Saturday, February 27, 2010

Reflections on Events in Chile

 
 In 2005 we trekked through Patagonia (both Chile and Argentina).  Here some Lenticular Clouds on the Chilean side.

Earthquakes:  an ever present danger in many parts of the world.
Keeping those suffering in our hearts and minds. 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Eaten Alive

 

Literally being eaten alive by the Elk overpopulation at RMNP.  This winter many of the Aspen are behind 8 foot tall fences to protect them from being 'Eaten Alive'. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

First Snow still the largest!

 

We had our first snow back in october, and so far it's still the largest single snowfall.  But more coming for us by Thursday night. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Snow Days

Sometimes mistakes can still be interesting..........


I had the wrong filter on my wide angle lens, and ended up with vignettes.  First I thought,  waste!  But on a second take I decided that it was an interesting effect and some of the shots were salvageable.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's Fat Tuesday!

 

This unidentifiable reveler was part of the Annual Bourbon Street Awards........
For more Mardi Gras Pix visit my other Blog by Clicking:  More Mardi Gras!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mardi Gras Memories

 

My husband and I met in New Orleans.  We lived near the Parade route of one of the largest Krewes, Endymion. So we hosted a party every year for our friends.


  

And raditionslittle known outside the region,  such as the Mardi Gras Indians.


And the expected Revelers On Bourbon Street

 

Besides the revelry, there were also simpler celebrations:

 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

 
This Pennsylvania Dutch Hex sign hangs in my Kitchen.  Hex signs protect your household from evil. 
This one represent Love and Friendship, so I'm posting it as my Valentine to You.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Save a Place for Our Children

This sculpture was created by Team Czech Republic. Its a bit hard to see from the images, but it consists of two stylized adult figures, surrounding the figure of a child. Its very reminiscent of sculpture from the 1960's.



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

String Theory

This sculpture, created by Team Breckenridge, is entitled String Theory. It was intended as a celebration of music.



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gone for good

This sculpture was created by Team Alaska and is called the Last Iceberg. It another of our favorites.



The sculpture depicts an Aleut hunter cautiously sharing a iceberg with another hunter - a bear.



Here's the model its based on.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dragon

Another team from Canada created this sculpture called Transitions. This was one of my favorites, but it didn't win.



The front depicts a dragon, while the back has an image of a serpent swallowing its tail, creating a circular form known as the Wheel of Time and Like.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Memories from my Youth


Most of the sculptures were based on clay models. Here is the back of the one for Memories from my Youth. I couldn't get around to the front to shoot it from that angle. The large cube incasing the model, represents the original block of snow each team started with. It would have been fun to see them working on their projects. We'll try to do that next year.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Memories from my Youth

Memories from my Youth was the second place sculpture from the 2010 Breckenridge contest. The sculpture is two sided. The front being the face of a princess, and the back being the scene of a banzai garden with a tiny bridge and a stream she remembers from her youth.



Friday, February 5, 2010

Breckenridge 20th International Snow Sculpture Championships

Last weekend was the 20th Annual Snow Sculpture competition held in the village of Breckenridge Colorado. Teams from all over the world came to Breckenridge to compete. This year had eleven entries from from the Czech Republic, China, Canada, Lithuania, Mexico, Alaska, Minnesota, Idaho, and Colorado. The teams have just under four days to complete their sculptures. Here are this year's winners:



First place: Team Lithuania - Every day is a fight.


Second place: Team Canada, Ontario - Memories from My Youth.


Third place: Team Mexico -The Altar of Quetzalcoatl

Over the next week, I'll post more shots of each winner, and all the runner ups.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What the Rooms are like: Stanley Hotel

 
A typical guest room. 





Maybe by tomorrow my co-host will have his Breckenridge photos together. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Visit to the Stanley Hotel

I had actually wanted to post on our trip to the Breckenridge Snow Sculpture Contest, but my husband has been to busy to work on his photos.

So let's give him some time and look at our visit to the Stanley Hotel in October 2009.  The Stanley was the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining.........

 
In case you hadn't notice, I enjoy nighttime photography and B&W. 

For more photos at the Stanley check over the next couple of days, or to see them all now when you

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Calendar Post


Let's start the Month with our calendar Posting for February.
An Alpine Thistle from Mt Evans.  And below........

 

Me on Mt Evans last summer photographing Alpine Thistles.