Monthly Archives: September 2012

Filtered Sunlight

Recently picked up a 10-stop neutral density filter so I can try some long exposure shooting. Being the extremely lazy sot that I am, I was trying to figure out how to test without, you know, actually getting up from my desk. So, I just leaned back and took this shot out of my office window.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 263/366 – Filtered Sunlight

Afternoon Drive

Guanella Pass Road is a beautiful drive, especially when the leaves are starting to turn, and this was a shot I had to have, even if it meant stopping on the road and shooting through the windshield of the car.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 262/366 – Afternoon Drive

Tiangong 1

I was sitting at a friend’s house, and I noticed there were a lot of stars in the sky, or at least relatively so, considering at my house I’m lucky to be able to see more than a few dozen. I put the camera on the tripod and was taking long exposure shots just for fun. When one particular shot finished, I noticed a long trail in it that was definitely not an aircraft, and we watched over the next 2 minutes or so as it moved across the sky and eventually out of sight. I thought it might have been the ISS, but when I got home and started researching, I found that it was actually the Chinese space station Tiangong-1, which was launched about a year ago.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 261/366 – Tiangong-1

Mt. Bierstadt and The Sawtooth

At the top of Guanella pass, viewer get an unfettered and spectacular view of Mt. Bierstadt and the Sawtooth. It’s actually a short and easy hike (if you’re used to hiking at 12-14k feet, that is) to get to the summit of Bierstadt, and those so inclined can continue across the Sawtooth and eventually end up on Mt Evans.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 260/366 – Mt. Bierstadt and The Sawtooth

More Aspen Color

Just another shot of the incredible color on display up in the hills right now. Get up there while it’s still good!

Aspens on Guanella Pass

After my original plans went south yesterday, I decided to take a drive in the mountains and check out some fall foliage. I drove up Guanella Pass, and the aspens were putting on quite a show. I took plenty of panoramic shots, but I also worked on something photographer Stephen Weaver talked about during the Colorado Photography Festival, which was the “intimate landscape”, which is essentially an isolated area of landscape with no sky or deep background included in the shot.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 259/366 – Aspens on Guanella Pass


This is Chris. Over the last few years, Chris has become one of my best friends, and people don’t come any better than him and his family. Before making a career change many years ago, Chris was a coal miner, and I tried to keep that in mind when I processed this shot.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 258/366 – Chris


This is Chuck. Chuck has worked for the company even longer than I have, and thus is even more damaged. We don’t let him out much – he gets in too much trouble.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 257/366 – Chuck


As you’ve seen over time on these pages, most of the opportunities I have to photograph people come when I’m shooting either family or kids. While that’s great and I love it, I was really excited to have the chance to shoot other people for a change. Over the next couple days, I’m going to be processing and posting some portraits I shot at the company picnic last week. This first one is of Carlos. He works in a different group than I do, and I haven’t interacted with him much, but he’s a very nice guy, and very photogenic.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 256/366 – Carlos

Future Photographer Set in Bronze

Found this sculpture at a local park. As you might imagine, I was especially fond of the little feller on the left with the camera.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 255/366 – Future Photographer Set in Bronze