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David Andersen

David Andersen

Smithifield, UT

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I started with black and white. Not that I am so old that I pre-date colored film, but for high school the chemicals for the dark room were simple and straightforward enough for a sophomore photo class.

I borrowed my dad's Exakta 35mm camera, which he had years before I was born. It was a wonderful camera with a focal circle in the center, which was split in half horizontally, so when I dialed the image un-split, then it was focused. It had a leather camera case which protected the lens and snapped right to the camera body. I thought my old camera was better than any of the newer ones my classmates used.

I loved the class, and while my classmates were making fake IDs in the darkroom I was making a big photo of a big barn the size of a jolly rancher.

And you would think, that when it came to photography, the rest, as they say, was history.

But it really wasn't.

I don't ever remember picking up the old Exakta after I finished the class. At age 19, I did get an Olympus pocket 35mm camera to take to Finland where I served a mission for my church. There wasn't a lot of time for taking pictures, but I did find time occasionally to snap a few, and I was intrigued with trying to take night photos, maybe because all winter long, day or night, it was night. I had all my photos developed into slides. I dug them out a few years back to scan into the computer and though I remember taking great pictures, I found I had very few keepers.

The fire was kindled again when my kids were young and I bought a Pentax SLR. I had dreams of one day having my own dark room, but the reality was rolls and rolls of spent film which sat in the fridge for months, and sometimes years, before I would get around to having it developed.

Then in 2005, I bought a Pentax istDS digital SLR so that I could use my old lenses. this is the point where the rest, they say, is history... With the instant feedback of digital, the desktop darkroom, the no-cost disposability of discarded photos and a good friend who mentored me; I flourished in photography. Not in a self-aggrandizing kind of way, but that the desire and learning and creativity continues to grow and flourish.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek, I am glad I can share with you what I enjoy doing and hope you enjoy the fruits of it.

 

Last Sentinels by David Andersen

 

The Raven Falls by David Andersen

 

Firehole First Fall by David Andersen

 

Slice of Sky by David Andersen

 

There Are Other Slot Canyons In The World Than Antelope by David Andersen

 

Forty Four by David Andersen

 

Foghorn Dune by David Andersen

 

Castaway by David Andersen

 

Breaking Edge by David Andersen

 

Along the Misty Shoreline by David Andersen

 

Ways of Water by David Andersen

 

Inside Out by David Andersen

 

Checkered Waves and Flowing Rock by David Andersen

 

Windblown by David Andersen

 

Emerald Bay by David Andersen

 

Departure Dock by David Andersen

 

Two Worlds by David Andersen

 

Valley in the Clouds by David Andersen

 

Slice Of Sky Night by David Andersen

 

Methodics by David Andersen

 

Softwood Hardrock by David Andersen

 

The Valley by David Andersen

 

Busy by David Andersen

 

Stumped by David Andersen

 

Cascade Creek by David Andersen

 

Cormorant by David Andersen

 

Scatter Sunshine by David Andersen

 

Last Sentinels Greyscale Pano by David Andersen

 

Entrance to the Valley by David Andersen

 

Throwing Sparks by David Andersen

 

I Get All Misty by David Andersen

 

St Mary's Falls Pano by David Andersen

 

Above the Current by David Andersen

 

X by David Andersen

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Into the Woods by David Andersen

 

Cool Winter Shoes by David Andersen

 

Full Mesa Sunburst by David Andersen

 

Totem Pole by David Andersen

 

Seven Sixteenths by David Andersen

 

Scrubs by David Andersen

 

Midnight Roses by David Andersen

 

Aureole by David Andersen

 

Left Hangin' by David Andersen

 

Diamond Necklace by David Andersen

 

Long Stemmed Rose by David Andersen

 

A Bit Above Freezing by David Andersen

 

Other Side of a Winter Sunset by David Andersen

 

Kalaloch by David Andersen