Monday, March 31, 2008

Out Like A Lion

I guess Mother Nature didn't get the memo about Spring arriving a week ago and sent this morning's snow storm here, rather than it's rightful owner, Bismark. That said, it did create a beautiful blanket of snow over everything so rather than jogging through it this morning wishing it was warmer, I took a camera and tried to find a nice photo. I know... a camera?....jogging?!? But like I always tell my wife, what if an F-16 crashed in front of me? -BN

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Organic Farmer

I met this interesting guy who used to be a ballet dancer in NYC and has since decided to promote a healthy lifestyle by growing organic food in Kaysville for people to purchase. The story was on the docket to run tomorrow (Monday) in the Deseret Morning News so I thought I would post a more artsy fartsy shot since they may run different photos. -BN

March 29th "Latest Not Greatest"

Shot some sites the LDS Conference goers may want to check out while they are in town for next weekend's semi-annual gathering. This is a pioneer home. -BN

Friday, March 28, 2008

Our Friend Heidi

We have some very close friends named Steve and Heidi. This is Heidi after 4 hours of watching our kids. Don't worry though, she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. -BN

March 27 Post

Finished this slideshow today so your installment is a video, not a photo. -BN

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hillary W. Obama Bush Spears?

At the office we have had a life sized cardboard cutout of W. It seems that the staff, in order to maintain a level of levity, have gradually produced a favorite visage to cover that of the Commander in Chief. -BN

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Skaters at Church

My church has a big parking lot for us grown adults to park our cars but today I noticed that apparently, there is also a special spot inside the door for the kids to park their boards. -BN

Monday, March 24, 2008

Trip to Dentist

I had an appointment to have my remaining three wisdom teeth ripped from my jaw and figured I would be too drugged up for a cool photo today. This one looks menacing enough anyway. -BN

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Fun

I really wish I could take credit for this photo but sadly, I cannot. As I was laying on my sick bed with a touch of strep, my wife hauled the well dressed sugar-a-holics to grandmas for an Easter egg hunt and the obligatory photo op. I was pleasantly surprised to find this on my camera when they returned. She has always preferred the small, credit card size point and shoot cameras to my behemoths but after today, I think there is hope. Nice work. -BN

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Squirrel Banter

I would love to provide a story with this photo but there really isn't one. I was waiting at a stoplight and this guy, apparently bored, struck up a conversation with a squirrel. -BN

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

I shot a wedding today and I was positive that the photo of today would be matrimonious in nature, until I came across this Good Friday march to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. My wife and I both liked the solemn nature of some of these faces. -BN

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Madness at Dinner

Caught a bit of the madness as a passerby named Andrew checks out the score in the final moments of the Duke v. Belmont game. Duke dodged a huge bullet in the last 14 seconds or so and won the game by a point. BYU lost a few minutes later by five. -BN

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Shot this while setting up a portrait of this guitar man. He is a university instructor who uses the guitar in his lecture. I also loved the smiley face tie. -BN

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Polk School Hoops

I certainly had a hard time passing up this basketball silhouette. I am a sucker for a good silhouette photo, probably to a fault. -BN

Monday, March 17, 2008

Green or Not, Oatmeal is Still Bad

So I thought that dying the breakfast green would actually help the kids be excited about eating it. It worked for the two that usually eat it up anyway, but the E-Man was in true form pushing it back to me. When I was young, I thought it was child abuse that my parents fed us oatmeal everyday. I guess the saying is true, "The older I get the smarter my parents become." -BN

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Slidin' on the Green

So I cheated a little on this photo of the day because I actually shot it Friday. I thought it would be appropriate given it's emerald hue. -BN

Saturday, March 15, 2008


About a month ago, I went to a movie at the Egyptian Theater in Ogden which is a rare occasion because it's actually a theater with a stage for ballet, symphonic and theatrical performances. Before the movie, there was this guy playing the historic organ which has been in the theater for who know how long. It was like I had stepped back in time. Here are his hands, which have been playing organ and piano for most of his life. -BN

Friday, March 14, 2008

McDonald's and Mothers-In-Law

My mother-in-law is one of the kindest, sweetest and most caring people I know. I don't think I have ever seen her loose her cool, yell, show anger or "lose it" in any way. We are lucky to have her as a constant source of unconditional love she shows to my children. This photo is a great one of her despite the McDonald's Mayhem surrounding her. -BN

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rainy Days & Thursdays

So I know that many photographers wait for a good rainstorm to get a photo like this, including me. Not that I consciously wait around and anticipate it but since I had a few minutes to look around, and it happened to be raining, and I had my 100mm macro lens, (often I don't) I was able to get this shot. -BN

March 12th Silhouette

Caught this at the U

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Win Ten Points

It's a memory box laminated with photos. The ten points goes to you if you can guess what make, model, and lens that camera is. Best of Luck... -BN

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wolf Mountain

I met some great skiers/boarders today at Wolf Mountain. If you know anything about Wolf Mountain, you wouldn't believe me if I told you that they were still open. And I bet they are open maybe another month. Huntsville and Eden got pounded with snow this year which means another month of cheap night skiing. Woo Hoo!! By the way, this is Nick Keefer who is sponsored by Exile, a local ski/board shop in Ogden. He is also looking to open up his own snow movie production studio. -BN

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Politician in the Family

This is Utah State legislator Neil Hansen who is a father to the woman who married my wife's brother. So he's family. He needed an updated headshot for a local newspaper since they are using, his words... one less flattering. -BN

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Jon from Ogden

I thought I had my photo for the day but ran into Jon in downtown Ogden. This work of art only took him 15 minutes to perfect. Amazing. -BN

Ski Film Legend Gary Nate

If you have ever been to Snowbasin for any kind of event, big or small, I am sure you have been in the near vicinity of Gary Nate. He has done tons of filming for Warren Miller and his ski movies. -BN

Friday, March 7, 2008

Mt. Ogden Chute

So today I did something I haven't done before. I skied through a very steep chute at the top of the Wasatch Front, the Mount Ogden Chute. I actually didn't really SKI the chute. I made a few wobbly turns, crashed once and slid, stopped, took some photos, made a couple more turns, crashed again losing my ski which slid into Pineview Reservoir. After crashing, I took more photos since I had stopped... abruptly, carefully made my way down the mountain on one ski, (and no poles), fished my ski out of the dam, made some more wobbly turns, and took a few more photos. By this time, it was no longer a chute but had opened up into a wide choppy snow field. I didn't crash again but I also didn't ski the chute again. To say the least, it was work. And here's the photo of the day. -BN

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Press Conf. Alternative

So I shot a press conference today and thought I had a decent shot from it but I just couldn't make it work. I liked the repetition in this photo and what really would have helped it is if the kid had turned around or at least walked past. Didn't happen but it's still better than a press conference. -BN

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I CAN DO - Take Two

Another night of sweaty kids dancing and running around at West High. I'm a little late posting this since my hard drive needed to be archived.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I CAN DO - Take One

So every year for the last four or five, I have covered the I. C.A.N D.O. program sponsored by Ballet West. It's a program set up to help kids stay in school and teaches them a little something about dance. It was a tough choice for the daily photo but I chose this one over an action shot. The girl is looking at members of her family.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Gymnastics Class

Shot a local gymnastics class which apparently, is quite popular with kids. Not sure if parents are just looking for a way to get their kids all tired out before bed but the place was pretty crowded. -BN

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Honey Do Science for Kids

So the E-Man got a solar system set up for his room as a Christmas present and like most gifts for kids, it broke on December 26th. Mmm.chocolate usually is different than me in that she will call the company to demand a replacement and I will try and fix it. We both got our way because I fixed it...temporarily...then two weeks later she called the company and demanded a replacement. I guess this is the gift that keeps on giving, they were just as excited today as they were on Christmas. -BN

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Del Sol Day Two

So February is in the history books. I will continue posting photos until the end of March before I archive them and start a fresh page. You will still be able to look back at the previous months by visiting the Nicholson Photography website under the editorial section. -BN

February 29 in Arizona

Here is the latest installment. It's from the start of the 2008 Relay Del Sol in Wickenburg Az., and it's hot,... as in temperature.