Archive for September, 2012


This is what happens when you’re not paying attention and put an EF-S lens on an EF body…luckily for me, I didn’t mess up my 5D when it happened…what a dumbass…

Sunset Cattail

I’m in the process of attending a weekend-long photography workshop put on my Colby Brown, Varina Patel, and Jay Patel. After the workshop finished, we had a meet-up at Croke Reservoir in Northglenn to shoot the sunset. While we were waiting for the perfect light, I walked along the edge of the water, shooting as I went.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 272/366 – Sunset Cattail


I finally decided that I was going to do a splash photo. Or more accurately, a drip photo. This has been on my to-do list for some time, but I’ve never gotten around to trying it until now. So, for your viewing pleasure, I present…drip.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 271/366 – Plunk

Neighborhood Tree

Yes, I’ve been slacking. But I’ve also been back-posting, so you got no proof! So there…:-P

I was out for a walk the other day, and liked the look of this tree, so I grabbed a shot with my phone. It’s the tree equivalent of someone with salt and pepper hair.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 270/366 – Neighborhood Tree


This was shot with my macro lens, and you can see the pollen, ready for the taking by some enterprising bee.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 269/366 – Pollen


I’ve been getting some “gentle” prodding to do a selfy. I don’t like that. I don’t like pictures of me, plain and simple. BUT…in the interest of “personal growth” (heh), not to mention shutting everyone up, here’s my selfy…

This Ain’t a 366 Project 268/366 – Me…Scary

Waxing Gibbous

I seem to always have the urge to takes pictures of the full moon, even though I know that very often the best details are blown out because of the direct angle of the sun. Tonight I decided to take a few shots of the waxing gibbous moon, and sure enough, there are a lot of goodies visible that you can’t see when the moon is full.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 267/366 – Waxing Gibbous

Bierstadt in Black and White

The summit of Guanella Pass was gorgeous, but the light was too harsh for a really great shot, so I tried some black and white processing to bring out some drama in this shot of Mt Bierstadt and the Sawtooth.

This also means that I only have 100 days left in my non-366-project. Hard to believe it’s been almost 9 months since I started. Maybe I should call start calling it an actual 366 project? Naaaahhhh.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 266/366 – Bierstadt in Black and White

Pretty Sunset

I was sitting outside watching the sunset, when it started getting really pretty. Click.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 265/366 – Pretty Sunset

Blue Moon

No, it’s really not blue. I mean, I could MAKE it blue, but that really doesn’t count, does it? It may not be blue, but it is indeed the blue moon from a couple weeks ago. It’s referred to as the blue moon because, like the proverbial expression indicates, it rarely happens. What’s rare about this particular full moon is that it’s the second one of the calendar month.

This Ain’t a 366 Project 264/366 – Blue Moon

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!