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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 Breath of Day by David Andersen

 

King's Tree by David Andersen

 

Bison by David Andersen

 

Reflections by David Andersen

 

Dragon in Green by David Andersen

 

Forest Mist by David Andersen

 

Horseshoe by David Andersen

 

Bridgework Girding by David Andersen

 

Utah State Capitol Front by David Andersen

 

Perigee and the Clouds by David Andersen

 

Sol Duc Falls by David Andersen

 

Utah State Capitol East by David Andersen

 

The Tree in the Forest by David Andersen

 

Forest Road by David Andersen

 

Marbled Stock by David Andersen

 

The Rifle and the Barn by David Andersen

 

Lucky 7 by David Andersen

 

Yin Yang by David Andersen

 

A Burst Of Teeth by David Andersen

 

Prop With A Green Glow by David Andersen

 

Bronze Spin by David Andersen

 

New Antiques by David Andersen

 

Blue Bronze Beauty by David Andersen

 

Blue on Black on Black by David Andersen

 

Bronze X by David Andersen

 

Red Motive by David Andersen

 

Spring Falls by David Andersen

 

Jelly by David Andersen

 

Splined Bore To Wing by David Andersen

 

The Prop Shop by David Andersen

 

Sandstone Prop by David Andersen

 

Topographical Prop by David Andersen

 

Double Red Maple by David Andersen

 

Floral Light Paint 4 by David Andersen

 

Floral Light Paint 3 by David Andersen

 

Floral Light Paint 2 by David Andersen

 

White Rose Three by David Andersen

 

New Prop Old Wood by David Andersen

 

Crimson Blue by David Andersen

 

Winter Cat by David Andersen

 

Aspen in Blue by David Andersen

 

Wood Boss II by David Andersen

 

Steel Stihl Bar by David Andersen

 

Autumn Aspen Alliteration by David Andersen

 

Third Ring Of Teeth by David Andersen

 

Bugle by David Andersen

 

Coming Up by David Andersen

 

She Goat by David Andersen