Photo tips: Preparing for a day trip

Jumping in the car and hitting the road for a day of exploring is a great way to expand your horizons and improve your photography skills. But before you snap a single photo, you will need to cover a few bases.  Listed below are several tips designed to help you avoid making mistakes . . . → Read More: Photo tips: Preparing for a day trip

Road Trip: Sunset in Merino, Colorado

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This was a short trip during the late afternoon on Halloween.  While many people were partying at places made up to look scary, I was looking for places that were actually scary.  I drove the side roads that run along Interstate 76 as the afternoon light grew shorter.  I . . . → Read More: Road Trip: Sunset in Merino, Colorado

Abandoned Colorado: The Last Chance Motel in Last Chance, Colorado.

The town of Last Chance is barely more than a few dozen buildings at the intersection of highways 36 and 71 in eastern Colorado.  Limon is 40 miles to the south, Brush is 80 miles to the north.  Denver is 80 miles west.  An abandoned motel slowly deteriorates on a large lot at . . . → Read More: Abandoned Colorado: The Last Chance Motel in Last Chance, Colorado.

Middle of Nowhere: 3/21. Storm chasing in Eastern Colorado.

Following Storms

Watching a storm build from tiny popcorn clouds to an enormous rain maker is an amazing sight that can take hours and cover hundreds of miles.  During the journey, you are likely to encounter small communities and other interesting stuff that would have remained a mystery to you, had the storm not . . . → Read More: Middle of Nowhere: 3/21. Storm chasing in Eastern Colorado.

Middle of Nowhere: March 14, 2009, 500 road miles

This is the first MONW post to implement a live map with the locations and shooting data for the photos.  I am also working on a page that will have the photos from all MONW trips on a large map.  Other future improvements will add GPS tracks to the map and other geo related . . . → Read More: Middle of Nowhere: March 14, 2009, 500 road miles

Middle of Nowhere: The Paint Mines near Calhan, Colorado

The Paint Mines are located East of Colorado Springs and South of Kiowa, about 100 miles Southeast of Denver.  The nearest town is Calhan. The Paint Mines are among my favorite places to take landscape photos, I am drawn to the smooth, wind whipped rock formations.  This was the first visit that had good . . . → Read More: Middle of Nowhere: The Paint Mines near Calhan, Colorado

Fishing on a Tuesday

The streams and rivers in Colorado are usually packed with anglers on the weekends during the summer. Any opportunity to escape during the week is almost a guarantee that you will have the water to yourself. The fishing spot in the video is one of the small streams that run through Rocky Mountain National Park, and that’s all the location info you get! It was a breezy, cool day. Autumn is definitely on its way in the high country. I had maybe a dozen strikes throughout the four hours on the river, I only landed one. . . . → Read More: Fishing on a Tuesday

Denver Architecture – Italian Villa at Ravenna

Italian Villa at Ravenna The area south of Chatfield Reservoir, and north of Roxborough State Park is home to impressive rock formations and equally impressive neighborhoods. Ravenna is a new development south of Waterton Rd, near Waterton Canyon. All of the homes in Ravenna are designed in an Italian style, this one in particular was built by Villagio homes. These shots are the builders entries for Custom Home of the Year. Taken over three days, these shots represent the best of the builder’s work, and I was proud to be part of the project. Hopefully, the images will help bring home the gold for Villagio. The home sits in the valley between two immense hills, with exposed rock providing privacy for the back yard and a grassy hill providing balance for the other side. The front of the home faces west, making for sunny mornings out back, and golden evenings out front. . . . → Read More: Denver Architecture – Italian Villa at Ravenna