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 # 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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Wordy Wednesday #242 “Ferris Wheel at Night”
Dec28

Wordy Wednesday #242 “Ferris Wheel at Night”

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The term Ferris Wheel is used generically for all such structures, which are now the most common type of carnival ride at state fairs in the US such as this one photographed in a Denver suburb. This particular Ferris wheel was photographed at night using the Phase One...

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Wordy Wednesday #239: There’s No Place Like Home
Dec14

Wordy Wednesday #239: There’s No Place Like Home

“Things ain’t what they used to be and probably never was.”—Will Rogers I made the above photograph on January 1, 1976 shortly after I bought my first Hasselblad, a chrome-bodied 500CM with black 80mm T* lens. Just to make us all feel bad, I paid $667 for the whole package, including a A12 back. The image was shot on Ektachrome 120 film that was scanned back when Kodak offered it’s wonderful (I still miss it) Photo CD...

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Wordy Wednesday #238: “Belle in the Enchanted Forest”
Dec07

Wordy Wednesday #238: “Belle in the Enchanted Forest”

Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it’s not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people’s eyes.—John Ford I’ve often written here about how the movies influence my photography. Last night I was watching the Criterion Collection’s version of John Ford’s My Darling Clementine and was struck by the cinematography of Joe MacDonald who created what must...

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Wordy Wednesday #236 “Infrared Caboose”
Nov16

Wordy Wednesday #236 “Infrared Caboose”

I made the above photograph at the Colorado Railroad Museum while shooting with my friend Mark Toal. The Colorado Railroad Museum is a non-profit railroad museum. The museum is located on 15 acres at a point where Clear Creek flows between North and South Table Mountains in Golden, Colorado. The museum was established in 1959 to preserve a record of Colorado’s flamboyant railroad era, particularly the state’s pioneering...

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Wordy Wednesday #233: “Old Truck on the Plains”
Oct26

Wordy Wednesday #233: “Old Truck on the Plains”

A barn find is a classic car or motorcycle that has been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from their tendency to be found in places such as barns and outbuildings where they have been stored for many years. Shot with my old Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 10-22mm lens and an exposure of 1/320 sec at f/11 and ISO 400. Tweaked in Google’s free Vivenza software. Tomorrow on my automobile photography website/blog,...

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