Black and white landscapes

When it’s rainy and dark in Seattle, it is nice to work through my photo library and re-edit old shots, or discover great shots that somehow made it past first inspection.

Time and distance has put a new perspective on my collection of shots from the Plains of Colorado. As I . . . → Read More: Black and white landscapes

A long way from home.

I miss the plains.  I miss the deserted dusty roads, the huge skies, the small boring towns.  I miss watching the crops get larger as spring slides into summer, and then watching them get collected by large, impressive machines in the fall.  I miss watching the spring storms boil and rage across the . . . → Read More: A long way from home.

Sunset at Discovery Park. Beach HDR set.

Well, there was finally a clear sunset here in Seattle. It wasn’t particularly colorful, but it wasn’t gray.  And that’s a bit of a change from seemingly relentless gray evenings.

The tide was out and there was plenty of pooled water that made great reflections, and the rocks were covered with texture and color.

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Blue moon over Colorado

It was a quick drive out to catch the final full moon of the year. It rose as an mellow orange orb over the frozen plains.

Happy new year!

2009 Favorite Images – selection number two

A long way around.  Summer, 2009 Taken southeast of Limon, Colorado, at this location. This storm system eventually grew so large that I had to take a 150 mile detour to avoid getting nailed by it.  I didn’t get back to Denver until 1am.  The storm cells were powerful and fast, you . . . → Read More: 2009 Favorite Images – selection number two

2009 Favorite images – selection number one

The idea of me rating my own photos and then explaining why they are great seems a little silly. This is an exercise in shameless self indulgence, and I feel fine.

The list of top shots will probably be less about the photos than it is about the experience of getting them. This . . . → Read More: 2009 Favorite images – selection number one

Free Wallpaper

This is a shot from 11/29, about 40 minutes after sunset near Akron, Colorado. The train tracks gleam against the almost black foreground.

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“Holding Pattern” Photo by Rudy Lopez

Planes trace graceful arcs against a star field north of DIA as they wait to land.

Nikon D300, 12mm, 493 seconds at f4.5

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Denver glows from 40 miles away.

Free limited edition wallpaper.  Only 50 will be released. This shot was taken just north of Byers, Colorado.  The lights of Denver glow on the horizon.

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Glow from Denver.  Click the thumbnail, then right click the image to save.

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Colorado Weather: Large cell storm near Akron, Colorado

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It was a remarkable year for severe weather in Colorado.  There would be many chances to follow large storms and hopefully capture dramatic, unique shots of the great power of nature.  On this particular day in late August, I followed a large band of severe thunderstorms that began brewing . . . → Read More: Colorado Weather: Large cell storm near Akron, Colorado