2019 Week Twenty-Nine

Marina Sands Hotel rooftop pool, Singapore, July 21, 2019

Catching up…

…on some things from the summer, thanks again to SLUG:

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I have posted a e-zine of my photos from 1987 California:

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And my e-zine The Idaho Experience, 1987 is here:

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Singapore

Selfie, Flower Dome

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

Cloud Forest

Fort Canning Park

2019 Week Twenty-Eight

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police take a woman into custody while removing protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Assignment: Inland Port Protest

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) An anarchy flag in front of city hall before protesters occupied the Chamber of Commerce Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police take a woman into custody while removing protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police struggle with protesters for control of a door at the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police struggle with protesters for control of a door at the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Assignment: Governor Herbert Responds to Inland Port Protest

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Governor Gary Herbert arrives at a news conference to condemn the actions of protesters who occupied the Chamber of Commerce Building Tuesday. Herbert spoke in Salt Lake City on Wednesday July 10, 2019.

Assignment: Murder Charges

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill becomes emotional while announcing charges against Ayoola Ajayi in the disappearance and homicide of MacKenzie Lueck. The announcement was made at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Wednesday July 10, 2019. From left are Heather Lindsay, Josh Graves, Marc Mathis, and Gill.

Summer

2019 Week Twenty-Seven

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fireworks at the 4th of July Celebration at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Thursday July 4, 2019.

Assignment: 4th of July

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fireworks at the 4th of July Celebration at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Thursday July 4, 2019.

Assignment: Body of Missing Woman Found

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and Mayor Jackie Biskupski after announcing the finding of the body of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck in Logan Canyon, at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Friday July 5, 2019.

2019 Week Twenty-Six

clouds trees, Sunday June 30, 2019.

Riverton PD

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Riverton decided to break off from the Unified Police Department and create its own police department. It’s now swearing in all the officers hired , Tuesday June 25, 2019.



2019 Week Twenty-Five

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jack Rutter performs with his solo project Ritt Momney at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City on Monday June 24, 2019.

Assignment: Ritt Momney at Kilby Court

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jack Rutter performs with his solo project Ritt Momney at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City on Monday June 24, 2019.

Yellowstone Bear World


Storm and Sunset


Driving North

2019 Week Twenty-Four


Tuesday

Chilling and fascinating reading: Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster. This is a masterpiece.

They flung us there, like sand unto the reactor…At first there was disbelief, there was the sense that it was a game. But it was a real war, an atomic war. We had no idea—what’s dangerous and what’s not, what should we watch out for, and what to ignore? No one knew…Every April 26, we get together, the guys who were there. We remember how it was. You were a soldier, at war, you were necessary. We forget the bad parts and remember that. We remember that they couldn’t have made it without us. Our system, it’s a military system, essentially, and it works great in emergencies. You’re finally free there, and necessary. Freedom! And in those times the Russian shows how great he is. How unique. We’ll never be Dutch or German. And we’ll never have proper asphalt and manicured lawns. But there’ll always be plenty of heroes.

and this

Why aren’t you writing this down? What I’m saying? You only write down what you want to hear. Giving people ideas. Saying things. You need political capital, is that it? Stuff your pockets with dollars? We live here, we survive here. No one’s guilty! Show me the guilty ones! I’m for the Communists. They’ll come back and they’ll find the guilty ones. F*ck! Coming around here, writing things down.



Wednesday

Yesterday I heard a comedian quote a vaudevillian: “They only remember the home runs.”

Doubling down on this even more than before.

Modern. 16 frames per second, magic autofocus tracking, zoom lenses.

Traditional. Manual focus, composition, the decisive moment, single frame drive mode.

Those are the two beliefs. Both are true.

The best photographer will be operating in two states – using traditional creative skills to identify the best form of the photograph in front of you, then the modern technology to ensure that the frame is captured (I hate that word). And then, finally, that in the editing process that the exact as-close-to-perfect frame is selected and displayed.


Assignment: Black Lives Matter Protest

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Owen Burket, 11, holds a sign reading “Will I Be Next” at a protest organized by Black Lives Matter and other groups at the Woods Cross Police Department on Friday June 14, 2019. The rally was to show support for DJ Hrubes, a 10-year-old black child who was held at gunpoint by a police officer last week while playing in his grandmother’s front yard.

State Street

2019 Week Twenty-Three

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A UTA TRAX train at the City Center station in Salt Lake City is reflected in a pillar on Wednesday June 5, 2019.
Main Street

Assignment: Transportation

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A UTA TRAX train at the City Center station in Salt Lake City is reflected in a pillar on Wednesday June 5, 2019.

Assignment: DJ

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) D.J. Hrubes at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Friday June 7, 2019 regarding an incident between him and a Woods Cross police officer yesterday.

Assignment: One Year Later

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Erin Cooper remembers her sister Joslyn Spilsbury, in Salt Lake City on Saturday June 8, 2019. One year after Spilsbury was killed outside of a Starbucks in Millcreek, prosecutors still haven’t charged the driver with a crime.

Corona Arch

2019 Week Twenty-Two

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Shecock & the Rock Princess performs at the Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City on Saturday June 1, 2019.

B & J


Jordan River Parkway

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cyclists along the Jordan River Parkway in South Salt Lake on Thursday May 30, 2019.

Utah Pride Festival

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Shecock & the Rock Princess performs at the Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City on Saturday June 1, 2019.

2019 Week Twenty-One

Laura Nelson, Ed Quayle, at Anthony Quayle marker in bluffdale veterans' cemetery, on Sunday May 26, 2019.

Memorial Day


Assignment: Pro-Choice Rally


Assignment: State Championship Soccer

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Olympus’s Ian Jones (1) fouls Brighton’s Braxton Jones (5), setting up a penalty kick and score as Brighton defeats Olympus High School 3-2 in overtime in the 5A boys state championship game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Thursday May 23, 2019.

2019 Week Twenty

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando (18) as Real Salt Lake hosts Toronto FC, MLS Soccer at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday May 18, 2019.

Roosevelt, Utah

Beyond this door…

Grand America Hotel


Assignment: Real Salt Lake v Toronto FC

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando (18) as Real Salt Lake hosts Toronto FC, MLS Soccer at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday May 18, 2019.

2019 Week Nineteen

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Royals FC forward Amy Rodriguez (8) celebrates her first half goal as Utah Royals FC hosts the Houston Dash at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday May 11, 2019. At left is Gunnhildur Jonsdottir.

Assignment: Capitol Reef National Park

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hickman Natural Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park on Friday May 10, 2019.

Assignment: Utah Royals FC v Houston Dash

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Royals FC forward Amy Rodriguez (8) celebrates her first half goal as Utah Royals FC hosts the Houston Dash at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday May 11, 2019. At left is Gunnhildur Jonsdottir.

2019 Week Eighteen

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The evening sun flares the lens as BYU fan Troy Beagley watches BYU host the University of Utah, NCAA softball in Provo on Wednesday May 1, 2019.

Assignment: BYU v Utah Softball

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The evening sun flares the lens as BYU fan Troy Beagley watches BYU host the University of Utah, NCAA softball in Provo on Wednesday May 1, 2019.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The setting sun flares the lens as Utah’s Ally Dickman walks to the dugout. BYU hosts the University of Utah, NCAA softball in Provo on Wednesday May 1, 2019.

Assignment: University of Utah Commencement

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pastor France Davis speaks at the University of Utah’s commencement ceremony, in Salt Lake City on Thursday May 2, 2019.

Second Place x3

Second Place, Spot News Photograph: Top of the Rockies.
Second Place, Best News Photograph: Utah Press Association.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A plane dropping retardant on the Dollar Ridge Fire is dwarfed by smoke, in Duchesne County, Tuesday July 3, 2018.
Second Place, Best Sports Photograph, Utah Press Association.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lehi vs. Desert Hills, 4A State high school basketball tournament at Utah Valley University in Orem, Thursday March 1, 2018. Lehi players rush the court to celebrate their win.