Taken near Ridgway, Colorado at sunrise.
Ridgway is normally where I work from when doing Autumn photography in the San Juan Mountains. It provides good access to The Million Dollar Highway, the Dallas Divide and Last Dollar Road area. There’s a good pizza joint in Ridgway too.
From time to time I bump in to people around Colorado from photography clubs or groups I once participated in. These meetings usually result in brief greeting and an exchange of niceties and I often end up having to explain why I don’t do much club activity these days.
Mostly, I quit doing photography clubs a few years back when I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. It wasn’t the diagnosis that made me stop going, it was the pain and inconvenience of not knowing when I’d flare up, but also a result of my personal embarrassment and insecurity about putting my disease on public display.
It turns out, I’ve had the disease most of my life and never knew about it. I never paid attention to the rashes, they never seemed to be a problem and I thought they were dry skin spots. The joint pain, I blew off as normal workout pain after physical activity.
Fast forward to today. I’m doing quite well and have been receiving treatment for several years now and I have an enjoyable life in photography. I’ve to deal with the disease in the process and learned how to cope with the problems it causes on a daily basis.
The only reason I’m bring this out now is that I’m tired of giving vague answers to questions and I’m tired of wasting time on things that aren’t important.
So, for any past camera club friends wondering, this is why you haven’t been seeing me. I’ve been dealing with this and other health matters and the camera clubs are not on my radar.
I admire this young lady for telling her story. I think we all look for confirmation and to know you are not alone in your private struggles is reassuring.
The Bison are part of the herd at Wolf Springs Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Westcliffe, Colorado. With over 55,000 acres of land, you can purchase this property for a mere 49 million dollars.
If you’re looking for a good place for Colorado outdoor photography, try exploring what the Sangre de Cristo Mountains have to offer.
Working on updates to the web sites today. Trying to avoid the television news, the never ending political talk has worn a hole in my brain.
Look for photo albums here soon. I’ve got a catalog set up in Lightroom and I’m working on a base presentation. I need to test it well though, as I intend to use it as the template for future presentations.
Did my normal rounds of the Internet Photography Web Sites today. I try to keep up with what’s new but mostly what I find out is that I’m not what’s new. I don’t buy gear every week, I don’t do that much horse-trading these days as I’ve pretty much got the camera kit I want to use. Until something breaks down, I don’t really need new stuff.
So, what’s in your kit Gary? (I thought I’d never ask)
Who cares. I shoot Nikon.
Stock Photography Steak Sandwiches Doobie's Carcass Winter? What Winter?
February in Denver and this may be the most unexciting Winter I’ve had in many years. Spent the day today in the office editing images for stock, which makes money but it doesn’t make images. I’m itching to get out.
Trudy has to make the run across the mountains to Grand Junction later this week to visit with her uncle who has fallen ill. I-70 in the Rocky Mountains is a game of dodge the snow storms. Looks like she has a window to get there and back without getting caught in it.
I’m planning my photographic projects for the year. Still a lot of unanswered questions regarding who, what, when and where, but I have a general idea what I’ll be doing.
I’ll be moving some of the photo catalogs I have on Facebook to this web site. For those of you not familiar, I’ve generated quite a collection of nature and wildlife photos from around Colorado and I hope you’ll enjoy seeing them when I get them up for viewing.
I’ve decided to migrate away from Facebook for blogging about my adventures in photography, life and whatever. Migrating a lot of that stuff to this web site. It’s all a part of my master plan to move away from things that don’t work and move towards things that do. I’ve concluded that Facebook doesn’t really serve me in any way other than to waste my time with distractions.
So here it is. The Blog.
Look for more commentary in the near future. I’ll share some photos too. Only here, it looks the way I want it to look and this is an advertising free zone.
Who knows, I may even have a guest blogger from time to time.
Call for submissions.
Image Colorado is looking for photography related articles from writers and photographers.
We hope to feature other photographer’s works and words on this web site going forward.
If you are interested, please contact me.
My intention is to enhance the utility of this site for Colorado photographers as a resource and provide an interesting read for the world.
I have no profit motive here. No advertising. No promotions. I will, however, give all contributors their own page to promote their own photography.
Quid Pro Quo
Looking forward to what the new year brings.