The NFL playoffs are in full swing with the AFC Championship game here in Denver this coming Sunday, where the Denver Broncos will play the New England Patriots. Prior to the first playoff game for the Broncos numerous buildings in Denver have been changed to show orange and blue in the evening. You may recall last week I photographed the Daniels & Fisher Tower in holiday colors, which is now sporting the orange and blue colors of the Broncos.
This past weekend as the snow fell on and off all weekend I headed to near Larimer Square to photograph. Looking for an angle of the Daniel and Fisher Tower which is decorated around Christmas I came across a perspective I have not seen before while in the area. Using some trees in the area as well as the historic buildings in the foreground I zoomed in on the tower just after sunset to capture this image.
Over the weekend a fair amount of spring snow fell over Denver. With the warm temperatures many trees were already showing their blossoms which made for a nice scene to photograph. I headed out in the City Park area with my camera to capture some of these scenes. As I walked through the park I quickly found trees with red or white blossoms as well as trees already showing their leaves for the summer season. These colors made for an interesting contrast to the black, grey and white normally you would find in the winter.
Prints: Trees at City Park in the Spring
Snow was plentiful early in the winter 2012/13 season. When it finally snowed in Denver I grabbed my camera and headed out into the elements. This was the largest amount of snowfall which fell from one storm at this in the season making for much excitement to finally receive a good snowfall in the metro area. While I have some photographs of Washington Park and Sloans Lake in the snow, City Park is a park I have tried to capture in the past. Walking back to the area my car was parked I noticed the curve of the lake and trees in the elements which I thought would be the perfect opportunity to capture a winter scene in City Park to compliment the scenes from the other Denver parks.
Prints: Winter Morning in City Park
A city can reveal many things by the style and manner in which it was constructed. In Denver one morning a few years ago I noticed a different look then what was expected in the reflection from one building. The result of the change brought additional character to the skyline and different thoughts of what it creates over time to the modern city.
Prints: Reflection in the City
Walking around Denver this morning on a cool clear morning I was looking for something I have not noticed before while working around in the city. I found there is plenty of items which fall into this category but not just with the new construction happening at this time. This morning I noticed the light was mostly straight down the the numbered streets in the downtown area (if you are not familiar with downtown Denver they run on a SE/NW direction).
I took advantage of this direct light on Union Station and other buildings, but as I was walking back towards my car I spotted the strong sun on the above image. With street construction in the area, I was able to stand in a recently paved area which was still closed to traffic and capture this image for part of Thirty Days 2011.
I was near the corner of Speer and Champa in the late afternoon take some pictures when a driver in a car at the red light started talking to me while he was waiting for the light to change. He mentioned the reflection of the city on the building a block back from the direction he was driving. As soon as he mentioned that I thought about it for a minute and knew what building he was talking about as I had noticed that scene before. I was heading back in that direction to my car and stopped at the building to photograph the reflections and skyline of Denver.
Prints: Reflecting on Denver
On Friday February 27, 2009 the Rocky Mountain News published their final edition. The News has been a part of Denver for almost as long as Denver was a city and this final edition marked the end of an era. The final edition which I purchased was placed on the front porch to my house as this is how many people received the paper for many years. Denver is now a one newspaper town, and it will be a different landscape for print news.
Prints: Rocky Mountain News
As I was heading home from the airport on Day 29 of Thirty Days 2014 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
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.
Prints: Denver from East High School