I’ve been off exploring the black and white side of the world with the folks from the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
Here I’ve started to meld my night work with my black and white darkroom work. Many thanks as well to Michael Snively, who instead of asking me why I tilt at windmills, assists me in my madness.
Earlier today, I pointed out the Fujifilm rep that they had discontinued the film that would have helped in this. He pointed out that this was .5% of the market. But that percentage is probably where I want to be.
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.
Here I was struck by the Soup of the Day sign and the artwork. Here I was also experimenting with Aurora HDR.
This weekend I went downtown to take pictures of the 2015 zombie crawl. As you can guess anyone who spends time on their costume and makeup wants their picture taken.
It was a bit of mob scene down there, and there were many good costumes. This fellow had a bit of story to tell. It makes me wonder what would have happened, if I had gone to my high school prom.
I was out with Efrain Cruz and his Illuminate Workshop Free Night Photowalk last weekend. There a certain camaraderie when you have a group of folks all focused on doing the same thing. Efrain will usually put one of these photowalks together each month.
Here I was stuck my Indian Artwork with Denver City and County building in the background. This is probably not a viewpoint that would make Governor Evans happy.
We also did a bit of light painting in the park. Here we were using an off camera flash, triggered by different camera. You can also use continuous lights. My exposure here was about 8 seconds, so the surroundings were filled in by the ambient light.
Back in December I was out with Efrain Cruz’s Illuminate Workshops night photography group. It was an interesting experience since the protesters were out as well, and the Mall shuttle wasn’t running for a while.
Civic Center Park
We finally ended up at Civic Center Park and I caught this shot of the ampitheatre.
Civic Center Park
I liked the green lights toward the ceiling. I was wondering if it was ordinary cfls but came to the conclusion they were being festive with their holiday lights. This shot made me appreciate the L bracket I was using with the tripod head.
About a week ago, the Denver Zombie Crawl happened on the 16th street mall. It’s always interesting to take pictures at events like these, since these folks want their picture taken. This year the estimate was 35,000 people. I only saw a few costumes there that looked store bought. On the other hand there were many folks were looking at their smart phones. The fellow below looked more in character.
Denver Zombie Crawl
I’m not sure who this fellow was, but I was glad to see him in the daylight rather than the twilight.
I was out with the Southwest Photo Team for this photo event. It was nice to be out there with this group, since for few of folks, this was a repeat event. So they suggested both areas to stand and let the crowd come to us, and had suggested camera settings. Kudos to Bob Strle, he definitely knew his stuff.
A few months ago I went out to take pictures during the NAPP photo walk. . I got distracted on my way down to the park, (which is another story), and was intrigued by the shapes in this picture. I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while…
Late season, but not too late for the Denver B-cycle
There are camera shy people and ones who are not. I ran across these ladies on my way to lunch on the 16th mall downtown today. They were dancing to the music, and happened to notice I had a camera.
Dancing to the music on the 16th street mall