High on Photography…

Urban/Street/Industrial

Hells Belles: Gothic Theatre Neon, Denver

Along South Broadway, in Englewood CO.

Gothic Theatre Neon, Denver CO

Gothic Theatre Neon, Denver CO


Lucky U Neon: South Broadway, Englewood CO

This has a sort of Hotel California album cover vibe, I think.

Neon: Lucky U Motel: South Broadway, Englewood

Neon: Lucky U Motel: South Broadway, Englewood


Surplus: South Broadway, Englewood CO

Neon: Army Surplus, South Broadway, Englewood CO

Neon: Army Surplus, South Broadway, Englewood CO


Army Surplus: Denver CO

Army Surplus, South Broadway, Englewood CO

Army Surplus, South Broadway, Englewood CO


The Best or Nothing

 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

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Ground Zero

Ground Zero Reflecting Pool

I felt the solemnity of the location, the near-sacred aura of Ground Zero, coupled with the somewhat lacy reflections of nearby buildings juxtaposed with the strong lines of the memorial structure was poorly served by a riot of tourist color. The gathered crowds retreat into the background when rendered in black and white, while the names stand starkly front and center.

I’m glad to have shot this after Moab. I feel I did it much more justice than I might have otherwise.


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Entering My Monochrome Period: Bodie Machinery

I had a wonderful experience during a weeklong workshop and symposium (the Moab Photography Symposium) in early May. Among the realizations was remembering how much I loved working in Black & White as a kid (much easier to process and print in black & white when you are using film). In conjunction with starting to print my own work, I am re-exploring monochromicity. The next few days will bring samples.

Abandoned Machine, Bodie, CA

Bodie is a California State Historic Park in the Eastern Sierra, south of Bridgeport and north of Lee Vining. The ghost town has been a state park since 1962 and a national historic landmark since 1961.

A short stop in Bodie in 2014 began my adult, digital, photography as art period. I had about 45 minutes in the middle of the day and shot deliberately for black and white, using the harsh light in an attempt to evoke stark emptiness. Out of less than 50 exposures (most of them bracketed sets of three to capture the total dynamic range available), I got three or four of my better images. It’s taken nearly three years since then to solidify my sense of my photography as art, but the Terrific Trio workshop before the Moab Photography Symposium (plus one other presenter during the Symposium itself) have managed to do that.


1917-18: WW1 Memorial, Boulder, CO

WW1 Memorial, Boulder Courthouse

WW1 Memorial, Boulder Courthouse


After the Rain: Pearl St. Mall, Boulder

Pearl St. Mall, Boulder, CO

Pearl St. Mall, Boulder, CO


More Scooter

B/W version of the previous.


Bearzilla: Denver Convention Center

The Famous Blue Bear - Denver Convention Center

The Famous Blue Bear – Denver Convention Center


Hollywood in the Snow

The Streets at Southglenn, Centennial CO

The Streets at Southglenn, Centennial CO


Colfax Avenue AutoMotion

Bluebird Theater, Denver, Colorado

Bluebird Theater, Denver, Colorado


Bluebird Theater

Bluebird Theater, Denver, Colorado

Bluebird Theater, Denver, Colorado


Incredible Thin Crust Pizza

Colfax Avenue, Denver

Colfax Avenue, Denver


Monorail to the Future: Reboot (EMP Museum, Seattle)

This is a shot I tool in late 2013 when I lived in Seattle. The original process used HDR, which I have always thought made it a little noisy. Today I reworked it for a contest. See what you think. (Original follows.)

Monorail, EMP Museum, Seattle

Monorail, EMP Museum, Seattle

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which way?

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experimental?

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… at Table Rock, Wyoming.


messages …

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… along I-80 in Table Rock, Wyoming.


keep it together …

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… a bolt on a bridge.


Met_o van …

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… in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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