The Daily Focal Point

November 7, 2008

Different Views

Filed under: Week Four — cabenelson @ 8:51 pm

Okay Okay… I know, you’re probably getting sick of seeing pictures from our recent “Babymoon” as I’ve posted 4 billion so far. (Secretly I’m putting you all through our vacation slideshow bwha ha ha)
But, I absolutely love this series of photos. These were taken just outside of Telluride on a bluff overlooking the surrounding mountains. The sun was battling with an approaching storm and it made for some beautiful light.

I was the first out of the car and ran to the edge of the bluff, Kim slowly followed with camera in hand and snapped this one of me scoping the view.

With the storm approaching, the wind picked up and the rain started. Kim handed me the camera and booked it to the car. Standing there watching the storm pick up and move to the right of us, it reminded me of when her and I were dating while we were growing up in Bountiful, UT. We would park in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and watch massive thunderstorms roll over the Great Salt Lake.
Kimba Car
(Of course back then I didn’t have a Blackberry where Kim could check her email…)

After waiting 5 minutes or so for the sun to hit the horizon and break underneath the clouds, the view was amazing. But I was more blown away by the dropping hillside right in front of me. The sun just light up the hillside and made everything golden.

The song that goes with this photo is one that’s been in my head for the past week. It’s Mason Jennings – Darkness Between the Fireflies. Check it out… Follow the link and hit the play button on the upper right hand side.

Also, putting this P-LOG together I’ve realized how much I love my Nikon D80. I always tell Kim that our Nikon, Tempur-Pedic bed, and TV have been the best investments we could make. Seriously what could be better? Pictures, TV, and sleep! Which brings me to my question for you. What kind of camera do you have?



  1. The pictures from your Telluride trip are amazing.

    Oh and I use a Canon Rebel XTi. If that makes any sense to you.

    Oh and i’m emailing you a photo, to see what your tweaking abilities are. I’ve wanted to tweak this photo, but haven’t really known how.

    Comment by Heather — November 7, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

  2. love these shots, the lighting is absolutely breathtaking!

    i just barely made my first real camera purchase. when we were shopping around i was choosing between the nikon D60 and the canon rebel. the rebel happened to be cheaper… so that is the one i got. I LOVE IT! but maybe that is partially because it’s my first non-point and shoot.


    Comment by mary elizabeth — November 7, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

  3. I love how you’re now putting songs to your pics, Cabe. You are truly an artist!
    And holy crap I love Mason Jennings! I didnt know you liked him too! My favorite song of his is ‘Butterfly’.
    P.S. But watch out cus it says the F-Word.
    Oh and hey, those pics are awesome too! When will you start selling them, because I would totally buy that hillside one. Oh, and the horse.

    Comment by Abby — November 8, 2008 @ 12:55 am

  4. The Palm Treo is my camera…. I have no camera…..

    Comment by Brian — November 8, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  5. Brian, you have your MIND. Your mind is your camera.


    Also, I don’t have a camera. Because you always have it. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Kimba — November 8, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

  6. I have the Nikon D60. We’re pretty much awesome Cabe.

    Comment by Stacy Stevens — November 8, 2008 @ 4:12 pm

  7. Dude, love the website. My wife and I are into photography big time. I’ll have to share some stuff with you sometime soon.

    So these two gay guys were goin at it…..

    Comment by Danny — November 8, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

  8. Caleb- I am super impressed with your photography. I really love how diverse your photos are. You have a huge variety of things you take pictures of. I feel like I’m decent at one thing-taking pics of my kids. The rest I need to work on. πŸ™‚ Oh and I have a Digital Rebel.

    Comment by Jami — November 8, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

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