Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Snow Is Coming

With winter looming near, I've been finding my mind drifting off, thinking about the upcoming snow and all the wonderful photographic opportunities that await. Not to mention the snowshoeing.

I took this shot of the Poudre River last winter, shortly after moving to Colorado. This was shortly after the river unfroze and started flowing again.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hay In June

I happened upon this field back in June and thought the hay bales looked cool spotted in the field.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Lots of angles in this shot. Taken in the alleyway behind Enzios Restaurant on the Fort Collins group photowalk.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Oh Lensbaby

I got to play with a Lensbaby 2G on our Fort Collins photowalk. I had fun with it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Easy Street

A sign for Odell Brewery's Easy Street Wheat, one of Fort Collins' finest.

From the Fort Collins group photowalk Sept. 13th, 2008.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Coopersmith's Conical Fermenter

This is an abstract shot of one of Coopersmith's Pub & Brewery's big metal conical fermenters. It's placed outside for all to view.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Fort Collins Group Photowalk Slide Show

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

I've created a slide show from all the keepers I took during the Sept. 13th group photowalk.

Magic Hour

On Saturday, I led the Fort Collins Flickr group on a group photowalk. We had a blast! About two dozen people showed up, and the photos are starting to trickle in from the day.

This is a shot I got in a back alley. I warmed up the tones slightly to make it look a little more "magic houry".

Friday, September 12, 2008

An Awesome Place To Graze

Captured in State Forest State Park, CO, near Cameron Pass. All the cows up here are really fluffy, as we're at about 10,000 feet elevation.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunset At The Cabin

A few nights ago, I decided to take a couple photos of my wife and son in front of our home, a really great log cabin.

But I didn't want to just do any old photo, I wanted it to be a sunset photo, taken during "magic hour". The trouble was, by the time dinner was done, it was dark outside.

So what to do? Why not just make it sunset using flashes. I took my Canon 430EX speedlight, strapped on a full CTO gel, and put it out in the yard about 30 feet. This washed the whole front of the house in hard, orange light. That's pretty much it. Instant sunset.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Self Portrait

Funny thing, I'm about as unserious a guy as they come. But boy do I look serious in this self portrait. Red too :-)

Lit with a Canon 430EX camera left, gelled full CTO. A Vivitar 285HV, snooted, ungelled camera right, pointing just at my face.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mom and Baby Moose

This was mommy and baby moose, hanging out about 20 feet behind daddy moose (see below).

Click the photo to go to Flickr and see notes where baby is hiding.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bull Moose

A bull moose in State Forest State Park at Cameron Pass.

Seen from the road with his lady moose and their baby. They were about 100 yards out, and I caught this with a 300mm focal length. Tried to get mom and baby, but they were hiding pretty well in the brush.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Spring Canyon Fountain

Spring Canyon Park in Fort Collins has to be the coolest park ever! I wish I had something like this when I was a kid. This is my son's favorite place to go.

Included at the playground is a really cool splash park. One hot summer afternoon a few weeks ago, we took our son to the splash park. I saw this colorful fountain and had to get a shot of it against the blue sky.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I'm really into rundown, abandoned structures. This farm in Bellvue has caught my eye many times, and I finally got a chance to stop off and snag a photo.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Seriously, what's with the tires in the water?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


We did a family portrait session on Friday afternoon. The two kids were just too cute.

We had never done a session at Gateway Park in Poudre Canyon. It was an awesome place to do family portraits.