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W Line stations – Denver Metro Fun Photo Walks and Beer

Last weekend I went out with a new Meetup group.  Oddly enough, I had been tempted to photograph some of the light rail stations and Nancy and Bryan had organized a meet up about this.  It was nice to discover others had the same thoughts.

Lamar Station

Lamar Station

Here someone mentioned that the owner of this building had problems with graffiti until he had the mural painted on his building. Now everyone just wants to look at the artwork. I ended up using my 16-35mm lens here, since I wanted to avoid stepping on the the train track.

In the shot below, I realized that I more interested in the shadow cast by the direction post, than the post itself.  My lens wasn’t that happy with me since I ended starring into the Sun for this one.

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Inspiration in Denver

This weekend I went out with the Denver Photo Night Walk Community. It was easy to be inspired that night, partially because the weather was pleasant for February, and we weren’t freezing. And I was wandering around with friends who made suggestions. It’s nice to be able to bounce ideas off of folks who don’t think you’re insane for trying new things.
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Here I was struck by the Soup of the Day sign and the artwork. Here I was also experimenting with Aurora HDR.

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NANPA local groups

Last month I had the chance to go out with one of the NANPA local meet up groups.  While I wasn’t that good at spotting critters, I had  an interesting time in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

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Talking with our workshop leader she was talking about doing abstracts. Here I was experimenting with Topaz Adjust.

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International Snow Sculptures-2016

I was in Breckenridge photographing the International Snow Sculptures. To keep from disturbing the crowds, I decided to take pictures during the evening.

One of the prize winners

The Gold prize winner

This one was titled “Rhonda and Her Recycling Robo-Octopus”. While there were many excellent pieces of art, I suspect that this one would tackle the fancy of the Big Bang crowd the most.

For those of you interested, I did use a tripod and a 2.5 second exposure.