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Linda JeffersIn a world of so many great photographers and writers, I am venturing into some unknown territories, leaving comfort zones, finally very willing to practice the art of seeing. By maintaining the practice of posting daily photos, I hope to continue learning about the possibilities that I trust are out there for the taking.

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More Moab Photos.

I uploaded some photos from thedigitalworkshops.com workshop I went to a couple of weeks ago. They are in the Porfolio Section of my website.
I am headed to Page, AZ for another workshop with Jeff and Randy at thedigitalphotworkshops workshop in two days!

I shot this photo with my camera while seated a distance away while Dave Black and other classmates shined and moved the Brinkman lights over Delicate Arch. So I didn't really create this photo. The man behind the scenes, our teacher, Dave Black, created the idea and implemented it while I was told the settings to use. Lighting something properly is a work of art I could see. I'm posting Dave's website link below this photo. Hope you check out his work. He has been an accomplished working photographer his entire life.

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Delicate Arch, Moab, Utah.

Someone on the 1.7 mile walk up to Delicate Arch, Moab, UT.

Delicate Arch, Moab, UT.

Mesa Arch, Moab, Utah.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM @ 16mm
Manual mode
1/4 sec 1t f/18, ISO 100
tripod and shutter cable release

Another favorite from the Moab, Utah workshop.

Side view of Mesa Arch.

Home From Moab, Utah.

Well, I have to say I’ve never been to a better workshop ever. Check out my friend Jeff Leimbach’s photography workshop website.

Here’s what I wrote to Jeff today (although his mailbox is full so he hasn’t seen my note to him yet):
Boy, what a great workshop you put on! I am so impressed with your ability to give equal attention to all attendees, incredibly full photo op days, expertise and help with Lightroom and Photoshop and most of all the the love and service attitude that permeates throughout the workshop. And……what a picker you have in your choice of guest instructor, Dave Black. What a REMARKABLE man with sooooo much expertise/experience and that he too humbly and willingly shares with all. I learned so much from you, Randy (who I adore), and Dave. I’ve never felt more relaxed in any of the many workshops I’ve attended. Can’t wait for Page, Arizona.

Park Avenue monuments in Arches National Park. This is where we spent our last morning shooting......shooting in pools of hand carried water poured into rock pools located in the flat just beyond the road. This is a 6 shot pano merged in Photoshop.

Here's our group!

And here is one of my favorite photos from the workshop. We were on our stomachs, cameras on the ground in front of the water we placed in a depression in the hard rock to capture this morning reflection.

And as if I hadn't had enough photography, I went out 1 hour after I got home last night to shoot this.

Moab, UT

I knew so much less in 2009 when I shot this photo at a workshop.

I’m ready and looking forward to capturing some pretty images while away in Banff, Canada at a workshop I leave for February 17th.

p.s. After talking with my friend, I realized I implied I didn’t like this photo. I do. It’s all the behind the scenes confusion and frustration I experienced from generally being so inexperienced during this time that lead me to upload this photo.

Another Moab, Utah shot.

Colorado River.

I dipped in to my photo archives since I have been busy and haven’t picked up my camera in the last couple of days. Not happy about that either.

I find it interesting that I never looked at the photos I shot in Moab, Utah once I returned home. I remember I was in computer and hard drive crash hell. I got so few good photos on this DLWS photography workshop. That also probably contributed to the lack of interest in ever going through and pulling out a few good shots.

Dreaming of having time again to photograph with my newer skills this year.

Only one year ago, but I’ve gained so much more knowledge of my camera and settings.

In early May I’m driving to Santa Fe to meet my girlfriend, Tailwinds. We have no set itinerary once in Santa Fe. We’re not backpacking, I’m not in a workshop…..we are free to do whatever we like for the four days we’ll be together. Heaven!

Moab, Ut. 2010 DLWS photography workshop.

A few photos from Moab, UT.

Have been dealing with new computer problems (what else is new) and am so frustrated I haven’t looked at many of my photos from the workshop. I’m not feeling good about not having posted in so many days, so here are a few shots.

Side road off 128 at the Moab - 20 miles sign.

Day after workshop end, happy to be out shooting on my own with Bernie.

Bernie, a new friend from the workshop.

Was thrilled to find this flower. Shot with a 50mm lens plus extension tube.

Water source for nearby Ranch home.

Dead Horse Point in Canyonsland. Taken early the second morning after workshop, below I packed up to drive home.

Dead Horse Point.



Checked in to the Red Cliff Lodge and settled in Moab, UT.

Cropped version of Colorado River geese and their babies not far from my room.

Here are a few photos I took today. I am in the most beautiful place ever, AND, I love my room. Moab, Utah rules!

I took a quick walk along the Colorado River shoreline just below my room which opens up to a view of the river to die for.

I ate alone. Food was not good, but the view from the dining room made up for it.  While I was eating I notice three of my instructors, Moose, Kevin and Laurie. Joe must not be here yet. In our participant worksheet, references were made to not engage the teachers before the workshop. I obeyed and did not say hello or even look like I recognized them when they walked in. Inside I was going, “Oh my god. Here are the photographers I follow online daily. It’s neat knowing so much about them ahead of time.

I sure hope I’m not coming down with a cold. My throat is very sore.

View from my room. Not bad is it?

I'm in a single level, water front room, as opposed to these cabins that each look right out on the Colorado River too.

First rafters going by as I was reading outside.

Second rafters. Woman has her dog with her (also in a life jacket!).

View while I was eating in the dining room.

Just before I quit shooting.

Ray just noticed this post was up. He wants to see photos of my room. I just shot off a couple with the 5D Mark II with the ISO set to 2500. I’m surprised how well lit these photos are. I hand held them too (at a 1/10 of a sec!

Look at all that camera gear I have:-)