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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 a high school sophomore photo class, the chemicals for the darkroom were simple and straightforward.

I borrowed my dad's Exakta 35mm camera, which he had years before I was born. It was a wonderful camera. There was a focal circle in the center when looking in the viewfinder through the lens that was split in half horizontally so when the focal ring was rotated to make the image un-split in the center it was then in focus. It had a leather camera case which protected the lens and snapped right to the camera body. I thought this 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 occasionally snap a few and I was intrigued with trying to pull off 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 darkroom, 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 them 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.

 

Lionheart by David Andersen

 

Frostkist by David Andersen

 

Payson Temple at Dusk by David Andersen

 

Orb of Fire by David Andersen

 

Winter Spring Hollow by David Andersen

 

Short Eared Owl by David Andersen

 

Christus Profile by David Andersen

 

Christus by David Andersen

 

Paria Boulder by David Andersen

 

Winter Leaves by David Andersen

 

G5zp by David Andersen

 

Chilly Hydrant by David Andersen

 

Spectrum by David Andersen

 

Blown By The Wind by David Andersen

 

Impetus by David Andersen

 

What Once Was Slush by David Andersen

 

Celestial Bacon by David Andersen

 

Cascade Creek by David Andersen

 

The Brain And Beyond by David Andersen

 

Body Works by David Andersen

 

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Starkmill by David Andersen

 

The Department of Redundancy Department by David Andersen

 

Do Not Pass by David Andersen

 

Mother of Pearl Inlay by David Andersen

 

Slice Of Sky Night by David Andersen

 

A Flower Named Daisy by David Andersen

 

Defiant by David Andersen

 

How Do You Write The Sound Of Pinging A Crystal Goblet by David Andersen

 

Bridgeworks by David Andersen

 

Off Into The Sunset by David Andersen

 

Louise by David Andersen

 

Bottoms Up by David Andersen

 

Ink Blot Test by David Andersen

 

South Swiftcurrent by David Andersen

 

95 Degree Ice Vertical by David Andersen

 

Swiftcurrent Breaks by David Andersen

 

Storm Mountain iii by David Andersen

 

There Is A Reason For The Name Flaming by David Andersen

 

Elegant Staircase by David Andersen

 

Going to the Sun Ansel Style by David Andersen

 

Misty Ridge by David Andersen

 

High Mountain Ripples by David Andersen

 

Willard Peak by David Andersen

 

Pressure Relief by David Andersen

 

Phh Phh Phh by David Andersen

 

Great Grey by David Andersen

 

Autumn Thirds by David Andersen