Archive for July, 2012

Mammatus Sunset

A storm came through tonight just before sunset, and this is a shot of the rolling Mammatus clouds at the storm’s trailing edge.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 213/366 – Mammatus Sunset

Purple Power

This was my favorite lightning shot of the night. It’s now my desktop wallpaper, and I think it’s probably going to end up on my wall eventually.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 212/366 – Purple Power

BIG Strike

This is another shot from the storm the other night. Actually, this one was the last one I took – it was VERY close, and convinced me that standing out in an open field where me and the tripod were the tallest things around was probably not the most brilliant idea I’ve ever had.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 211/366 – BIG Strike

Crepuscular Rays

Heh. Bet you didn’t think I knew any words that big, did you? Well, the word is bigger than the meaning…just pretty sun rays at sunset…

This Ain’t a 366 Project 210/366 – Crepuscular Rays

Mellow Yellow

Another shot from the Botanical Gardens. This just seems so much cooler and pleasant than it really was…

This Ain’t a 366 Project 209/366 – Mellow Yellow

Sundial Garden

This was shot on a hot, sunny day at the Denver Botanical Garden, but when I started processing it, I liked the dark and stormy look…

This Ain’t a 366 Project 208/366 – Sundial Garden

Loop-de-loop

There was a fantastic electrical storm down over Lakewood and Golden the other night, and I got a bunch of the best lightning shots I’ve ever gotten. This one was cool because it did a little loop-de-loop before going to ground.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 207/366 – Loop-de-loop

Rising Orb

Another shot from Cabo in 2009, this one of a sunrise over the Sea of Cort├ęs.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 206/366 – Rising Orb

Estero San Jose

The San Jose Estuary is adjacent to the town of San Jose del Cabo, on the tip of the Baja peninsula. It’s a haven for more kinds of wildlife than you can imagine, but animals aside, it was just beautiful.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 205/366 – Estero San Jose

Bouquet

Trivia…I won my 6th grade spelling bee on the word bouquet. B-O-U-Q-U-E-T. Just sayin’…

Anyway, who knew that such beautiful blossoms actually appear to GROW in bouquets.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 204/366 – Bouquet

Illuminated Autumn

The fall leaves in this shot are being illuminated by large street lights.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 203/366 – Illuminated Autumn

Sawaya Law Firm

This is for all you late-night TV fans in Denver. This house, at 16th and Ogden in downtown Denver, is the home of the Sawaya Law Firm.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 202/366 – Sawaya Law Firm

Cabo Cammie

I’m on a kick of editing some older stuff. This was shot when we were in Cabo on 2009. At the time I didn’t want to mess with the shot because Cammie had gotten a bad sunburn on her face a few days before, so all the skin on her cheeks, forehead and chin was peeling. I finally decided to bite the bullet, and a few hundred healing brush strokes later, well, here you go…

This Ain’t a 366 Project 201/366 – Cabo Cammie

Sylvan Grove

I actually shot this last October during the Google+ Photo Walk. Other than a couple dozen shots I posted at the time, I hadn’t touched any of them. You’ll be seeing more of those shots.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 200/366 – Sylvan Grove

Coneflower

This is a closeup of a Coneflower head. You can see the tiny flowers within the flower.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 199/366 – Coneflower