Youth has the benefit of having time on their side. Do they have the wisdom to realize this?
Hanging around with photographers sometimes helps get you into places you don’t normally go. Last weekend a fellow photographer invited a few of his friends for a tour of the D & F Clock Tower. I’ve been up here before, but at the time there were many others up there with me. This trip was extra special as there were only 10 of us. We still managed to get in each others way, but not nearly so much!
The views from the Clock Tower are amazing. At one point in history, this Tower was the tallest building in the country! Now of course it’s dwarfed by others.
P.S. Thanks for the invite Greg!
Transportation in downtown Denver isn’t limited to cars. You can opt for buses, light rail, cabs, bikes and even pedicabs. It’s a fun type of transportation that is readily available whenever there’s an event happening in the city. Actually I suspect pedicabs are available all the time, they are just more visible during events.
I love going downtown Denver on a warm evening in the Spring. Last night was a special night for it was Rockies Opening Day. Unfortunately they lost, but the mood of downtown wasn’t swayed, it was lively and fun.
Thirteen cars not-so-discretely cruised across the prairie, creating a mini-dust storm as they approached the grounds of DIA. It was broad daylight, but soon the sun would set and up would come the biggest full moon in nearly two decades.
The cars reached their destination as close to the runway as the law would allow, but it wasn’t really close enough. We lined up our cars and then our tripods. It was chilly out there, but not as bad as it could have been.
We were joking and chatting and waiting for sundown, excited at the anticipation of the gigantic moon coming up over the tented peaks of the terminal.
Then the cops came, oh no! The tower must have noticed our 13-car trail of dust! They came to the gate but didn’t open it, they didn’t have the key? We were fairly sure we were going to be asked to leave. Or at least we hoped we be asked and not arrested. Just a few more minutes and we could get what we came for…
Well not exactly. The moon came up, but the clouds obscured our view. Plus the moon didn’t come up precisely where we wanted it, but in the end it didn’t matter, we couldn’t see it anyway.
Oh well. It was a fun adventure and now I know the secret spot to shoot the moon.
I got very excited about the moon this month. It was in a phrase where it’s the closest to the earth in 18 years! I joined a group of photographers out by Denver International Airport hoping to catch a stellar shoot as the moon rose over the landmark terminal.
The weather had other plans. Cloud cover and wind prevented me from getting a great shot. But as I drove home I did manage to capture the iconic Sonic Drive-in as the moon peaked out from the clouds.
My efforts were rewarded!
Overlooking the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, spring is about to burst out. Few people know that this is actually a Denver park, even though it is located in Jefferson County!
We’ve been watching the new IKEA store being built in Centennial. Today we decided it was large enough to be seen from space!
The Capitol Building in Downtown Denver is one of the most beautiful structures in the city. It is open to the public and worth a visit!