Author Archive: imagery

Growing Aspens in Colorado

Aspen Trees

High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado one can find an abundance of Quacking Aspen trees. With their brilliant white bark and green leaves in the spring turning to golden yellow in the Autumn, their beauty is a magnet for visitors from allow around the world. So if you’re a homeowner in Colorado and want the same beauty to gaze upon from the comforts of your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. Many homeowners hate them for the few reasons listed below. Here are some thing…
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Photography Using Moonlight

Nothing like being deep in the Rocky Mountains under a full moon. There is enough reflected light that one can usually walk around without the aid of a flashlight. There is even enough light to take some really cool photographs of the surrounding landscape without any fancy equipment. About the only things one needs are a camera with “bulb” setting, a tripod and a good subject to photograph. However, finding the right scene can take some planning. I usually take mental notes of neat and interesting places while I’m out…
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Old Farm of Long Ago

Scattered about the eastern plains of Colorado lie abandoned farms from a time long since passed. I’m not exactly sure what intrigues me most about these scenes, but they are one of my favorite things to photograph. Perhaps it’s because they are reminiscent of an era I wish I could have been a part of. Or maybe it’s the incredible stories of hardship the frontier unleashed on the unsuspecting pioneers. Even if new, some of these building would have provided only minimal protection from the ferocious winds and driving snow….
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Photographs of an Old Farmhouse

Old Farmhouse in Ellicot, CO

South of Ellicot on the eastern plains of Colorado stands and an old farmhouse built many years ago. It’s long since been abandoned, missing its windows and doors, though, it’s still stands after years of being abused by the rain, wind and sun. I marked this farm on my GPS maps about a year ago, because I knew when the right day presented itself, it would make for a really cool photograph. That day came on April 6th, 2017 when the setting sun was on path to set over Pikes…
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Wildlife Found in My Colorado Backyard

Wild Rabbit

With each passing week, the urge to photograph grows stronger and stronger. Perhaps more so now that it’s starting to get warm outside again. With winter coming to an end and spring just a week away, the urge to start practicing my photography has taken on a new challenge. That being, photograph all the living mammals that visit or live in the backyard or the front yard. Since I don’t have my camera with me all the time, and since all the critters come and go at different times, this…
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How Big Should A Chicken Run Be?

chicken coop

When I first built my coop, I figured 32sqft would be enough space for a chicken run. I imagined some of our six hens would be inside, while others would be outside. Turns out, that wasn’t the case because the chickens like follow each other. When one goes out, they all go out. I quickly found myself needing a bigger run, especially when the chickens reached full size. I designed and built my chicken coop on my own, based on a rough sketch I drew on a piece of paper….
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Does Molting Stop Chickens From Laying Eggs?

Chicken Molting

So we’re a little over one year into our chicken experiment and I can honestly say, it’s been a lot of fun! It’s not nearly as hard as I thought it would be, nor as messy. As we gain experience, we learn what to be concerned about, and what’s normal. For example, our molting chickens stopped laying eggs about 2 weeks ago. I know they are molting, because it looked like a few feather pillows exploded in our backyard and inside the coop. Molting is the process whereby a chicken…
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