My wife, Amanda, is as creative as she is talented. Her interest in photography is fairly recent. Since moving to Utah nearly three years ago, we’ve spent as much time as we can exploring the beautiful region. We’ve been to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and even lesser known places like the Bonneville Salt Flats, Sundance, and Mirror Lake, to name a few. There are so many amazing locations all around, and it’s been great to experience many of them in person. I think that this is one reason why she has developed an interest in photography. And because she is both creative and talented, she’s picked up on it pretty quickly.
One of our favorite places nearby is Antelope Island State Park in the Great Salt Lake. It’s a strangely beautiful location, and unique in many ways. We find ourselves out there fairly frequently. It’s a place we love to take a drive to, and when the weather is nice we like to go hiking. It’s great place to explore, and it seems to always offer interesting photographic opportunities.
Last week, while I was busy with other things, Amanda took our kids out to Antelope Island. It was a rare winter day where the weather was especially lovely. It was a great day for an outdoor adventure! They decided to hike the Buffalo Point Trail, and, being a super-mom, she managed to successfully get to the top and back with four kids, and they all had a great time. It’s wonderful that they had the opportunity to do this, and I’m sure the memories they created will last a long time.
Amanda brought with her on this adventure her Fujifilm X-T20 camera. While managing to keep the kids safe, which is not always an easy task, especially when it comes to our five-year-old son, she somehow also managed to photographically document their adventure. She made some really nice pictures! I was particularly proud of her photographs, so I wanted to share them with you.