Category Archives: Photography

Time Travels

Time Travels from Thayne Shaffer on Vimeo.

Four years, five states, fourteen locations, 8,130 photos and countless miles driven! Continue reading »

Rainy Roadtrip

Southern Utah Road Trip – 2015 from Thayne Shaffer on Vimeo.

It seems like it was a rainy year. I guess we can thank El Niño for that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. Utah is all to often under drought conditions, and it’s nice to get the precip. But like a good friend of mine says, “This is no way to run a desert!”

Here are some images and video from our southern Utah road trip last fall. The weather made it difficult to do some of the time lapse work I hoped to do. It takes a while to set up, and even take down the equipment, and when it’s looking like rain you have to make risk-based decisions. In addition, I’m quickly learning that the wind is my biggest enemy. Just a little movement ruins a 45-minute sequence. But in the end it’s all good. I’d rather be out in the weather than in an office 🙂

The Onaqui Mustangs

In 1971 Congress passed a law requiring the Secretary of the Interior to preserve, protect, and manage wild, free-roaming horses and burros on public lands in the West. Subsequently the BLM established herd management areas in all but one western state. Throughout the state of Utah there are 24 designated areas managed for wild herds. Those herds are mostly comprised of descendants of animals that strayed from Native Americans, explorers, pioneers and ranchers over time. However, the ancestry of some Utah animals can be traced to stock brought to the Americas by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s. Some Utah populations are believed have the purest bloodlines tracing back to those early Iberian animals. Continue reading »