This photo was taken on the way to the Peace Valley School, in the middle of nowhere Colorado. I have been trying to do more black and white — this photo looks pretty cool in black and white in my opinion.
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6 Questions You Must Ask Your Wedding Photographer
Choosing the right wedding photographer is important. After your wedding the only thing you’ll have other than memories will be the photos. With all the expenses of the day, this one is arguably the most important. For my wedding, one of my tasks was to choose the photographer. I mostly decided based on photos I foundContinue reading “6 Questions You Must Ask Your Wedding Photographer”
I shot this image of a Bald Eagle on the way to see the Abandoned Peace Valley School. This image isn’t too bad considering I was shooting with 23mm. Typically when I have my smaller compact X100F camera, I need a longer lens to capture Bald Eagles.
Peace Valley School
The Peace Valley School was built in 1911 by homesteaders and closed in 1946. The school sits abandoned just north of Fort Morgan, CO
Castlewood Canyon State Park Hike
We hiked around Castlewood Canyon State Park this year on my birthday. This is one of my favorite State parks in Colorado. There are nice mountain views, canyons, and a creek. This park has been called the best for accessibility in Colorado, since there is pretty extensive paved trail which goes through a good bitContinue reading “Castlewood Canyon State Park Hike”
Castlewood Canyon Dam
CRUMBLING AWAY IN A VERDANT state park, the ruins of the old Castlewood Canyon Dam hardly looks like the remains of a sturdy industrial water wall that released a torrential flood on the surrounding area when it finally broke. Built in 1890 and leaking for years after that, the Castlewood Canyon dam collapsed on AugustContinue reading “Castlewood Canyon Dam”
One of the more constructive things I’ve done this year is learning a new language. After taking Spanish in high school years ago, I’ve started over using the free Duolingo app. The exercises are great in the way you can do as much or as little as you’d like. At 5094 XP, that puts meContinue reading “Duolingo”
Roxborough State Park
As part of my time away from work, I’ve been able to do some exploring around the local state parks… here are a few pictures from Roxborough State Park. I’m starting to have a large collection of these, so I might create a new gallery. These photos are from the Fountain Valley Trail — itsContinue reading “Roxborough State Park”
Tommy and I took a hike along the Chatfield Dam Trail at Chatfield State Park. Here is some trail info from the Chatfield State Park website: Permitted uses: Foot and bike Miles paved: 2.4 Miles non-paved: .3 Total distance: 2.7 Usage: Low Degree of difficulty: Easy Elevation: 5,500 ADA accessible: Yes – Asphalt Comments: AccessContinue reading “Chatfield Dam”
Portraits without Faces Part 3
Hiking with a toddler has presented itself many opportunities for portraits. I was able to get some good ones, to be posted later, and some others like this which fit the challenge described in my earlier post. You can read about part 2 here. Today’s is from the Fountain Valley hike at Roxborough State Park.
I just had the great feeling of signing off of work for the year. It has certainly been an interesting year at work, having been home for the last 9 months or so. Now that I’m off work, the first order of business was to turn off my alarms. That will be a great feelingContinue reading “Vacation Time”
The Great Conjunction
In an earlier post, I provided some tips on taking photos of a pretty rare celestial event, as viewed by the Earth. Perhaps one of the tips should have been to double check you’re taking the right gear out to record the event. I forgot my longer lens setup in my other car — andContinue reading “The Great Conjunction”