Friday, August 29, 2014

Water tank

Water tank outside of the processing mill at the Santiago mine.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Downed Line

Downed power pole at the Santiago Mine above the old Waldrof townsite

Monday, August 25, 2014

Photographing photographers: Waldrof

Discarded pump near the Waldorf Mine site, Colorado 

This pump collected waste water from the Waldorf mine shaft and pumped it uphill to the Santiago Mine, where it was used for processing the pulverized rock.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Prehistoric Guest?

Shopping Friday for a fish dinner and met up with this fellow.  A Monk Fish.  I was told that they are very tasty.  But not for Friday's Dinner.  We had the stuffed sole instead (lower right).

Friday, August 22, 2014

View from the train

An interesting building seen from the moving train between Denver and WY.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Shot from within the are between cars. I liked the effect 
of the passing train reflecting back into our train.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Public Art

Imagination by J. Lucas Loeffler, is located at the Festival 
Plaza on Public Street in Lafayette Colorado.

Valve cap

Part of the coupling between train cars.

Monday, August 18, 2014


These images are from the same shot. I'm trying to decide which I prefer the horizontal because it focuses on the most interesting part of the subject.

But I like the crystal quality of the vertical image. I'm happy with both.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Chimney detail from house at the Bluebird mine town site.

… and fog

Took an evening course on shooting smoke and fog. These last two images are examples of the fog we shot using dry ice. I learned a lot about how to use lighting to bring out details.

I have a number of these images, but they require a lot of post-processing work, so I'll add them slowly over the next week. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Door detail

A door detail from the mill building at the Cardinal mine.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Another shot of the flowers growing among the ruins of the Cardinal mine.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Here are three shots of an abandoned building near the Cardinal mine. Each with a slightly different take on what was there. I can't decide which I prefer. Each has its positives.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mill for the Cardinal Mine

The Cardinal Mill was built in the 1890s for gold being mined out of the Boulder County Mine, and it remained open throughout the World Wars to process tungsten.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Winter along Lake Waneka. 
This is just after a blowing snow storm and the snow is still sticking to the fence.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Flowers at East Portal

Some wild flowers growing next to one of the abandoned railroad houses 
at the East Portal, near Rollingsville.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Black and White

Playing around with the Mamiya 6. Took these in the old Christ In the City school building.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


The garden has reached peak production. We are now getting more fruit than we can eat.