Waxing Crescent Moon Set

From Sunday night’s beautiful sunset through the trees here along the Front Range of Colorado. I love waxing- and waning-crescent moons.

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Sunset Waxing Moon 20140302 252


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Denver Capital Building

Back in late October, I participated in the Colby Brown Photowalk in downtown Denver. Colby is a local travel and landscape photographer here in DEnver and I’ve followed him in various social media outlets for a few years now. So when he decided to host a photowalk, I eagerly signed up if not just for the networking opportunities.

We began the walk at City Park, behind the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Zoo, walking westward towards the Capital building. This being October, the trees in City Park were spectacular.


Denver Photowalk 20111023 019-20-21 HDR

Denver Photowalk 20111023 019-20-21 HDR


Denver Photowalk 20111023 082-3-4 HDR

Denver Photowalk 20111023 082-3-4 HDR


Denver Photowalk 20111023 121-2-3 HDR

Denver Photowalk 20111023 121-2-3 HDR


Downtown Denver was busy with people going wherever they need to be going on a Sunday afternoon. With the Occupy Denver protestors (patrol cars, looky-lou’s and hecklers) and the lower-downtown (LoDo) tourists, it was hard to get anything to stay still long enough for any camera exposure.


Denver Photowalk 20111023 255-6-7 HDR

Denver Photowalk 20111023 255-6-7 HDR


Our walk ultimately ended up at the Capital building, amongst the Occupy Denver protestors hanging out in the quad behind us (in between the Capital building and the City and County building to the west.) And over the course of these couple miles, nothing really caught my eye — I wanted to really get to the Capital building and try out some HDR photography techniques with the waning sunset light on the building itself, so I was a little antsy to get to the end, I guess.


Denver Photowalk 20111023 243-4-5 HDR

Denver Photowalk 20111023 243-4-5 HDR


Denver Photowalk 20111023 297-8-9 HDR

Denver Photowalk 20111023 297-8-9 HDR


And finally, after the sun had set and the “glow” of the sun on the copper dome had faded, I had to try processing one final shot of the capital building in Black and White.


Denver Photowalk 20111023 327-8-9 HDR BW

Denver Photowalk 20111023 327-8-9 HDR BW


What do you think of these images? Too “HDR-ie” or natural enough that it doesn’t bother you to learn they were shot and processed as HDR images?

Finally, the journey turned out to be a great walk and something Colby will conduct again this year. It was free to join and very fun to shoot and mingle with a lot of excellent photographers. I highly recommend this event this year. Check out the link above to Colby’s web site for announcements and dates of the next photowalk. I hear Roxborough Park might be on the agenda this time.


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Worldwide Photowalk 2010 – Denver Skyline

I was excited to signup for the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk this year with the same bunch of #togs from the last two walks. This year’s walk was planned for downtown Denver, near the Pepsi Center. I wasn’t too thrilled with the location at first, but any chance to get out and shoot is an opportunity for something to happen.

I ended up shooting almost 6GBs of imagery! And I’m still processing images 4 weeks later.

I did find a new spot to shoot the Denver skyline and I was thrilled with that. Here’s one image from that location, showing the Tabor Center building on the right, and the downtown skyline center and left. I am definitely going to have to return to this spot!


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WWPW3 Denver Skyline 523


Stay tuned. More images to come!


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