Thursday, September 22, 2016

North Cheyenne Canyon

Today I did a few shots in North Cheyenne Canyon Park. As you can tell the trees are definitely changing color. 

To get this shot it was a bit of a pain. I had to climb under bushes and set up the tripod really low. 

Have a great day and try to enjoy your life a bit. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cripple Creek Day 2

Here are some images from our second day in Cripple Creek. We took a short coal fired steam train ride. Very interesting. Very smelly too. While I realize everyone was used to them back in the day I think I would have rather used a horse and buggy.
Here's Susan waiting for the train to come.

This wasn't the train we rode on. Someone was working on this engine and I shot a few frames while I was waiting for our train to come.

The guy working on the train really built up the fire and lots of smoke poured out which made for an interesting image.

Taken while the train was moving.

This was an interesting image where the conductor was stoking the fire.

We're just about ready for our trip to Kansas, and South Dakota. It'll be the first time I'm visiting Mt. Rushmore, and the Crazy Horse monument.
Until next time try to enjoy your life a bit.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cripple Creek Day 1

We finally made it into Cripple Creek. After we got into our room I looked out the window noticed this building on the hillside. I wanted to find it when we got back in the car so I could maybe photograph it. It turns out the building is near the beginning of a trail that I think one day next year I'll hike.
I did take a peek inside. Probably would have gone inside but got to think of board breaking, and all of that.

That is the trail leading on into the mountains.

This is a mine building that I didn't go over to. I thought it was kind of neat the old mine building, and the trees that were starting to change color.

One day, these pits will be taken over by the trees on the hillside.

I was trying to get some long exposures of the cars on the road leading into town. The half second exposure was just about perfect for daytime.

This one was done from our room, and I think it's better than the earlier one. I set the tripod up, opened the window, and did a 30 second exposure.

Cripple Creek at night.

I think tomorrow I'll be uploading a few more from our second day in Cripple Creek which was on our train ride.
Have a great day, and try to enjoy your life a bit.