Stanford at Utah

The fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal football team took on the Utah Utes this afternoon at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium. Both teams played well, but I would say that Utah controlled more of the game. Utah’s defense never really let Stanford get in a rhythm on offense, and Utah’s offense repeatedly ran the same few plays (draws and wide receiver screens) because Stanford simply could not stop them. A goal line stand with less than a minute left gave Utah the upset victory.

Fall in the Tetons

Despite a cold forecast for Friday night (temps were to drop down to the 20s overnight), Mindy and I went ahead with our plan to go camping in the Tetons for the weekend. We were prepared for the cold night on Friday. We were not prepared for the entire weekend to be rainy/snowy/cold, however, because the forecast called for mostly sunny weather and temperatures in the 60s for Saturday and Sunday. Instead, the weather was blustery cold in the 40s with scattered rain/snow showers.

Our main purpose for this trip was to use our new cameras to re-take (i.e., improve upon) a lot of the same photos we’ve taken on prior trips. We planned to photograph all available sunrises and sunsets, at least. To start, Friday night’s sunset wasn’t very good. Saturday morning’s sunrise turned out to be a complete waste. We gave up on Saturday’s sunset to spend time with some friends we met up with in West Yellowstone. Sunday’s sunrise actually revealed the peaks of the Tetons to us for the first time, but cloud cover made it a mostly monochromatic affair.

The weekend was enjoyable nonetheless. The weather was annoying, but it was great to meet up with some friends, and we still managed to get some good shots, despite the weather.

Check out the time lapse video I made of Sunday’s sunrise. And I will be posting many more photos (for better or worse) in the coming days/weeks. Enjoy!

It’s Almost That Time of Year

Salt Lake City is a major destination for the pre-season ski movie tours. Warren Miller usually does their world premiere here, and PowderWhore Productions is based here, so Salt Lake City is usually one of their first tour stops. If you live in Salt Lake City and you haven’t been to at least a couple ski movies by the end of October, then you’re not paying attention. Up this week: PowderWhore Productions’ “Elevation”.