It has been a few years since I last headed out to Sloans Lake to capture sunrise, thus I thought this would be a great opportunity to revisit this location for the Then and Now project.
Over the course of the summer and fall of 2012 I visited Sloans Lake quite a few times to capture the sunrise over the city. Living close to a location allows you to revisit a place under different atmospheric conditions as well as direction of light telling many stories about one spot.
The 2012 reference images during the predawn light gives a nice background to the city and also the share of the skyline then.
Eight years later I went to capture the scene at Sloans Lake once again. When I initially thought about revisiting the location it was with the intent of photographing the rising sun over the city of Denver. Upon arriving to the location the clouds were covering the city which changed those plans. However, in the matter of a few minutes the clouds started to show the colors of the sun before sunrise.
From the image itself the one noticeable change is the addition of 1144 15th Street or the Optiv Building. This building is right next to the Four Seasons, but from this perspective there appears to be more of a distance between the two based on the diagonal grid of downtown Denver. A lesser noticeable change is Block 162 which is located in the Central Business District. With Block 162 right next to the Hyatt Regency near it is enclosed by other buildings and while it will be viewable from some of the skyline images it will not be as prevalent as 1144 15th Street given the location and lower height.