Allenspark, Colorado is nestled snugly just below Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness. Each year Allenspark celebrates July 4th with a short but festive parade down the main street. In years past my eyes have been focused upward, searching the skies above for the real Fourth of July photograph. This year I chose instead to focus on what’s right in front of me. Attending the Allenspark Fourth of July parade has become an annual [...]
I've devoted considerable thought over the past few years as to why we as people make photographs and frankly have come up blank. I don't think I could explain to someone why I make photographs other than the simple truth; it pleases me to do so. It's fun to read the plethora of great essays by others, from the famous to the unknown, presenting wonderful theories and insights. I think I've finally concluded however that I'm [...]
The Little Snake River Valley sits along the Colorado/Wyoming state line and follows the Little Snake River as it tumbles out of the western flank of Colorado's Park Range. The Little Snake is a tributary of the larger Yampa River, meandering westward in and out of Colorado and Wyoming then gradually makes its way south west to hook up with the Yampa west of Maybell and very close to Dinosaur National Park. Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the state and home to several enormous ranches, Little Snake country is pure Colorado and way, way off the beaten path.
Today I received back from the lab my two rolls of Portra 160 shot over the weekend. The more I shoot this film, the more I like it. I know, I know... I'm in love with every film when it comes back from the lab and I get lucky with a shot turning out as hoped. But I'm beginning to see real benefits in sticking with an emulsion over a period of time to learn [...]
KATA E-702 Element Shield keeps your DSLR dry but doesn't impeded functionality. I picked up the E-702 Element shield in preparation for a trip to Washington's Olympic Peninsula. It doesn't rain much in Colorado and I'm trying to stack the deck in my favor. Ironically, the day before, while preparing to shoot football in pouring rain, I ran to the store and picked up a 2-pack of the inexpensive, disposable L-shaped baggies which [...]