Sunday, March 11, 2012


Yesterday's Sunset at Lake of Glass. Buy a print.
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D300, ISO 200, Tokina 11-16 at 11mm, f/14, 1/13s. Handheld 3-stop grad ND.

Went on a little snowshoe hike up to Lake of Glass in RMNP yesterday evening. Was a blast. More to follow.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

An outerworldly glow

An outerworldly glow
Panorama assembled from 25 images (3 rows of 5). Individual shots using D300, Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 DX at f/8.0, 1/40s, ISO 200.
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Sunset from a popular pullout along the road up to the top of Lookout Mountain and Buffalo Bill's grave. I had these lying around but never did much with them but decided to stitch them. The stitched image is 100 MP but that is only about half of the available resolution. The colors were really this strange at the time. You can see downtown Golden in the middle, the two table mountains, the buildings of the School of Mines, the Coors factory (between the two mesas) and the skyscrapers of downtown Denver towards the rightmost tree (probably not in the copies for the web though). Several years ago I shot a very similar dusk panorama on one of the very coldest evenings of the year that this should be compared to:

Panorama of the city of Golden at Dusk from Lookout mountain

I wrote about that specific outing at the time as an example of how inspiring such outings into crazy weather can be. Surprisingly it is still online!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Clear Creek Canyon

Clear Creek Canyon sunset
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 at 11 mm, f/11, 1/30 s. Handheld and using a grad ND filter. Buy a print.
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This image was taken halfway up one of my favorite mountain biking trails - Chimney Gulch - right after windy saddle. I haven't been able to ride my bike for a while now because of the significant possibility I'd wreck the trails. On this evening I strapped on my snow shoes which is always really funny to do so close to the urban area. One of my reasons for this outing was to test out my new Gitzo tripod (awesome btw) but I shot this image handheld as an afterthought.