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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.

 

Breath of Life by David Andersen

 

Wagon Wheel by David Andersen

 

12-Mule Team Wagon by David Andersen

 

Cool Desert by David Andersen

 

Spanish Steps by David Andersen

 

The Grandstand by David Andersen

 

No 119 by David Andersen

 

Kiesel Falls by David Andersen

 

Below the Falls by David Andersen

 

Temple Ironwork by David Andersen

 

Temple Work by David Andersen

 

Sacred Sunset by David Andersen

 

Temple Between Lights by David Andersen

 

Fire in the Sky and Embers Down Below by David Andersen

 

Chapped by David Andersen

 

Sand in the Air by David Andersen

 

Mountainous Ridges by David Andersen

 

Little Needles by David Andersen

 

Beautiful Desolation by David Andersen

 

Two Stand Grandstand by David Andersen

 

Wide Turn by David Andersen

 

Propagation by David Andersen

 

Sand Dune Fans by David Andersen

 

Twin Trails by David Andersen

 

Moran over Autumn Trees by David Andersen

 

Intermittency by David Andersen

 

Schwabacher Landing by David Andersen

 

Jasmin by David Andersen

 

Up by David Andersen

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Sweet Twin Strawberries by David Andersen

 

Aspen Last Stand by David Andersen

 

Sweet Strawberry by David Andersen

 

Sugar Falls by David Andersen

 

Happy Splash the Second by David Andersen

 

Happy Splash by David Andersen

 

The Kiwi Experiment by David Andersen

 

Magnum Red by David Andersen

 

Blue Kissed Pistols by David Andersen

 

A Buck 76 by David Andersen

 

Evanescent by David Andersen

 

Crimson Pistol by David Andersen

 

Blue and Black Pistol by David Andersen

 

Revolver on Red by David Andersen

 

Pistol on Blue by David Andersen

 

Thin Ice by David Andersen

 

Revolver on Black by David Andersen

 

Western Garb by David Andersen

 

Tapered Stack by David Andersen