I got the opportunity to visit Zion National Park for Thanksgiving and get a little shooting done. This is my first ever star photo and I’m pretty proud of it. I was standing outside the Zion Canyon Museum where the lights were dim, which lit the trees in front of me. The moon was also out and very bright which lit the rock perfectly.
I had an amazing opportunity over the summer to take a photography class in Capitol Reef for one week. We learned how to conserve electricity and water, and slept for a week in the heat of July without air conditioning. It was actually an incredible experience. We had a chef cook all of our meals for us so we could focus on hiking and photographing. We spent every moment with each other and built some great relationships. At first it was exhausting hiking all the time, but by the time we had to go home I didn’t want it to end. There was no cell service or wireless internet. It was just us and the earth with not a care in the world.
The first thing we did when we arrived was take a stroll around the field station to check out some pictographs and this waterpocket we call “the bowl”.
The next morning we awoke before sunrise to hike Hickman Bridge and had fantastic light.
We got an opportunity to camp in Cathedral Valley. There was a huge storm, which made for some great photographs, but a terrifying sleepless night.
Our night in Cathedral Valley, we shot the sunset near Temple of the Sun and Temple of the Moon. I used the same timelapse photography I use in most of my sunset images, but it was not as colorful as others.
On the way back to the field station we passed by an area with huge mud cracks and looked like a bunch of weirdos crouched on the ground photographing them.
We spent our last day in Escalante, at the Calf Creek Falls trail. For southern Utah it was so green and lush. It was definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.
This is the last photo I took before leaving Capitol Reef. It’s the view facing east from the field station around sunrise.
The class was only a week long, but I learned more in that week than any semester-long photo class. It has definitely made my list of top five classes I’ve ever taken.
Infinite Beginnings is red raspberry alabaster formed into an abstracted infinity symbol. One of the pieces is broken in two. Is it coming together or pulling apart?
The stone was originally 100 lbs and is now 8.5 lbs.
It was accepted into the Student Show at the Woodbury Art Museum and will be on display March 25-April 26, 2014.
“Ebullient” is a double and inverse candle holder made of translucent orange alabaster with white, clear, and clay spots. A color-changing LED goes in the bottom and a flameless tea light candle goes in the top. Click the image to view more.
Harbinger, one that presages or foreshadows what is to come . Translucent orange alabaster sculpture shaped into an abstract face.
Morpheus, the god of dream or sleep. Translucent orange alabaster sculpture shaped into a goblet, chalice, or cup.
Here are a few new stone sculptures. They are all translucent orange (salmon) alabaster. The candle holders look brilliant with the flameless LED candles. The stone glows a vibrant orange and red. They are all one of a kind. Sculptures are for sale at Farr Out Fine Art. Also, like my art on Facebook to see every time a new beautiful piece is finished.