A view that shows a great deal of Denver’s personality - the Boat House at City Park, downtown, the Capitol Building, the Front Range, and many other landmarks are easily visible, including geese flying South for the cold weather. Shot the day before Christmas.
Squaw Pass Road
22 images, 27 by 80 inches
Historic cabins in the Evergreen area are becoming more difficult to find. This one, just a quarter mile west of Evergreen Parkway, has stood the test of time with the help of relatively new steel framing, visible in this picture.
49 images, 40 by 80 inches
Everyone knows about the 4th of July fireworks at Coors Field, but fewer know that the same celebration occurs on the evening of the last home game every year. Depending on how the Rockies have done that season, it can be a real celebration indeed.
It’s very difficult to find a black and white shot of fireworks, because the impact is thought to be in the colors. This shot shows that the force and majesty is in the patterns and the light. The colors are secondary at best.
Ouray, Facing Southwest
92 images, 40 by 120 inches
Being so completely surrounded by mountains, the town can only get so big. That doesn’t seem to a be a problem so far, and indeed makes it easier for Ouray to remain the perfect size the townspeople desire.
37 images, 24 by 96 inches
Shot from Marshall Lake at sunrise, the NCAR Laboratory campus is barely visible on the right side.
51 images, 33 by 100 inches
Tenmile peak is visible on the right, which is the beginning of the Tenmile range, encompassing the entire Breckenridge ski area. The town of Dillon sits beside the lake, which is just a little below capacity on this June day. Just a hint of snow remains on the peaks before finally disappearing for the summer.
7 images, 20 by 60 inches
Just before the Sun rose over the lake, it became evident there would only be a few seconds of the right light. Several medium-angle shots were taken. In an attempt to capture a more detailed shot, the narrower angles were set up, but before anything could be shot, the perfect light disappeared.
The lake is on the grounds of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, one of the largest urban refuges in the United States at over 12,000 acres. Reclamation and rehabilitation of the entire area has led to a beautiful, useful area for Colorado residents as well as the wildlife that has come to know it as home.
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Far View
65 images, 16 by 48 inches
While the near view was shot from an overlook jutting out from the cliff, this view was taken from the opposing hillside, about a thousand feet away. The light has changed, though the interesting contrast caused by water seepage remains, made slightly more stark by the afternoon Sun.
The Front Range
65 images, 12 by 72 inches
Shot from the top of Genesee, this view is most often associated with the innovative framing supplied by the overpass at the summit. This particular view is a result of overlaying four separate panoramas, two taken from each side of the overpass. The result is the removal of Interstate 70 from the view, while still being able to see the framing provided by foothills on each side. When seen in real life, the brain tends to ignore the highway and extraneous trees on the edges, and focuses only on the vista. That makes this view more like what one remembers after having seen the view.