Thursday, May 28, 2015

Doors Open Denver: Between the old and the new

Looking into the DIA terminal from the hotel atrium.

Detail of the green house style cover for the atrium.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Doors Open Denver: A Flag for Memorial Day

View looking toward the new hotel from inside the terminal. Security is just outside of the frame.  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Doors Open Denver: Terminal Reflections

View showing the airport terminal reflected in the hotel's covering of glass. Along the bottom edge you can see that active construction is still ongoing.

Here is a closeup detail of the rigging. I like this cropping better.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Doors Open Denver: New DIA Hotel Annex

As part of the 2015 Doors Open Denver tour we got access to the new Hotel annex at the Denver International Airport (DIA). Here is what you see from within the airport terminal; lots of abstract shapes covered in glass. 

The location for the hotel was part of the original airport plan, but got delayed. The architects wanted to develop a design that complemented the existing circus tent design of the terminal. (Yes, I know it is supposed to represent the Rocky Mountains, but I always saw it as a circus tent.)  One can compare the almost finished product to the architect's model of the proposed design below. Mostly the scale has been changed so as to not overwhelm the terminal. Currently they plan to have their first guests for Thanksgiving 2015. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lake Ladora

Pump house and reflection in Lake Ladora, Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Two looks at the same bridge

Two takes on a single bridge from Rocky Mountain Arsenal. The first was taken with my new pinhole. The second with a Mamiya 6. 

 The pinhole has a much wider angle of view and has created an interesting haloing from the sun.

The image from the Mamiya is sharper and in comparison lacks any of the distortion produced by the pinhole.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


One of the 2015 crop of Baby rabbits. This one had the common sense to not just lay out in open.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Not snow, but IR

Now that we have some spring vegetation, I've been shooting with my IR conversion Nikon. The green grass almost looks snow covered. The only giveaway that it is not snow, is the foliage in the trees.

Here is the original image as captured by the sensor. After readjusting the white balance on the vegetation, reversing the red and blue channels, and upping the saturation a tad we get:  

Monday, May 11, 2015

IR, Not Winter

Well Friday night I finely figured out how to process my IR images to get this sort of false color effect. Needless to say it took a couple of hours and opening of photoshop to make the final adjustments. 

Note that there is no snow in this image. The off white on the ground is green grass and the tree is full of bright green leaves. That is how it look in the IR spectrum. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day

Public Art at the Denver International Airport (DIA). The piece is called Denver Lily and was made by the artist Price Davis. It measures almost 3 stories high.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pinhole: Portal Cabin

I shoot this area a lot. It is up by the East Portal along the front range. There are some abandoned railroad worker cabins here which make interesting subjects to shoot. This is the third scene I shot with my ONDU pinhole camera. Again, it is not as sharp as I'd like, but that may be the scan. 

 Shot with Kodak Tmax 400 B&W 120 size film. Exposure is 5 seconds on a bright sunny day.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Pinhole: Nederland garage

This is the first image I made with my ONDU pinhole camera. We drove up to Nederland in the local mountains and I shot this old garage. I got a total of six images out of a 120 roll. I had to guess at the exposure, but it turned out pretty well exposed. It is not as sharp as I thought it should be, but that might simply be the scan. Got it commercially developed and they did a basic scan. I will be silver printing it in the next few weeks and posting that. It should be sharper. 

The format is very wide. I wasn't expecting that, so I will have to get closer to my subjects. Now that I have an idea of the correct exposure, I've shot a second roll. I will post that when I get it back from the lab. Image taken in bright sun. 

Exposure is 5 seconds, using Kodak Tmax 400 film.