Old Town Pocatello Panorama

I wanted to capture a unique perspective of Old Town Pocatello, Idaho. The city used to be centered around these train tracks since Pocatello used to be the Gate City. Travelers headed to Oregon or Washington would take the train out of Pocatello. This vantage point shows the rail way going through Old Town. It is now just freight cars, but still an interesting part of town.

Old Town Pocatello 360˚ panorama from above the tracks.
Old Town Pocatello 360˚ panorama from above the tracks.

City of Rocks

I went out to City of Rocks in Malta, Idaho. This area is known for majestic granite forms and pioneer history. This area was a landmark along the Oregon Trail. I had a blast climbing up the building sized boulders to get a unique vantage point on the moon rise and sunset. Once the sun went down it was time to set up at Castle Rock to shoot astro-panoramas. It was great connecting to the history of this area and spending time exploring the unique geography.

Assignment #5 Still Life

The Assignment is to create a summer scene in the studio during winter. I felt like lemonade and watermelon were my best bet for a summer feel. I set my white balance manually to warm up the light and used a graded filter to cool off the background just a touch. I spent a lot of time on the composition and getting the proper exposure with shallow depth of field and two light studio flash. I enjoyed the experience of setting up and executing an idea in the studio. This genre of photography could be something I explore further.

Photos Summer ’14