It has been a while since I have posted some images on the blog. The reason is things have been quite busy the past couple of weeks since returning from Hawaii. The main item taking up time is the creation of a new website which is currently on track with my scheduled release date. I won’t disclose the release date here, as being a software implementation consultant for many years I have found it is better to exceed the expectations customers may have however it will be during this season. I am also catching up on some images to process and should be posting in the next few days, so be sure to check back…
The start of the new year brought me to Hawaii, and the last morning I was on the North Shore of Oahu I made my way to Sunset Beach. The previous evening had provided a nice sunset and who know what the morning would bring. While the sunrise and sunsets were not textbook while I was on Oahu it did provide for some interesting opportunities. The image which would have been posted on January 6th consists of a quiet morning on Sunset Beach. While the scene seems quite tranquil there were some surfers nearby scouting the waves since the prior day has provided for some good surf.
For the first part of January I have been traveling and with limited internet access, leaving me a little behind on posting. Anyways here is the image which would have been posted on December 30th. After leaving Denver on Christmas Day with seven inches of snow, a record for the day, I made it to San Diego for a few days. One morning I made it to Shelter Island where I found this sculpture. After trying to get a good angle I was able to come up with the following image. The sculpture itself is the Tunaman’s Memorial and is a symbol of courage of the fisherman who once operated out of San Diego Bay.
As the holiday time is here, I thought this would be the perfect time for an image taken at the Denver City and County building. Each year they light the building with lights, and this year they have changed to LED sources to help lower the energy usage of the display. While the display will be visible through the New Years, the building will be illuminated during the National Western Stock Show.
The image selected for this week took me out Friday evening after some small snow falls during the week. As the skies started to clear, the temperatures dropped quite quickly while walking around the quite empty Civic Center Park. I noticed the following bench and then looked up at the lights of downtown, and tried to grab the quiet picture shown below. In addition to the cold avoiding the port-a-potty just to the left of the frame and other items made this a little bit of a challenge.
After the thirty days project ended, I decided I would post an image each Sunday to provide an update of what I have been photographing in the past week. This past week in Denver we experience some extraordinary sunsets early in the week. On both evening I was fortunate enough to notice the clouds developing and grab my camera and head to an area near downtown. The image selected for this week was one of the last pictures taken on Tuesday evening. While pointing the camera towards downtown I was noticing the light rail was passing by and the possibility of an image. Just as I was wrapping up, it was time for a light rail to come by and with a quick metering grabbed the motion of the train as well as the last bit of effect in the sky from sunset.
With December upon us the thirty days has ended to some relief and also disappointment. The experience was a great and it forced me to look at my surroundings in a different light. The main challenge during this time was to find an image but also to do so in the role of a professional photographer. It is not possible to be out somewhere every day in an ideal location to take a great image. Being a professional means the time spent in the office is more important than being elsewhere, as you earn money in the office and expend money taking pictures.
The thirty days occurring in November also provided the challenge of the season. In most places in the
Moving forward I will take what I learned to make me a better photographer as well as reinforcing the importance of shooting as often as possible. Also I am planning on posting an image each Sunday, which was taken during the prior week. I hope you enjoyed the thirty days, and check back often to see the newest work appearing on my blog and soon website.
Here we are, Day 30. I was out looking for a skyline shot of Denver however with the storm moving into the mountains the afternoon light was not going to be too good today. As I was standing on the 16th Avenue bridge leading to the Platte Valley I looked up and noticed the manner the post was against the blue sky and snapped off some images. Looking back on the thirty days, this is a good ending to the series since it shows us on Day 30 the sky is the limit.
Sometimes called the Taj Mahal or one of the many other nicknames it is known, the image for today is the Jefferson County Administration Building located in Golden, Colorado. I am sure even people from out of the area have noticed this building when heading to the mountains to enjoy the skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen or one of the many other ski areas near Interstate 70. The building has many architectural elements but the western side with the afternoon light and the many windows drew my attention today. It was just over five years ago when I spent almost a month serving jury duty here and noticed the details each morning when reporting, so as the thirty days nears a close Day 29 has been served.
Was at Cheesman Park today taking some images right as the sun went behind the mountains. I thought I had some images which would be good, but upon looking at them after getting home I wasn’t too happy with the results. I started playing with a couple of them in Lightroom and on one got a little crazy with the adjustments which changed the picture dramatically. This provided a perspective which I thought would be good enough to pass the grain for Day 28.