Sunday, August 31, 2008


Orderville, originally uploaded by Chrisrossphotography.

Some of the most impressionable locations of Utah are found along Hwy 89. Enter Orderville, a small town in south west Utah. This field is just south of town.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Utah Vacation

Ever been to the Uintah Mountains? If so, you will understand how beautiful and peaceful this national forest really is. Every time we are up in Utah, I try to sneak away for an early morning trek with all 40 lbs of my camera gear. This time, I hiked a few miles into Wall Lake. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. Enjoy!

Family Vacation 2008

Connor, Sydney, and Brooklyn.... they are growing up so fast and furious. Sydney started Kindergarten this week, and Connor went into grade 2. Every summer we take a family vacation up to Papa's house in Utah. These are some of the better shots where they actually smiled for the camera at time.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I love driving... I love it. It's my quick fix when I'm feeling down. It's like guzzling cold water after walking in the heat all day. I love taking pictures and having to wait till I get home to see if I got any keepers... its a great feeling... the same feeling I had as a 10 year old at Christmas time, rushing downstairs to open up my presents from Santa... intrigue, excitement, anticipation, all mooshed together in a hodgepodge of good feeling. Driving + Photography = Happy Chris! Even if I don't get the image I had in mind, being there and taking the picture...setting up my tripod...leveling the camera....dialing in my settings...scanning the edges of the image... and then hearing the crisp click of the all adds up to a very enriching experience for me. Then I get to share this with you! So, here are a few from a detour on the way home from work today!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Little Ones

Little Ones, originally uploaded by Chrisrossphotography.

I am really enjoying my new D700. This image sums it all up for me. Hand held, this image was taken with my D700 in nearly dark lighting at ISO 6400. It was under exposed so I used CS3 levels to pull up the brights and the details out of the shadows. I am very pleased with it.