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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Population 800: Elberta, Utah, Population 273

(click on the images to see the words bigger)

The first set of images from my Population 800 project, taken in Elberta, Utah, population 273.

Soon I plan on tweeking the layout for the blog if this isn't working with posting these images, also, I plan on creating a blog of its own for these images and stories. So be looking for that soon!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels, Texas

Slides from one of the 4 parts of Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels (2nd biggest water park in the world). Every year we try to convince my parents to go on family vacation finally worked two summers ago and I have never seen so many bad tattoos in my life.

Friday, March 26, 2010

March Giveaway Winner!

Well, Miss Roxanne, I did.Well, the random number generator did.
Anyways, congratulations! And let me know what print you want.

If you didn't won, don't worry, there will be future giveaways (maybe even one a month), but if you are real anxious, you can buy any of the prints I had up to giveaway in my shop.

Orchards outside of Eureka, Utah.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Headlamps and TIn Foil Dinners.

I used to make fun of people who used headlamps. Then in January I went winter camping to Great Basin National Park and when we arrived at night and still had to set up camp and collect firewood, I finally got the brilliance of headlamps and shortly afterward went out and bought one of my own.
This image was taken out at Utah Lake with my friend Annalise who I think has made me more tinfoil dinners recently than I have made for myself in the last year.

In case you were wondering,
My favorite tin foil dinner (nothing special):
A can of corn.
A can of Tyson's or Costco chicken.
Some celery.
Lots of carrots.
A potato.
Half a sweet onion.
A lot of Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning.

This summer I plan on eating a lot of tinfoil dinners.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

EDP Charity Fashion show for Sowers of Hope

This last weekend I got to photograph a fashion show put together by EDP (Electric Dance Party) and Sowers of Hope (a NGO). The designers were mainly local, except Devani Weaver who came up from Scottsdale, Arizona for the show.
I had never done this before, and I ended up taking a million pictures. I tried to narrow them down, but that idea turned out to be pretty unsuccessful. I have also posted the rest of the pictures up on my site, with a free download option for larger images that way the designers and models can have the images from the event.

The Charity Organization: Sowers of Hope

Fellow Photographer: Natalie Neal

Some of the DJs: Red Spectral, CapEtan, DJ kiDD wiDD

Designer: Devani Weaver

Designer: Garrett Kinnison

Designer: Rafael Nielson

Designer: Brock Neilson

Personal Style Segment

Friday, March 19, 2010

Population 800: Eureka

I'm starting a project for school, working on collecting stories and photographs in towns in Utah with populations of about 800 or less. I started this last weekend with the towns of Goshen, Elberta, and Eureka. I will be posting the images along with the stories as I finish them up in the very near future.

This first image was taken in Eureka, population 766 (according to the 2000 census). I was photographing parts of the town when a truck pulled up and parked right in the middle of my picture. These guys got out and realized I was photographing and asked if they should move. Saying I could work around it, they began to joke about me taking their picture. Little do any of these unsuspecting people know, if you joke, I will take you up on it and I will have your picture. And hence, here are the three men in front of the coffee shop off the main street in Eureka.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Monday! Photo Giveaway!

Recently I have been doing a lot of printing, and with this I have realized I have a lot of prints and since my goal in life is to have everything I own fit into my Mazda 3 when I graduate (foiled by my recent darkroom accumulation), I need to get rid of these prints. Also, I have been wanting to do a giveaway for some time now, so I feel like this is prefect. I will get rid of a print, and you will get a free gift, just because you look at my blog.

So here are the details.

There are six prints that you can choose from, matted to be an 11x14. The print is of your choice from the lovely image below (disclaimer: I am not a graphic designer).

The deadline is in ten days. March 25.

There are multiple ways that you can enter, and therefore, you can have multiple entries. So do them all, and you have a better chance of winning.

#1: Comment on this post. You need a topic so you feel like you have an excuse to comment? How about your favorite place in the world you have been. Don't have a google account? Post as anonymous and just leave your e-mail there for me so I can contact you.

#2: Post about this contest on your blog. Or twitter about it. If you twitter about it, just use @brighteyedphoto so I can track it. If you post it on your blog, however, be sure to e-mail me about it so I know because that is harder to follow. Oh, and feel free to use the image on this post.

#3: Book a sitting or order prints from me.

I'll be picking a winner at random on the 26th. So get going! And if you don't win, don't fret, I have a whole box of images that need to be given away.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Homes in the Everglades

While in Florida recently, I got to go to the Cypress Valley in the Everglades. We walked around the swamps around Big Cypress Gallery, a gallery consisting of large format black and white work by Clyde Butcher. I photographed a lot of the landscape (which will eventually show up on here), but I really liked the homes in the swamp. It kind of made me want to become a park ranger. Kind of. If I liked landscape photography I think I would for sure be a park ranger when I grow up.