It was a quiet day at gallery nrc, which is mainly due to the weather and the downtime between a couple of systems bringing snow. One thing we have done at Tennyson Studios is tone down the amount of energy being used on a daily basis. Some lights we using for First Friday were being triggered every evening as dusk approached, when they were not really needed. As I looked down the building I saw the plug hanging there from some string lights and captured the Day 14 image.
Friday the 13th found a transition day in Denver weather wise. The nice warm days we had earlier this week are gone and some snow is on the horizon. This morning I walked up the street to Berkeley Park and brought my camera with me. At the park some of the tennis courts were resurfaced earlier in the fall from the traditional green courts which are common in most parks. I noticed leaves lying around the court and looked for one which was on a line. On the first court I found a leaf which was on the baseline and sort of on it’s own versus some of the other compositions I looked into photographing. The image for today is this lone leaf which now in the afternoon has probably blown across town in the wind.
In Denver there are many parks, and on a nice November day I had a late afternoon lunch in the park. Of course as many people in Denver know, there are some parks which have some stories and you wonder the background behind the parks, but for the afternoon I enjoyed the weather and found the following image as I ate and headed back to gallery nrc.
Today the new website dpBestflow went live which is in conjunction with a seminar being held in Washington DC this evening. The goal of the website is to provide a guide of every aspect of the digital workflow which is now common place for photographers.
More information about the website may be found in the following video:
It should be interesting to see how this progresses in the future as the digital workflow is an important piece of photography these days.
Once again Day 11 is Veteran’s Day and just as in past year I headed to Fort Logan National Cemetery here in Colorado to grab the image for today. This year it was overcast when I was there and quite empty which has not been the case in the past years, but I may have also been there earlier this year. Being in Colorado I wanted to include the mountains in a shot for this year, and came up with the following image after walking around the grounds for a while.
One of the nice things of doing the Thirty Days project each year is visiting places which were part of Thirty Days in the past and seeing how things changed. On Day 10 of this year, there was some pollution in the sky so I wasn’t sure how that would impact sunset at all. I decided to give it a chance and head to one of the areas just west of downtown Denver to get an evening photograph. You may recall on the 150th birthday of Denver last year I was in the same spot, as today’s image. There are some changes as buildings continue to add to the skyline of Denver, and unfortunately the colors from sunset hit further south resulting in the following dusk image for today.
There is an old saying when something is boring it is like watching paint dry. During the summer month I found a paint can which dried up without any watching. I believe this is some paint which is a couple of owners old, and when the can was looked at prior to disposing the can the result in the bottom of the can was interesting. For the past few months it has sat in my garage, and today took a place in the spotlight under the camera lens.
Lighting the bottom was just using open shade to help make the light evenly distributed across the base, and then it was trying to find an interesting pattern through the viewfinder. There were a couple of images which I thought about using, however the following was picked to be Day 9 of Thirty Days.
The paint can is still in my garage, so I may explore what is in the can some more in the upcoming weeks.
Day 8 of Thirty Days 2009 was a day I thought I would check out a couple of locations for some possible upcoming shoots. While out scouting I had my camera with me, and with the overcast morning I wasn’t sure what I would find in the area. However once I got to the general area, I found a few items which interested me photographically. The image which was selected for Day 8 was a mix of the old and new which makes up Lower Downtown Denver, as this is the premise of the development of Lodo.