Author Archive: imagery

Photographs of an Old Farmhouse

Old Farmhouse

South of Ellicot, Colorado stands and an old farmhouse from many years back. It’s long since been abandoned, missing its windows and doors missing. Surprisingly though, it’s still standing 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 Peak, and behind…
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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 either live on my property, or come to visit. Since I don’t have my camera with me all the time, and since all the critters come and go at different times, this post…
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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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Stop Algae From Growing in Chicken Water

algae water

Algae is a chlorophyll-containing, mainly aquatic eukaryotic organism, or more commonly referred to as the green stuff one finds in stagnant water. You can grow this stuff if you let water sit for awhile, especially if it’s warm outside and the water has sunlight shining on it. But most people don’t like it, and neither do our chickens. I’ve grown tired of cleaning out the water bucket every week, so I needed to stop the algae from growing when the chicken water grows sits for a few days. Fortunately, there…
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Silverton Colorado Motorcycle Ride

Motorcycle Ride Silverton

In August, my BMW 800 GS Adventure and I got to know each other quite well. After 4 days of off-road riding through some rather grueling terrain in Silverton and Telluride Colorado, my body and my bike were banged up pretty good. But oh man, was it fun! About 40 of us met up in the southwestern rocky mountains as part of the Rocky Mountain Adventure Riders (RMAR). We set up camp in Silverton, from which we staged our rides. Since the group consisted of beginners who had never ridden…
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Night Photography Using Moonlight

night photography under the moon

I came across a bunch of really nice night photographs the other day that a few people had taken using the light of the moon. At first I was skeptical that the pictures I was looking at were real, in that they seemed like they were heavily modified. The foreground was exposed as if it were daylight, yet I could still see stars in a blue sky at night. My first inclination was the sky was photoshopped, and the rest of the photo was a normal daytime exposure. I just…
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