Thursday, July 7, 2016

Garden of the Gods Park

Here in Colorado Springs we have this rather large park. It has lofty spires made of sand stones. It's quite an amazing natural wonder. Susan, and I, went there today so she could do some walking, and I could do some photography.
The center part of the park has a very nice paved pathway. Nicely enough just about all of it is fairly level. If you're wanting a bit more strenuous there are some more difficult trails like the horseback trail on the west side of the park. And if you want to get extremely strenuous you can get climbing permits. Twenty years ago those would have definitely interested me but that time has passed.
Without further ado here is most of the usable images that I managed to capture.

Have a great day and try to enjoy life a little.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


I have free account with Viewbug. My uploads are limited there to ten per week. To do more I'd have to get a paid account. This helps me to be rather selective on photographing images to begin with. Most of the time I carefully look at the composition several times before I push the shutter button. I might move the tripod half a dozen times.
It's helped me to become a better photographer than I would have been otherwise. I'd prefer not having to go through a large amount of images to begin with. There are other times however, like last night, I have to not be so selective. There's a shutter lag at times so I have to keep on shooting.
On the images I'm posting here on the blog not all made the cut. Last night I shot 95 frames altogether. Well over three quarters were pretty much unusable. Most of the time I didn't prognosticate the shutter lag appropriately. I'd end up with no image whatsoever except for the black night sky.

I hope you had a great 4th. I sure did, and was able to capture a few images. Later in the evening I even lit a few firecrackers, roman candles, and camelia flowers.
Whatever you do today try to enjoy your life. There's so much negativity in the world. There is also a huge amount of sensationalizing of just about everything. Most of it doesn't actually directly affect us.
Have a great day today.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Downtown train station

In downtown Colorado Springs the old train station still exists. Presently it seems to be some kind of convention center. This morning I decided to photograph it, and some scenes around it. I've went there to photograph it before, just not with the Fuji SLR like I have now. Also not with the way I see things now.
If you were expecting fireworks images. Sorry. Didn't take any as of yet.
I've included the links to where they are posted on Viewbug.
Here are the train tracks behind the station.

The cupola was interesting to me. I tried it from the back side, and from the front side. I liked the front side better because of the lighting.

This is one of the benches out front of the train station.

They placed one of the switches on display out front of the station.

On my way to work I stopped by a park. The slides have always looked pretty cool.

This is pretty close to work. Where the trail is at used to be train tracks a long time ago. They were removed and now where they were is part of a city wide bike trail.

Tonight we probably will go see a few fireworks go off. I'll photograph them and post them if we do.
Have a great day and enjoy your 4th of July.