Saturday, February 28, 2015

Let the Gardening Begin!

Yes it is that time again.  With the short growing season in Colorado, you have to start seedlings indoor........

Found this really neat mini greenhouse:  The Nanodome

We start by Unboxing...............




You have to add your own trays for the soil...........


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Another Snowpocalypse


Andy inspects our back yard after last night's snow dump. About 3 more inches are expected later this afternoon and into the evening.

Blizzard at Waneka Lake in IR


Playing some more with the IR conversion camera. This time along the Waneka Lake look trail during this weekend's blizzard.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Storm Clouds in IR: 2


Second shot of clouds from the dog park. Still need to do some work on this to bring out the clouds a bit more, but here is a quick pass at it. 

 Shots made approaching sunset, looking at the Indian Peaks. Image taken with an IR conversion digital camera (Nikon 1, V1), and converted to BW.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Storm Clouds in IR


Took the dog to the dog park on Friday to burn off some energy. Decided to bring the IR camera with me to see how the clouds would look. Need to do some work to bring out the clouds a bit more, but here is a quick pass at it.

Shots made approaching sunset, looking at the Indian Peaks. Image taken with an IR conversion digital camera (Nikon 1, V1), and converted to BW.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Snow!


We're getting a pretty good storm for the Denver area; blowing snow, white out conditions, icy roads, a mini blizzard.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bristle Cone Pine



Bristle Cone Pines near Boreas Pass. I've slightly desaturated this image to achieve a washed out look.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Rocky Mountain Gold



Acid mine runoff at the headwaters of Clear Creek River. This goes into the "pure" Rocky Mountain water used in Coors beer. Yumm!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Columbine wildflowers



Columbines found near Grays Peak and Torreys Peak along the front range.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Moss, lichen, and rock

Rock located on the Argentine Central Railroad grade, near George Town CO.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Eye of the tree



Aspen Tree scar located on the Argentine Central Railroad grade, near George Town CO.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Channeling Michael Kenna

Here are two crops of the same image. Wanted to see if I could achieve that ghost look that Kenna is famous for.


I think I like the first one the best, What do you think?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gnarled Tree



This is my favorite tree in the open space around Lake Waneka. The snow and mist from today's storm made a more moody setting to make this IR image.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

IR of Lake Waneka Boat House


It snowed quite a bit this AM, so I decided to take the IR conversion out and see what I could find.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Two slightly different views of the same barn

I pass this barn almost every day coming home from work. I've meant to stop and shoot for months now, but there has always been too much traffic on the road at the end of the day when the light is best. With the snow storm, the light was flat all day, so I could visit the location in the middle of the day and shoot without becoming a hood ornament on some motorist's vehicle.


I'm not exactly happy with either crop. I should have tried something in the middle of the two. I may later try cropping these and seeing how they look.



Image made with a Mamiya 6 loaded with Kodak 400 T-max B&W film.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Vanishing Point

This one is from even further back, during one of our first real storms of the winter in October. The snow on the asphalt adds an interesting granularity to the image that complements the grain. 

 Taken with a Mamiya 6 and Kodak 400 T-max film.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Denver Union Station

I took about a dozen rolls of 120 B and W film since mid-November, but I'm just now getting a chance to review it. Here is an image I made of the new Union Station from the middle of November.



Taken with a Mamiya 6 and Kodak 400 T-max film.