Monday, November 05, 2007
Everything is flowing--going somewhere.
Snow flows fast or slow in grand beauty; the air in majestic floods of fragrance.
Rocks flow from volcanoes like water from springs; animals flock together and flow in currents, while the stars go streaming through space.
Everything is flowing--going somewhere.
How lavish is Nature; Nature always building, Nature always pulling down, creating, destroying, chasing every material particle from form to form, ever changing, ever beautiful.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Today this is being featured on the front page of the New West Network, an excellent source for news of culture, economy, politics, environment and lifestyle in the Rocky Mountain West.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I love you Papa.
This is dedicated to Papa (my grandfather). Papa passed on last Wednesday night after a struggle that has seen him taking multiple ambulance rides to the hospital in the past months. He lived a long, loving and kind life that is an example on how to live I will always treasure. Some of you might remember he is who originally turned me onto photography and who taught me how to use my first 35 mm SLR camera. I am eternally blessed and better for having known Papa.
I wanted to share a few quotes that I've found some meaning in at this time:
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran
Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. ~Kahlil Gibran
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. ~Author Unknown
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~John Taylor
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. ~John Muir
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
After Dark at the Halls of Justice
The Enchanted Paseo
Monday, July 23, 2007
This ancient juniper tree yearning for the stars is brought to you courtesy of some of the lowest light pollution I've seen in Colorado. The image is completely natural, with no manipulation in photoshop. The tree was illuminated with my white LED headlamp, basically a paint with light experiment. The exposure was 63 seconds.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
I decided to have some fun making a composite. The crane silhouettes were created based on my photos of Sandhill Cranes in flight at Bosque National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico (some of which I've shared here). The sunset is from this past week in the mountains above Fort Collins, Colorado. And finally the full moon was borrowed from my Phases of a Total Lunar Eclipse image featured here long ago. It was fun making this, I hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Try viewing large on black.
This image is a digitally-enhanced composite of a five frame HDR and portions of two of the frames used to make the HDR (mostly sky and some of the reflection). I've also removed a small portion of road on the middle right.
In the past when I posted from this series someone commented that they felt it was almost prehistoric in feel. So tonight I went for broke to reach Jurassic Park, and maybe it's just the coffee and beer, but I feel I've ended up in Middle-Earth. ;-)
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Grand Prismatic Intricacy
A view of the largest hot spring in the United States: Grand Prismatic Spring.
Clepsydra Geyser Permutations
This sunset image is a composite of multiple long-time exposures of an erupting geyser at Yellowstone National Park.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The effect really comes into its own when viewed large (click on the image for a larger view).
Great Brr Heron
And here is one more strongly on the illustration/architectural rendering side...
Ammons Hall, Colorado State University
Monday, April 02, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Taken with a 300 mm F4 to emphasize how large the moon looked setting. The next night was too late to get this shot as the moon's descent to the horizon was still well above the final fading sunset colors. It reminded me of how Ansel stressed when you see something really special don't wait to go back and get the photo no matter how inconvenient, there's no guarantee you will get a second chance (like his moonrise photo we all know and love).
And here is an image of the crescent moon in the sunset the following evening in a wider more landscape oriented view at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge:
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Hugged by a Sunset
And here is a long-time exposure (about 3.5 minutes) of Venus setting in the early night sky over the pond (not an HDR, very little post-processing):
The Disappearance of Venus
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
One cool ID factoid to know in order to tell the very similar Snow Geese and Ross's Geese apart is the distinctive black patch on bill edges, the "grinning patch" or "smile" unique to the Snow Geese. The black lipstick-like grin patches are fairly easy to see on these captures. Also Ross's Geese have much smaller/stubbier triangular bills
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
View 'A Slightly Different Sunset Pillar' Large On Black
Clepsydra Geyser serves here as a sunset pillar, helping paint this ethereal scene. What intrigues me the most is the lighter area at the base of the steam pillar, I didn't use flash and was the only one taking photos. I have no idea why it looks illuminated, spooky!
From the National Park Service:
This nearly constant performer splashes from several vents and its steam can be seen throughout the Lower Geyser Basin. Its name is Greek for water clock, and was given because the geyser used to erupt regularly every three minutes. Since the 1959 Hebgen earthquake, however, Clepsydra erupts almost without pause. Sometimes it quits during Fountain's eruption.