2011 LDS Temples Album

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2011 was to photograph a different LDS temple every month for the entire year.  It was definitely a challenge!  After I finished I decided I wanted to do something more with the images than just let them sit on my computer so I designed an album.  I used a lovely scripture from Isaiah to go with the images and I chose the Ogden Temple for the cover.  Technically the Ogden temple wasn’t part of the 2011 year because it was placed under construction shortly before the year began. But I love that temple and wanted to include it as I definitely would have had they not already begun it’s reconstruction.  That image was taken November of 2010.

I’m also trying to make myself learn how to use the slideshow feature for my blog which I have never played with before.  I’m not sure if I like it or not.  Thoughts?

Here is the link to the album on my boutique.  It’s easier to see the images there I think.

http://www.illuminephotography.com/2011templealbum

Brigham City LDS Temple

Brigham City LDS TempleI’m a little premature in posting images of this temple as it hasn’t been opened…or dedicated…or completed.  My Grandfather passed away a few weeks ago and the interment was at the Brigham City Cemetery.  On the way we stopped for just a few minutes to look at this temple.  I’ve heard so much about it but never seen it for myself other than from a distance, the freeway to be precise.  I had heard that it has been modeled after the Salt Lake Temple and you can see that influence in the architecture.  When I took this the landscaping was only partially done and there were workmen working on the front just barely below where I have cut off the image.  Considering the construction chaos that was going on and the quick stop in the smack dab middle of the day (i.e. hideous light) I am rather pleased with what I was able to get.  I am very much looking forward to visiting this temple when it opens and taking more images especially with our beloved Ogden Temple being under construction.

May Lightplay

For May’s lighting project I did a completely goofy/for fun image.  I saw in a photography magazine I subscribe to how the photographer lit the subject to look like she was watching T.V.  I decided to sort of recreate it my own way, in others words…completely different.

I enlisted my kids and provided them with a bowl of popcorn. I needed the room to be dark which meant they got to stay up a little latre and so of course my boys were game.  We tried pretending we were watching a scary movie but Seth said that pretending would give him nightmares so it we did a  funny look instead which I have decided I like better anyway.  They are actually watching T.V. though that light alone wasn’t strong enough to light the image without a slow shutter speed and hence motion blur.  I have my Nikon SB800 speedlight on this little adapter thingy so it will stay upright and I am firing it using the pop up flash on my camera (a Nikon D700) as a commander.  It’s zoomed as far as it will go, (105 I believe) and my flash exposure compensation is set to -2 to attempt to keep the room dark.  I also set the white balance to cool white fluorescent to mimic the blue light that T.V.’s give off.

This was just a goofing off shot that I saw in  my head and wanted to see what I could do.  I’ll probably never do anything with it but…who knows?