Towers in Downtown Denver

Towers in Downtown Denver

From the Archives

Over the years I have noticed some potential images while driving and this is one of them. As I was heading home a couple of times I noticed how the Daniels and Fisher Tower sits in front of the Four Seasons giving the contrast between the old and new in Denver and how they work together.

Long Exposure at Sunset in Colorado

A Long Exposure over the Mountains at Sunset

Recent Work

While out photographing near the airport recently I noticed the colors at sunset.  I directed my camera to the line of the Rocky Mountains and went with a thirty second exposure to see the motion of the clouds at the day came to a close on a warm winter evening. Using the mountains as a base object it allowed the rest of the sky to move in an abstract form.

Waterfall Abstract in Hawaii

Waterfall Abstract in Hawaii

Getaway Monday

While visiting the big island of Hawaii a few years ago I decided to try something a little different while photographing waterfalls. I zoomed in on this waterfall to capture the detail of the waterfall and then slightly moved the camera a little bit during the long exposure. The end result is not only capturing a soft look of the mossy background at this waterfall but also an interesting feel to the water stream contrasting with the green in this image.

What do you think of this look?

Growth in Downtown Denver

Modern and Old in Denver, Colorado

From the Archives

Just like in any large city growth is inevitable. In Denver the past few years this is quite noticeable anywhere you look with new buildings sprouting up near Union Station and other locations. On this day as I was walking through lower downtown I looked up noticed the old and new elements of the buildings blending together. The new building is 1800 Larimer, also known as the Xcel Energy Building, while the old is the Denver City Cable Railway Company building. There are plenty more instances of this in the Denver area, it is just finding the right angle to see how they work together.

Aircraft Departing from Denver International Airport

Aircraft Departing from Denver International Airport

Recent Work

With the warmer winter weather the past few weeks I headed out towards the airport. It was an evening when aircraft were taking off to the north which allowed me to get a little closer then when I did a similar image in 2008 south of the airport. Waiting for the aircraft is always the most challenging part as you are not always certain where the aircraft will turn as the frame is open for a long exposure. This image is a thirty second exposure as the plane starts to turn to the east just after take-off.  With just some clouds in the sky the stars are visible as they begin to show their motion with this length of exposure.

Prints: Aircraft Departing from Denver International Airport

Sunset on the Beach in Oahu

Sunset on the Beach in Oahu

Getaway Monday

After a warm weekend in Denver, there is some snow around the city today.  This got me looking at some photographs taken in Hawai’i in the past.  This image was on the north shore of Oahu while on a visit to Sunset Beach. As I waited for the sun to set I looked behind me and saw the rainbow complimented with some nice warm light on a pleasant January afternoon. It was great to have my feet in the sand and enjoy the sun as it soon headed down with a small bit of color on that evening.

Waipio Valley Lookout in Hawaii

Waipio Valley Lookout - Big Island Hawaii

Getaway Monday

During a visit to Hawaii a few years ago I visited the big island spending time near Hilo side as well as Kona.  On the day of the transition I drove around the north end of the island stopping to see Waipio Valley from the overlook.  Unfortunately on that day I didn’t have the chance to spend time in the valley but the hike down is something on my list to do when I head back there.

Clear Creek Canyon at Night

Clear Creek Canyon at Night

From the Archives

Day 14 of Thirty Days 2013 found me in Clear Creek Canyon with a friend who is familiar with the area from his many trips here for some fishing.  As we stopped at a parking area in the dark we climbed up higher to get a perspective over the road.  Highway 6 can be busy with traffic heading to the casinos and other mountain locations west of Golden.  However at times you can also find a lone car as in this image for today.

First Sunrise in Denver of 2015

First Sunrise of 2015 over Denver Colorado

Recent Work

As I have done for the past few years on the first morning of 2015 I headed out to Speer and Zuni to capture the first sunrise of 2015 over Denver. With clear skies this year I waited for the sun to rise to capture the light peaking through the skyline of Denver on a chilly morning.  This year a few other photographers were also at the vantage point commonly used to capture the skyline of the Mile High City.

Sunset in Kona, Hawaii

Sunset in Kona, Hawaii with Palm Trees

Getaway Monday

As a trip to Hawai’i ended I took out my camera and captured the sunset on the last evening on my two week trip to the islands.  This was taken just north of Kona on the big island as I enjoyed a few relaxing days of just sitting on the beach and at the pool.