While walking along San Diego Bay, I came across the National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military at sunset. As bits of Bob’s comedy was being played, I looked for a good way to photograph the tribute. Working with a long exposure to minimize the impact of people enjoying the location I found a position behind Bob and took advantage of the after sunset evening light hanging around the bay to add an interesting background to the image.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it is time to head out of town. Being in a different part of town, I took advantage of this to photograph out near the airport. Trying something different this year, I positioned myself in a place which would give me the sun and the aircraft on approach to the airport. Even though the temperature was not too bad, the wind was howling. Waiting for some larger aircraft, I photographed a Frontier Airlines Airbus aircraft getting ready to land.
The clouds were looking promising as sunset approached on Day 22 of Thirty Days. Trying to find a good place to photograph the sunset was a little of a challenge as the Broncos had a home game, making some of the areas close to the stadium not easily accessible. Heading downtown, I grabbed a spot on 16th Street next to another photographer and hoped something will materialize. As with sunsets, you never know what to expect but the result was not what I had hoped. As the light rail moved into one of the frames, I grabbed the following image for the image on Day 22.
I have photographed in Washington Park, Chessman Park and a few others in Denver but today I decided to stop by Sloans Lake and see what I could find to photograph. As soon as I got out of the car, I found a tree which brought some interest to me. With some snow on the ground to use as a foreground looked for a nice patch to use and captured the image for Day 21 of Thirty Days.
While driving home from gallery nrc, I turned the corner and found the following scene. The evening light drew me in and I debated on whether to let the traffic go by on Tennyson Street or leave it as found below.
It was a nice day in Denver and as I headed downtown for a Denver Chamber of Commerce event, I grabbed my camera to take some pictures along the way. Approaching the capitol building I thought about some different angles which could be a possibility on the One Mile Above Sea Level image which was taken in 2008. As I got low I looked at different angles and in the dusk like the perspective of the angle view to find the image for Day 19.
During the course of the Thirty Days project there is always one or two days where the mind is thinking of items to photograph and on that day you just head down the street to see what you can find. Today was one of those days.
As I headed out for some errands around sunset, I had my camera with me and just liked the look of the straight line heading east along Ninth Avenue. Sometimes a shot just comes when you are out walking, instead of worrying about what to shoot and that is why it is good to have a camera with you for those moments.
Most of the snow of the weekend is long gone, but in a few areas the snow still remains. One place where this is true is my alley in Denver. Today was almost a day where an image was not taken but late in the evening I used the street light in the alley to help light up some of those snowy areas. With the slower shutter speed I moved the camera to create a little of a motion blur and the Day 17 image.