t kidding. I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel. I wish I had known about the rule of thirds when I took this. This is a statue in front of an art gallery back at home.