Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Back in February or March, I was told (commanded, really) to go up to the tiny town of Echo, Utah to take a picture of the Kozy Cafe (and I hope I spelled it right), with its billboard promising "Free coffee w/CDL." Yup, it's nothing less than an honest to goodness truck stop. A coworker of mine used to be a waitress there years ago but she still talks about the place like she just got off the night shift an hour ago.

Echo is an interesting little place, strong emphasis on little. It's miniscule. There's the Kozy, this vacant gas/service station and motel, a decrepit church, a few houses and a few more mobile homes. I never actually got a photo of the Kozy, and the only shot I made was this accidental double exposure. The place creeped me out and because I was clearly not "local" (I pulled up in a Subaru instead of a 4-wheeler and whipped out a camera), I wanted to get out of there fast. The gun racks I saw were fully equiped. At any rate, I got the roll devved way back at the first of the year, saw the double exposure, hated it and didn't give it a second thought... until now, and now I love it and thought I'd share it. I used my Holga and Fuji Acros 100.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Summer Recap

Where has the summer gone? Where I say?! It's been near non-stop fun and I've got millions of memories to prove it. Here are just a few shots from the warm months past. I hope your summer has been as enjoyable as mine. Each photo was made with my Holga on Fuji Superia 100, unless otherwise noted.

Mules Ear along White Pine Lake trail near Logan, Utah.

Leave No Trace? Just one incidence of carvings in an Aspen along White Pine Lake trail. It's such a shame.

Cecret Lake in Albion Basin, Little Cottonwood Canyon, so named for its secret location and for the fact that the miners who discovered it way back when couldn't spell. Seriously.

We encountered several patches of snow along the Cecret Lake trail, this one the largest at six feet deep, twelve feet wide and about sixty feet long. It was awesome!

“The hills are alive…” A field of Mules Ear along the Jardine Juniper trail near Logan, Utah. Diana/Fuji NPH 400

Saturday, August 13, 2005


One more door (or lack thereof) for good measure. This was taken just around the corner from the Barn Cat image in Huntsville, Utah.

Pentax ZX-7, Fuji Reala 100

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Miss Kelly

The first collaborative project in a long while over at showcases doors. Check it out. You can see a color Holga shot of mine (look for the title “Blacksmith”) and many other really great and interesting photos. The Diana/Fuji NPH 400 photos below were two that I took while on the door theme. Because hindsight is 20/20, I like these two much more than the one I actually submitted to the collaboration, but such is life. I like these two because they are much more characteristic to how I normally shoot. The Holga shot is a little too busy for my taste.

These two images are making me crazy for Fall and I can't figure out why. Autumn. I can’t get enough of it. I love the socks, fleece, flannel, oranges, reds and yellows, pumpkins, falling leaves, crisp night air… At the end of October each year, my friend Kelly comes to visit. She and I met while working in Yellowstone and have been pen pals ever since. The day we met, I had been out of the park for a long weekend and she had just arrived. I walked into the employee dining room and saw myself sitting at a table. With dark curls and glasses and on work days, in our pink pinstriped flight attendant-like front desk getup, we looked like twins. Guests used to ask if we were and we’d laugh and explain that we’d just met and that Kelly was from New York and I was from Utah. Even now, when an entire year spans between visits, we find that we’ve gotten our hair cut the same or bought new glasses with similar frames. I look forward so much to seeing Kelly again this year because our visits are always lovely and so full of all things Fall.

I hope this season has been just wonderful for you, Miss Kelly, but come soon because Rainbow is just not the same without you.


Who would have thought that a wide-angled Holga wouldn't be the best way to capture a distant moose on film? Oh well. Travis and I saw this big girl in Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon a few weeks ago after a hike. Behind her on the right, is the reddish peak of Mount Superior.
Holga/Fuji Superia 100

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Barn Cat

No wordy offering today... just a cat.
Diana and Fuji NPH 400