Just after the first of the year a couple of years ago, 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.
On one morning during the Thirty Days project I headed to Sloans Lake to photograph. As I parked my car with a plan to head towards the lake I noticed the sun rising above the trees on the eastern side of the park and some frost still on the grass and leaves. Using a low perspective with a leaf for the foreground I captured the image.
Prints: Frost at Sloans Lake
A few years ago when the fall colors around the Denver metro area were peaking I was out photographing around the city and captured this image in Lakewood. Standing at the edge of the lake the color of the trees being reflected was vibrant and to add to this effect I moved my camera a little to add some blending of the colors in the image.
Prints: Reflection of Fall Colors
Just a few years ago there was much construction work along Tennyson Street in northwest Denver. Those times have changed and people have been enjoying the street now in the Berkeley District. There are still some reminders of the construction in the area, with some saved spikes and other pieces of the old street car line along Tennyson. However in talking to people new to the area, they have no idea what it was like just a little while ago.
Prints: The Past Along Tennyson Street
This image was originally taken in 2013.
A new year has begun and I took the opportunity to photograph the first sunrise of 2013 in Denver. Heading to a familiar location I set up my camera and waited in the chilly conditions. I was watching the weather in the days leading up to the new year and it appeared the weather which brought a light dusting of snow on the last morning of 2012 would move on and clearing would start overnight. This was exactly the case as the sun lit up the clouds for a couple of minutes during the first sunrise for the year over the skyline of Denver.
Prints: First Sunrise of 2013 in Denver
The City Park Criterium is held in City Parkin Denver. For a good portion of the day races of varying levels took place around the park on either the long or short course with the races a set duration with the long course in the park going past a scenic view of the boat house, city and mountains. Due to some late season snow there is still snow on the peaks of the higher mountains. As the cyclists went past I used a shutter speed to show the movement of these riders in the event as they passed the location.
Prints: Cycling in City Park
A couple of years ago during Thirty Days I photographed the roller coaster at Lakeside Amusement Park after a dusting of snow. Today I was in the area and thought about photographing the same scene without the snow. It was a nice overcast fall afternoon which allowed for some even light on the location as I prepared to take the image once again for Thirty Days. For the next few months the park will remain quiet, however soon summer will be back and the Cyclone will be traveling these tracks once more.
The fourth day of Thirty Days 2011 was one of those days where you wish there was more time in the day. With the final preparations for the First Friday Art Walk at the gallery nrc I was able to sneak out for just a little while when dropping off some packages at FedEx. On the way back I stopped by Rocky Mountain Lake Park and walked near the lake. With some nice afternoon sunlight and the change of seasons on a nice fall day in Denver.
Prints: Rocky Mountain Lake Park
I had driven by Regis University a few times and decided to stop by today as I was thinking of a location to explore this morning. I walked around the small campus and after photographing some of the buildings decided to get an image of the Main Hall. To make it a little different, I placed my camera low to the ground to bring in some of the grass and the photograph for Day 14 of Thirty Days 2011.
Prints: Regis University
On Christmas in 2014 once I headed out to Golden just after the snow started falling the afternoon. Being at some friends not far from Golden I was almost there already so it seemed to be a good decision. The drive out to Golden was quite interesting as the snow was coming down fast at times with the wind blowing. Upon arriving in Golden I was treated to a fresh blanket of snow and plenty of holiday lights. As I was exploring some lights in the distance on a tree I found the bridge and later this vantage point along Clear Creek which was a great spot to capture a snowy Christmas in the Denver area.