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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.

 

Off and Running by David Andersen

 

Illumination by David Andersen

 

Winter Creek by David Andersen

 

Moses Light by David Andersen

 

Tangled by David Andersen

 

Skeleton by David Andersen

 

Autumn Treescape by David Andersen

 

Close of Day by David Andersen

 

Rear View by David Andersen

 

Storm Mountain by David Andersen

 

Moraine by David Andersen

 

Blue Fringe Falls by David Andersen

 

Winter Road by David Andersen

 

Running Eagle by David Andersen

 

Maple Ripples by David Andersen

 

Fallen by David Andersen

 

Cove of Caves by David Andersen

 

Big Leaf Maple by David Andersen

 

Midnight Blue by David Andersen

 

Winter Tree by David Andersen

 

Black and White Quarry Falls by David Andersen

 

Milling Around by David Andersen

 

Black Gears In Black by David Andersen

 

Salt Pan by David Andersen

 

Two Worlds by David Andersen

 

Confident by David Andersen

 

G8yzp by David Andersen

 

Mountain Across the Water by David Andersen

 

Eureka Valley Evening Primrose by David Andersen

 

Majestic Backdrop by David Andersen

 

Stand by David Andersen

 

Grand Morning by David Andersen

 

Queen and Pawns by David Andersen

 

Stargazer by David Andersen

 

Breath of Life by David Andersen

 

Wagon Wheel by David Andersen

 

Open Spaces 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