Sunday, December 28, 2014

Blue sign

For some reason that is beyond me, the blue sign at the lake comes out as blue in IR.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

IR digital photography

Having some down time today with the holiday, I've decided to revisit the digital IR conversion I had done on a mirror-less Nikon 1 V1. This time I set the manual white balance, as suggested by the conversion company, on a very green house plant. Otherwise these images are straight out of the camera. IThey haven't been post processed an any other way. 

The first image is of the Christmas tree. Notice the plant to the right of the tree comes out as completely white. The tree does not because it is artificial. There is an almost a surreal glow to the ornaments, but otherwise it does not look too out of the ordinary.

The second image is of an ornamental cabbage. It really exhibits the ghost like quality of an IR image.

The final image is of the back yard. The partially dead grass is mostly white, while the paving stones and wall are warm colored. Interestedly the dog looks pretty much as he always does.

Back from the Dead

Caught a horrible bug over the Thanksgiving holiday. Only now starting to feel normal again. I'm going to start the holiday posts with some more IR photos.  

Friday, December 5, 2014

Digital IR photography

Here is my first test with a Nikon 1 V1 mirror-less DSLR with its sensor converted to IR. I haven't set the white balance yet, so the false colors aren't quite right. for instance I'm getting purple, instead of blue skies. Expect to see some more experiments in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sunset #2

The idea was Kathleen's, but I had the camera ready so I took the shot.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

California Sunset

Its hard to do something different with a sunset, but I think the trick is to use the light, but not the form of the setting sun.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Night tracks

Where I grew up, 15th Street and Highway 101 in Del Mar California.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Street Performance

A long exposure of a street performer on the Denver Millennium Bridge.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lone track

And the final take on the track. 

New Denver Union station terminal train platform.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Station landscape

The new station terminal is visually very dramatic. I tried to capture that with this image. 

New Denver Union station terminal train platform.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tacks and Reflection

Another shot of the tracks at the new Union Station platform in Denver, Colorado. In this one I took advantage of the reflection in the glass.

I've presented two versions of the scene. Not sure which I like most. The top has the nice blurred figures walking by, the the lower image has a longer lead in. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New tracks

Union Station in Denver has just completed a complete renovation of the terminal. The old terminal building remains, but a new modern stylistic concourse has been added.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

New Union Station Sign

Union Station Denver Colorado. I'm not certain what it means that the Union station Sign is missing both of the letter "T"s. The rest of the station seems to be in food repair. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pink door

The historic town of St. Elmo is located in the mountains west of Buena Vista.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter is Coming

The historic town of St. Elmo is located in the mountains west of Buena Vista.  

The Stark family were part of St. Elmo's elite, a high-class group that attended church regularly. Anna was said to have been a humorless woman who severely controlled the children, believing that they were better than the other townsfolk - miners, railroad men, prostitutes and hard women. The children were rarely allowed to leave home, forbidden to attend local dances or social activities and had only each other for company. In 1890 a fire destroyed the business section and the town was never entirely rebuilt.

The survival of the town was largely due to the Stark family and their descendents, who remained the sole year-round residents for many years. According to local legend, perhaps at least one of them, Annabelle Stark, still keeps a ghostly watch over the town. (source) 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Georgetown Lockdown...

Some sorry souls have decided that they have the right to steal flags.  Special targets are MIA Memorials, because many of these flags have been flown over outposts in Iraq or Afghanistan....So now  the hoisting mechanisms have to be locked down...

To Keep Our Flags Flying High!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunset over lake Waneka

I like the zig-zag pattern made by the setting sun's glow on the clouds. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sunset Reflection

Here are two takes on a tree reflecting in Lake Waneka. Not certain which one I prefer.

Although I'm leaning toward the horizontal composition.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Final Harvest

The final harvest of the season. 
Got a hard frost over the weekend and everything except the greens, has died. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Mine Entrance

Mine entrance for the Santiago Mine, currently under restoration by the Georgetown Historical Society.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014