Friday, October 21, 2016

Big Horned Sheep

While heading to Cripple Creek we came across this group of Big Horned Sheep just off the road. I, of course, stopped the car and got out the camera. Here are the images.

 Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Foot bridge

Every morning on my way to work I pass under a foot bridge that extends over I-25. I've been wanting to photograph it but never took the time to do so until three days ago. Here are the images I captured.

On the ramp leading up to the bridge itself there are these neat frames. I thought it would look really cool with the fall colors showing through.

Near the bridge is a park where I also decided to capture a few frames. This bench over looking the lake looks to inviting. I could see myself spending some time sitting on the bench watching the lake.

Adjoining the park is a heirloom garden. This guy is guarding it. I thought he deserved an image.

On Thursday we're headed up to Cripple Creek once more. We'll be spending the night in this nice hotel up there that over looks the entire town. If you do get into Cripple Creek you might want to stay at the Gold King Mountain Inn. So far, this year, out of the hotels, and motels, we've stayed at it's one of the few I can heartily recommend.
While we're in the vicinity we're probably going to go over to Victor, CO which is only a few miles from Cripple Creek. The last time I was there was when I was a teenager and my grandparents went through the town. It'll be interesting to see it once more after close to 40 years. Even better I'll have a camera this time. I should be able to make up for the one short memory from back then.
Probably the best memory I have from Cripple Creek from back then was panning for gold one time. As I recall I don't think I managed to find any gold in the pan but do remember doing it. It's funny the things you remember.
I'm done with my reminiscing for now. Have a great day and I'll be posting again soon.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Gardens botanical garden #2

The botanical garden in Fort Collins, CO was such a beautiful place to see. Such an amazing profusion of flowers in one place. 
I'd like to visit it again next year some time. Maybe we'll stop there on our way Yellowstone National Park which I've never been to. Got close when I was a truck driver but never got to stop there. I'd also like to visit Craters of the Moon National Park in Idaho once again too.
Now, onto the flowers...

Thank you so much for sharing these moments in time with me. It's been a great journey so far and there's so much more to discover.
Have a great day and try to enjoy your life a bit.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Gardens botanical garden

On our return from our vacation we needed to take a break and stretch our legs a bit. Luckily, in a Google search, I found out about "The Gardens on Spring Creek" botanical garden in Ft. Collins, CO. Having been there I can tell you it's quite a beautiful place. If you get a chance you should go visit.
Here's part of the shoot of the day and I do hope you enjoy the images. Tomorrow I'll post the rest.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my images with you. I do appreciate it.
Until next time get out there and try to enjoy your life too.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On the way

After we left Deadwood, SD I managed to get us lost. Even worse, I was completely out of roaming internet on my phone so my GPS wouldn't work. The only reason I know the name of the creek in the next three images is because I took a picture of the highway sign at the bridge. The highway number is 14A, and creek is Spearfish Creek.
As I was driving down the highway I noticed several pro photographers who were shooting images. Why I think they were pros is the $1500+ lenses they were using. I think one was using a pretty expensive Manfrotto tripod too. The equipment is the ones you see advertised in Outdoor Photographer which I subscribe to.
About a mile from where I seen the pros all set up I pulled at what seemed to be a good spot for capturing a few images. The middle one is usable for Viewbug I think.

Later on I got us on the right road which was US 85 S. After a while I needed to take a break and stretch my legs so I pulled over at this roadside table. Then, I noticed this old road. After studying it a few moments I realized it's the former US 85 from before the section I was driving on. This was what you would have driven on in the 1940's. Rather narrow compared to today's road standards.
The next image after I panned right to capture some of the adjoining scenery.

That's it for now. Have a great day and try to enjoy your life.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Deadwood, SD

After visiting the Crazy Horse, and Mt Rushmore monuments we went up to Deadwood, South Dakota. It's gambling, and tourist town. While Susan was doing a bit of gambling I went wandering to capture a few images. In the first image I'm posting here is one of the first views I'd seen. Since there was little traffic, as you can see, I got into the middle of the road where I stood to capture this image.

While walking I noticed this staircase inside of one of the casinos. I kind of wanted to go inside to get slightly different framing, but casinos are usually rather averse to your bringing a camera inside the casino and start snapping pictures.

This one was kind of cool. I got the motorcycle, and rider, sharp and clear as I panned, and the surroundings are blurred a bit. All in all rather nice, and I think next week I'll upload it to Viewbug.

While I was walking down the street I noticed this tower. It caught my eye. As I got closer this particular framing I thought would be interesting, and it is to me. This image I did upload on Viewbug a little bit ago.

After capturing the image of the tower I began walking back to where I started explorations down the street. Each street I passed I looked down it. Down this little street to my surprise it was only a block long, and there were stairs at the end of it.

Here's a closer look at the stairs which I did climb.

At the top of the stairs this is what I seen. The victorian houses, and the changing trees nicely worked together in an artistic sense. This image also ended up on Viewbug.

Looking into casino windows I noticed this huge slot machine that's facing the window.  I decided it might make a nice frame, and for me, the reflections adds to the image. After waiting a few moments to observe the reflections, and frame accordingly, I pushed the shutter button. This picture I also uploaded to Viewbug this morning.

That's all for now. Tomorrow I think I'll post some more from another one of the spots we went to in our recent vacation travels.
Have a great day, and try to enjoy your life a bit.