Just after the first of the year in 2015, a significant snowfall came into the Denver area. With this snowfall I took advantage of photographing the B52 outside Wings of the Rockies. This was the first year holiday lights were placed on this large aircraft. As I arrived to the location just prior to dusk I look at some vantage points and then started photographing as it got dark, at time fighting with the heavy snow coming down right into the camera lens. This was a nice addition to the Denver holiday lights list this year and hopefully it will return in upcoming years as well.
A single aircraft departs and begins an easterly turn on a cool December evening south of Denver International Airport. With some high clouds in the sky, the light from the airport illuminates the bottoms to provide contrast. This image is a 45 second exposure, from about four miles south of the airport. The solid white lines are the landing lights, while the dots on the path is the beacon light.
Prints: Aircraft Departing
I was photographing downtown Denver from Cheesman Park when a storm moved into the city in early July 2014. 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.
On this day in November 2010, a little snow fell and as I drove past the park I noticed the snow sticking to the track of the Cyclone. Stopping and walking along the outside of the park, I photographed some parts of the coaster which were above the fence of the park. It won’t be long before this coaster is open for the summer and more enjoyment for the people who visit.
Prints: Waiting for the Season
Just before Christmas 2011 almost twelve inches of snow fell in the Denver area. As the snow was ending I headed out and photographed around town. The last stop I made was at Willis Case Golf Course in northwest Denver. The area was filled with people sledding on the fresh snow, and as I made my way out on the golf course I looked for fresh snow and trees to photograph. From a distance I spotted a tree which looked interesting in its location and when I got there found the fresh snow surrounding the area which I photographed and created this image.
Prints: Tree in Colorado Snow
The holiday lights in downtown Denver are quite popular to view and photograph, including the City and County of Denver building seen in this image. For this photograph I wanted to get a perspective not normally obtained and searched for some snow across the street in Civic Center Park. By being low to the ground the footprints leading towards the building became my central focus to place the viewer in the scene itself and lead them towards the decorated building.
Prints: Holidays in Denver
Cards: Holidays in Denver
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