I’m always dreaming about some exotic land. Several years ago I hopped on a plane and began a three week trip to New Zealand, a place I found filled with magic. going to somewhere new makes it easy for the creative juices to flow. Yet I live in a beautiful place too. Utah is filled with beautiful scenic vistas that exceed the imagination. The problem is a live here and much of it I see every day.
I think that we sometimes take the everyday for granted making me wonder if New Zealand would be so magical if I lived there. I have embarked on a self assignment that takes me little further than my front door. For some time now I’ve been photographing the same scene, over and over again. What I’ve discovered is that it’s not always the same. I change lenses, the clouds are never the same, sunset and sunrise colors very from subtle to spectacular. The light changes, the moon sometimes rises at just the right time to change the look of the peaks, and very often I change my point of view. I know if I go on a vacation to an exotic place I’ve never been I’m going to take my camera and shoot hundreds if not thousands of images. But when you are tooling around the local area make the effort to carry your camera. You just might find something extraordinary among what you thought was just ordinary.