The image for Day 4 of Thirty Days I came across when I was getting ready to head out from the gallery for the day. While taking the garbage out I noticed the growth (yes it is a weed) against the Oriental Theater. Looking at the layering of the asphalt, concrete and then brick with the growth had me grab my camera and capture the image for today.
Last week I headed out to New York City for the Photo Plus Expo. While in NYC, I stayed in the East Village with my friend New York City Music Photographer Ahron Foster and his wife. Being a visitor to the city, I brought a camera with me on the trip however not a normal camera. What I used was a disposable film camera as I attended the expo and explored the city. This posts includes some of the images taken with this camera.
One of the places we visited was the Metropolitan Museum of Art which had a rooftop exhibit by the Starn Brothers. Big Bambu was a living project where the structure would continue to grow to the height of 50 feet during the six months it was on the roof of the Met. Built with bamboo poles and assembled by rock climbers as well as Doug and Mike Starn it was not only possible to view the structure from the roof but also tours were performed allowing you to walk through the structure on walkways constructed out of bamboo. Unfortunately it was not possible to take photographs while on the tour, however the following images were taken from the roof of Big Bambu.
The rope which tied together the piece…
Under Big Bambu…
After Big Bambu, it was off to the expo but not after a walk through Central Park on a nice fall day.
Spending time in New York for a few days, I found some interesting subjects around the city to photograph as well.
Along the streets near the Javits Center
and of course what would be a trip to New York City without a photo of a cab
It was a good trip to the east coast and great to not only visit PPE but also experience the city.
Just a couple of months ago, Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos added the following sculpture to Riverfront Park here in Denver. I first noticed this piece at the end of September while photographing near Coors Field. Today as I was in the area, I played with some camera motion to bring out the lines of the sculpture and created the image for Day 3 of Thirty Days 2010.
There is a tree in Denver’s Washington Park which I have photographed a handful of times. I was thinking of photographing this on my way home from picking up some film which was just processed and as I approached the location knew this would be Day 2 of Thirty Days. The late afternoon light was lighting up the remaining fall colors on a nice November day, and as I explored the different angles of the tree I decided to include the sun in this photograph as it had not been possible on the other days at Washington Park.
On the first day of Thirty Days, I walked around the neighborhood looking for changes in the season when I encountered a building with a blank palette. In the afternoon light the small trees along the street were casting a shadow on the building which I found interesting since the trees had already lost their leaves bringing the two similar empty items together.
As today is Halloween, it is also the final day of October.
As I have done the past three years, Thirty Days 2010 will start tomorrow. If you are new to following my blog, during the next thirty days I will go out and take at least one photograph every day and select one to post on the blog. These images may be something I captured in a scheduled shoot (with client permission), planned location, or just a random item while heading down the street. There is not a set rule on what type of camera I capture the image with, however it does have to have been taken on that day.
I am looking forward to this once again this year, and hope you will check back often to the blog during the month. Also once again this year I will let you vote on your three favorites at the end of the Thirty Days.
Fall in Denver means a few things… cooler temperatures, football and of course the first snow of the season. Just about a year ago, I went on a road trip with a friend of mine bringing me from Sacramento to Denver. While in Salt Lake City, the first snow of the season occurred there which was nice to experience. As I jumped on Amtrak to finish the trip home, the storm also headed east. By the time I got to Denver there was a foot of snow on the ground. Arriving during the snowfall I thought I had missed the opportunity to photograph, however the next morning I headed out with my camera and still found many opportunities.
One of those opportunities I found while out photographing was a mix of fall and winter in parts of the city. As I walked past the State Capitol, I noticed the fresh blanket of snow and the orange leaves of fall continuing to fall upon the snow. As there was a large amount of snow during the storm, I was surprised most of the leaves did not come down with the snow. With the amount of leaves on the ground, I probably spent about an hour photographing the leaves on the snow. The image Change of Seasons is one of my favorites with the simple leaf sitting on the ground as it shows the two seasons coming together on one day.