Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spring at Bear River

I went up to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge over the weekend. I went up earlier in the spring to make a short video on the tundra swans, and since that time, most of the birds have changed over at the refuge. Here are a few shots from this weekend.

Snowy Egret
©Benjamin Zack, 2014

American White Pelican
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Red-winged Blackbird
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©Benjamin Zack, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Making the Grade - Episode 5

The latest chapter of the Standard-Examiner's documentary series on education in Northern Utah is now available. In this episode, I looked at the growth of charter schools around the region. Check out previous episodes here, and come back next week for the final episode in the series.

Watch the video below:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Full Moon Over Mount Ogden

The positive piece of working late in the office is that I get a view of Mount Ogden and can run out the door with a camera when the full moon starts to rise.

Mount Ogden,
©Benjamin Zack, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Southern Utah in Black and White

One of my first loves in photography was shooting black and white landscapes. For whatever reason, I've been shooting them again lately. I posted a couple photos earlier from around Ogden (and here), and I shot these over the weekend in and around Arches National Park. Enjoy.

Arches National Park
©Benjamin Zack, 2014

Fisher Towers
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Double-O Arch, Arches National Park
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Monday, May 12, 2014

Desert Camping

©Benjamin Zack, 2014
Quick post following a stormy weekend of camping and hiking in Southern Utah. More photos coming later.

Making the Grade - Episode 4

The fourth episode of the "Making the Grade" documentary series was published today. This latest chapter looks at the politics and changes in the Ogden School District. These issues were the seed that started this whole video project. If you haven't been following the series, you can catch up on www.standard.net or view Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3 here.

Watch the new episode below:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Taylor Canyon Storm

Thought I'd post something between all of the video project updates.
We've had some impressive storms in Northern utah over the last few days. I caught this image of clouds moving through Taylor Canyon near Ogden during a brief break in the rain.
Spring storm in Taylor Canyon, Ogden, Utah.
©Benjamin Zack, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Making the Grade - Episode 3

The third episode in the "Making the Grade" documentary series is now online. For this episode, I spent time down the street in Central Ogden and in rural communities on the Utah-Idaho border in order to look at the outside community factors influencing education. You can watch previous episodes from the series on school grading and early childhood education. New episodes will be published every Monday by the Standard-Examiner.

Watch the new episode below.