Know Your Environment

  More deer action from RMA during yesterday’s snow storm. As a former wedding photographer, I learned about the problems of photographing lots of white in a scene. The camera meters the white (wedding dress, or in this case snow) as being neutral and will tend to underexpose the image. In severe cases, upwards of…

The Photographic Cycles of Life in Colorado

By mid-October, Winter weather begins its grip on Colorado. As a matter of fact, it’s snowing as I type this. Our first noticeable snow storm of the season here in Denver. The warm season doesn’t last long here at high altitude. Mountain folk think of Denver and the Front Range dwellers as “flat-landers” to a…

Small Surprises

Colorado’s San Juan Mountains in Autumn For me, landscape photography sells almost 2:1 better than wildlife. My most popular theme is Autumn photography in Colorado. Sometimes I take the scenic beauty in Colorado for granted. I’ve been doing this for long enough, going to my normal haunts around the state begin to feel redundant. What…

I Have My Camera With Me

Browsing through my landscape photos this morning looking for a lazy day Sunday image, I came up with this photograph from the San Juan Mountains at a place called Priest Lake. This photo was taken shortly after a robust snow storm hit the area near Telluride. It made for difficult driving but offered up some…

Photographic Cycles of Life

For the past month or so, I’ve been concentrating on photographing Bison in a Winter environment. Photos of Buffalo covered in snow sell, plain and simple. As I’ve grown older I’ve moved away from an active 9 to 5 type of existence into a more laissez faire approach to life in general. I’m no longer…

Trending on Tuesday

Ahhh, back to Winter here in the Denver area. We got about 6 inches of nice white dry powder snow here in the foothills. I wish we’d had some of this in December and January, but now is better than never. The snow is badly needed, here and in the mountains. This is our water….

Moose Monday

A fresh start to a new week. These days, I prefer weekdays to weekends. Being semi-retired, I’ve become accustomed to doing my local business when traffic and crowds are more thin. A little relief from the Winter cabin fever we have been suffering from with a drive into the mountains yesterday to visit Trudy’s sister…

Train Tuesday

It is “Train Tuesday” in my photography group. It is also “Sunny Tuesday” which is nice to see as I look out my office window. Yesterday was a fairly cold and dreary Winter day. It reminded me of my years living in the Chicago suburbs. The difference, in Chicago the snow never melted and it…

Trending on Sunday.

A nice little snow storm landed on Denver yesterday and they have been far and few between this season to use an overused cliche. As a result, my friend Tim and I took the opportunity to spend Sunday morning at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest of Denver. We lucked out with a herd…