Monday, April 3, 2017

The start of 2017

I've had a full start to photographing 2017. Now that we've hit April, I pulled together a few highlights from the first quarter of the year. Enjoy.

Liz Goldberg climbs the frozen falls at the end of Waterfall Canyon on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Every winter, the frozen water draining out of Malan's Basin turns the canyon above Weber State University into a popular destination among ice climbers in Utah.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Michael Lewis, right, and his brother, Yaya Lewis, climb around the playground at High Adventure Park in Ogden on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The weather was sunny and in the mid-60's on Tuesday, but snow and cold temperatures are predicted for later in the week.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Firefighters respond to a home on the 2800 block of Monroe Blvd. that burst into flames after an explosion on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

A portrait of Jay, a Harris's hawk at the Ogden Nature Center. Like all birds at the nature center, Jay is unreleasable. He came to the center through a wildlife rehabilitation center after his wing tips were permanently damaged by frost bite.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo 2016

I had another full and fun week shooting the annual Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo for the Standard-Examiner. I split my time between working on a stop-motion video of the rodeo and taking photos. Check out a few highlights below.

Kyle Brennecke of Stephenville, Texas rides in the bareback bronc riding competition on the fourth night of the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo on Saturday, July 23, 2016. ©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

A young rodeo cowgirl holds on tight during the mutton bustin at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo on Saturday, July 23, 2016. ©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Tim O'Connell waves to the crowd after winning the bareback competition during the final night of the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo on Monday, July 25, 2016. ©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Friday, April 1, 2016

March Highlights

It has been a busy and exciting month full of photos. Below are some of the photos I've shot around Northern Utah for the Standard-Examiner in March. Enjoy.

Protesters supporting and opposing Donald Trump face off outside of Trump’s Salt Lake City speech on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016. ©BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner, 2016

Brody Andrade, 4, focuses on a dollar bill that another customer gave him as Mark Tarintino cuts his hair at Moore's Barber Shop on Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016. ©BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner, 2016

Visitors to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge use spotting scopes that were on display for bird watching during Swan Day on Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016. More than 400 people turned out for the annual event. ©BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner, 2016

Woods Cross High School celebrates after their quarterfinal victory over Payson High in the 4A state basketball tournament at the University of Utah on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016. ©BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Zion National Park in Black and White

I went down to Zion National Park last week and had some fun revisiting black and white landscapes. Enjoy.

Zion National Park. February 2016.
©Benjamin Zack, 2016

Zion National Park. February 2016.
©Benjamin Zack, 2016

Zion National Park. February 2016.
©Benjamin Zack, 2016

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Summer Highlights

As the summer wraps up, I've been going through some of work I've shot for the Standard-Examiner over the last few months. Below are a few of my favorite shots that haven't made it onto the blog yet in other posts.

Michaelangelo Romero, left, Steve Wardle, center, and Karl Rice wait backstage before Romero and Wardle's performance (as Lady Delish and Steve Hi-Weigh) during the drag show at the Ogden Pride Festival at the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The celebration was Ogden's first LGBT pride festival.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

The sun sets over Lindquist Field as the Raptors take on the Helena Brewers on Monday, August 17, 2015.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Rev. Brandee Mimitzraiem cries during a prayer vigil on Friday, June 19, 2015 for the men and women killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Rev. Mimiztraiem hosted the service with fellow ministers and members of the community at the Embry Chapel AME Church in Ogden.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Gary Smetana tears out a bathtub while working on renovating a home along Grant St. in Ogden with the Genesis Project on Friday, June 19, 2015. Members of the Genesis Project, a church based in Central Ogden, volunteered on projects around the city during a five-day service project.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Ogden Valley Balloon Festival

Stormy weather threatened to cancel the festivities, but sunshine and calm winds prevailed and I was able to make it to the annual Ogden Valley Balloon Festival for the first time this summer. Here are a few highlights.

Shannon White flies his hot air balloon, Mountain Breeze, over Pineview Reservoir during the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival on Friday, August 14, 2015. White and his wife live in Colorado and have been coming to the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival since 2003.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Pineview Reservoir and the Ogden Valley is visible from a hot air ballon during the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival on Friday, August 14, 2015.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

The early morning sun shines through Moonshine, a hot air balloon from Utah during the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival on Friday, August 14, 2015. Moonshine was the first balloon to go up after weather delayed the launch.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Tour of Utah

The Tour of Utah bike race passed through Ogden again this summer. Here are my favorite shots from the second stage of the international bike race.

The main pack of cyclists begins their climb up Ogden Canyon on during the second stage of the Tour of Utah on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Tuesday's race started in Tremonton and circled around Pineview Reservoir before finishing in downtown Ogden.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner

Cyclists race around the corner at 25th St. and Washington Blvd. during the women's race in the second stage of the Tour of Utah in downtown Ogden on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
©Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner