Goodbye Utah, Hello Adventures!

Denny’s Days – Beaver, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 & Fujinon 27mm – “Kodachrome 64

Goodbye, Utah.

I’ve called Utah home for six years, but now it’s time to move on. It’s bitter-sweet, as I will certainly miss the unbelievable natural beauty of the state, but I’m excited for the new adventures that await. Utah is a great place to live—I feel very lucky to have called it home.

What you don’t know is that (quite literally) as soon as the last episode of SOOC ended, I began packing. And loading. And everything else that goes along with moving. I’ve been extraordinarily busy, to say the least! I apologize for not being very responsive to comments and emails and such over the last couple of weeks. I’m definitely behind on that, but I hope to catch up soon. I appreciate your patience!

Leaving the Neighborhood – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 & Fujinon 90mm – Upcoming Recipe

What now? Where am I going?

The family and I started out on an epic all-American road-trip. We’ll be traveling for five weeks (!!!), which will allow for some awesome picture opportunities (and probably a few new Film Simulation Recipes). My goal is to keep up with Fuji X Weekly and all the other projects that I have going on, including SOOC, which will be live on May 12. I think some days will be particularly productive, and some days will be especially not, but with some luck it will all work out. I just ask for a little patience during those less-productive periods.

After the road trip is complete, we will end up in Arizona. We’re saying goodbye to mountains and trees and snow and hello to deserts and cacti and sunshine. We’ll get there just in time for the heat of summer, and I hope that we survive (I mean that humorously)—my wife and I used to live there years ago (it’s where we met and got married), so in a way it is a homecoming.

Utah was very good and will be greatly missed; however, many wonderful new experiences are just around the corner, and we’re very excited for that. Be sure to follow my journey on this blog and on Instagram!


  1. Randy Pollock Photography · April 29, 2022

    Enjoy your travels, we will be here…Arizona is not my cup of tea, guess that’s why I’m in the hills and mountains of Tennessee but sure you will enjoy your old stomping grounds.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 4, 2022

      I honestly think the hills of eastern Tennessee is more my cup of tea, too, but it’s just not in the cards for me at the moment. I appreciate your kindness!

  2. Vladimir · April 29, 2022


  3. nathalieboucry · April 29, 2022

    Good luck and have an amazing trip! I can’t wait to see all the amazing images you will be creating and look forward to catching up with you in the next show!

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 4, 2022

      Thank you! Can’t wait for the next show, too!

  4. fotoeins · April 29, 2022

    Have a great roadtrip, and a good move to AZ!

  5. Wim Peperzak · April 29, 2022

    Have a nice time, enjoy with the family and stay safe!

  6. david boyd · April 29, 2022

    Fantastic! Change is good. If we are not moving forward we are standing still. Have a wonderful trip.

  7. Jan Middendorp · April 29, 2022

    Good luck! Take care and stay safe! Have a wonderful trip!

  8. Antonio Mozeto · April 29, 2022

    Good Luck !!! All the best!!!

  9. walker · April 29, 2022

    enjoy the ride!

  10. Albert Smith · April 29, 2022

    I lived in Utah (up the road from you in Layton) for three years. Coming from Flat Florida, the topography was stunning, a landscape shooters dream.

    I still miss sitting on my deck and staring at the Wasatch range right in my backyard.

    Good luck.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 4, 2022

      Thank you! We had amazing views from our house in Farmington (and previously South Weber). I will definitely miss that.

  11. outkasted · May 1, 2022

    Wooo Hooo! Looking forward to the new adventure

  12. Hank Rota · May 5, 2022

    Good luck to you and your family in AZ,, Richie and safe travels.
    I love your site!

    All the Best.

  13. Bob Lawblaw · May 10, 2022

    Good luck in Az. We lived in Phoenix and Tucson for over 30 yrs with a few interruptions. Now we’re in SLC to be near grandkids. I will always love the clarity and beauty of the Sonoran Desert! Enjoy. Looking forward to some great AZ photos!

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