I was photographing downtown Denver from Cheesman Park when a storm moved into the city in early July. From my location I watched as the sky started to light up across Denver and continued to photograph from my location until it was no longer safe to do so. With a quick shutter I capture many images of the skyline including this one as lightning lit the Denver skyline through the pavilion at Cheesman Park.
As I was heading home from the airport one day, I noticed the minimal clouds over the mountains and thought it could be an interesting sunset over Denver as I heard had been the case the past couple of days. It was a quick turnaround from when I got home to making it out to City Park in Denver. Upon arriving at the park I found a location on the golf course (watching out for golfers on this warm November day) and waited for sunset to occur. At first it appeared the clouds may be a little better north of my location but just after that thought this occurred making it a great sunset over the Mile High City of Denver.
Prints: Sunset from City Park in Denver
At the end of the 2010 season I headed towards Coors Field to photograph around the stadium with the skyline in the background. With the stadium in lower downtown there are plenty of great views of it with the skyline of Denver and from inside you have a great vantage of the Rocky Mountains.
While photographing one morning from the popular skyline location of Speer and Zuni after a colorful sunrise the glow of the sun started to make its way between the buildings. As this took place I continued to photograph the light rays make their way through the buildings and leaving a mark on the side of the Centurylink building. Just after this on a November morning the sky started to cloud up with snow falling the next day around the city.
Prints: Sunrise through Denver
In the fall of 2012, I went to Sloans Lake to photograph at sunrise since it is the time of year the sun will rise directly over the city. As some of our stormy and overcast conditions have moved on I headed to the same spot in late September this year as well to capture a similar image at sunrise. Once again I waited for the sun to rise and little and positioned it at the Four Seasons which is the middle of the skyline from this perspective.
After 36 hours along the Inside Passage the Alaska Marine Highways vessel Malaspina approached the Ketchikan, Alaska. Compared to the past couple of days it was quite the metropolis and the largest city I would see for the next two days. Heading into port seaplanes were flying around under overcast skies, or a somewhat nice day for the area as the rain was just a drizzle. Ketchikan is where the maintenance takes place for the AMHS vessels which was taking place preparing the fleet for the upcoming summer season.
As the Malaspina navigated the Inside Passage I took the opportunity to explore with some different types of photography. As the sun went down I headed to the front of the ship and took some long exposures as we sailed along Vancouver Island. Using the railing as a steady surface the land around allowed a hint of motion as we turned through the waterways of the passage.
The motion of the water can be mesmerizing. After a day of sailing in the Inside Passage I started to capture the ripples of the waves left behind as the Malaspina headed south towards Bellingham, Washington. Using a shallow depth of field (in the not so shallow waters), let me put the further ripples slightly out of focus as they fall out of the scene and once again flatten from the presence of the ship.
March along the Inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia can bring various types of weather. As the Malaspina sailed south towards Bellingham I encountered great weather for the majority of the trip. This allowed for some nice sunrises along the way. As I made my way to the front of the vessel along British Columbia I watched the sun rise onto the bow of the boat. This was a great start to the day of watching the scenic landscapes all around.
Just outside of Wrangell, Alaska I found this scene while riding Alaska Marine Highways to the south. The outcropping of trees in two instances with the ongoing water drew my attention when I took this image. Initially it was just the one instance but as the ship continued onward the second group appeared. With some little rain in the area the trees are facing the unknown in the spring in Southeast Alaska.