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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.

 

The Classic Steam Engine by David Andersen

 

Jetty Blue by David Andersen

 

A Hint of a Rainbow by David Andersen

 

I Get All Misty by David Andersen

 

What's Under by David Andersen

 

Waterton Ripples by David Andersen

 

Mammoth by David Andersen

 

Firehole River by David Andersen

 

Autumn Highway by David Andersen

 

Powder Sugar Brownies by David Andersen

 

Desert Jacuzzi by David Andersen

 

Rocks in the Universe by David Andersen

 

Along the Gibbon River by David Andersen

 

Playa Hard by David Andersen

 

Dune Sweep by David Andersen

 

Big Drift by David Andersen

 

Eureka Dune Pano by David Andersen

 

St. Mary Halo by David Andersen

 

Salt Pan Pano by David Andersen

 

Disenchantment Bay by David Andersen

 

Port Victoria by David Andersen

 

Forked Tongue by David Andersen

 

Some Tree In The Desert by David Andersen

 

The Fountain by David Andersen

 

Mesa Falls by David Andersen

 

Thin Fins of Stone by David Andersen

 

St. Mary Falls by David Andersen

 

Precariously Secure by David Andersen

 

Stop And Smell The Roses by David Andersen

 

Accentuated by David Andersen

 

Roughed Smooth by David Andersen

 

Type Hammers by David Andersen

 

Sunburst Over The Granite Wall by David Andersen

 

Primary Autumn by David Andersen

 

Band of Blue by David Andersen

 

Crested 7mm by David Andersen

 

Pathways by David Andersen

 

Cool Calm Moraine by David Andersen

 

Black Pedals by David Andersen

 

Yucca And The Toadstool by David Andersen

 

Stool For A Big Toad by David Andersen

 

Curve of the Road by David Andersen

 

Windrows by David Andersen

 

Sandstone by David Andersen

 

Handcrafted Arrows by David Andersen

 

Barbed Dragon by David Andersen

 

Crop Duster by David Andersen

 

Swiftcurrent Breaks by David Andersen