Saturday, December 6, 2008

Hawaii I will miss you

The best place on earth

This is the best place on Earth

for me.

I grew up here
Learned here
made friends

and will never forget it.

Mahalo for all the help that I received when I was in Hawaii this past summer. You all know who you are. I will miss you all!

I hope you all frequent my page to see what I'm up to. There are some great things to come.


Friday, December 5, 2008








Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Barnes Ohana

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

P and M

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P and M_50

P and M_70

P and M_1

P and M_20

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P and M_25

It was fun guys!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I will be leaving to MOVE back to Utah on Dec. 4th! Woo hoo. Going to get a real job and go 100% with a photography business. Wish me luck and if you want to shoot with me before then I am still open pretty much everyday! Let me know!

Some of the sights I'll leave behind and say Hello to again :-)

30 seconds at the cliff

River mouth at Waimea Bay

Adams drop at "Pounders", Oahu- Hawaii

Im home

Waimea bay meteor streak and stars

extended vacation


the key word

light and darkness

Just doing a little repayment :-)

My favorite wave of the day

Upstanding Youth circa Summer 2008



something I've never seen in person

The Oaks

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and just for fun I thought I'd show you all my first snowman I made last year in my front yard... we called him "LLED"

My first snowman!

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Going through the black and white archives...

and decided to do a little journal entry at the end of the post here too.


the difference between you and me

Black and White Underwater scene


black and white

black and white portrait

Black and white view of Kaneohe

Waimea Bay Black and white

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looking ahead


SLC Temple

Scenic Utah Desktop

hirune(afternoon nap)

conference attendees and the SLC Temple

Kala and Tre_93

Bridge over river

Leaves and reflection

The Stairway


lost in vines

Faith 4

as she tossed the snow

view from Squaw towards Timponogos


barn wide


the view from the ground up


 Joachim Guanzon

Jessica Matthews 8





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D grinding some sashimi

Waimea 31

"like this..."

Serene moment

lakes at Timpanogos

On the way to the top

Ode to Ansel

I think I could keep going for another 40 or 50 frames but I'll cool it here. I hope you all can see how I feel about my work through these photos.

I love it.

I carry my little black Pelican case with me everywhere not because I am scared to lose it(although most times that is the case), but because I really enjoy being ready to capture the brilliant or just plain mundane. It doesn't matter. Specific moments of time that we remember are actual fragments of who we are and they describe why we exist the way we do. We only live here on this earth once. Why let the ones we leave behind forget about what we did and why? I would like to beleive that what we do here be it big or small makes a difference to someone or some thing. Even if all I do is have someone glance at one of my images a thousand years from now and makes that persons day brighter I would be satisfied (as long as I can put food on the table now ;-). What if one of my kids becomes an artist and their kids kids and their kids kids? Can you imagine the kind of work that will come out of them? Could our ancestors even have begun to imagine what we would be doing now? Probably not but I would like to think that they did. I'm not too much of a writer and I hope my kids can decipher the code that I leave behind in my memories captured with light. I hope what I do now will be remembered and not looked over as I know we all probably do when it comes to those who have come before us.

Thanks to all those who have shared these and many other moments with me. Enriching my life and ultimately making me better and wiser. I look forward to the rest of life's challenges as I know they will arise. Sometimes I feel as if I am too concerned about the past and the future... there is a pretty wise saying that my niece has helped me to realize through her most recent favorite cartoon movie, Kung Fu Panda. The wise Turtle in the film says,"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it is called the Present." Live everyday to the fullest.