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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.

 

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Starkmill by David Andersen

 

The Department of Redundancy Department by David Andersen

 

Mother of Pearl Inlay by David Andersen

 

A Flower Named Daisy by David Andersen

 

Defiant by David Andersen

 

How Do You Write The Sound Of Pinging A Crystal Goblet by David Andersen

 

Bridgeworks by David Andersen

 

Off Into The Sunset by David Andersen

 

Louise by David Andersen

 

Bottoms Up by David Andersen

 

Ink Blot Test by David Andersen

 

South Swiftcurrent by David Andersen

 

Swiftcurrent Breaks by David Andersen

 

Storm Mountain iii by David Andersen

 

There Is A Reason For The Name Flaming by David Andersen

 

Elegant Staircase by David Andersen

 

Sherburne by David Andersen

 

Going to the Sun Ansel Style by David Andersen

 

Misty Ridge by David Andersen

 

High Mountain Ripples by David Andersen

 

Willard Peak by David Andersen

 

Pressure Relief by David Andersen

 

Phh Phh Phh by David Andersen

 

Great Grey by David Andersen

 

Autumn Thirds by David Andersen

 

Glacial Blue by David Andersen

 

Thunderous by David Andersen

 

Mist Ridge by David Andersen

 

Lil' Fourpoint by David Andersen

 

Pesky Bird by David Andersen

 

Pounce by David Andersen

 

Autumn Ram by David Andersen

 

Walking Barefoot by David Andersen

 

Racing under the Milky Way by David Andersen

 

Racing Before Sunrise by David Andersen

 

Busy by David Andersen

 

Minus 282 by David Andersen

 

Under Illumination by David Andersen

 

Sacred Dune by David Andersen

 

Bloomin' Desert by David Andersen

 

Purple Arch by David Andersen

 

Salt Ridges by David Andersen

 

Streamworks by David Andersen

 

Clear River by David Andersen

 

Frosted Tree and the Tabernacle by David Andersen

 

Night Guard by David Andersen

 

Water Edge by David Andersen