The word “burly” adequately describes shooting conditions the other night at Antelope Island State Park. The light was epic, but shooting conditions were made difficult by howling winds and spotty rain. For the first time in a long time, I witnessed an amazing display of light and weather and all things photographically “awesome”, and was simply unable to capture it. It wasn’t one of those “I’m so overwhelmed I don’t know how to digest it all and put it in one frame”. More along the lines of “I can’t keep my lens and filters clean enough for 1/3 sec. to get off a great shot”. It was frustrating to a certain extent, but on the other hand–what can you do? I came away with several great images that evening regardless, and enjoyed the moments I was unable to shoot just the same. If you’ve never had opportunity to check out Antelope Island, you should! What first appears as a rather broad expanse of dirt and rock in the middle of a salty lake–it quickly has become one of my favorite locations to shoot classic western landscapes.

Utah's Highlands: Antelope Islands