Photography

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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 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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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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How To Take Pictures of Fireworks

how to take pictures of fireworks

Much like lightning, taking pictures of fireworks is actually not that hard. Since fireworks are on display at night, you can leave the shutter open for as long as you like. The explosion and light show acts as a giant flash bulb, exposing the shot. All one has to do is set the camera for a longer than normal exposure time, point it at the firework show, and within a couple seconds they should have a pretty nice photograph. Of course, there is a little more to it. For example,…
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Photographing Stars and the Milky Way

Photographing the Milky Way

Photographing the stars or the Milky Way at night isn’t all the difficult. However, unlike most other areas of photography, whether it be landscapes or portraits, the equipment makes all the difference in the world, and it can get pricey. The reason being, there isn’t a whole light to work with, so you need to bring in cleanly, as much of it as possible. You accomplish this in two ways. The first being the camera body. A digital camera’s sensor is comprised of millions of tiny photo-sensors, which gather light…
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Pictures of Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods is an incredibly beautiful 1,367 acre park in Colorado Springs. It was designated as a National Landmark in 1971. One of the more cool things about this park is that tourists are allowed to climb on the rocks, and with a permit, are even allowed to scale the rocks with harnessing gear. It’s extremely well kept and offers a lot of great paved walking paths. Because of this, the park is usually bustling with people, but I was fortunate enough to capture this shot when…
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