Longs Peak A slightly different view of Long's Peak, with the Flatirons, and Tivoli Brewing smokestack adding character to the scene.
Sloan’s Lake Sunset III've lived near this lake the majority of the time I have lived in Denver. I never tire of sites like this.
Some sunsets...Denver has some truly incredible sunrises and sunsets, there's just never enough time to capture them all. This one was shot March, 2017.
Denver Light Rail - W LineLongexposure images are always intriguing. The light lines naturally draw us in, and the other-world effect allows our child's eye to create it's infinite possibilities.Denver's Light Rail train crossing through the Platte Valley on the W Line is one such subject.
Sloan Lake SunsetWatching the sunset over a place I'm all to familiar with. Sloans Lake has been a destination for all my Denver life. Since moving away from Edgewater it has a bittersweet attachment to me, but is getting easier to settle into with time.This time lapse was shot on New Year's Day, 2018.
Sunday Night Commute...Much has been said about Denver's traffic. I will only say that it creates an incredible effect for the camera.
Go Rockies!Baseball season has started and a full and well lit Coors Field provided a nice addition to this image of red, white, and black.
Squaw Pass - SunriseMy adopted home offers so many surprises... Captured on Squaw Pass Road, returning for a morning of shooting the Milky Way.
Super Moon, December 2017Denver was name the "Queen City of the Plains" in the 19th Century. I've not done the research into the origin of that name, but I've always liked it. I haven't shot a moon-scape, or a cityscape in a while, and the recent Super Moon seemed a good excuse to get out. Also, I've been experimenting with time-lapse photography and this seemed like a good night to do a little of both. This image was shoot was with a 70-200mm lens, was about 135mm with the Denver skyline composed as the subject. My other camera was handling time-lapse duty, and the video is beautiful, albeit short. I'm hoping to figure out how to share it eventually to this page.
December SunriseColorado sunrises can be an enigma, much like anyplace else. This images was curated from a time-lapse sequence shot on the morning of the 15th. The light was a bit more blue, but I was able to warm the image up in Lightroom and add that enhanced the magenta that was in the sky.
White Ranch - Foggy SunriseTook an early morning hike up into White Ranch, someplace I hadn’t been in a number of years. Being above the clouds early is the morning is always worth the effort.
Union Station - ChristmasLike most cities, Denver is beginning to understand the significance of mass-transit and fortunately Denver still had a functioning rail hub in her grand, old Union Station. With the Regional Transportation District looking light-rail and bus terminals in the expanded complex, Union Station has a seen resurgence in importance in the Lower Downtown scene.
Refinery at nightLong-exposure image of the Suncor Refinery, inspired by Denver photographer, Scott Wilson. Scott creates this incredibly moody images and when he posted this about a year ago I was totally hooked. Last month I created a time lapse from this spot mid-morning, but didn't really think of the night composition until Scott reposted his original image. Now knowing exactly where he shot from I headed out to see if I could find some different compositions, but his original is still the best.I will definitely scout some more compositions out, to me this is just a compelling scene.
City Park Sunset - DenverWorking on city compositions.
Sunrise - CapturedThe glow of the rising sun would not be extinguished. Shot from White Ranch Park, North Table Mountain covers much of the Denver Skyline. But, the dancing clouds could not be missed in the beautiful time lapse they produced.
Squaw Pass SunriseReturning from my first Milky Way outing, the sun decided to leap up off of the prairie.
City Park and geeseOur weather has been weird; colder and cooler than most Springs, interrupted with days of record heat. We haven’t had the usual big storms, but they are probably not too far away.
Sunset - City Park DenverFountain should be on soon enough, hopefully the compositions follow suit. This was shot as a long exposure, 30 seconds, at 35mm. The light had been subdued, until the very end.Sunset - City Park Denver
Sunset - City Park Denver IIThe fountain should be on soon enough and the lonely boathouse will have some happier company. This was shot as another long exposure, 20 seconds, at 24mm. The storms were coming in, and subtle grays and blues suddenly exploded, in this magenta and violet blur; maybe summer isn’t so far off.Sunset - City Park Denver
DIA and wheatClouds passing, Meadow Larks singing, planes coming and going…
The Great Plains - IDenver sits at the edge of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. Often described as the “great American desert,” the swath of land roughly 150 miles is dry, less than 15” of precipitation falling on it every year. Technology and deep wells make agriculture a reality, but sustainability is always the question.
The Citadel - Loveland PassThe Continental Divide sites just 65 miles west of downtown Denver. It’s a majestic presence and an inspiring site no matter the time of year. This shot was taken in route to Alma and I was experimenting with a new lens. It has grown into one of my favorites because of images like this.
9-3 Mirror Lake MoonriseWhile not Denver, this it close by… Mirror Lake in the Medicine Bow National Forest of southern Wyoming.
Continental Divide - Winter 2019Shooting north towards the Citadel, hoping to catch the morning light. This is a winter counterpart to my summer capture of this scene.
Squaw Pass - Sunset While technically 45 miles west of Denver, the parks and picnic areas scattered along the pass are part of the City of Denver Parks. This particular site is a great locate to watch the sunset, storm clouds building from the west, and even the Milky Way.
Hunter's Moon - Sloan LakeCapturing the full, and rising moon can be a tricky venture. I enjoy the time outside, especially as day turns to night, trying to frame this moon over the city skyline had me moving at the last minute as there was a tree I’d not reckoned on have to shoot around.
Colorado Sunrise - Lookout MountainAnother location that is Denver, but isn’t, the Lookout Mountain Park, and scenic drive provide the only true, elevated view of the Denver area. Ironically I hadn’t thought about it for a photographic setting, until this morning, and I was richly rewarded.
Red Rocks AmphitheaterOne of the most distinctive of the CCC Projects, the Red Rocks Amphitheater is a world renowned music venue, and a beautiful site no matter the season. Finding it covered in fresh snow, quiet and alone on an early winter morning is a site in itself.
Lookout Mountain - InversionWatching the waves roll in and out. Pretty miraculous stuff.
Winter Inversion - GoldenSome moments in photography are less idyllic than the image that is created. This shot is an example of that chaos. I was driving home from shooting the Milky Way on a Sunday morning and found the cloud bank covering the entire metro area. The overlook at Buffalo Bills was closed, and there aren’t any really easy places to access up high in the more residential areas. This first switch back offered a striking view and perfect tones.
Sunset on Mt. EvansI have been making the drive up to Squaw Pass more frequently for sites such as this. I’m hoping the magic continues into the spring.
That TreeTucked on a ledge in the Mt. Evans Wilderness, some trees, some rocks, some places have seen so much more in their time than others have. This ruffled, hardy young spruce tree seems to be one of those trees. The decades it’s witnessed in its short life must tell an epic tale.
Buffalo Overlook - Genesee ParkOne of Denver’s most iconic views, drivers are treated to an unobstructed vista of the Continental Divide as they drive west along I-70. Engineers created this bridge, without any center supports, so that drivers and passengers would only be distracted by this beautiful composition. This is a long exposure shot, taken on a beautiful, late February evening.
Buffalo Bill's View
Buffalo Bills OverlookWatching the waves again…
InversionJust a sea of fog engulfing the Front Range… from March, 2019
Hints of Summer
Storm passed...Big, tempestuous stormed passed over the Foothills this night. I decided to follow a road I’d never been on to see what views it produced. Needless to say, it was the view I was hoping for.
Mesa ViewThose clouds would turn into a beautiful storm just a few hours later…