Time on the lake

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When we stopped at Bountilful Lake, we didn’t realize there was going to be camp out happening. I mean there was tents everywhere. I managed to catch these two campers enjoying the sunset on the Lake. 

By the way, Bountiful Lake is not very large. It’s extremely small when viewed next to the Salt Lake. 


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©2018 Rick Cartwright

Flowers and a sunset

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My son (Tim) and I took a little drive so we could watch the sunset on the mountains in Utah last night. It was so beautiful. There is so much rich color in this shot. Deep reds and blues, then the golden hue of the setting sun .. it’s just as I saw it.  

~ Rick  


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A sunset sandwich?

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I am going to dive into a little of the technical side of this photo today .. if you find this boring, let me know. I don’t want to do this often, but this photo seemed to call for it. 

HDR (High Dynamic Rage) photography can really make photos look unique. The iPhone can take amazing HDR photos. The user can set HDR to Auto, ON or OFF.

HDR photos are a combination of several photos, usually 3, each at different exposer levels. It is good to use HDR when you are taking photos in low light situations, or with blacklit scenes. I like to use it for landscapes, especially sunrise or sunset shots. 

There are apps that can help create HDR photos. For example, Pro HDR X. I prefer to just use the stock iPhone camera app. It really works great, and I used it for this sunset photo. 

The other technique that can make sunset photos interesting is to increase the saturation and highlights in the photo, while reducing the shadows. I did that on this photo using Snapseed

All that said, I just love a good sunset photo. The clouds make this extra cool. It looks like a sunset sandwich, with the sun between the horizon and the clouds.  

~ Rick


 Prints are available for many of the photos on this site on canvas, metal or glass. They are stunning and you can purchase them for a wall at home. Click the link or the ‘prints and such’ tab.

©2018 Rick Cartwright