CenturyLink in the Denver Skyline

Centurylink in the Denver Skyline at Dusk

From the Archives

It was just over four years when on the way home at one of the most popular locations to obtain an evening skyline photograph of Denver.  For a while it was only myself and a news truck from one of the location television stations.  The reason for stopping to get this image as it was the first night the new CenturyLink logo was illuminated over the city of Denver.  In the past month the Qwest name and blue beacon had been removed with the new company name lifted into place.

Old Control Tower at Stapleton Airport

Stapleton Denver Airport Control Tower

Recent Work

This past weekend I headed out to the Stapleton area of Denver to photograph.  This is not an area I have spent much time in photographing in the past and if you have not been to Denver in twenty years you will be surprised at the changes since the airport closed down. The one piece of the airport which everyone notices is the old control tower.  There has been many plans for this building over the years, however it still remains unused.  As the sun was setting in Denver I positioned myself to get the sun behind the cab of the building and allowed the rays of the sun to fill from the top as clouds began to move in for the evening.

Mountains along Tracy Arm

Tracy Arm and the Mountains along side of the fjord

Getaway Monday

Earlier this month I headed to Tracy Arm from Juneau on a day trip. As we approached Sawyer Glacier from the top of the boat I captured the above scene. When we left Juneau it was overcast, and upon leaving Gastineau Channel it was quite foggy. Heading into Tracy Arm the conditions started to clear which provided many scenes like this throughout the day. The ice in the water is from the Sawyer Glacier which is just around the corner in this image.

Whale in Alaska

Alaska - Whale Tail near Juneau

Getaway Monday

On the way back from a trip to Tracy Arm a group of whales came near the boat we were on and swam around us for a while. After the captain turned off the engine on the boat we watched one, two, three and more whales surface around us near the Tracy Arm bar on the way back to Juneau after a trip down the fjord to the Sawyer glaciers.

Under the Canopy at Union Station

Under the Canopy - Union Station Denver

Recent Work

There is much to photograph around Union Station in the lower downtown area of Denver. A couple of months ago I went there looking for something a little different to capture than I have in the past. As I walked around the columns on the far side got my attention and I quickly found an angle which would give an endless look of this columns which hold up the canopy at the newly remodeled train station.

Memorial Day 2015

Let us not forget what today is about, remembering those who served…

Memorial Day 2015 at Fort Logan National Cemetery

 

Summer in Juneau

Summer in Juneau Alaska

Getaway Monday

As you may have noticed the past year I have spent a good amount of time in Alaska and it was one year when I first arrived in Juneau. It really is a tale of two seasons in the state capitol of Alaska, with the summer cruise ship season now kicking off. The image for today was taken last summer and is just a typical day during the summer season in downtown. Numerous cruise ships in port and the float planes arriving from their tours of the area.

Mountains Outside Juneau

Mountains outside of Juneau, Alaska

The Getaway Monday image this week was taken during Thirty Days 2014. While looking for an image to take for the day, I headed out towards North Douglas and was awestruck by the mountains which appeared near Fritz Cove. Continuing down the road I waited until the island was in front of this peak and captured the image to use for that day of the project.

Denver from East High School

Denver from East High School

From the Archives

On a windy spring day I was able to head up to the clock tower of East High School, which is the oldest high school in Denver but not the oldest school building. The original East High School at 19th and Stout was demolished in 1925. The East High School building has a clock tower modeled after Independence Hall in Philadelphia. This tower sits 162 feet high and provides views of the Denver area from the location of the school near City Park. For this image I took some steps backs to include the lines and shadows entering the tower to provide a feel for the space in the building.

Denver from East High School 

Elitch Theater in Northwest Denver

Elitch Theater in Northwest Denver

Recent Work

This past weekend was the annual Doors Open Denver event. One of the places I visited during this event was Elitch Theater in northwest Denver. Built in 1890 it was the centerpiece of the first zoo west of Chicago. The theater served as the first and oldest summer stock venue in America from 1893 to the mid 1960’s. Over the years the area around the theater has changed from a zoo, to an amusement park and now a residential area.  Work is being done currently to restore the theater and great strides have been made since the amusement park closed in the early 90’s.  Some of the performers who have appeared at the theater include Cecil B. DeMille, Patty Duke, Grace Kelly, William Shatner and many more.