Saturday, July 23, 2016

Shooks Run

The site of the earliest dairy in Colorado Springs was Shooks Run. Since then the dairy moved and some of the pasture property has been turned into a city park. It's not really the most photogenic of places. The last time I made any photographs of it was about a decade ago.
The stream is Shooks Run and the culvert runs underneath Willamette Ave. Personally it's my favorite image of the day. About a block away from where this image is captured the entire stream runs under the downtown area. I'm not sure where it comes out to join up with Fountain Creek.

On these blocks is where I was standing to get the first image.

This little footbridge crosses Shooks Run about a block from the culvert.

These two are about a block away from the culvert.

This was captured in the vicinity of the last three images.

A future shoot I have planned is Seven Bridges trail again. My MIL really likes the images I made there. I've presently ordered several 11 x 14's that we'll be hanging in her room at the nursing home.
Until next time have a great day.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Storm clouds

I always try to find various photo opportunities wherever I am. Sometimes I'll just study compositions and don't take any photographs. There are other times I'll even pull out my cell phone to practice composition. A few of those are actually pretty good. There are times I'll also pull out my Fuji. 
On the 19th Susan was in her match and walked over to an adjoining open field. I was wanting to get some of the wildflowers. There was too much wind however from the coming storm and the flowers kept moving around too much to capture a reasonable image. So, I started studying the storm clouds around the area. They were dark, and foreboding. In one part of the sky there was lightning. However there was a little too much clutter from the strip mall and power lines for my taste in that direction.
The two images I did end up uploading I also included links for. The third, and fourth, images had buildings I felt cluttered up the image a bit so I didn't choose those. I chose the second one over the first one because the clouds seemed to frame Pikes Peak a little better.
Well, I hope you enjoy. Here are the images.

I'll soon be posting my Shooks Run shoot images.
Have a great day.