The Daily Focal Point

December 14, 2008

Photo Shoot

Filed under: Week Eight — cabenelson @ 11:34 pm

Kim and I put together our first photo shoot this weekend.

I was a little nervous because I knew this day was coming for a while.

I’ve had interaction with this client before and sometimes he can be a bit “fussy”


For that face it was all worth it.

I have a feeling I’ll be taking plenty more soon enough.


December 12, 2008

Water Paint

Filed under: Week Eight — cabenelson @ 9:36 pm


This photo goes along with this week’s challenge of capturing holiday lights. Let me know if anyone has any questions!

I’m also playing along with Dr Cason’s new Friday challenge. Check it out!

December 9, 2008

Winter Horses

Filed under: Week Eight — cabenelson @ 11:30 pm


I’ve been waiting and waiting to post this picture. I don’t know why but now feels like the right time. It’s nothing special, I guess I’ve just been sitting on it out of comfort. I took this with my 200MM Nikor lens.
I don’t know necessarily why I like this image. I do like the positioning of the horses, the horse in the background is broadside and the horse in front is direct. I know the large sizes can be messed up on some computers so I’ve posted a smaller size below.


I like the mood of the picture. It reminds me of spending winter vacation at our Cabin in the Uinta Mountains and playing outside in the snow until it turned dusk.


December 8, 2008

Bike Ride

Filed under: Week Eight — cabenelson @ 2:01 am

Let’s go for a ride shall we?



I took each of these by framing the shot through the view finder. Uh… sounds easy right? I looked like a drunk dude riding his bike home because the cops took away his drivers license for too many DUI’s. Riding a bike and looking through the lens nearly killed me. I almost ran into a fence and was nearly flattened by a farm truck I didn’t see… duh. I can only imagine that it would have been one of the funniest things to watch. Some dude, zigging and zagging left and right all while looking through the viewfinder on his camera.


Check out my nostrils on this shot.

Who doesn’t love a crotch shot? Hey, you know what? HALF my shoes matched the bike.

This was one of the hardest shots to get- I held the camera out with my left hand and stretched out my arm as much as I could. After this shot I almost dropped my Nikon and pooped my pants. I decided to stop risking crap and just take some pics standing still.



This is actually my mom’s bike that she’s had for over 15 years. She had a identical one as a kid, so my dad found an original and rebuilt it for her birthday. Who would have known the basket on the front fits a Nikon camera bag perfectly.

December 7, 2008


Filed under: Week Eight — cabenelson @ 12:02 am

A Dozen Crosses

December 5, 2008

The Field

Filed under: Week Eight — cabenelson @ 9:34 pm


This was taken at my parents home in Heber City, UT (just outside of Park City) It’s an absolutely beautiful place… where the horses and the sheep roam. I didn’t grow up in the country or even close to where they live now. They moved up there shortly I moved out when I was 17. Although beautiful, I couldn’t see us living there someday. It is nice to visit though.
This picture reminds me of how beautiful their home is and how much I’m looking forward to visiting them for Christmas.

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