Wordy Wednesday #434 “Black & White & IR All Over”
Mar22

Wordy Wednesday #434 “Black & White & IR All Over”

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Proving that timing is everything, this shot was made in Barr Lake State Park last October, the day before a big snowstorm was due to blow...

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Wordy Wednesday #433: It’s A Snow Day
Mar15

Wordy Wednesday #433: It’s A Snow Day

It may be that way in some parts of the country but not here on Daisy Hill. While our friends and colleagues in the East Coast are recovering from a massive Winter Storm, the weather forecast for the Denver area is partially cloudy with high temperature in the low 70’s. That forecast, of course, ignores the fact that the two snowiest months in Colorado are March and April. The above photograph shows me digging Mary’s...

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Wordy Wednesday #430: It’s All About ‘Patina’
Feb22

Wordy Wednesday #430: It’s All About ‘Patina’

A patina is a coating of various chemical compounds, such as oxides or carbonates, that are formed on the surface of metal or other material. Usually this is simply caused to exposure to weather and time. The word itself comes from the Latin word meaning “shallow dish.” Under natural weathering, patina in old cars takes many years to develop with those in damp climates developing patina layers faster than ones in dry areas. Material...

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Wordy Wednesday #428: “Mannequins in ABQ”
Feb08

Wordy Wednesday #428: “Mannequins in ABQ”

You know how it is: You drive by something and say “I’ve gotta make a photograph if that” but never somehow get around to it. When I was in Albuquerque Mary and I drove past this clothing store and Mary said, “you gotta take a picture of that,” so when we drove by later in the day, the store was closed and the Mannequins had been taken inside. But I persevered, so the next time we were in the Nob Hill area, we made a detour and the...

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Wordy Wednesday 427: The 427 Cobra
Feb01

Wordy Wednesday 427: The 427 Cobra

“I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better.”—Carroll Shelby Is their a more iconic number in the automotive world than 427? Especially when combined with the words Shelby Cobra? These cars are million dollar collectibles now with one model—the first Congra built—selling for $13.75 million dollars and it...

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Wordy Wednesday # 426, “Wagon in Golden, CO”
Jan25

Wordy Wednesday # 426, “Wagon in Golden, CO”

“Go west, young man.”— Horace Greeley I’m not sure how young I was but in 1981 I took Horace Greeley’s advice and moved to Colorado. When I first moved  here, I was impressed not just by the Rocky Mountains but also by several of the towns and cities that surround Denver. One was the charming town of Castle Rock in Douglas County—not that far from Dairy Hill— that was founded in 1874. The other was Golden. It...

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Wordless Wednesday #243: “Willie Wonka in Las Vegas”
Jan04

Wordless Wednesday #243: “Willie Wonka in Las Vegas”

“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.”—Willy Wonka “Pure Imagination” is one of my favorite songs and is from the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the movie and was sung by Gene Wilder. The intro of the song, which also is the musical code for...

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